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Can i take PAL LCD TV to the USA?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by nealos, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. nealos

    nealos Member

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    Folks,

    i've been transfered to the states from next month and would like to know if i can take my PAL Samsung LCD Series 5 TV to the states NTSC? I understand that it will need a transformer to change the voltage, thats a given, but what about the Frequency and general change to an NTSC environment.

    All help welcome.

    thanks.
     
  2. ps355528

    ps355528 Regular member

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    these days it shouldn't be a problem.. unless it's been specially produced for "europe only" to stop the watching of 60hz/525 broadcast media. Does it do "pal 60" .. if so then you should be just fine except you might not get colour.
     
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    attar Senior member

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    To receive OTA broadcasting in North America, the TV requires an ATSC tuner.
    A converter box with composite or S-Video output might be an acceptable substitute.
    The converter outputs NTSC video - I understood that the likes of PAL sets in the UK could accept it.
     

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