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Hi,

I am purchasing my televisions for my move to France (Brittany)

Coming across verbiage (see below) regarding digital reception.

Would be wildly grateful if someone would confirm that this TV can be used
in France.

Thank you so so very much.

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This is a multisystem TV. All Multi System TVs in the market do not have a digital TV tuner: What does this mean? To watch digital channels (ATSC Broadcasting in US and DVBT broadcasting overseas) you need a digital source/tuner like a cable box, digital tuner, satellite service, etc. To get the best quality video on this TV you need a source that has a digital connection like HDMI or component Connections:  HDMI Input  PC Input  RS232C  Component Input (Y/Pr/Pb)  S-Video Input  Composite (AV) Video Input  Composite (AV) Video Output Audio Output: RCA: L/R x 1 Dimensions and Size:  691mm Wide X 454mm high X 186mm deep with stand  691mm Wide X 520mm high X 122mm deep without stand

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Old 2nd May 2010, 05:40 PM
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To watch digital channels (ATSC Broadcasting in US and DVBT broadcasting overseas) you need a digital source/tuner like a cable box, digital tuner, satellite service, etc.
That sounds exactly like the one I picked for the same reason. Basically it will work fine as long as your TV source is through a "box" like cable or satellite or from a DVD player etc.

The reason is recently in the US analog broadcast signals were ended and they switched to digital signals for people with antenna (aerials). In those situtaions ONLY this TV will not work as it has no tuner to receive them. Should not be a worry for you but confirm with the TV signal provider in Brittany.

Karin, pm me with when & where in Brittany you are headed - I'm over there next week for a while doing some research, I'll be staying in and around Vannes. Two brains from SoCal might be able to figure more out ;-)

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Hi,

I am purchasing my televisions for my move to France (Brittany)

Coming across verbiage (see below) regarding digital reception.

Would be wildly grateful if someone would confirm that this TV can be used
in France.

Thank you so so very much.

Karin

Product Description
This is a multisystem TV. All Multi System TVs in the market do not have a digital TV tuner: What does this mean? To watch digital channels (ATSC Broadcasting in US and DVBT broadcasting overseas) you need a digital source/tuner like a cable box, digital tuner, satellite service, etc. To get the best quality video on this TV you need a source that has a digital connection like HDMI or component Connections:  HDMI Input  PC Input  RS232C  Component Input (Y/Pr/Pb)  S-Video Input  Composite (AV) Video Input  Composite (AV) Video Output Audio Output: RCA: L/R x 1 Dimensions and Size:  691mm Wide X 454mm high X 186mm deep with stand  691mm Wide X 520mm high X 122mm deep without stand
Agree that it will probably work. However, you need to check to make sure that it will work on 50Hz/240V (it most likely will) and get an outlet adapter for it. Personally, unless you're going to be here for only a short period of time and will move it back with you, I think you're better off buying a TV here. TVs are one of the few items we felt weren't expensive compared to the US.

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I think you're better off buying a TV here. TVs are one of the few items we felt weren't expensive compared to the US.
There are some really good reasons for buying in the US - the first is that it is a multi-system and can be used here in the US before leaving and after returning. Second, unless you also buy a region free DVD player, you won't be able to watch any DVD's that you take with you.

If I'm right and Karin is quoting the specs on a Sony model - that TV is considerably cheaper in the US - I've done the same research. Good choice Karin

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I tend to agree with dijid - you're better off buying a tv here, based on what sort of reception you'll have in France. Most folks have television either through their Internet provider or use some form of satellite service (which already allows for the digital channels through the decoder box). It's fairly rare to have only antenna reception - and honestly not worth it. The broadcast channels here in France aren't really worth watching. (There are some programs from the US shown in Version Multi - but for that you have to have satellite or Internet service to get the original soundtrack.)

We've got a region-less DVD player and I've had only limited problems playing back DVDs purchased in the US on our PAL/SECAM television. (Limited problems = two DVDs that won't play on a regionless player, so I watch them on my computer.)
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I tend to agree with dijid - you're better off buying a tv here, based on what sort of reception you'll have in France.Cheers,
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Sorry Bev, I'll say it again. I've checked the Darty website and the prices quoted for the TV model I'm thinking of buying is way cheaper in the US. Secondly, it's multi-system and multi-voltage so will work anywhere - I could use it now here then move to France with it. Third, it will come with English language manuals and remote control. To me this is a no-brainer.

And if you are having issues with your region-free player, it's not truly region-free. The ones sold at the reputable stores in the US are guranteed to play any DVD anywhere, mine does on DVD's purchased in Europe, Asia, USA and self recorded

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The one in the intial post doesn't have any SCART inputs. Doesn't mentioned how many HDMI. If you're going to add a DVD,AV receiver,sat box etc you need to think about the inputs. RCA jacks don't help alot really.

Isn't France selling TVs with builtin DTB tuners yet? If so you'll need to add the cost of the DTB box to the intial TV cost.

I honestly don't see the point of hauling a TV. A 32 inch TV is basically 300 Euros. It'll meet all EU specs. Will have the right inputs.

One of the reasons US sets can be cheaper is the lower US standards on power use. IIRC California is trying to get EU style power standards for TVs and that fight is causing fights.

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Sorry Bev, I'll say it again. I've checked the Darty website and the prices quoted for the TV model I'm thinking of buying is way cheaper in the US. Secondly, it's multi-system and multi-voltage so will work anywhere - I could use it now here then move to France with it. Third, it will come with English language manuals and remote control. To me this is a no-brainer.

And if you are having issues with your region-free player, it's not truly region-free. The ones sold at the reputable stores in the US are guranteed to play any DVD anywhere, mine does on DVD's purchased in Europe, Asia, USA and self recorded

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David, cheaper isn't always better. And, if you buy that tv less than six months before you move it to France, you'll pay the difference (about 20%) as VAT on import. You also won't need the ability to deal with NTSC here in France so you won't have to buy a multi-system tv anyhow.

As for the DVDs, certain studios have a form of encryption on certain DVDs that make them unplayable on a regionless DVD player. They've acknowledged that they are doing that - but it's only used for a very few titles.

Add to all of the above, television just isn't the "gotta have" appliance here that it is in the US. Programming isn't all that great (certainly here in France) and there is plenty to do outside the home. You can buy a "home cinema" rig in some of the big stores here, but honestly that's not all that tempting and I know of no one here to aspires to anything like that. It would be a pity to haul all that equipment over here and then find you don't actually use it or don't really have a place to install it. (French homes are considerably smaller than those in the US.)
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NSTC is often used for camcorder etc playback. My EU TV supports NSTC. So do my EU satellite boxes.

What are manuals like in France? Aren't they like the rest of the EU? My TV came with a set of tomes in 27 languages.

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Manuals depend on the manufacturer. In some areas (mostly with French manufacturers), you may get a manual only in French and Flemish. With most international manufacturers, you get a multilanguage manual, including English.

For any larger manufacturer, you can generally download the manual in English from their website.
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