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Remote I am having trouble using the IR indicator included from Bose to allow my dish and my tv remotes to "talk" to the bose universal remote, i am not able to change tv channels or turn the power on or off for the tv and the dish box, any solutions? There is also a piece that sticks on the back of the tv that knows when the tv is on or off, and it seems like it is not working. Thaks

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The IR "bug" provided with the Bose 18/28/38/48 models is an IR emitter which sends out IR control codes to another component. The system is designed to have the Bose remote control be used to control the TV and the dish box. The Bose media center has a strong IR blaster in the front which will flood your room with the IR codes to control your TV or Dish box. The TV sensing device must be placed at a location on the TV where specific voltages can be detected. The location will vary depending on display type you have - plasma, LCD, tube or rear projection.

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