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Old Dec 20th 2015, 11:04 pm
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Hi there.

Im planning on shipping my 49 inch LG 4k TV to USA when i move out there.
Ive checked that its compatible already and it is.

My question is, Why don't places like Interparcel and Transglobal express accept TVs above 32 inches (even using UPS etc through them) even though the carriers themselves accept TVs?

I have been looking at Fastlane, and they seem to be the only option ive found other than going direct. Can anyone recommend any other service?

I was thinking about taking it on the place as luggage with me but i figured it would get trashed and be effort to lug it around and i dont think the car i have would be big enough >
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Too great a risk of damage, probably uninsurable.

Sell it and buy in the US. Amazon will sell you a 60" LG 4k TV for $1,600 today. The 49" is $900.

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For a small Tv like that, sell it and buy new here.
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Sell it and put the money towards a new one in the USA. You'll probably get more TV for the money.
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Honestly, don't bother. Anything under a 60" TV looks comically small in most houses here anyway.
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Several other issues as well - most TV's are not 110/240V switchable - every TV i've seen is either one or the other.
I would go on about differing standards as well - but in this age its mostly digital so that's not a factor.
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..... in this age its mostly digital so that's not a factor.
The US and UK have different, and incompatible, digital TV standards.
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The US and UK have different, and incompatible, digital TV standards.
No they don't and that was what i was trying to get at, I was referring to the old NTSC/PAL standards, now we are mostly digital its not an issue - that was my point
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No they don't and that was what i was trying to get at, I was referring to the old NTSC/PAL standards, now we are mostly digital its not an issue - that was my point
US uses ATSC the UK uses DVB-T. They are not the same.
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Several other issues as well - most TV's are not 110/240V switchable - every TV i've seen is either one or the other.
I would go on about differing standards as well - but in this age its mostly digital so that's not a factor.
Our UK purchased LG TV is auto sensing 110/230V, so we brought it over in the container. It does just fine with our games consoles as we haven't bothered with cable or satellite subscriptions. If we did it would work quite happily via an HDMI cable from the set-top box, so diifering standards would not be a problem either.
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US uses ATSC the UK uses DVB-T. They are not the same.
This! Sir Eccles beat me to it.

Anyhow, let me Google that for you.
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Originally Posted by sir_eccles View Post
US uses ATSC the UK uses DVB-T. They are not the same.
For terrestrial broadcasts yep - forgot about that bit as i was more thinking of the set top box setup and the connection into the TV via HDMI etc - my bad
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For terrestrial broadcasts yep - forgot about that bit as i was more thinking of the set top box setup and the connection into the TV via HDMI etc - my bad
Yes as long as something else is doing the hard work, like a cable box, dvd player or roku.

Still less hassle to sell and buy a new one though.
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Yes as long as something else is doing the hard work, like a cable box, dvd player or roku.

Still less hassle to sell and buy a new one though.
Agreed - the voltage is the bigger issue! I'm selling my 65" 4k TV for that very reason, and a 55" one
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You can buy a larger 4K tv for under a grand. Forget the shipping and just buy a new tv over here.
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