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Bringing our US electrical devices to the UK / also NTSC-PAL question

It's generally advised to leave as much behind as possible when moving abroad, but my wife's employer is paying to have a decent amount of our household stuff transported from the US to the UK. And why would we want to waste money buying duplicate items if it isn't necessary and we probably won't be staying more than a couple years? So I'm trying to figure out which of our electronics and appliances might be made to work overseas. I am aware of the voltage difference and the line/mains frequency difference between the US and the UK and I'm considering buying one or two good-quality step-down voltage converters for things that aren't universal voltage compatible. But I have some questions that my Google research has not cleared up. [more inside]
posted by theory on Feb 18, 2014 - 20 answers

Please recommend interesting/funny/awesome TV series to a bored shut-in

I've finished watching all my favourite things and am televisually lost while I wait for Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire to start again. Can you suggest English/American/Australian etc series (will also accept interesting BBC documentaries) that are actually watchable? [more inside]
posted by abbagoochie on Mar 6, 2013 - 61 answers

Looking for quality British "reality" programming

Looking for quality British "reality" programming.... [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 18, 2011 - 34 answers

Can you help me find some more tv programmes like these drama/sci fi/thriller?

Can you help me find some more tv programmes like: Sons of Anarchy, The Sopranos, True Blood, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Spooks, Being Human? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jan 17, 2011 - 35 answers

Please help identify another childhood TV memory from U.K. late 70s / early 80s. Horror/drama elements.

Weird alien living-desk-lamp or exotic flower in some suburban British home. Another super-vague childhood TV memory question. U.K. late 70s/early 80s. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Jan 12, 2011 - 4 answers

UK Skins in the US

How can I watch the new UK season of Skins in the US? [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83 on Jan 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Transatlantic television technical teaser

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? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Jan 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Zack's back

Can anyone identify this 80s UK television program? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jul 24, 2010 - 1 answer

bbc iplayer in usa

how can I watch BBC's iPlayer in the US? A one-step solution is ideal, without having to install and configure a system-wide proxy (which is the current way I can think of doing it). Some software or plugin custom-setup for iPlayer?
posted by lrodman on May 8, 2010 - 11 answers

UK SciFI and Comedy TV recommendations

I'm looking for some UK TV recommendations. Specifically comedy and SciFi shows. [more inside]
posted by anansi on Feb 21, 2010 - 51 answers

Dr Who: I don't get it

Why is Dr Who so popular with adult American audiences? [more inside]
posted by northerner on Dec 26, 2009 - 34 answers

Help me get my Sky TV working again.

My Sky+ box only receives some channels, others now display a error 25 'No satellite signal is being received'. Sky want to send an engineer at a cost of £65. Is there anything I can do to fix this? [more inside]
posted by Nufkin on Nov 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Help Jenni Be Awesome

Good source for wigs for transvestites in the UK? What to look for and think about when getting a wig? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Nov 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Slightly less drama than The Bill

UKLawFilter: I don't watch TV. My housemates do. What legal defence do I have? I think it's necessary to expand a little [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me find a UK 60/70's fim from some sketchy memories

UK Late 60's/Early 70's Film/TV filter: I'm looking for a film or made-for-TV drama I remember seeing on TV as a kid in the mid/late 70's. It was set in the UK, possibly in a high rise block in a city and there's [more inside]
posted by merocet on Feb 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Name this children's book and TV series from the 80's

Name this children's book and TV series from the 80's...? It's Lord of the Flies meets Follyfoot. Kinda. [more inside]
posted by ticktockdoc on Sep 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Television over internet

I just moved. I have terrible TV reception and 24 megabit internet. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by alby on Aug 27, 2008 - 16 answers

Can UK TV Licensing authorities actually tell if you're watching TV or not?

Can UK TV Licensing authorities actually tell via some special ray gun if you're watching TV or not? [more inside]
posted by 6am on Oct 11, 2007 - 18 answers

UK DIY IPTV PDQ?

How can my parents get English TV in Italy? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on Jun 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking for a copy of a 1950s advert

How might I go about trying to locate a copy of a 1950s British TV advert (brand known but agency unknown, a websearch reveals nothing)?
posted by rongorongo on Jan 31, 2007 - 9 answers

Writing for TV? Am I crazy?

How can I get into writing for (British) television? [more inside]
posted by Orange Goblin on Dec 28, 2006 - 12 answers

Law and Order UK theme

What's the music used as the theme for Law and Order on five in the UK? It's also used in a trailer for one of the Matrix sequels - here [WMV], music from 1:41 — 2:14.
posted by matthewr on Oct 17, 2006 - 4 answers

Good UK TV forums?

What are some good message boards to discuss British TV? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on May 12, 2006 - 8 answers

UK will condition

I am watching ITV's Midsomer Murders at the moment, wherein Detective Chief Inspector John Nettles just heard that a 20 year old student Aidan is told he will inherit £100,000 if he reaches 21 as a non smoker. Are these Will clauses legitimate in UK law? Or are they a convenient dramatic device, long superceded in legal practice?
posted by dash_slot- on Dec 30, 2005 - 8 answers

I live in the UK and I want a TiVo-like device, but I can't get Sky+. What are my best options?

I live in the UK and I want a TiVo-like device, but I can't get Sky+. What are my best options? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Jan 24, 2005 - 12 answers

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