The SAT record feature will enable your DVD recorder to automatically start recording from the correct channel at the correct time when it receives a signal from a satellite receiver. If you want to use SAT record you need to connect the sattelite receiver to the EXT 2 SCART socket of the recorder and switch SAT record on in the setup menu of your recorder. You do not need to program the timer on the DVD recorder. Note: Your satellite receiver may not be able send the required signal through the SCART cable. If you are unsure whether your receiver supports SAT record, please consult its manufacturer.