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Hi everybody,

I've got a GRUNDIG LCD TV bought in the UK and i want to know if it's going to work in france.

The model is GU32 BLKS. Multisystem AC 230V. 50hz. 140 Watts

I need to know if that particular tv is a pal+secam one.

Does anyone know?

Thanks for your help!
 

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Hi everybody,

I've got a GRUNDIG LCD TV bought in the UK and i want to know if it's going to work in france.

The model is GU32 BLKS. Multisystem AC 230V. 50hz. 140 Watts

I need to know if that particular tv is a pal+secam one.

Does anyone know?

Thanks for your help!

Can't give you a definitive answer re that particular make of Telly, but SECAM is being phased out in France anyway....
 

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thanks for you answer.

i understand than the french are trying to go PAL but it doesn't mean my TV is going to work in france...

Does anyone got an idea??

thanks!
 

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Other than PAL/Secam issue (which may not be a problem, as you state, and only concerns analogue broadcast), the bigger issue is compatibility of digital (terrestrial) broadcasts. I think Freeview tuner built into UK TVs may not be fully compatible with French digital broadcast (called TNT), and you may have to get a French set-top box (not a big problem I'd have thought) - it may cost around 50 euro. While you may get a picture and sound with your UK box, you may not be able to use interactive service (red button) etc. Your set will receive French analogue channels, no problems. There used to be a problem with audio sub-carrier between PAL I (used in UK) and PAL B/G used on mainland Europe (different frequencies), but most sets nowadays are multistandard and can get sound.
 

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Actually, IIRC, SECAM is only a color system. Worst possible case, if you're receiving SECAM signals on the television and it isn't set up to take them, you'll see your program in black and white. But I think most LCD televisions these days are more or less good to go, no matter what system they're on.

Most folks here in France don't rely on analog tv anymore and have either cable or satellite, either of which should work just fine with your television.
Cheers,
Bev
 
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