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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

I think I need a UPS? If so, which one?

When the heater in my place (convector) cycles off, my TV goes black for a second or two. I worry a lot about what this is doing to all of the electronics using outlets in the same wall as the convector. Do you think I need a UPS, and can you guide me through the process? Details inside! [more inside]
posted by theatro on Nov 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Can I put a TV in my window so I can watch while I watch?

What are the downsides, or dangers to my TV, of putting my TV in a bay window? [more inside]
posted by Naib on Nov 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Buying electronics on Craigslist

Should I buy a TV off of Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 2, 2013 - 12 answers

How to watch Yogaglo on my TV?

I want to watch videos from a yoga website (Yogaglo) on my TV. The tools I have available to me are: MacBook, xbox 360, and Apple TV. Can I make it happen? [more inside]
posted by Anonymousness on Dec 22, 2012 - 5 answers

My TV is dead.

I have an Olevia LCD TV bought in 2008. For about a week, it would have no sound on any input after being turned on but a quick power cycle would fix it. Now it's stone-cold dead. No glowing LED on the power button like normal and it is definitely plugged in properly to a live outlet. What should I do now? [more inside]
posted by 5ean on Jul 22, 2012 - 4 answers

downloads to tube tv?

Noob electronics. I want to connect the following units. A Panasonic (old tube type, but nice big screen) tv, DVD player, and my MacBook Pro. The tv has one input, the VCR many. Do I need a 'modulator'? But more important, is there a way to get my digital downloads to the TV?
posted by ebesan on Sep 11, 2011 - 11 answers

hook me up

vintage technology fi: help me connect a VCR to a TV [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jan 15, 2011 - 10 answers

┬┐Como se dice "Reprogram the remote"?

Can anyone recommend a good, inexpensive English-Spanish lexicon of TV/Cable/Broadcast technology terms? My sister does Spanish-language technical support for a large TV cable and Internet provider. She's first-language fluent in Spanish, but like many Spanish-speaking U.S. natives, leans heavily on Spanglish for many of the neologisms ("el remote") of the electronic age. [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on Dec 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Why does my TV's picture drop out intermittently?

Why does my TV signal disappear into static for minutes or hours at a time? [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay on Nov 2, 2010 - 2 answers

Good bare-bones TV set for people who don't know which features are the bones

We're thinking about getting rid of our 1975 digital-tunerless Zenith and buying a new TV set. I've never in my life purchased a television and I'm a bit bewildered by the many options. [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jun 9, 2010 - 18 answers

How to prevent S Video cable from overriding DVD signal?

My (very basic) DVD player is connected to my (also very basic) TV with RCA cables. My laptop plugs into my TV with an S Video cable (so I can watch Netflix streaming, etc). The problem: if the S Video cable is plugged in (even if the laptop isn't connected on the other end) the TV won't recognize the signal coming from the DVD player. My solution is to simply unplug the S Video cable when I want to use my DVD player, but ideally I'd like to keep it plugged in and have some sort of switching mechanism. Is there such a product and if so, can someone provide a link? Thanks!
posted by AONeal79 on Feb 22, 2010 - 12 answers

SYLVANIA VS UNIVERSAL REMOTE

Hello. I have lost my remote for my Sylvania SRT 2319 and am trying to program my Time Warner Universal remote to work with it. I have found the code and the remote will power on and off the TV but it will not control any other features. Any time I press the channel key or a number key the CBL (cable) device button blinks, like it's not registering as a TV button. Does that make sense? What can I do?
posted by madmamasmith on Jan 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Table Hockey in the dark?

Table Hockey in the dark? [more inside]
posted by DrAlbin on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Playing iPod Videos an TV

How do I play videos from my iPod Nano on my Phillips television? My Phillips is a flat screen and has a USB port on the side, which my iPod can dock to. When I connect them, the television even recognizes that an iPod is connected, but doesn't seem to know what to do with it. Any ideas?
posted by gm2007 on Jun 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Should I fix my LCD TV or replace it?

Should I fix my LCD TV or replace it? Our 18-month-old LCD TV has died. Tech support says it's probably the "main board." We're outside the warranty period. Repairs (including shipping) will probably run to at least half the cost of simply replacing it. [more inside]
posted by underthehat on Jun 15, 2009 - 7 answers

I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons.

