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Topic # 81704 16-Apr-2011 20:28
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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to use my Samsung HDD recorder to record programmes that come through Sky but am having real difficulty knowing how to hook it up!  I've always connected sky right through to the telly (also a Samsung) and just used the recorder to play DVDs but would really like to use it to record too.

I would really appreciate any suggestions you guys could make please.  I figure it can't be as hard as it's turning out to be so wonder if I'm missing an extra cable or splitter?

Thanks so much,
Sarah 

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  Reply # 459593 17-Apr-2011 08:21
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Assuming you have a standard digital decoder just connect the VCR Scart output on the back of your decoder to one of the inputs on your dvd recorder. You will need to buy a cable to do this. If the input on your dvd recorder is one of the red, white and yellow types then look for a scart to composite connector. If it has an s-video input then a scart to s-video, if component (red, green, blue and red and white for audio)then scart to component is what you want. If it is s-video or component you will also have to go into setup on the sky box and change the vcr output to s-video or component although I can't remember if the digital boxes will output component over the vcr output. Jaycar or the like sell the cables.

Remember you can only record the channel the sky decoder is currently tuned to so no watching one sky channel and recording another.

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