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Loss of certain channels

We have direct tv and tivo. We can get CNN on the other sets in the house but not on the set that has the tivo. Have tried all the usual remedies like restarting and uplugging.

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Go into Messages & settings > Settings > Channels > Channel Line up and make sure there is a checkmark next to any channels you want and uncheck those you don't.

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