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Moving to Canada with Sony stuff - what do I need to do?

Rabm

Standard Member
Hi all,
I know some of this is covered in other threads but here goes
We are looking to move to Canada in the next year or so and a worry is all the electrical stuff we have, as follows

Sony KDL40V4000
Sony KDL26S3000
Sony S3500(BD player)
Sony PS3(UK spec)


Most if not all above is under 1 year old, some under 6 months so I would hate to sell it all and start again.
I believe that through HDMI the whole PAL/NTSC argument is slightly redundant; however it's the power conversion that is a worry

Do I just need to but North American lead for them all, use a simple 3 to 2 pin convertor or go the whole hog and buy a step up/down(not sure which) to be extra safe

Any guidance would be very, very appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
 
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Andy98765

Distinguished Member
It is not a case of being extra safe it is a fact that in Canada the voltage is 110v not 230v.
So if any of your items can run on 110v then a change in cable, else a step up transformer is required.
To get a step up transformer to suit you need to add up all the items power consumptions, double it to be safe and get a step up transformer with the rated watts you calculate.
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
Working as I do for a shipping company, I wouldn't ship anything like this.
On a daily basis, I see how stuff like this is handled.
It isn't pretty, airfreight or seafreight.
We also won't provide insurance cover for stuff like this.
If it were me, I'd sell and buy over there, sorry.
 

marty2005

Well-known Member
Don't forget the tv system is different - their tv's have hd built in and you'll get loads of free hd channels and not have to pay a tv-license or $$$ky rip off £10 a month for a handful of channels.
 

Riverslide

Active Member
unfortunately the best way will be to sell everything and buy them in Canada. Because you will have more problem than just the voltage, your tv wont receive any channels because its not a NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner. your PS3 wont read most of the canadian game (Region 1 (A) ),... So yeah unfortunately you should sold what you have and buy them again in canada.
 
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Rabm

Standard Member
Thanks all for replies so far.

First with the whole NTSC can most modern TVs such as the ones I listed not pick up NTSC as they are 60mhz as well as the PAL 50mhz?
Also if I did get Sat/cable in Canada would this not matter as it would come through via an HDMI box to TV and thus with the compalblity be ok?

On the power issue i did think as much, I belive most Sony euro porducts can run on 110v, someone actually open up their PS3 and it did say as much on the PSU.

I think that the Blue Ray might be a problem as its not multi region(but I have hundreds on region 2 I can take with me) but PS3 games are region free i think?

What is a real worry is the comment by Bowfer, thats mad if true that one they are handled in a poor way and that they will not insure such items. Is that true of all companies, Pickfords, etc as surely most people would want to take some electricals(granted white goods you would leave)

Any further comments would be very much apprciated.
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
What is a real worry is the comment by Bowfer, thats mad if true that one they are handled in a poor way and that they will not insure such items. Is that true of all companies, Pickfords, etc as surely most people would want to take some electricals(granted white goods you would leave)

We're not a specialist personal effects mover, like Pickfords, but we (unfortunately) get our fair share of personal effects.
I say unfortunately, because we'd rather we didn't get any.
We don't actually get a lot of electrical items being moved though.
Furniture/clothes/pictures etc.
We even had one plum move a plastic table and chairs to Dubai, like you can't buy such items over there...:rolleyes:
Your stuff won't be treated with deliberate contempt, but they certainly won't treat it with kid gloves like you or I would.
They will in front of you though.:smashin:
I just know I wouldn't chance anything like this myself, sorry.
 
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j3000

Guest
unfortunately the best way will be to sell everything and buy them in Canada. Because you will have more problem than just the voltage, your tv wont receive any channels because its not a NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner. your PS3 wont read most of the canadian game (Region 1 (A) ),... So yeah unfortunately you should sold what you have and buy them again in canada.
PS3 games are not regional. Blu-rays however are (although most are unlocked).

TV channels won't be directly receivable but if you buy a STB or recorder with HDMI you could use that.

The transformer may be necessary for the power (check the spec for each device as some may be dual voltage).
 

Rabm

Standard Member
Hi J3000, can I ask what a STB is? How will then that hock up to the TVs to get a picture?

Bowfer, thanks again, might contact a couple of companies is ask if they offer insurance of everything. If they do then worst comes to worst I get some new stuff through the insurance!
 

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