Help: I have a tv with built in freeview. how do I connect them up to tape from the freeview channel watching the 1-5 channels.
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I have a tv with built in freeview. how do I connect them up to tape from the freeview channel watching the 1-5 channels.


I have a tv with built in freeview. 
how do I connect them up

You usually can't get the VCR to use the TV's Freeview tuner, just as you can't get a VCR to record using the analogue tuner in a old-fashioned TV.

You need to use the first SCART socket on your TV to connect the DVD, as this will have the required "RGB" connection, vital for the best quality pictures from DVD. (If the DVD has a HDMI output and your TV has an HDMI input, you may wish to use a HDMI cable instead).

Connect the VCR to the second TV SCART socket. If you want to record from the analogue service you will need to connect the aerial to the VCR first, and then onto the TV.

If you want to record from Freeview, you will need either another Freeview box, or you should consider buying a Freeview PVR or Freeview PVR/DVD-writer combo as this makes the whole recording a very simple process.



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blackfish
Monday 2 April 2012 11:18PM

Gary:
Hi Gary, welcome to this forum. In short, the answer is no. The Freeview tuner in the TV doesn't present an output, it is just used internally.


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carole
Friday 14 September 2012 5:52PM

Mother has just bought a tv with built in free view, she has a dvd vcr combo & sky box she has had someone to connect all these up, but there only seems to be the freeview channels available, no sky channels, yet she can record say, BBC1 onto vcr, while watching say ITV, is it possible for her to still receive sky channels? which she dosnt really need, but she is adamant on wanting to be able to record as she can now. head scrambled with it all now, new TV has only 1 scart socket.


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