The_Zizzler said:Any takers on my question regarding the importing this badboy from the states? What am I going to sacrifice by importing it over at the price of £1752.00?
Any takers on my question regarding the importing this badboy from the states? What am I going to sacrifice by importing it over at the price of £1752.00?
Not only that, freesat freeview and many other apps won't work. You need a proper mains transformer not to mention servicing if needed
Then getting to you in one piece and you have to add on import taxes.
The_Zizzler said:Im going to do some investigating and find out if whether the state-side beast will support 240v....
Would Freeview/Freesat be so much of a problem if I have a full subscription to Virgin Media cable services? Also, back in the day most electronic devices (in the USA) only supported one type of voltage - 110v. However, these days most devices support a range between 110-240v right?
Apps wont be too much of a problem but import taxes etc will be. That said, the current best price of a VT50 65" in the UK market is approximately £3400. The price in the US is around £1750. The difference is £1648.
Surely, Surely I can import the TV for less than a grand?
******** @ TPS said:Virgin, yes you are correct
The sets here say 220-240, tvs are not like other devices. You will need a decent step up transformer capable of dealing with 500 watts. It's not a 12v transformer!!!
Does that price include local US taxes. Bet it doesn't.
It's your choice. I know how hard it is to transport a 65" set in the UK. The chances of it getting to you in one piece would be no better than 50/50 IMHO. How will you get any service if you need it. Surly the free 5YG has some worth. Thats gotta be worth at least £500.
It's your choice. No way I'd do it on transportation alone because it will be YOUR responsibility. Check the price to insure the transportation.
Edit. Mark is right. No 50 hz support so virgin will judder like a machine gun.
The_Zizzler said:Ok you bastids you have pushed me off the whole US transport!
So let me throw a curve ball - What about getting it from the EU? Will all these issues still apply - voltage, hertz, apps, import duty etc?
So where in the EU have you ordered it from ?
Black levels are visibly worse in the pro modes on the E model.No Hz problems but no Freeview/Freesat EPGs and no 'Red Button' services. Probably no iPlayer or BBC Sport apps either, off the top of my head and lots of European's forums are discussing the fact that black levels in the Pro modes are raised in comparison to the less accurate modes. We don't seem to have that bug here.
It's a much better idea than importing from the US mind