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Topic # 31569 22-Mar-2009 18:57
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Hi All,

I'm desperate for help!!!

I have a LG Plasma TV (42PG20R) which I bought in NZ, however we are in the process of shifting to the UK. I have been trying to find out if it will work in the UK.

In the manual it states:


PAL/SECAM B/G/D/K, PAL I/II, NTSC-M

Although I'm still not too sure. I have contacted LG direct who were as much use as an ash tray on a motorcycle...


Any advice would be very welcomed.

Tim.


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  Reply # 202640 22-Mar-2009 18:59
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it should (don't hold me to that) because we both use PAL

but dosent the UK use different power to us?

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  Reply # 202643 22-Mar-2009 19:21
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Same power 240V,different sound spacing 6Mhz( Pal I ) from memory.

Why bother taking it,upgrade when you get there?


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  Reply # 202645 22-Mar-2009 19:24
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boby55: it should (don't hold me to that) because we both use PAL

but dosent the UK use different power to us?


No, just a different plug (big square one with a fuse in it).
 
I suggest you google the UK broadcast standard and see what flavour of PAL and audio they use.  At worst if your TV's tuner is not compatible all you'll need is a set top box (which you'll need for any type of digital TV broadcast anyhow).






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  Reply # 202647 22-Mar-2009 19:43
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Dingbatt:
boby55: it should (don't hold me to that) because we both use PAL

but dosent the UK use different power to us?


No, just a different plug (big square one with a fuse in it).
 
I suggest you google the UK broadcast standard and see what flavour of PAL and audio they use.  At worst if your TV's tuner is not compatible all you'll need is a set top box (which you'll need for any type of digital TV broadcast anyhow).




And in mentioning that, Ive got a Nokia Freeview unit in my garage that came from the UK that needs a home... far as I know it works fine (obviously not in NZ) , has manual and remote. My father bought it back with him on his last trip to the UK not realising you cant use them here.

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  Reply # 202654 22-Mar-2009 20:17
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TimG: Hi All,

I'm desperate for help!!!

I have a LG Plasma TV (42PG20R) which I bought in NZ, however we are in the process of shifting to the UK. I have been trying to find out if it will work in the UK. In the manual it states: PAL/SECAM B/G/D/K, PAL I/II, NTSC-M


Tim, you should be fine the UK runs with PAL which your TV supports.

Good luck with the packing, travel etc. and don't for get to stay in touch with your kiwi geekzone mates :-)

Paul.



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  Reply # 202663 22-Mar-2009 20:58
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Thank you so much to all you Geeks (meant in a nice way!!).

I have two of these TV's and did think about selling them, but as they're only about 6 months old the depreciation would probabally be huge. Also I really like the TV's so I'll keep my fingers crossed and get them packed up.

Thank you all again for your support.

Tim.

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  Reply # 202668 22-Mar-2009 21:21
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Tuner settings are meanlingless these days since everybody in the UK has Digital TV and in many places analogue TV has already been shut off.

The TV will work fine - you just need a Freeview box or a Sky Box to view anything and use the AV inputs.

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  Reply # 202761 23-Mar-2009 12:07
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sbiddle: Tuner settings are meanlingless these days since everybody in the UK has Digital TV and in many places analogue TV has already been shut off.

The TV will work fine - you just need a Freeview box or a Sky Box to view anything and use the AV inputs.


Tim,

Steve's got a good point here.

I recall reading about the close down of a lot of analogue signals in the UK in recent months.. picking up a similar 'freeview' style set top box will see you right when you are over there.

For more visit the Digital UK website

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  Reply # 202813 23-Mar-2009 15:16
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Check for what costs you will have taking it over. If its less then a certain age you have to pay all sorts of things on them when you take them into the country. A friend who is bringing stuff back has found out it wasnt worth it compared with selling over there and buying again here.

And you may want to upgrade to a bigger screen when you get there, the used value of an imported tv is way lower then local so I would seriously consider selling here and buying new or used over there.




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  Reply # 202889 23-Mar-2009 20:47
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I'm glad to see the switch from DD5.1 to AAC bugs other people as well.  I actually never considered complaining to Panasonic but it may be worthwhile doing.  If enough people do a firmware change may occur sooner rather than later (or not at all).










It could be taken care of with an additional audio menu item that says 'prefer AC3' just like the you can in MediaPortal.  Rather than having to go to the option button to change it back.




 




Edit: This was posted under PZ850 and TV3 audio, can't understand why it's ended up here





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  Reply # 202893 23-Mar-2009 21:14
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If it helps, we did the reverse (UK TV to NZ) and it works fine. And only £25 shipping (cost for one extra box), so made it worthwhile. 






richms: Check for what costs you will have taking it over. If its less then a certain age you have to pay all sorts of things on them when you take them into the country. A friend who is bringing stuff back has found out it wasnt worth it compared with selling over there and buying again here.






We were away more than the 21 months cut off for NZ customs, so did not have to pay import duty on previously used goods (just some sort of inspection / handling fee. Not sure what the deal is going the other way though.




 




And a great tip that was passed on to me that has saved me a fortune in new plugs and adaptors: take a few NZ multiboxes with you. Then you just need one adaptor / new plug for 4/6/8/etc kiwi appliances.




 




 


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