Which TV is the biggest bargain if you compare UK prices to Dutch prices?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Neo319, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Neo319

    Neo319
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    107
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    This saturday, I'm looking to buy either a

    - Hitachi 42PD7200: 1799 euro = 1240 pounds

    - Hitachi 42PD9700: 2429 euro = 1675 pounds

    - Panasonic PV60 (is PX60 without digital tuner): 2139 euro = 1475 pounds


    Besides your own choice, I'd like to know if there's a set within these three that is considerably cheaper than in the UK. Thanks in advance for your time.
     
  2. bu5ter

    bu5ter
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Messages:
    2,166
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Egham
    Ratings:
    +116
    Why not buy the Panny PX60 from the UK can be had for around 1300 quid!!!
     
  3. Neo319

    Neo319
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    107
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Made a mistake with that one I'm afraid. I can find it somewhere for 1130 pounds (1630 euro) but it's not a Dutch model. Dutch models go for 2139 euro (1475 pounds)! Which is quite a big difference... :(

    And buying it without extended warranty is something i won't do anymore after my faulty 6600!

    After the pricechange, would you still prefer the Panny to the 9700?
     
  4. boksbox

    boksbox
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    Messages:
    674
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Chelmsford
    Ratings:
    +93
    Are you in Holland?, would the sound on a UK model work in Holland?
     
  5. Neo319

    Neo319
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    107
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I can't imagine why it wouldn't. :confused:
     
  6. bu5ter

    bu5ter
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Messages:
    2,166
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Egham
    Ratings:
    +116
    Why wouldnt the sound work??? I originally got a german/french model of the PX60 from Krish AV in Chiswick which i took back for that reason...the only difference was it did not have the 7day programme guide on the freeview and the channels where all in the wrong order
     
  7. Neo319

    Neo319
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    107
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    That's weird. The channels I can imagine, but sound is sound. It's not decoded in anyway, or is it? Sounds to me (no pun intended) that it was just broken...
     
  8. boksbox

    boksbox
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    Messages:
    674
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Chelmsford
    Ratings:
    +93
    can't give you the definitive technical reason but I believe it's to do with the sound carrier frequency, I had a portbale TV I used in Holand a few years ago, when I brought it back to the UK the picture was fine but no sound, there was a minor component change needed to make it compatible with the UK system.
     
  9. Neo319

    Neo319
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    107
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Interesting, I've never heard that. But I'll take that into consideration when I visit your country. ;)
     
  10. boksbox

    boksbox
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    Messages:
    674
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Chelmsford
    Ratings:
    +93
    It was only a cheap portable maybe modern multiple country TVs will be OK
     
  11. stainway

    stainway
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,711
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    The Hague,Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +90
    The reason is that UK uses PAL-I system, Holland uses PAL B/G.
    Most modern TV would have both standards, but you can better check first -If they support PAL B/G and I, then it will work in The Netherlands and UK.

    Television Standards by Country:
    http://www.kropla.com/tv.htm

    P.S. This is only in case that you want to use analogue signals.(From 30 October 2006 not available in Holland anymore).If you use Sat. receiver should work anyway.
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice