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220-240V television to be used in Uzbekistan

by SochuPrime / September 18, 2016 11:16 AM PDT

Hello everyone, I am currently trying to find a tv to purchase for my mother in law and then hopefully ship it to her. She lives in Uzbekistan so there are a couple concerns. One being the voltage requirements which I believe the standard over there is 220V. The second being the video standard. I know it isn't NTSC but does that mean it is PAL?

Can anyone help with giving me some information? I tried doing some searching on ebay and amazon for 220V tv and didn't really find a whole lot of matches. They seemed to be much higher priced than what we would pay over here. Any thoughts?

Thanks everyone!

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I believe for digital, Uzbek may uses DVB-T
by Pepe7 / September 18, 2016 7:59 PM PDT

In the analog days I believe they were actually SECAM, like France and Russia were instead of PAL. This makes sense since they were a Russian republic. By now probably already on DVB-T if not very soon. This means if your mom uses a typical set top satellite box, most 'multi-system' digital HDTVs (not analog) would work regardless since you would use an HDMI cable to send along the MPEG stream after it was decoded in the box.

That said, have one of her friend's younger tech-savvy kids tell you what's up w/ the broadcast systems there. For use abroad I find the TVs and advice @ world import (here in Chicago near O'Hare airport) to be awesome. Might still be cheaper than buying one in Uzbek, depending on shipping charges/tariffs (if any). See here:

http://www.world-import.com/tv.htm

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That sounds like lots of hazzle.
by Oldartq / September 18, 2016 5:06 PM PDT

Just send her the money and let her get it there. She'll love you just as much, it's the thought that matter.

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And the hazzle begins.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2016 5:33 PM PDT

Some countries the import tariffs are more than your savings. And forget that warranty as most are just good for the country of purchase. Then you have the Smart TV that is regional.

I would not do this.

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