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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 5:57 pm

Sturart - as mentioned, the majority of people have some form of cable so as long as you have the usual inputs you'll probably be fine. HTH, Mr. P

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Re: Plasma TV's

Postby Splatted » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 1:07 am

stuartb wrote:Pleaae can anyone help me. I have only just today been advised i am moving to Singapore in 1 months time. I currently live in Japan (Tokyo) and have a 50 inch Pioneer plasma, about 1 year old. Does anyone know will this work in Singapore?
I don't want to ship it to find out it will not work....



I'd sell it.

Singapore voltage is about 220 Volts, if I'm not mistaken.

Japan is 100-110V.

I've also found that in our particular flat, we get a lot of electricity spikes, so electronics have a much shorter life in Singapore compared with the same product used in Australia. With that in mind, is your warranty an international one?

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Postby stuartb » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 10:57 am

Thanks Splatted appreicate your feedback. Yes Japan is 110-120 volts and so i was considering buying a transformer. However as you say if you get a lot of electricity spikes maybe i should just sell it.
Will just have to buy a new one in Singapore

Looking forward to getting there now.

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Postby Splatted » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 1:24 pm

stuartb wrote: However as you say if you get a lot of electricity spikes maybe i should just sell it.


Well, our particular HDB building seems to have a lot of spikes. I can't speak for everyone though.

Over the last 4 years, the main TV in lounge died, our bedroom TV died, my semi-new Compaq computer died 2 weeks ago during a thunderstorm. Prior to this, the mother board had been replaced under warranty 3 times, LCD monitor was replaced under warranty - twice.

Overall, we haven't had a great run.

If you do decide to bring it, perhaps investing in an uninterruptable power supply with built in surge protection wouldn't be a bad idea. Depends on what your tv is worth, I suppose.


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