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TV and Dvd players. Are they compatible?

Postby MandCSalmon » Tue 13 Feb 2007 15:51

Hi everyone. :shock:

I have just been confused by some of the replies concerning TV and DVD players. :(
I have a Sony LCD colour TV and a Sony DVD recorder/player.(Both only just over 12 months old)

Both the shop where I bought them and Sony themselves told me that they would not be compatible with the Oz television transmission system.
I would like to take them out with us when we go hopefully in the next 6 months but who is right ?

Question. Will they be compatible? :idea:

Mike and Connie. St Andrews. Scotland

I'd appreciate any comments from anyone whose experienced taking TV's etc out to Oz.

:shock:
Soon to be in Melbourne we hope
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Postby SSue » Wed 14 Feb 2007 00:43

Hi Mike and Connie,

Australia works on a different system to UK, and as you've been advised by Sony themselves, no they wouldn't work. However I do believe that now you can have them altered or buy a top box which will solve the problem.

It would still be a gamble though, and as they are both quite new, you shouldn't have a problem selling them in UK. My advice would be to do that and buy new here.

Just my opinion though,

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Postby cj321 » Sun 15 Apr 2007 02:37

Hi Mike and Connie

As Ssue says the transmission system is different BUT you should get a digital box once you are in Australia. An SD (standard definition) one is less than $100 and is similar to the 'Freeview' system in the UK although don't expect as many channels yet. You can also get an HD (High Definition) box if your TV is HD ready. These are in the region of $200. You can connect either of these to any TV and you will get a much better picture than with analogue TV.

Hope this helps
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Postby davii » Wed 26 Dec 2007 01:15

Other than what has already been mentioned, I take it the actual electrical supply itself is the same?

Am bring computers, music gear and so on, that have the standard "kettle lead" type sockets - will this be a case of just changing the lead to fit Aussie sockets?
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Postby cj321 » Wed 26 Dec 2007 06:32

davii wrote:Other than what has already been mentioned, I take it the actual electrical supply itself is the same?

Am bring computers, music gear and so on, that have the standard "kettle lead" type sockets - will this be a case of just changing the lead to fit Aussie sockets?


The electrical supply is fine for all UK equipment. If you have british multiway adapters then you could leave the UK plugs and just put an ozzie plug on the adapter, this is useful if you have three or more items to plug in at a single location, ie computer equipment or TV equipment.

Hope this helps
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Postby davii » Fri 28 Dec 2007 00:55

Cheers Chris :)
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Postby pmforster » Thu 08 May 2008 14:44

The SD TV I brought from the UK works fine here at picking up the analog channels.

My UK digital set top box doesn't pick up the Aussie digital channels. So I got an Aussie set top box and connected it to my TV - works fine.

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