How Do I Connect a DVD Recorder to a Freeview Box?

Updated April 17, 2017

Freeview, a satellite TV service in the United Kingdom, allows users to watch up to 40 channels without a subscription. Users just need to purchase the Freeview box, connect it to their antennas and TV, and watch. The Freeview box can easily connect to a DVD recorder so that programs can be recorded on DVDs.

Connect your aerial antenna to your Freeview box.

Connect the "Output" socket on your Freeview box to the "Input" socket on the DVD recorder with a SCART cable.

Connect the "Output" or "TV" socket on the DVD recorder to the "Input" socket on your TV.


If a piece of your equipment does not have SCART sockets, you will need to purchase SCART-to-RF converters.

Things You'll Need

  • DVD recorder
  • Freeview box
  • TV
  • 2 SCART cables
  • Aerial antenna
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