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Can I set up my Samsung bd-h8500m o record from my v box? If

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Can I set up my Samsung bd-h8h00 to record from my v box? If so what is the best way to do this? Thanks Sue

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority. Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, Sue. Can you please recheck that samsung model number it does not look quite right?Can you also tell me the model of your vbox if possible. Thanks,Nathan
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

HI Nathan

Samsung dvd is BD-H8500M

not sure about the v box: s/n C15452316CCHXXVR

M 2437CFE7214

V BOX HD 4585 DVB.

Hopefully the information you need is in there!

It's taken from the back of the boxes.

Thanks for your help


Expert:  Nathan replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the information, Sue.That samsung is really meant to act as its own freeview tuner, and has an internal dvr to record those stations via aerial.The v box has no output ports that are compatible with the available inputs (antenna only) on the samsung. Even if you could, the issue will be with timing and programming - the samsung is really only going to be able to record at specific times you set, but it can't control the vbox, so your vbox would have to already be on the desired channel to pick anything up, otherwise the samsung will engage recording at the desired time, but it may not be on the proper channel, it would record whatever the vbox was left on last. You might want to try asking your cable company if they have any unencrypted QAM broadcasts. If they do, you can use a splitter off the coax wall jack and feed that into the samsung as well as the cisco (vbox). This would let the samsung at least record any of the "basic" cable channels that aren't encrypted, such as bbc and most of the other lower number channels. Best regards,Nathan
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Is it likely that doing this would give me anything extra to the standard freeview channels please?

Expert:  Nathan replied 2 years ago.
You may get some additional channels beyond the basic freeview ones that you could pick up via aerial, but any of the premium/movie channels would not be available this way typically.
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