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    55PFL8008K/12 in the USA?

    Hi,

    Recently bought in France a LED TV (55PFL8008K/12). We are now moving to the USA in a couple of months. I'd like to bring the TV but I would like to check whether this is realistic/feasible.

    1) Power supply: The TV specs say "220V-240V, 50Hz-60Hz". Since the USA are 110V-60Hz, I would assume I need a power converter to bring the 110V supply to the required 220V-240V range supported by the TV set.
    - is this sustainable?
    - is this worth the effort? (the TV is quite high end and not exactly the cheap kind)
    - if so, what do I need to consider in terms of power specs for the converter?
    - any recommendation for such converter?

    2) Signal/tuner etc: the TV specs say it does NTSC, but i'm not up to date on digital TV standards in the US (Terrestrial vs cable tv, etc)... it seems the US is ATSC, and that it pretty much disqualifies my TV but i'd like a confirmation on that...
    - is there a prohibiting factor here?
    - what is the common TV feed in the US (i.e. cable, 3-play "european style", etc) and is it compatible with hardware?

    thanks in advance!

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    Hi fgrenier,

    Quote Originally Posted by fgrenier View Post
    Hi,

    Recently bought in France a LED TV (55PFL8008K/12). We are now moving to the USA in a couple of months. I'd like to bring the TV but I would like to check whether this is realistic/feasible.

    1) Power supply: The TV specs say "220V-240V, 50Hz-60Hz". Since the USA are 110V-60Hz, I would assume I need a power converter to bring the 110V supply to the required 220V-240V range supported by the TV set.
    - is this sustainable?
    - is this worth the effort? (the TV is quite high end and not exactly the cheap kind)
    - if so, what do I need to consider in terms of power specs for the converter?
    - any recommendation for such converter?
    We cannot advise on this type of power converter. This falls outside the TV specifications and the information would be best obtained from a electronics specialist.

    2) Signal/tuner etc: the TV specs say it does NTSC, but i'm not up to date on digital TV standards in the US (Terrestrial vs cable tv, etc)... it seems the US is ATSC, and that it pretty much disqualifies my TV but i'd like a confirmation on that...
    - is there a prohibiting factor here?
    - what is the common TV feed in the US (i.e. cable, 3-play "european style", etc) and is it compatible with hardware?

    thanks in advance!
    The TV only supports NTSC from incoming signal via HDMI or SCART (video signal), but not via antenna (broadcast signal). Basically put, the internal tuners do not support NTSC, so to receive the US broadcast, you would need an external receiver/set top box.

    As to whether this is worth it or not would be down to personal consideration. But, best of luck in the US of A!

    Best regards,
    Ina
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