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I moved and now have satellite without a cable antenna. Can I tape from satellite onto my Sony SLV-D100 VCR? My satellite stations are 4 digits and my VCR won't let me input 4 digits for the channel. Help!!

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The easy way is video out of your satellite box or tv monitor. Take this output to any of the video lines in on your VCR.

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