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Viewing cable tv channels

Hi I would like to know how I can connect my tv to my philips dvdr3480 to my virgin medai box,to view the tv channels and record from as well.

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Use an av output from your media box and plug it into the line input of your DVD recorder. It can record using the line input of the DVD recorder.

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