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Old 8th October 2013, 08:52 PM
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Great question--and one I'm currently researching, too.


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The 110 conversion is a good point, one I was going to make and promptly forgot. : )

Finding real hotdogs for that hot cooker is a whole other thread lol

My next trip I'm considering using wheeled Igloo coolers as my luggage! Just stuff in a collapsible duffel for the trip home to US.
The holiday cheesedogs are really good. Small dogs but very tasty

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Dear mcalleyboy...thanks for the moving information. I'm planning for Subic Bay, April 2014. Planning ahead I was thinking of bringing a new TV until I found this quote: (((Okay, on the TV thing. I know this kind of news doesn't make headlines but it is something to consider before shipping a TV now. The Philippines National Telecommunications Commission has made their choice on the format for digital TV/Cable broadcasts to be implemented by the end of 2015.
The have chosen to adopt the ISDB-T as their new standard for digital TV. This signal is incompatible with US televisions which have ASTC digital receivers. You can go read up on it by just using the formats for your search terms. This means that unless the cable company there is going to offer converter boxes (if they even exist) to display an ISDB-T signal on a TV with an ASTC tuner, your US/Canadian TV will become useless for watching TV there.)))...!!
I copy & pasted, saved to ask and hoping you can verify this. Actually all expats with their American import TVs may not work soon! Here's another appliance I'm not shipping. Thanks Jerry123
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Dear mcalleyboy...thanks for the moving information. I'm planning for Subic Bay, April 2014. Planning ahead I was thinking of bringing a new TV until I found this quote: (((Okay, on the TV thing. I know this kind of news doesn't make headlines but it is something to consider before shipping a TV now. The Philippines National Telecommunications Commission has made their choice on the format for digital TV/Cable broadcasts to be implemented by the end of 2015.
The have chosen to adopt the ISDB-T as their new standard for digital TV. This signal is incompatible with US televisions which have ASTC digital receivers. You can go read up on it by just using the formats for your search terms. This means that unless the cable company there is going to offer converter boxes (if they even exist) to display an ISDB-T signal on a TV with an ASTC tuner, your US/Canadian TV will become useless for watching TV there.)))...!!
I copy & pasted, saved to ask and hoping you can verify this. Actually all expats with their American import TVs may not work soon! Here's another appliance I'm not shipping. Thanks Jerry123

Large HD TV's are more reasonable here now, not as expensive as before. I thought it had to do with HD TV's but?

The best information I could find on this was a LinkedIn article with many comments, here's the header unsure if I can post the short cut but with this you should be able to find the article.

"Philippine: Fight on the choice of standard ISDB-T or DVB-T2?"

At the end of this LinkedIn discussion there's a short cut to the most current article from Oct 2013.

What I got from the discussion was that it would be cheaper on cell phone products or applications if they switched formats, real cheap on the cost of phones ..... but looks like they battle with the final decision.

Most of my appliances were purchased here because of the voltage conversion issue the real concern is appliances you can't live without besides the TV, high quality espresso machines or ? Your favorite quality crock pot, you can order appliances from a select few companies in the US but the real quality items don't ship to the Philippines or they won't ship them here so the next step would be to have family members ship them in a box another hurdle.

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One of our relatives in the PI is a cable TV provider, I'll check if he knows about this.
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Dear mcalleyboy...thanks for the moving information. I'm planning for Subic Bay, April 2014. Planning ahead I was thinking of bringing a new TV until I found this quote: (((Okay, on the TV thing. I know this kind of news doesn't make headlines but it is something to consider before shipping a TV now. The Philippines National Telecommunications Commission has made their choice on the format for digital TV/Cable broadcasts to be implemented by the end of 2015.
The have chosen to adopt the ISDB-T as their new standard for digital TV. This signal is incompatible with US televisions which have ASTC digital receivers. You can go read up on it by just using the formats for your search terms. This means that unless the cable company there is going to offer converter boxes (if they even exist) to display an ISDB-T signal on a TV with an ASTC tuner, your US/Canadian TV will become useless for watching TV there.)))...!!
I copy & pasted, saved to ask and hoping you can verify this. Actually all expats with their American import TVs may not work soon! Here's another appliance I'm not shipping. Thanks Jerry123
If you've got cable TV, the cable box handles the signal. You would only need a converter box to capture and decode OTA digital broadcasts.

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One of our relatives in the PI is a cable TV provider, I'll check if he knows about this.
He said don't worry....just like in the US 3-4 years ago when it all went digital only and half of us were still analog there will be a converter box....if this happens.

And like overmyer said, those with cable boxes didn't have an issue, at least in the US.
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You may ship some of your items or balikbayan box through filoutlet.com

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I am not certain but I think you are permitted up to FIVE [5] Balikbayan boxes that you can bring with you on the aircraft plus 2 pieces of luggage plus your carryon. The remainder of your personally property, too large to fit in a Balikbayan box, ship via steel container on a vessel that sails. Unless the regulations have changed, you are permitted to import $7,000US in value of personal property duty free, the rest has to be charged a duty tax. This duty tax is charged at the value of the items. There are certain items that cannot be imported, you need to look at the postal service website to see what can and cannot be imported into the Philippines.
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Hi. I am a filipino now a US Citizen. My husband and I decided to move back to philippines due to unstable economy here in the US and the country seems unsafe for our 6 little children.. My question is, we wanted to take our stuff to the philippines since we bought a property in Palawan. How do we do it and how much will it cost. I read something before that you can get a 20 or 40 ft van to shipp goods to the hilippines and also that I can get some sort of one time fee from paying the customs for whatever fee it asks. The problem is we don't know how to start. I wonder if somebody here could help us! We really appreciate your help.
A friend of mine did do this. He and his pinay wife moved from Europe to the Philippines and they shipped everything in their home in a shipping container. I do not remember the exact details but he said they had something like 60 to 90 days to ship those item customs free when they entered the country. He did say an automobile would be tax.

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