Transatlantic television technical teaser
January 2, 2011 10:32 AM Subscribe
I have a USA-standard Samsung LCD flatscreen TV (specifically this one
). I'm moving to the UK in a couple of months and would rather not have to replace it. What do I need to do to make it work in the UK?
posted by TrashyRambo to Technology (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After some Googling I'm a bit baffled. The whole PAL / NTSC problem seems to have been replaced with some new digital standards. But I'm not expecting the set to interpret transmissions directly - just whatever it gets from an HDMI cable from another box (DVD or digital TV decoder). Do those output the same everywhere?
And then there's some problem with 50Hz vs 60Hz based on electricity supplies. (Wikipedia says
: "Most countries chose their television vertical synchronization rate to approximate the local mains supply frequency. This helped to prevent power line hum and magnetic interference from causing visible beat frequencies in the displayed picture of analogue receivers, but is of diminishing importance in modern digital display systems.")
I guess I'll need a 110V to 220V transformer
- but that's pretty easy to get. I just don't want to ship the set and find it's useless.
Thanks for any help!