I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jan 5, 2009 - 10 answers

My Samsung DLP has required multiple repairs since July

My out-of-warranty Samsung DLP has been plagued with issues for the last 6 weeks. Routine issues, or do I have recourse? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Aug 23, 2008 - 2 answers

How can I use my TV speakers as the center channel on my receiver?

How can I use the speakers in my TV as the "center" speaker on my receiver? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 7, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I get rid of static/noise when using American electronics with my TV in India?

How do I get rid of visual static/noise when using American electronics with my TV in India? Most notably, with my Nintendo Wii? [more inside]
posted by smersh on Apr 4, 2008 - 2 answers

Flat TV's behind one-way mirrors?

Flat TV's behind two-way mirrors? Good idea or no? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Feb 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Odd A/V problem -- help needed

An artist friend is searching for 4 Polaroid FXM-1511c TV/DVD combo unit, but there don't seem to be any available... if you don't know where she can get 4 of them, can someone recommend a comparable product (inside for the full details).... [more inside]
posted by illovich on Nov 7, 2007 - 0 answers

Wiring an RF modulator from a VCR.

I've pulled an RF modulator out of an old VCR, but I don't know what some of the pins are for on the unit. Help me wire it up to modulate a composite video signal. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Feb 12, 2007 - 12 answers

Apparently, it's best not to drop television sets.

I dropped my TV a few times, and now the color is messed up in a few spots. Is there anything to be done? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Sep 23, 2006 - 6 answers

My TV is randomly muting tv stations... Why?!?

The sound is muted on 95% of the tv channels and perfectly fine on the remaining 5%. Video quality is great. What is wrong with this cheap TV?!? [more inside]
posted by johnstein on Jul 7, 2006 - 3 answers

I'm buying a new TV: Explain to me the mumbojumbo!

HDM-Wha?! 1080i-who? I'm buying a new TV for the first time EVER and I'm in over my head. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jul 6, 2006 - 25 answers

Anyone know a good HDTV installer in LA?

I set up my big screen and I think I did a good job. Only there's a lot of artifacting on the regular TV channels (not the HDTV). That may be as good as it's going to get with my DirectTV box but I'm not sure. Can you recommend a good guy at a reasonable price in LA to come take a look at it?
posted by rileyray3000 on Jun 3, 2006 - 2 answers

Is TIVO dying?

Is TIVO dying? I was about to buy a Tivo Box (I have DVR from Time Warner and it sucks) when a friend of mine mentioned that he heard that Direct TV was dropping Tivo and hinted that the company (tivo) was hemorrhaging money. I am a little concerned that I may buy a box and service that won't exist in 6 months... Has anyone else heard anything on this?
posted by keep it tight on Oct 31, 2005 - 23 answers

How can I scrool messages across my TV?

My boss wants to put a Plasma TV up in our lobby that will be running CNN, MSNBC, etc... He also wants to be able to scroll internal company info accross the screen (Welcome Clients, Happy Birthday, Sales Numbers etc.) Anyone ever done this or know how it can get done?
posted by keep it tight on Oct 13, 2005 - 15 answers

Which manufacturers make well-built home theater equipment at a reasonable price?

Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
posted by danwalker on Feb 4, 2005 - 23 answers

Surge protectors and line conditioners in the mid-line?

I just purchased a Mitsubishi WD-52525 DLP HDTV and the manual suggest that some problems might occur if a surge protector and AC line conditioner are not used. Any recommendations on satisfactory surge protectors and line conditioners (something in the mid-price range)? Also, could someone explain how a line conditioner works and why it is necessary?
posted by sharksandwich on Feb 1, 2005 - 10 answers

Getting a video signal into a second room

Getting a video signal into a second room [more inside] [more inside]
posted by adamrice on May 3, 2004 - 4 answers

Why the size limit on LCD tvs?

This one has been bugging me for a while. Why can I spend around $300 and easily find LCD computer monitors that can handle 1280x1024 resolution, but even if you spend thousands upon thousands on a LCD Television, you can only get 1280x768 max resolution? The 768 vertical pixel limit seems to make 1080i HDTV impossible on these new TVs, only allowing 720 and 480. Why the discrepancy?
posted by mathowie on Mar 29, 2004 - 6 answers

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