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Old 09.02.2012, 14:51
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Re: Moving to US: Advice on TV; To ship or not to ship

You need to check the following:

Will it accept US power, or do you need a converter? (US power is 120V, CH power is 240V) Some electronic products (e.g. most laptop and cell phone chargers.) will take either and simply need a new cord or plug adaptor. Otherwise you need a voltage converter - not super difficult, but good quality ones are not super cheep, they are another box to trip over, possibly break, and so on.

Will it accept the US signals that you intend to watch? For normal broadcast and cable TV, CH uses PAL, US uses NTSC. There are TVs which will accept both, but they are rare. If it wasn't advertised as working with both standards, the odds are that it isn't compatible and you would need a converter. Converters exist, but good ones can be expensive and it is another box to trip over, possibly break and so on. Hi-def signals may be the same everywhere - another something to check.
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