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Aussy TV in the US?
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Post 1 made on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 12:32
MNTommyBoy
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I have a prospect that has moved from Australia back to the US after a couple years for job stuff. He is shipping back his things and one piece is a Samsung 55" curved TV.

I know they have PAL and we have NTSC. My question is will a PAL TV work here using an HDMI input for comcast/roku etc. Does the PAL and NTSC difference only apply to the tuner and over the air? Or is he SOL with the HDMI inputs as well?

I understand there would need to be some sort of power converter as well. I would take ideas or skus on that... if it can be used.

TIA,
Tom
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Post 2 made on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 12:46
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all the european model samsung TVs we have installed on our yachts that were headed to europe have worked fine with all our typical hdmi sources.  and the samsung models we installed used 110/220vac and 50/60hz power supplies so they worked without a converter.  we just had to replace the weird power cable with a standard US version.

i would imagine that the australian version will work the same way.

you may not need anything special besides a power cord to make this work.
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Post 3 made on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 17:11
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All of our tvs will do PAL and NTSC. I don't really think it's a factor when you're using HDMI video anyway.

But I don't think the PSUs in most TVs are universal voltage though. I would imagine you would need to convertor to bring the US 110/120v up to 230/240v.
Post 4 made on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 20:04
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Won't the picture be upside down?



Sorry, I had to....:-)
Post 5 made on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 21:42
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On October 9, 2019 at 17:11, bambam_101 said...
All of our tvs will do PAL and NTSC. I don't really think it's a factor when you're using HDMI video anyway.

But I don't think the PSUs in most TVs are universal voltage though. I would imagine you would need to convertor to bring the US 110/120v up to 230/240v.

I believe the tv will say what power rating it will handle. So it could, and most likely, be able to handle just a simple power cord swap.

KOT
Post 6 made on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 23:19
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Most TV's down in this part of the world have universal tuners these days and as an example, many of Sony's TV's have external power supplies that are easy enough to swap out.
The apps on-board will often be geo-locked though, causing issues as you can't necessarily change the 'smart' elements of the TV's.

Also, it's Aussie, not Aussy.
Although, as a Kiwi, I have called Australian's much worse (convicts, thong enthusiasts, cheaters etc).
This industry is not getting cheaper and cheaper, we're simply convincing ourselves that we have to push the cheapest option to customers.
Post 7 made on Thursday October 10, 2019 at 00:12
Ernie Gilman
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Last time this issue came up, it was an Aussie guy who was bringing a rather large system to the US. His matching transformer weighed about fifty pounds.

And was I confusing Aussie voltage with Japanese voltage? Somehow I remember his conversion as being from our 120V to 100 volts. I could be wrong.
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Post 8 made on Thursday October 10, 2019 at 02:45
dunnersfella
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Australia is 220-240v.
This industry is not getting cheaper and cheaper, we're simply convincing ourselves that we have to push the cheapest option to customers.
Post 9 made on Friday October 11, 2019 at 00:16
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On October 10, 2019 at 02:45, dunnersfella said...
Australia is 220-240v.

Isn’t Australia that small island off the coast of New Zealand??
"People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive." - Blaise Pascal
Post 10 made on Friday October 11, 2019 at 01:58
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On October 11, 2019 at 00:16, tomciara said...
Isn’t Australia that small island off the coast of New Zealand??

Yeah, it's the tiny penal colony over 'the ditch' from NZ.
Poor buggers have to spend most of their time losing at sport, complaining about their government(s) and that their thongs are too tight...

Aussies - pfffft.
This industry is not getting cheaper and cheaper, we're simply convincing ourselves that we have to push the cheapest option to customers.


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