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Ultimate Geek

# 205824 28-Nov-2016 18:04
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There's precious little info to be found when searching the current crop of Sony 4K TVs in NZ. How do you translate the model numbers? For example, is the KD-49X7000D sold in NZ the same TV as the XBR49X700D sold overseas? 

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Master Geek

  # 1679788 29-Nov-2016 20:39
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If it is like the example you quote, there's probably no easy way apart from obtaining copies of the service manuals and comparing chassis and panel codes.


The naming convention varies a bit by geographic area and the factories supporting the sales territory. NZ/Australia/Malaysia/Singapore and some other countries are mostly sourced out of Malaysia factory and the models are usually pretty similar, but may not relate very closely to a model for USA/Canada that are from different factory (that's where the "XBR" designation often appears). Likewise models for UK and EU, and South America is different again.


In short, if buying in NZ, don't bet the farm on a review for a model that isn't from Asia Pacific region, it could have a different panel and electronics despite the apparent similarity in model codes.

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