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Can my Hitachi 42PD7200 go to Canada ???

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Officer Dribble, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. Officer Dribble

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    I will be hopefully emigrating to Canada some time next year and was hoping that I can take my plasma with me.

    Within the menu system there is a System 1 and a System 2 setting.

    System 1 is Europe/Asia and System 2 is North America. It says not to change this even though your not prevented from doing so.

    The input signals under System 1 are PAL SECAM NTSC3.58 NTSC4.43
    System 2 is NTSC-M PAL-M PAL-N

    The power inputs are 100v-240v 50/60 Hz

    I'm assuming I can just buy the correct plug and switch the System setting to 2. Am I correct in my thinking ?

    I realise that the built in tuner is for the UK but I will be using separate AV tuner like a Sky box or something in Canada. Also my models has 3 Scart connector will this be a problem ?

    So basically will my plasma function like a North American model if I do the above ?

    Many thanks

    PS hope I can as I sold it to wife on that bases. :)
     
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    The set should be OK with an ext. STB, but in North America they have never heard of SCART... :cool:
     
  3. Canucklehead

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    Just moved to the UK from Canada; so hopefully I can give you an idea of what to expect...

    1st off -- NO TV TAX !! :thumbsup:

    Most people will have some form of "basic" television beyond what you can receive free from the air (signals are not that strong in Canada) -- either Cable or Sattelite.

    In the Satellite dept, there are two providers -- Bell's Expressvu service, and Starchoice (which is owned by Shaw Cable). Both systems use set-top boxes; and have a PVR option (although Star choice's is only with HD terminals).

    For cable, you only have one option depending on where you are going to move. In the west, Shaw is the main operator, in Ontario it is primarily Rogers, and in Quebec I believe it is mostly Videotron. For digital cable, all operators will use a set top box; with video on demand and HD capabilities depending on how much you want to pay.

    Most of the boxes will have a coaxial cable out, basic red/white/yellow cables. The HD boxes will have component video; but likely not HDMI or DVI at this point. As the previous poster mentioned SCART is a non-existant technology...

    Hope this helps -- if you've got any questions, let me know...

    Cheers,

    Greg
     
  4. Officer Dribble

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    So what are the terminals I can use in Canada?

    The input terminals are as follows:

    AV1: composite video /S video / L/R audio input terminal (SCART)
    AV2: composite video /RGB / L/R audio input terminal (SCART)
    AV3: composite video /RGB / L/R audio input terminal (SCART)
    AV4: composite video / Y/PB /PR video / L/R audio input terminal (RCA)
    AV5: composite video /S video / L/R audio input terminal (RCA)
    AV6: HDMI input terminal

    The input signals are

    AV1: PAL, SECAM, NTSC3.58, NTSC4.43
    AV2: PAL, SECAM, NTSC3.58, NTSC4.43, RGB
    AV3: PAL, SECAM, NTSC3.58, NTSC4.43, RGB
    AV4: PAL, SECAM, NTSC3.58, NTSC4.43
    AV4: 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p/50, 720p/60, 1080i/50, 1080i/60,
    AV5: PAL, SECAM, NTSC3.58, NTSC4.43
    AV6: HDMI input signal

    Also whats the difference between NTSC3.58 and NTSC4.43. Are these wide screen formats ?

    Do native TV's provide other formats ?

    Will I miss out on any format because the set is a uk one ?

    Thanks for the help so far.

    PS i'm going to the BC area.
     
  5. gizlaroc

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    You will be able to use all of them with the right cables, but nothing over there will be RGBs for your scarts.


    Your TV will accept all the resolutions out there no problem.

    3.58 is true ntsc, 4.43 is 60hz with the pal colour carrier, aka Pal60.

    Depends on the model, same as over here.

    No.


    Your welcome!


    That's nice. :D
     
  6. gizlaroc

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    One thing I would say though.

    You can buy a Panasonic 42" HD screen for less than you would get for your 7200 used, plus you have to get it there in one piece, which could prive tricky.
     
  7. Officer Dribble

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    This has crossed my mind. Although I did keep the box and packaging in came in. But how careful the movers are is another matter :rolleyes:

    Cheers

    Officer D
     
  8. gizlaroc

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    One thing to remeber is once out there you won't have to worry about the old HD ready stuff like you do here.
    All the panasonic 6th gen panels will handle it fine, and some of the 42" HD resolution ones have been going for silly money!
     

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