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Brining TVs from the US

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I will be moving to Lausanne this summer, should I be bringing my TVs with the move?
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Re: Brining TVs from the US

I wouldn't - would surely mess with the electronics.

If they're dual voltage I don't see that there would be any problem. I don't think pal/ntsc is an issue anymore.
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Re: Brining TVs from the US

The most important thing with ANYTHING electrical. Will it accept 220-240v 50hz. If not, don't waste your time. Electrical stuff in Switzerland isn't as cheap as the US but is often a better price than neighbouring countries.
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Re: Brining TVs from the US

I guess it depends on the TV... is it that valuabe for you to consider that?



Either way, I think you can get cheap enough, big enough, good enough TV's in the second hand market.
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Re: Brining TVs from the US

modern flat panel TVs typically now support 110-240v at 50/60Hz and have HDMI driving easier standards of cross-compatibilty.

Unlike the CRT days with PAL/SECAM and power limited to 110 or 220/240v, it is easier.

If you TV can handle the local juice, you are likely going to be able to display some picture from some set top box here.

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modern flat panel TVs typically now support 110-240v at 50/60Hz and have HDMI driving easier standards of cross-compatibilty.

Unlike the CRT days with PAL/SECAM and power limited to 110 or 220/240v, it is easier.

If you TV can handle the local juice, you are likely going to be able to display some picture from some set top box here.

Unfortunately this compatibility you are suggesting is not the case for the majority of models that are sold in the USA/CAN/MEX market that are also assembled in Mexico. The NA market is large enough for them to just sell 120v - 60Hz models and save $$ on the dual voltage module.

The OP can look on the back of the TV and will quickly see if it is 120v only.

In any event, the prices of 55" and 65" models in CH continue to drop while the quality continues to go up. The two major players being of course LG and Samsung. I would suggest that some of the "fire-sale" prices that get posted on English Forum in the "I found a deal/bargain" thread..." would be as good as American prices.

Why not liquidate the TV in the USA and start with a fresh 2021 model here. Since models change in the fall, prices will continue to drop over the next months.
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Re: Brining TVs from the US

Just check the back of the TV to see whether the TV is compatible with 50 Hz and 220 V.

If the TV has a HDMI port, then you won't have any issues with the signal either if you connect the TV to a set box using HDMI.
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