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"There is a trick," he says as he takes the 2 remote controls and pushes the Power button aiming it at the flatscreen.
“Yes, I know. You unplug it and wait for a minute and then plug it back in.”
“No, you have to push Power with the cable remote. See, and then the red light goes off and when it comes back on you do it again. It gets shorter and shorter every time and then you can turn it on.”
“But that takes a long time, why wouldn’t you just unplug it?”
“Because it works this way”
10 minutes later the red “power” light comes back on and he pushes the Power button again.
Next time, 8 minutes, then 7, then 5, then 3, 2 and then instantaneous red light.
And now we can watch tv.