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CableCARD Features and Limitations

 

Details

CableCARDs allows you to receive video programming through the use of a retail device. This includes TVs and other devices that accept CableCARDs.

  • A retail device has built-in technology that allows you to receive digital and High-Definition (HD) cable signals without the use of a Cox receiver.
  • You can lease a CableCARD from Cox to access digital cable and HD programming.

CableCARD Limitations

With CableCARD devices, you do not have access to the features below.

  • Cox’s Interactive Program Guide (IPG) including Cox’s Parental Controls
  • On DEMAND Services including Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD)
  • Pay-Per-View (PPV), including special events and sports packages

You can call Cox to order PPV special events and sports packages.

CableCARD and Digital Receiver Comparison

Refer to the table below for comparisons of CableCARDS and digital receivers.
 

Features Capabilities CableCARD Only Cox Receiver
Cable Programming Can receive both analog and digital programming. YES YES
Picture Quality
 
Produces a clear picture and high-quality sound. YES YES

Premium Channels
 

Can access premium channels like HBO, Showtime, or Starz!


Note: Based on your programming package, premium channels are available.

YES YES
Interactive Program Guide
 
Can access Cox's interactive programming guide. NO YES
Pay-Per-View
 
Can purchase PPV movies using your remote control.

NO

YES
On DEMAND
 
Can access On Demand.

NO

YES

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