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Czech PV500 TV - will it work in UK in 2yrs?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by hippo, May 30, 2005.

  1. hippo

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    I'm on the verge of buying a Panasonic TH-42PV500E but I'm currently living in Prague, Czech Republic. I'm wondering if it will work when I come back to the UK in a couple of years. I understand the sound encoding is different somehow.

    Interestingly the specs on the Czech website and in the literature seem to offer more tuner compatibility than the UK spec:

    NICAM - B, G, I, L, A2
    PAL B/G/H/I D/K

    (whereas the UK model spec only mentions PAL -I)

    Will the Czech model work in the UK when I come back? Will it matter, or will everything be digital by then? I noticed that the Czech spec doesn't mention DVB but the UK spec does. Is this likely to be important?

    Note that I don't actually need to receive a terrestial signal in Prague right now as I'm completely clueless on the language!

    Advice or opinions greatly appreciated!
     
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    i think they are all made out in Czech republic (great city Prague!! :smashin: ) yes it will work in UK all you would to do is buy a FV box to use it with DVB when you get here, will still work with analogue TV till 2010/12 then you will need an STB
     
  3. hippo

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    Thanks, I have a Freeview box left over from OnDigital already and will probably get Sky when I come back anyway. What's STB?

    (and yes, Prague is just great. 28 degrees at 9am this morning! :cool: )
     
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