How to Connect a VCR to the TV With Sky

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How to Connect a VCR to the TV With Sky
Use AV cables with Sky TV service. (Satellite TV image by Bryan Crowe from

Sky TV is a satellite television subscription service with customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company offers a variety of paid and free-to-air satellite TV packages, as well as broadband Internet. Connecting a VCR to a TV with Sky subscription service requires a standard set of composite audio-video cables to hook up the VCR between the television and the Sky receiver box. The set-up should take only a few minutes.

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Things you need

  • Composite AV cables

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  1. 1

    Connect the coaxial cable from the Sky receiver to the VCR's RF IN jack by turning the threaded coupler on the end of the cable clockwise.

  2. 2

    Insert the yellow, white and red plugs on one end of the AV cables into the colour-coded AV OUT jacks on the back of the VCR.

  3. 3

    Connect the plugs on the other end to the matching AV IN jacks on the back of the TV.

  4. 4

    Tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 and turn on the VCR to watch programming from the Sky receiver.

Tips and warnings

  • Unplug the TV and Sky receiver from the electricity while connecting the VCR.

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