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Old Aug 9th 2020, 10:04 am
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Hi,

We are thinking of buying a new smart TV before we move to NZ as it will be cheaper than buying one there, and we'll probably have more choice. I have read that TVs will work there as long as they have a digital input such as Freeview, but what I am wondering is whether it will still be usable regarding the apps on it such as Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime etc. Does anyone have any experience of this?

Thanks very much,
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Just out of interest, what's the make & model of tv plus it's UK price and we'll have a look how nz compares. Don't get me wrong, some things are way more expensive in nz but tv's are normally a decentish price. Deffo more but not worth shipping over, perhaps if you've got a container full anyway though maybe!
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Bear in mind UK warranty is null and void in NZ.

Just buy one here.
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I’ve been looking at a 50” LG 50un80006lc which I can get here for £550. Haven’t seen that model on any NZ websites, and comparable ones are more expensive. Good point about the warranty, but we are not moving for 12-18 months, so will be out of warranty by then anyway.
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It is true that equivalent items will cost you more in New Zealand than many other parts of the world.

I found a 50 inch 4K TV on one of the NZ electronic retailer sites for about $1500 https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/t...rod190103.html so that would be about £750.

Among the costs you will have to pay when moving from one side of the world to the other a saving of £250 on a TV is trivial so I wouldn't bother if I were you unless you really want that TV now.

For my Parents' generation, a television set was a major purchase and once made was something that they would live with for years. The technology is moving on quickly now though. Two years ago we paid $3000 for a new 50inch TV - the same model can be bought now for $1000.
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Originally Posted by Framps69 View Post
Hi,

We are thinking of buying a new smart TV before we move to NZ as it will be cheaper than buying one there, and we'll probably have more choice. I have read that TVs will work there as long as they have a digital input such as Freeview, but what I am wondering is whether it will still be usable regarding the apps on it such as Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime etc. Does anyone have any experience of this?

Thanks very much,
Mark
Hi, yes that will be ok coz we took our TV from UK to NZ and all apps worked fine and on other way around we have now moved back to UK and TV bought in NZ also worked here.
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