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UK is a Dumping Ground

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by laser, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. laser

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    Do you ever get the feeling that the UK is sometimes used as a dumping ground for electronic goods which would not be sellable in countries such as the US:

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    Sky’s declaration that you’ll need a digital connection with HDCP compatibility to watch its high definition pictures has forced Fujitsu to make some hurried changes to the release plans for its new 42in and 50in plasma TVs. According to an official press release we ran from Fujitsu back on February 14, the two new plasmas were to be christened the P42HTS40 and P50XTA40. But when we took delivery of the 50in model recently it turned out that it didn’t have the necessary digital connectivity to handle Sky’s upcoming HD signals, and so couldn’t carry the industry’s key new HD-Ready logo.

    Hurried discussions at Fujitsu have resulted in the company bringing in a couple of its US models modified for use in the UK, and which thankfully feature HDMI inputs.


    Why does the US get HDMI as standard and the UK doesn't?

    Seems strange to me :confused:
     
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    Where's the quote from?
     
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    John gets different info from me, I had the model numbers since about mid Jan, we always knew they would be HHA and XHA, UK models always are. There's something odd about that.
     

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