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Use a CableCARD Instead of a Digital Converter

A CableCARD can be used with TiVo or CableCARD-ready televisions to access our video services without leasing one of our TV boxes or DTAs.

What Will Happen

Using a CableCARD device instead of a Comcast digital converter means you will only be able to receive one-way digital cable channels and not be able to receive XFINITY On Demand, Pay Per View (PPV), or the interactive programming guide.

If you already have a digital cable-ready HDTV set, no special TV box is required to receive HD signals for broadcast channels. These TVs will also receive any XFINITY TV channels that you currently subscribe to (e.g., ESPN, HBO, or Showtime).

You can also get Comcast service for your digital-ready TV or TiVo device. However, to access some of our digital cable features, including XFINITY On Demand and Pay Per View content, you will need to have a TiVo Roamio Series, BOLT Series, Premiere Series or Mini device.

Note: XFINITY On Demand HDTV service requires the use of a TV box from XFINITY TV.

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