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will a phillips match line tv work in new zeland?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by GalacticaActual, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. GalacticaActual

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    As the title really.
    A freind of mine is emigrating and has a 36" phlips match line tv he bought in the uk. He wants to know if it will work in Newzeland power and signal types ect.

    Anyone that can help? :lease:
     
  2. GalacticaActual

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    come on guys, he is going in a weeks time,


    Can anyone point me in the right direction to find out? :lease:
     
  3. red16v

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    Hi, no it will not work satisfactorily - don't take it. Regards, yt.
     
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    We in the UK use Pal I, New Zealand use Pal G so it would not work unless modified over there by a technician, probably a hassle and would be cheaper just to buy one over there.
     
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    Power supply(NZ) is same as here(UK). They do have a different shaped plug - a universal adaptor will fix that, as for signal, you will need to get your local(NZ) repair man to install NZ standard signal converter, basically swaps OUT UK one for NZ one ... if still unsure, call a TV Repair Center in NZ. Try here:
    http://www.yellowpages.co.nz/Pages/AllCategories/0,2294,a1229_b1954_c9554_j140_o0_v1,00.html

    Shouldn't be a problem and the service in NZ is generally very good with a smile. :)
     
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    Straight from the horses mouth , so to speak :D . Do a search for some of Reds posts .IIRC he took his TV to OZ

    John
     
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    thanks guys, will pass on the info :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi David,

    When my friends emigrated to New Zealand they were told to leave the television behind as they would only receive picture, not sound. It was a different Pal system. This was a few years ago so maybe there is a way around this now.

    I wonder if using a N.Z. video as a tuner might work? Truth to tell, I haven't a clue about these things!
     
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    There is a much bigger problem than TV systems though.

    CRTs are built with respect of the Earth's magnetic field in the hemisphere they'll be used. A set built for the northern hemisphere may not display a good quality picture if used in the southern hemisphere, and vice versa. The purity and convergence may get distorted.

    Given the care that must be taken in transportation, the potential of picture degradation, and having to come up with makeshift solutions to overcome differences in TV standards, I don't think it's worth it.
     
  10. jayjay

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    That can be changed in some sets though. My Loewe Xelos for example.

    Agree with you re: moving a TV, if it's via air. Sea, although slower is probably safer.

    Best. Jay
     
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    Good idea, that will work. NZ also has SKY, which you can watch the terrestrial channels through, also an option.

    Best. Jay
     
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    Hi, my advice is still that your friend will regret it and it will end in tears. Please - don't even think about taking it. Regards, yt.
     

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