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Tivo tv screen frozen

We have been watching our tivo all morning and I asked it to record a program as planned and the screen will not change from a blank tivo screen

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Re: tivo tv screen frozen

It could be your tuner, can you/have you tried changing to another channel?

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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