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Panasonic 65S60 Plasma - Moving from US to UK

Hello everyone.
I am moving from the US to UK and I have some electronics that I would like to take to the UK,
I have 2 Panasonic S60 Tv sets which operate on 120v 60hz. Power in UK is 230v 50Hz. I have a step down converter, so voltage is not a problem. My main worry is the frequency.
Will the 60Hz to 50Hz be a problem for this TV set?

Also, We have Sky TV. I was told that since the Signal is HDMI, the PAL/NTSC difference won't matter.
Is that correct?

Please, let me know. I have a week to either load it to the container or sell it.

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Clarification Request
You will need a new HDTV for the UK

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Sell it and buy one there that works with PAL & SkyTV. That's what's required. Keep in mind HDMI is not really signal but a type of connection that is capable of carrying various types of signals that are encoded in many ways.

FWIW, unlike 99% of the models sold here, many of the HDTVs sold across the pond are multi-system, and will also work here if you ever decide to move back stateside Wink

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HDMI question

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I thought HDMI converted the signal into MPEG/MPEG2.

I checked with panasonic and the frequency won't matter for the tv. THey said that as long as it is step down to 120v instead of 240v it would be ok.

Now, Signal is my only problem.

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Maybe.

In reply to: Panasonic 65S60 Plasma - Moving from US to UK

Look at the power input area and see if it supports 50Hz. But that's just the beginning of trouble. The video system is different there and there are long posts where folk complain over and over.

I suggest you don't do this.

While PAL/NTSC should not have mattered over HDMI, it appears that folk still have troubles.

http://community.expatica.com/forums/topic/26173/can-i-use-my-us-bought-hdtv-ready-tv-in-holland for example is my first hit on google.

It would be a shame to move such a nice set and discover it's a fine monitor for your PC.

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The Wikipedia entry still makes my head spin

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Signal

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So, yes... I see that we use ATSC vs DVB-T.

But some forums say that HDMI sends in MPEG/ MPEG2 to the tv, which would make the signal irrelevant...

I need to figure this out before I pack up and move.

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Thanks for that.

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It might be used as a PC display but many things fail beyond that. My standing advice is to not move such things that far.

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Trouble.

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I'm having trouble opening the page, but I am amazed on how hard it is to get info on this.,

No one seems to have tried it.

I may take the TV there just to make youtube videos. ehehehehe

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There is no 'maybe'

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There is no 'maybe'. Half of my family lives scattered across the globe, and the rest of us slug it out here. Been there, done that (lots of calls in the middle of the night for support as such).My comments are 110% golden, amigo. You will need a new HDTV for the UK. The hardware inside your current Hdtv cant handle DVB-T, etc
Look through the link I sent and also the user manual PDF to see which system the UK & S60 support. Connect dots Wink

Cheers

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