Capable of receiving unscrambled cable television signals directly, as a television set or tuner, without additional equipment such as a frequency converter box.(adjective)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "cable-ready" in a sentence
"Chris, who installs home theaters, knew that his uncle's cable-ready tv didn't require a cable box."
"It may be a while, but we may start to get people hacking their cable-ready sets the way they have been hacking their iPhones."
"In areas such as immigration and national security policy, for instance, the Washington Independent did stand-out work, providing full-flesh coverage of stories that tended to only get tidy cable-ready soundbytes elsewhere."