Can i use European system in UK?

Sharkadder

Standard Member
Hi im just asking a quick question.

I live in the uk and my question is this:

If i buy a dvd player or recorder or anything like that from another european country it should be ok as long as i buy a plug converter. is this right?

i thinkk it should be ok but just need somebody whos an expert on this stuff to give me the go ahead before i do it, thanks
 

JayCee

Distinguished Member
If i buy a dvd player or recorder or anything like that from another european country it should be ok as long as i buy a plug converter. is this right?

Nope...there's a lot more to it than just the correct mains plug.
We in the UK use the UHF frequency band for our TV broadcasts...within Channels 21-69...we also have Analogue or Digital (Freeview) tuners in DVDRs built for use in the UK...we also use the PAL-I system...some European countries use VHF for their broadcasts and different systems such as SECAM and variations of PAL so all I can suggest is you either buy it in the UK or if you are hell-bent on buying abroad you report back with an idea of where you're intending to buy from and a make/model no you are considering.
 

Sharkadder

Standard Member
the dvd record is a Medion 81335 with a built in 160gb hard drive and it is from Germany, ive also seen one from Belgium at a simular price to the one i saw this one at.

So would this be ok or not?
 

bogart99

Well-known Member
Im led to believe that our freeview boxes work fine in France on their digital system so any recorder should be ok on that score.
 

Sharkadder

Standard Member
i dont think it does, i just think its a recorder with a harddrive.

you will record digital TV with a seperate box like a technomate bought in the uk or something
 

Sharkadder

Standard Member
think i will stick to uk spec, but thanks
 

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