Moving TV from Northern Hemishere to Southern Hemisphere

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by rob5068, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. rob5068

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    I have a Sony Trinitron that I moved from US to Australia. Apparently, I need two conversions: 1. NTSC to PAL format and 2. A method to bring the magnetic field of Southern hemispere into sync with TV design-picture appears to need degaussing, but the cause is the reversed magnetic field in this hemishere.

    Does anyone have experience with this problem?

    Rob
     
  2. rct

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    Although I have no experience of this myself, I'm not surprised with the problems you are experiencing. CRTs are always set-up in the factory for a particular global region. By all means try degaussing... but I doubt if you'll ever achieve total satisfaction. Aside from the NTSC to PAL conversion, is there a voltage difference in Oz to contend with too??

    Standard advice is to always buy a TV in the market where you intend to use it. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
     
  3. kiwiranger

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    Bad idea all round. Anything bigger that 14-20" and you have visable problems. I took my Sony 14" back to NZ from Pom-land. I should have saved the luggage space. Picture was acceptable, but sound formats and reception range was horrible.

    Also, you're going to need a transformer too, to get from stateside 110 to Aussie 240.

    What was so good about this telly that you had to bring it with you?

    Chris 'kiwiranger' Parke
     

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