Advertisements You may be wondering about the future of CableCARDs given that Congress recently passed legislation that will repeal, as of December 4, 2015, the federal mandate for cable operators to use CableCARDs in their own boxes. The Future of CableCARD The TiVo editor tries to answer this question in the above blog. I don't think that there is anything new to people following this issue, but to others who want to read about it for the first time, the TiVo corporate statement is valuable. Longer term, we want to transition with the cable industry to a more modern, IP-based cardless security solution. It is possible Roamio will be TiVo's last cableCARD based DVR (except for more storage).