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I have just purchased the sony video player SLV SF900 for my mum. I have used a scart socket to connect through the freeview box and to the back of the video. I have also added the aerial sockets. The video is working, but I cannot falthom how to tune in the TV channels from the freeview box to the video to record channels? Do I need to buy another double scart lead to put into the back of the TV and video, or do I need another set of aerial sockets to put in the back of the video and back of the freeview box. Very annoying as the video is working but it will not record. It only shows a grey screen. Thanks in advance. Helen

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Not all SCART connectors and cables carry the IN and OUT connections - make sure that the one from the freeview box has OUT connections, that the cable can carry them and that the one from the recorder has IN connections. Then , to record what you want, all you have to do is to tune the freeview box on that channel and set the recorder to use that SCART connector as source.

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