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Old Aug 3rd 2011, 8:23 pm
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Those blue stickers are now in our passports. Shipping companies are getting contacted and the snowball seems to be getting bigger very quickly as we near our target date of mid November. Can any one tell me without a shadow of a doubt......... Do LCD Flatscreen T.V.'s work in N.Z. Got a big'n and a little,n and i dont really want to get rid. Also, Does the X.Box 360 operate ok when bought in the U.K. Also D.V.D. players and discs , what's the score with them. Also C.D.'s. Do they play in Kiwi car players. If anyone knows anything on this whole subject can they let me know. Cheers
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Those blue stickers are now in our passports. Shipping companies are getting contacted and the snowball seems to be getting bigger very quickly as we near our target date of mid November. Can any one tell me without a shadow of a doubt......... Do LCD Flatscreen T.V.'s work in N.Z. Got a big'n and a little,n and i dont really want to get rid. Also, Does the X.Box 360 operate ok when bought in the U.K. Also D.V.D. players and discs , what's the score with them. Also C.D.'s. Do they play in Kiwi car players. If anyone knows anything on this whole subject can they let me know. Cheers
TVs probably not: http://www.broadbaseimmigration.co.u...and-radio.html
DVDs maybe - depends on region, but if you take a European player then you will be ok for European disks
CDs - no problem
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We brought our flat screen LCD tv and it works fine, having said that, NZ tv is absolutely awful so we also have sky.
DVD player works fine too, as does our UK bought X Box 360..
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CDs play in the car, no worries. LCD telly works, everything works really.....

But your new NZ-purchased DVD will not work in your UK XBox - we discovered after settling down for a cosy Saturday night in watching a new DVD purchase

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Also D.V.D. players and discs , what's the score with them. :
I think most brands and models can be changed usually by entering the appropriate code via the remote. If you search the internet for something like 'DVD player region compatibility' or 'DVD region change code' you should be able to find a site that'll give you instructions for removing the region lock.
We've done this for our main player and it's not had any side effects. So we can watch the DVDs the children get sent by their aunt in NZ. Couldn't find a code for the portable in-car DVD player though
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Take a look :

http://countrycode.org/tv-standards

New Zealand has PAL B/G that is very common and compatible with modern TVs.
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Those blue stickers are now in our passports. Shipping companies are getting contacted and the snowball seems to be getting bigger very quickly as we near our target date of mid November. Can any one tell me without a shadow of a doubt......... Do LCD Flatscreen T.V.'s work in N.Z. Got a big'n and a little,n and i dont really want to get rid. Also, Does the X.Box 360 operate ok when bought in the U.K. Also D.V.D. players and discs , what's the score with them. Also C.D.'s. Do they play in Kiwi car players. If anyone knows anything on this whole subject can they let me know. Cheers
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Flatscreen i.e. modern t.v.'s such as yours will work ok. Old t.v.'s would get picture not sound. Our flatscreen works, our old portable t.v.'s don't. Remember to bring an internal ariel in case there's no external ariel arrangements in your nz house. If you have a printer, bring a couple of spare ink cartridges with you. Our Hewlett Packard printer is not zoned for NZ even though we purchased Hewlett Packard ink cartridges from a local store in NZ. Go figure !
They will switch off the analogue t.v. signal in NZ in September 2013.
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http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...tv#post8152666
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=586997
are old TV threads
the analogue TV in NZ will only get you a handful of channels
a UK freeview receiver is no good
best to come over and get a freeview receiver, either via the aerial (if you have the correct aerial and good signal) or via satellite (many homes/rentals already have the dish aimed at the sky satellite which carries free to air channels).
many of the UK DVD players are multiregion (UK=region 2, NZ=region 4).
if not then you can check out remote hacks (to make the player multi-region with the remote control), etc at dvdhelp/dot/com
personally I'd bring it all, as Trademe is a good place to unload or buy stuff
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