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anuarun 09.02.2012 13:16

Moving to US: Advice on TV; To ship or not to ship
 
Hi there

We are leaving Switzerland in a couple of months or so. We bought a LED TV 3 months ago. Its a Sony Bravia 3D TV. It costed CHF 1300/- including 5 years insurance.

Is it a good idea to ship it or is it better to sell it?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Many thanks
Anu

phdoofus 09.02.2012 13:28

Re: Moving to US: Advice on TV; To ship or not to ship
 
You probably don't need a power converter for ti since most electronics will do that for you. Still, good idea to check the label on the TV. You'll at least need a plug adapter.
You'll need to check to see if it will convert an NTSC signal. It should but check your manual.
Check your warranty to make sure it is a global warranty otherwise it will be useless in the US.

FCBarca 09.02.2012 13:46

Re: Moving to US: Advice on TV; To ship or not to ship
 
Sell it, buy a new one in the US...Even apart from the expense of shipping it, always a damage risk when shipping things and ultimately you can get better bang for the buck for a set in the US

ThomasSSS 09.02.2012 14:51

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.

Tom1234 09.02.2012 15:03

Re: Moving to US: Advice on TV; To ship or not to ship
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by anuarun (Post 1481643)
Hi there

We are leaving Switzerland in a couple of months or so. We bought a LED TV 3 months ago. Its a Sony Bravia 3D TV. It costed CHF 1300/- including 5 years insurance.

Is it a good idea to ship it or is it better to sell it?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Many thanks
Anu

Most Sony TVs nowadays can accept NTSC and PAL inputs.

Most Sony TVs can take 120VAC to 240VAC mains supply.

So, it should be fine, with just a change of plug, in the U.S.

However, whilst most do, not all do so if you quote the exact model number on here, we can check. The exact model number will be on a label on the back of the TV. This label will also state the input voltage range.

tooniii 13.02.2012 18:13

Re: Moving to US: Advice on TV; To ship or not to ship
 
All Bravias here can be used in US, but LEDs TV there are so cheap. My friend just brought a 40" sony for 560$

check out this link, bestbuy


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