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I have TV, Sky+ box and DVD/VCR combo, how do I connect them up?

I have TV, Sky+ box and DVD/VCR combo, how do I connect them up?

I have TV, Sky+ box and DVD/VCR combo, how do I connect them up
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You need just TWO SCART leads:

- one from the SCART on the TV marked (1) or (RGB) connected to the Sky+ box's SCART labelled "TV"

- one from the SCART on the Sky+ box marked "VCR" to the first SCART connector on the DVD/VCR combo.

You can then view the stuff from the DVD by either pressing "PLAY" or putting the Sky+ box into Standby mode.

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014
a hallford
6:58 PM

ever since i got new sky box i cannot record on my old video anymore
it plays but will not

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a hallford's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
margorie robinson
11:59 AM

how do you couple vcr to new sky hd + box when new box has only one scart

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margorie robinson's 2 posts GB
Dave Lindsay

12:05 PM

margorie robinson: The answer is obvious, surely: with a scart lead.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB

10:33 PM

Margorie Robinson:

Would I be right in thinking that you have a SCART lead already connecting the Sky+HD box to your TV set?

If so, the alternative is to connect the the Sky+HD box to the TV set using an HDMI lead (there is no value in buying an expensive 'gold plated' one) and then connecting the VCR through the Sky box with a SCART lead between VCR and Sky box. That assumes your TV set has an HDMI input. Also note that not all equipment connected with HDMI has 'auto-switching' so you may have to manually select the correct input using your remote control so you can watch the Sky programmes and/or the VCR.

If you can give us the make and model number of your TV and VCR, we may be able to assist further.

If you can g

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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
Sunday, 14 December 2014
margorie robinson
2:22 PM

hi mikep did what you said connected sky+hd box to tv with hdm1,coupled sky+hd box to vcr with scart, nothing no picture no sound,telly is phillips modle no. 42pfp 5532d/05. vcr is panasonic nu-fj620. hope this is of some use

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margorie robinson's 2 posts GB

9:47 PM


Check your Philips TV User Manual for how to set it to display the signals from the HDMI input. Not all TVs automatically switch to that so you may need to manually select it and the User Guide would tell you how to do that.

My Sky+HD box can show the ouitput from the VCR connected to it via a SCART. Your alternative is to obtain a SCART Extender that will allow the VCR to playback through the TV - but it will not record from the TV nor the Sky+HD box. These days very few people with a Sky+HD box need to record other than on that box. So the VCR would normally only be used for the playback of existing recordings on tape.

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Thursday, 1 January 2015
Elaine McNair
6:08 PM

Cant get DVD player to work now that I have a new SKYhd box. Anybody know why? Thanks for the easiest to follow reply.

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Elaine McNair's 1 post GB

10:55 PM

Elaine McNair: Your Sky HD box should be connected via HDMI if poss. If you've only got scart, then use that. But your DVD player also probably needs a scart connection. Look at the TV manual, to find the best combination.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Thursday, 22 January 2015
2:44 PM

Hi there, I wonder if you could give me some help please. I am trying to connect my LG RHT387H dvd recorder to my Sky+ box. On the sky box there are 2 scart sockets, 1 marked VCR SCART the other TV SCART. On the recorder I have 2 Scart sockets, 1 marked AV2 RECORDER, the other AV1.
At the moment I can view the Sky box when I select Scart 1 in the TV source menu and I can view the recorder by selecting HDMI 4 on the TV source menu. What I can't do is record any Sky (freeview) channels on the recorder. Has anyone any ideas for me to try please? BTW I do not subscribe to Sky I just watch the freeview stuff that comes with the dish that was already here.

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Adrian's 1 post GB
Sunday, 10 May 2015
peter cavanagh
2:36 AM

Hi Adrian,
Please could you assist me in the following problems I have, I can't seem to record from my My Sky + from
My HDMI dvd recorder & record from my vcr to dvd disc. I have the following components: Panasonic Viera 3D full HD 50'' HDMI Panasonic TV, My Sky + ( Pacer ) Panasonic DMP- BDT300 3D HDMI blue ray player.
Panasonic DMR-XW390 dvd HDMI recorder, Panasonic NV - SD430 video recorder, Marantz SR5007 HDMI Receiver. I would like to be able to record from blue ray player - dvd recorder & also record sky & video onto
DVD recordable discs, as I have so much motor racing material that I would like to record to DVD discs. I can
Only receive the sound from the video machine with no picture, I think I may have aerials mixed up?? I have One sky connection & one wall socket aerial for freeview TV. I am residing in New Zealand, thank you for Your assistance & keep up the good work, my e-mail,
Kind regards,
Peter Cavanagh.

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