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Magnavox TV not working in the UK

I bought a LCD TV in USA and have got it back to the UK and bought an electricity converter which works fine. However i cannot seem to tune the TV in at all. I select auto tune and it dosent find any stations.

My question is: Does a tv bought in the USA work on a different frequency that in the UK (and therefore will not work in the uk)

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There are several multi system VCRs that will convert all inputs to all outputs. If I remember correctly Samsung made an inexpensive one. Dont know if you will want to go this route vs buying a new PAL tv.

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You should be able to use this TV, but you won't be able to use the built in TV Tuner because it is in fact an NTSC tuner which does differ from PAL tuners. You'll need to buy an external TV tuner or just rent a cable box from you cable TV company or satellite provider. Then hook it up to your TV using the composite R/G/B connection on the back. This should do the trick!

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To my knowledge, the UK Video Standard is PAL whereas the US Video Standard is NTSC. Unfortunately, each standard is incompatible with the other. All other technical specs are also incompatible such as TV bands used, frequency allocation, TV channels used (UHF only for terrestrial TVs versus VHF low & hi, UHF). A TV Channel represents transmitted frequency for video and audio which is also different.

Not unless the LCD TV is capable of multi system which you can verify with the Owner/User's Manual, then it will not work.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Re: Magnavox TV not working in the UK

I don't know about the frequencies being different or not, but to get to youse your TV you can use the tuner in an old VCR if you have one sitting around.

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