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    sorry - i am sure you have already answered this - but i have read on another site that our tellys are no good in NZ.

    Has anyone taken theirs over and if so is it okay??

    Mine are not digital - just normal tellys!


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    Quote Originally Posted by baboonworld
    sorry - i am sure you have already answered this - but i have read on another site that our tellys are no good in NZ.

    Has anyone taken theirs over and if so is it okay??

    Mine are not digital - just normal tellys!

    We have one UK TV left which is just used to play videos. It's totally useless for receiving free to air broadcast-through-the-ether type stuff, but I believe that it could be used as a receiver for Sky.

    Probably not worth bringing - at best they have very limited use here.

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    Have to agree with George, we are bringing a 14" one over for Andrew's PS2 but are selling the rest. I'm going to buy a nice 100Hz one with Progressive Scan in NZ if Anne lets me!!

    Mark. :P

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    I'm going to buy a nice 100Hz one with Progressive Scan in NZ if Anne lets me!!
    Boys and their toys eh !!!!!!!!

    Hubby keeps harping on about some flash bang wallop TV he's planning on buying in NZ.

    We too are just taking a 14" one for the boys PS2.

    Diny

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    We brought 2 almost brand new large tv's with us from the UK (had just bought them before we moved in together & neither of us was willing to budge on getting rid!) - they work on Sky perfectly but don't work on terrestrial TV. To be quite honest if you have a few TV's you're more than likely (unless you have kids) not going to need them as there's not much decent stuff to watch - even on Sky apart from the sports channels!

    Just bear in mind if you do get Sky installed that you tell the fitter before he gets to your house that you have a UK TV as they use a different connection at the back of the TV instead of SCART so will need to have the cables with them.

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    Can you convert the TV?? I mean the TV#s must coem from Japan int he first place so I owuld have thought they all would be basically the same.

    It is a brand new one (well a few months old) and a Sony - which I thought you could buy in NZ. So what is the difference???

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    Has anyone brought a t.v. from the U.S. to play games on? Does that work?

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    US TV would not work. need a transformer to convert 240v to 110v and then convert 60Hz to 50Hz. Sell your US TV and buy a NZ TV when you get here.

    On second thoughts forget the NZ TV there is little worth watching here anyway.

    Even Maori tv loses it's appeal after an hour or so - about when I wake up having watched a bit of the fishing program.

    Jon
    Apparently we (wife and I) do talk to each other more. - quick turn the telly on!

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    Right OK I'm not technical so no poking fun if I get the techy stuff wrong here but we (NZ & UK) both work on PAL system for TV but UK audio is different from NZ audio - so the probelm is that you don't get any sound if you plug your TV in but you can get a picture. I think there may be a way of getting your TV 'converted' - reckon you'd have to take it to a specialist, but I'm too lazy to find out & Ian wanted Sky to get UK footie & the rugby channel so we'll probably never have to find out...

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    Just read last 2 posts after responding to baboonworld - JonSE is right - US TV not worth bringing

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