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England to America electrical goods

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by flex, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. flex

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    I am emigrating to the USA next month and was wondering whether I can use my existing UK TV/DVD/video.

    I can buy a transformer to step the voltage down to 110 from 240 but the herz are also different - (50 versus 60). Will this make a difference?

    I dont want to watch American TV on it as I know that our system is PAL and the American is NTSC, but I dont want to lose access to my own video collection.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Ken
     
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    AC frequency is very unlikely to have an effect, unless your stuff is very old. The equipment will continue to to work together. It is if/when you decide to buy any new, local stuff, that differences in video standards may arise - eg - if you do ever get a local VCR or set top box, it may well work OK with the TV, but copying from a US VCR (or STB) to your UK VCR won't.

    The audio side is not affected - they use the same audio signal 'protocols' as we do.

    The US does not 'enjoy' the 'benefits' of SCART connectors either (wise folk). So you will find it nigh-on impossible to buy any replacement cables of this type. And, obviously, getting breakdowns repaired will be problematic....
     

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