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Anyone Taken their TV back to the UK?

Old Sep 16th 2019, 7:20 pm
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Hi

Has anyone taken their TV back with them to the UK? How did you do it and how much did it cost please?

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Old Oct 2nd 2019, 11:21 am
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That sounds crazy... Why would you ever think this is worth it considering the shipping, chance of damage and the fact that the same TV is available in UK
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Old Oct 2nd 2019, 4:00 pm
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That's not answered my question
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Old Oct 2nd 2019, 6:40 pm
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The answer is - "It is not worth it."
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Taking TVs back to the UK is un-British.
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Old Oct 3rd 2019, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by Standanista View Post
Taking TVs back to the UK is un-British.
Never ever known of any Brits who have taken their TV back home.
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The flux capacitor in a foreign TV will be different - you won't be able to use it in the UK unless you reverse the polarity on the incoming signal amplitude regulator.
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Originally Posted by nottmbantam View Post
Never ever known of any Brits who have taken their TV back home.
I took a TV back to the UK once. It went into the container with all the other stuff.

As weasel said, the amount of rework I had to do on the flux capacity was quite expensive and not really worth it - same for the XBOX, I also had to reverse the polarity on the BSUSB port.

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Default Re: Anyone Taken their TV back to the UK?

Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
The flux capacitor in a foreign TV will be different - you won't be able to use it in the UK unless you reverse the polarity on the incoming signal amplitude regulator.
He might be ok if he can get Dr Emmett Brown to make a slight tweak on it.
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Why bother? You’ll soon get sick of watching Saudi programmes on it.
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Old Oct 3rd 2019, 1:37 pm
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Default Re: Anyone Taken their TV back to the UK?

I am moving to UAE (Abu Dhabi) soon (the opposite of this article) and I am wondering if it is worth to ship my 55" Sony smart TV. I guess Etisalat/DU come with receiver boxes anyway, so it should work, right?
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Old Oct 6th 2019, 12:29 am
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We brought our TV back to the UK with us in 2015 - why replace it when it was working fine and was effectively "free" to ship in the container with all our other belongings?

It was properly packed in its own wooden crate by the shipping people and it's still our main TV to this day. Obviously there's no need to modify it at all, it uses the same mains voltage (and 3-pin plug) as the UK and your Sky/Freeview/cable box plugs straight in via HDMI.

I guess Etisalat/DU come with receiver boxes anyway, so it should work, right?
Yes, any UK TV will just plug and play in the UAE, and of course vice-versa.

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