How to Record With a Digital TV Antenna

By Greyson Ferguson

Typically, to receive digital television, you use a cable or satellite receiver. However, if you do not want to pay the larger monthly fees, you can obtain a signal via digital antenna. With the antenna, you are able to record programming in three different ways, each having advantages and disadvantages. All are rather easy to set up and use.

Things You'll Need

  • VCR/DVR/DVD Recorder
  • RCA audio/video cables

Step 1

Connect the digital antenna into the "In" port on the VCR. Plug the RCA audio/video cables into the "Video Out" ports, then attach the other ends into the "Video In" ports on the television. Power on the TV and set it to "Video," then choose a station you want to record. Insert a VHS tape into the VCR and press "Record."

Step 2

Attach the coaxial cable of the antenna into the "In" port on the DVR. Insert the RCA audio/video cables into the "Video Out" ports on the DVR, then attach the free ends into the "Video In" ports on the TV. Power on the television and DVR, then set the TV to "Video." Choose a station you want to record, then press "Record" on the DVR to record the programming onto its internal hard drive.

Step 3

Plug the cable running from the antenna into the "In" port on the DVD recorder. Attach the RCA cables into the "Video Out" ports on the DVD recorder, then insert the opposite ends into the "Video In" ports on the TV. Power on the TV and the DVD recorder, then set the TV to "Video," insert a blank DVD and choose the station you want to record. Press "Record" and the content form the digital antenna is saved onto the blank DVD.