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Topic # 99402 19-Mar-2012 10:50 Send private message

Want a cheap TV for in the Kitchen (on an arm so we can swing it to different viewing angles).

Came across this yesterday and wondering if it will work in NZ with Freeview?
$98 for an LED (albeit 16") seems good.
http://www.bigw.com.au/entertainment/televisions/led-tv/bpnBIGW_0000000288423/awa-16-quot-40cm-hd-led-lcd-tv 

But obviously not good if it doesn't receive Freeview 8-).

Found plenty of discussion on here about taking TV's to Australia, but couldn't find anything about bringing a TV the other way.

Any advice appreciated!

Nigel H. 

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  Reply # 597034 19-Mar-2012 10:53 Send private message

Might do, however being a cheap brand like AWA might not?


All the latest Samsung/Panasonic/Sony series seem to have either NZ/AU available for the Freeview settings
 




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  Reply # 597035 19-Mar-2012 10:54 Send private message

Typically No.

The channel spacing is different so most likely you won't pick up anything on a scan.

Save the money, but something local and better, for a little bit more.

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  Reply # 597073 19-Mar-2012 12:29 Send private message

A$98 = about NZ$130
+ freight (horrendous from Oz)
+ it's only 16"
+ it most likely won't work here.
You can pick up a decent 22" - 26" LED TV here under $300 guaranteed to work.
Might even do better on Tradme.

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  Reply # 597075 19-Mar-2012 12:33 Send private message

Thanks for the replies.

Might go and have a look at the JBHiFi along the road and play with the settings on a more major brand.

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  Reply # 597097 19-Mar-2012 13:08 Send private message

AWA is local AU company. The main difference here is that Freeview NZ is using DVB-T MPEG4 but Australia Freview uses DVB-T MPEG2 for both HD and SD content. The main issue here is that this cheap TV may not have MPEG4 support. I agree it isn't worth a try.

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  Reply # 597099 19-Mar-2012 13:10 Send private message

Don't forget you can just get the TV and plug a NZ Freeview STB into it. False economy though.

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  Reply # 597673 20-Mar-2012 13:40 Send private message

sergeim: AWA is local AU company. The main difference here is that Freeview NZ is using DVB-T MPEG4 but Australia Freview uses DVB-T MPEG2 for both HD and SD content. The main issue here is that this cheap TV may not have MPEG4 support. I agree it isn't worth a try.


If it's AU Freeview certified it will be MPEG4 compliant.

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  Reply # 597698 20-Mar-2012 14:15 Send private message

funny thing - i took my 1080p freeview nz tv to oz - everything works except the guide.

brought it back - everything still works (obviously) but the guide no longer works like it used to ... very strange ... but pressing INFO still gives me the channel info though ... sorry not trying to hijack :)




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  Reply # 598365 21-Mar-2012 20:21 Send private message

Did those Aussie airwaves corrupt your poor TV ?

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  Reply # 598370 21-Mar-2012 20:33 Send private message

I'm not sure if they broadcast OTA firmware updates in Aussie, but if they do it could have easily messed with your TV

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