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I have a tv with built in freeview. how do I connect them up to tape from th

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
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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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Friday, 7 January 2011
12:05 AM

i have an lg tv i was told it has freeveiw buit in, how do iget it on?

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steph's 1 post GB flag
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Saturday, 8 January 2011

9:32 AM

steph: Attach the TV aerial and run the auto tuner?

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Friday, 8 July 2011
M. MacLeod
7:39 PM

I hope to end my Virgin Media package shortly. As my TV has inbuilt Freeview, how do I go about connecting it up. Do I re-tune? or what..



M. MacLeod (Perth, Scotland, UK)

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M. MacLeod's 1 post GB flag
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Sunday, 17 July 2011

10:56 AM

M. MacLeod: You will need to connect your TV to a rooftop aerial to receive Freeview. If you had one of these before, unless it has sustained damage whilst you used Virgin it should provide you with a Freeview signal for the "Freeview Light" channels.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Friday, 27 January 2012

7:56 PM

Re useing TV as tuner for recording device
check out this web site
http://www.js-technology.….pdf (study details for pins 1-3-19)
Once in mid 90's I had home made skart lead for a now scrapped Sasio CRT set that would feed vidio & audio to VCR input and could have recorded whatever Sasio tuner was turned to had I needed to. However I never used mode as all recording devices had built in tuners at time.
At this time I had a split home made skart lead used to connect two sattelite recievers (Stearable dish) & (fixed dish D2MAC) to Sasio TV & found if I took a skart connector from either of the sattelite tuners rear skart sockets and inserted it instead into one of the skart connectors on rear of the sasio TV and place the skart connector that normally fed sat video opto TV into VCR video input the VCR was able to see Sasio's tuner op and used second TV with RF input set up from VCR to monitor restult - This was nothing more than an experiment to see what would happen. It was of no real use to me & set up was reverted to normal running after experiment.

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Graham.F.Lewendon's 29 posts GB flag

8:04 PM

NB:- Re using TV as tuner for externail recorder
My current sony LED 32" fst will send video to correctly attached recoder (Skart lead)
Again mode not used.

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Graham.F.Lewendon's 29 posts GB flag
Saturday, 11 February 2012
8:37 PM

I have a TV with built in Freeview and a separate Freeview+ Recorder, at the moment I watch the TV throught the Freeview+ Recorder Box connected to the TV but I would like to watch the TV through the built in Freeview in TV but still be able to record with the Freeview+ Recorder so how do I connect both so I can record still, if I connect aerial to TV I can watch Freeview with the built on TV but I lose the Recorder, if I connect the aerial to the Recorder I cannot watch the built in Freeview on TV just Freeview on Recorder what do I do to be able to watch and use both at the same time. What connectors do I need. Thank you.

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Jane's 2 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

8:46 PM

Jane: The Freeview recorder should have an aerial in connector and an aerial out connector. Feed the aerial in to the Freeview recorder and then connect the aerial out to the aerial in on the TV. The recorder should have come with a lead for you to do this, or you may have one, for example one previously for a video recorder.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Saturday, 17 March 2012
7:41 PM

My mother has got a Freeview recorder as well as Freeview built into the TV. I have set up the recorder so she can watch/record Freeview channels however is it possible to also set up her existing VCR to record Freeview channels from the TV built-in Freeview - if so what would the connections have to be?

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Gary's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 2 April 2012
11:18 PM

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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