DCR devices can also provide access to encrypted digital services without the need for a Set-Top Box when a CableCard is inserted into the slot labeled "CableCard" or "POD" (Point of Deployment), usually located at the back of the TV.
Certain advanced features are not available when you use a CableCard, such as:
- FiOS TV Interactive Media Guide
- On Demand
- FiOS TV Widgets
- Parental Controls
To access these types of features you need a Set-Top Box.
Will my device work with a CableCard?
Devices that work with a CableCard must be labeled as "DCR" by their manufacturers. If your device is not labeled "DCR" it is not likely to work with a CableCard.
For instance, TVs labeled as "Integrated Digital Tuner" (but not DCR) do not accept a CableCard and will need a Set-Top Box to provide access to encrypted digital content.