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Tivo Programing I moved my tivo from one tv to the other and now I can not get it to record any thing but I can play the old things I have recorded. when I try and record new things its only a bunch of fuzz

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Re: Tivo Programing

You either don't have it hooked up right w/ the source video cables connected or if you've changed setups from one tv to another (different cable box or input) you need to go through guided setup again, but first check your cables, ensure they are going to the inputs (rca or coax) and not going to the outputs.

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