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How to get U.S TV to power on?

Hi all,

I've found one thread on here discussing this issue, but I'm hoping that I can find someone who can give really detailed help, as I'm not very good with electronics.

I have a Samsung Flat Panel TV that is 110 A/C and 200 Watts (don't know if that makes sense, got that info from my husband). It is large - 48". It's a TV from the U.S., and we want to hook it up here. We don't need to get cable onto it, we just want it to be able to power on. Can you tell me exactly what I need/where to get it? I've read about Transformers, Step up/down converters, this, that and the other thing. I'd prefer not to have to buy a new TV, as we're only here for 2 more years.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Hi all,

I've found one thread on here discussing this issue, but I'm hoping that I can find someone who can give really detailed help, as I'm not very good with electronics.

I have a Samsung Flat Panel TV that is 110 A/C and 200 Watts (don't know if that makes sense, got that info from my husband). It is large - 48". It's a TV from the U.S., and we want to hook it up here. We don't need to get cable onto it, we just want it to be able to power on. Can you tell me exactly what I need/where to get it? I've read about Transformers, Step up/down converters, this, that and the other thing. I'd prefer not to have to buy a new TV, as we're only here for 2 more years.

Thanks in advance for any help!
You need a step down transformer to take the voltage from the system voltage here to the 110v it was designed for. Amazon is probably best place to buy it....something like this one
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Old 18.09.2011, 17:57
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You need a step down transformer to take the voltage from the system voltage here to the 110v it was designed for. Amazon is probably best place to buy it....something like this one
A GREAT deal for a 500W one if you can get it here. The best offer I found for you is THIS one (€33 for a 300W).

If you think there's any chance you'll use it for bigger stuff (e.g. a large food processor and something else at the same time, even for very short periods of time), you might want to step up to a bigger one, like THIS one.
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I have a Samsung Flat Panel TV that is 110 A/C and 200 Watts
Are you SURE the TV is 110V only?

Look at the label carefully on the back of the TV.
Many are now 110-230V, which means they work on both, automatically.

Quote the exact model number here for techie guys to help you
Of check the specifications in the handbook, the Voltage is what is important
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Re: How to get U.S TV to power on?

I would also check if it takes PAL in addition to NTSC.
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Re: How to get U.S TV to power on?

Model number on the back is: Samsung HL - T46756

It also says 110V - 120V
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I would also check if it takes PAL in addition to NTSC.
This really isn't important if you are connecting up with HDMI or Scart etc.
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Model number on the back is: Samsung HL - T46756

It also says 110V - 120V
Then you need a step-down transformer. No other option.
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Re: How to get U.S TV to power on?

Thanks for your help! I'll look into the transformers.
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Then you need a step-down transformer. No other option.
Sure there is, a 3000 mile extension cord
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Re: How to get U.S TV to power on?

We just got this one and so far it works like a champ: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...AD8KBEEK320P0Z

We got it delivered to my parents' in the US and I grabbed it while I was on vacation there - the same type was running 4x more expensive here (according to OH - I didn't verify).
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Model number on the back is: Samsung HL - T46756

It also says 110V - 120V
it also needs to say 50~/60~
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it also needs to say 50~/60~
A simple transfer will output the same cycles as input. It will be interesting to see if there are any issues.
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A simple transfer will output the same cycles as input. It will be interesting to see if there are any issues.
Would be problematic in case of old type CRT (direct relation between power supply frequency and display refresh rate), should be no issue at all for LCD which is digital.
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Would be problematic in case of old type CRT (direct relation between power supply frequency and display refresh rate), should be no issue at all for LCD which is digital.
Basically thats what I assumed.
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Re: How to get U.S TV to power on?

As mostly everyone has indicated, some form of stepdown transformer. I'll be there in November but my research has indicated this is supposed to be one of the better ones and I bought it. No hum, lighter, etc. 800W, same price as 600W and this has circuit breakers versus fuses.

http://www.amazon.com/LiteFuze-conve...dp/B0041BTUV4/
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