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New tv Cable not changing channels w/tivo timer. Got IR cable. messing with wiring for too long. Cable coming in on video 1 and Tivo menu on video 3 (remote has 5 video buttons) can't get all to work correct;y

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You have to program the ir blaster on the tivo to new tv/! it should say how to do this in manuel

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