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Old 15.05.2011, 16:41
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Re: Using Samsung LCD TV from US in Switzerland

From Samsung US website for model LN46B750U1F:


http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/...D=0&PROD_ID=41

Important:Samsung does not recommend or support using your TV purchase in the US in another country. Furthermore, your TV is not covered under warranty when used in another country.
Samsung TVs sold in the US are designed to work with NTSC broadcasting signals and an input voltage of 110/120volts at 60hz. The TV will not work if it receives a PAL or SECAM broadcast signal or an input voltage other than 110/120volts at 60hz.
You can purchase a voltage converter in most retail electronics stores to convert the voltage to 110/120volts at 60hz when using in another country. Additionally, if the country you will be using the TV in does not use the NTSC signal, you need to purchase a converter box to convert that signal to NTSC. For a list of countries and the broadcasting system they use, see below:
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Specs for this model here
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Re: Using Samsung LCD TV from US in Switzerland

I really would be HYPER careful about this.

Reason I say that is the 750 is an older model and uses a refresh rate of 240Hz, in Europe we use 200Hz, this is because it is a multiplication of the mains oscillation frequency (60Hz in N. America and 50Hz in Europe) auto transformers don't frequency regenerate, such convertors are MEGA expensive. I have no idea how this would affect the picture display even IF it could show the PAL or SECAM input...

Really you'd be better off selling it and buying in Europe over the shipping charges on something that could end up being a nightmare...

I could find out about the frequency input but it would take me a few days to really look at it.
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Re: Using Samsung LCD TV from US in Switzerland

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From Samsung US website for model LN46B750U1F:


http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/...D=0&PROD_ID=41

Important:Samsung does not recommend or support using your TV purchase in the US in another country. Furthermore, your TV is not covered under warranty when used in another country.
Samsung TVs sold in the US are designed to work with NTSC broadcasting signals and an input voltage of 110/120volts at 60hz. The TV will not work if it receives a PAL or SECAM broadcast signal or an input voltage other than 110/120volts at 60hz.
You can purchase a voltage converter in most retail electronics stores to convert the voltage to 110/120volts at 60hz when using in another country. Additionally, if the country you will be using the TV in does not use the NTSC signal, you need to purchase a converter box to convert that signal to NTSC. For a list of countries and the broadcasting system they use, see below:
< long list >

Specs for this model here

Ahhhh, didn't see this... there you go.

Did Samsung say you can easily but convertors to 110/120v 60Hz? Because you can't! LOL I have a $6000 Furman professional Balanced / isolated stepdown machine and even that doesn't frequency convert!
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Re: Using Samsung LCD TV from US in Switzerland

Having shipped my Sony 52" LCD from the US to CH I can give you my experience:
1/ My TV did not require a power transformer, but my Denon receiver does. The transformer is a pain, it requires a lot of space and is just not convenient
2/ My TV could only handle NTSC, so I had to buy a $250 HDMI PAL/NTSC converter. The picture quality however sufferes greatly.

The only reason bringing your TV makes sense if you want to hook it up with US pheriphials.
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Re: Using Samsung LCD TV from US in Switzerland

Thanks guys. Based on all of your comments, I better sell the TV over there and get a new one here and avoid all the hassles.
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Re: Using Samsung LCD TV from US in Switzerland

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the 750 is an older model and uses a refresh rate of 240Hz, in Europe we use 200Hz, this is because it is a multiplication of the mains oscillation frequency (60Hz in N. America and 50Hz in Europe) auto transformers don't frequency regenerate, such convertors are MEGA expensive. I have no idea how this would affect the picture display even IF it could show the PAL or SECAM input...
It won't, the frame sync is not derived from the mains frequency in modern TVs.

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