Question Moving to Australia - will they work?

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  1. mortc002

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    Morning all,

    I'm not sure where exactly to post this, however, I am moving to Australia for a couple of years this Autumn and want to know what if any of my TV's will work.

    I'm assuming that Digital terrestrial won't work, Netflix will (Aus version unless I get a VPN) and obviously, anything I put in HDMI (Australian Sky equivalent perhaps - not that I plan on getting this)

    As I only need to take two of the three I am trying to establish any gotchas I need to consider and which are best to take

    Model numbers below and any advice appreciated

    Panasonic TX-50CX680B

    Panasonic 50EX700

    Samsung UE65JS9500TXXU

    Thanks

    Chris
     
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    Australia has DVB-T and so your TV's should work. There is Fox which is Sky by another name.
    Having lived out there I should point out that the free to air TV is pretty average at best.
    Worth checking your TV model numbers and see if they have been sold in Oz. I shipped everything via container, if you don't have original packing then I wouldn't take it as the journey can be fairly traumatic for fragile goods, 42 days on the boat for East Coast and transiting the Southern Ocean can make for drama if not properly packed.
     
  3. mortc002

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    Thanks for this. I don't have the original packing for any of them so will need to explore what is possible for these then. I'll check if they were sold but sounds like if I can get them there in one piece I will be ok!
     
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    Having been a Merchant Navy Radio Officer for ten years and knowing what the seas can be like, I would strongly advise that you take heed of Kend3591's warning. If you don't have the original packaging I wouldn't give a large screen TV much, if any, chance of surviving that journey.

    Whatever your decision, best of luck and enjoy Aussie. :)

    Martin.
     
  5. mortc002

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    The vultures (family) are going to be very pleased with me leaving them behind! Better that then broken tv's on arrival!
     
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    The tuners won't work unless the firmware is upgradeable as they don't use 8 Mhz tuning blocks. They should work OK using an external source bought there. The old Topfield pvrs could be reflashed with Oz firmware, unlikely that's going to work with a European model.

    If it was New Zealand then they may well work

    Australian and New Zealand television frequencies - Wikipedia
     
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    Thanks for this. Inbuilt tuners don't really matter but this is good for expectation setting
     

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