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Setting up I have just bought one of these but it was the last one on the shelf and came without a manual. My problem is I can get it to recieve sky from my sky box and I can get it to play dvds on the tv but only through the same scart socket. I wish to know how to set it up so I can record off my sky decoder and still watch dvds (obviously not at the same time) without having to constantly swap the scart leads in the back.

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Re: setting up

On the back of your sky box there are two scart ports. one says tv and the other video.

from the sky box connect a scart from the tv port to the back of your tv.

from the DVD connect a scart from that to the video scart port on the back of your sky box.

now when you turn your DVD player on it will override the sky and come through on your telly without having to change the scarts around.

what i would like you to do now. is get an RF lead. ( aerial lead) plug this into the RF out socket on the back of your sky box either one will do ie RF out 1 or 2 makes no difference.
Then plug the other end into the back of your Tv if you have an aerial cable coming into your home then simply plug this straight into the aerial port on the back of your sky box.

The last thing your going to have to do now is tune your telly in. if you click on channel 6 on your telly then go to menu, setup, and manual tune.. A good tip for you put your sky on the TV GUIDE screen this will make life easier for yourself as you will know its the sky channel.
once you find it STORE.

now when you turn your dvd player on if you select channel 6 you will now have the sky channel so you can record whatever you like

Hope this sorts you out.

Little Dish Fitter

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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