How do I Set Up TV With Satellite TV & VCR?

By James Clark

You use a coaxial cable with coupler on each end for the VCR hookup.
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Satellite TV service typically provides hundreds of viewing options for subscribers who access the satellite TV signals through a receiver connected at one end to the satellite dish and to the TV on the other. Hooking up a VCR between the satellite receiver and TV lets you tape programs to a videocassette for viewing later. The simple connections take only a few minutes using coaxial cables with threaded couplers on the ends.

Step 1

Switch off the electricity to all components.

Step 2

Connect a coaxial cable from the output jack on the rear of the satellite receiver to the input on the back of the VCR. The coupler on each end of the cable rotates clockwise to lock onto the jacks.

Step 3

Fasten the second cable from the VCR's output to the "Cable In" or "ANT In" jack on the rear of the TV set.

Step 4

Turn on the power for all components.

Step 5

Set the VCR to the desired channel for recording a satellite TV program, and tune the TV to channel 3 or 4, depending on your VCR model, to view the program in progress.