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I have a Motorlao DCT6412 III through Comcast, and it won't switch tuners. When I do try to switch tuners, it says, "this program will be available shortly." In essence, I can only record with one tuner, and I cannot watch another channel with the other tuner...

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Turn the loopthrough ON

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