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Will my Amrican LCD TV be supported in European?

ChadTv
01-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Hello all,

Recently I bought new LCD TV (SONY KDL-46Z5100) and in few weeks Im moving to Europe for few years.
I searched the forum for computability issues and found the following:

1. Electric voltage and frequency (110 vs. 220 & 60MHz to 50MHz).
2. Tuner differences (NSTC vs. PAL & ATSC vs. DVB).
3. Warranty.

The TV model I own support 220v and 60MHz and Im willing to take the risk of nonsupport warranty.
The things that do concern me are:

1. Is there any differences in HDMI standard or is it universal? Will I be able to see HD movies with European BluRay via HDMI connector?
2. Is there a way to convert DVB into ATSC? Is there any external dongle for that purpose?
3. The TV has motionflow of 240Hz (4 pictures), I checked SONY European models and they have motionflow of 200Hz.I assume this is related to the electric frequency (60Mhz vs. 50Mhz). As my TV supports 50Mhz does anyone know if this feature (motionflow) will be available? In other words is the TV capable to downgrade itself into motionflow of 200Hz?

Im really looking for your help, Sony customer center constantly say we dont recommend it without explaining why or answer those questions.

Thanks in advance.

HiDefRev
01-17-2010, 11:05 PM
Basically, the answer is - It won't work there . Sony is correct. First you have to change the input voltage, which is not a big problem as you can buy adaptors for that. However, the TV will NOT work with the European PAL system, nor will it work with a 50Hz signal. AFAIK, the only thing it will work with is a US spec Blu-Ray player ( if you have 120Hz/220Hz adaptors for both ), and playing US spec Blu-Rays with it. Additionally, the "200Hz Motion Flow" has absolutely nothing to do with the electrical input. THAT 200Hz is the REFRESH RATE of the TV. Seriously, I would definitely consider selling it, and then purchasing a new one in Europe, as this one is, for all intents and purposes, useless in Europe. :(

ellmonte86
01-18-2010, 12:43 AM
I am willing to babysit the TV for you while you are away across the pond for a few years. That's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

HiDefRev
01-18-2010, 01:55 PM
I am willing to babysit the TV for you while you are away across the pond for a few years. That's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

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