Question US TV to UK

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  1. jhynds

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    Hi All,

    I relocated from the UK to the US a year ago and bought a Samsung UN65KS9000 for a good price. I’m relocating back to the UK in a few weeks and just realized that the TV won’t work in the UK without a transformer.

    The label on the back of the TV states 110-120v, 50/60Hz, 220W - typical power 70 watt.

    Does anyone have any experience with bring a TV from the US to UK? Any recommendation as to which transformer to go for, any good brands etc?

    Any advice greatly appreciated - thanks!
     
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    Aside from the power supply issue which should be easy to overcome the TV probably will not have the capability of working with Freeview. Which means no terrestial television reception. This may not be an issue if you intend to use satellite or cable as your means of reception.
     
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    As Mike said, you would either need cable, satellite or a Freeview settop box.
    For the transformer you need one capable of at least 220 watts, which in practice means you are looking for a VA figure of 250 VA or more; this is to cover the 220W in the TV specifications.
    Example Airlink Transformers

    Expect to pay from about £40 upwards for the transformer.
     
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    Hi - I have the same problem, when relocating back to UK with Panasonic 42" Plasma TV, about 6 years old........did you have any success? Power supply was no problem, but whenI got local TV engineer round, he couldn't get beyond the TV menu........any ideas?
     

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