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How To Hook Up Tivo Series 1 With A Digital Cable Box?

We have a Series 1 Tivo with no subscription which we use like a VCR. Our cable company has is moving analog channels to digital so now we need to install and use a digital cable box if we want to continue getting all of our channels. Is it going to be possible to have both the box & the Tivo working together? If so, how do I go about hooking it all up and using it? TL

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