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revelinluxury


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10/04/2009 16:02

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Hi. Please can somebody tell me what type of TV runs in Northern Cyprus is it PAL or NTSC? look forward to any help. regards kim and Chris.



pilgrim



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10/04/2009 16:18

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Either I think, my uk and Trnc purchased TV's both work Ok.



Tbl62


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I bought a flat screen tv/dvd combi over from UK (ARgos) it works fine- if that helps?



Brinsley


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10/04/2009 16:20

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New TVs are multi-standard ie secam, pal etc so will work anywhere in the world. Check with your retailer first.



Richard



elko2



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10/04/2009 16:37

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It is definitely PAL. A TV made for UK will need some modification if you intend to receive any stations directly over the air without the use of a satellite dish. If you use a satellite receiver and a scart cable, it will work without any problem.



Technical explanation for those interested in the matter: The sound and vision is carried on the same signal but the separation between the two is different in the two countries i.e. one uses 5.5 MHz and the other 6.0 MHz just to be ackward!! So all you have to do is take your TV set to a TV shop and have the relevant crystal replaced for a small fee.

ismet



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10/04/2009 16:55

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elko2



Are you sure about multi-standard TVs not working? Went through all this years ago when living in Paris.



Richard



elko2



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Brinsley,

The multistandard tvs may be able to receive PAL/SECAM/NTSC but I the trouble is that both TRNC and UK use PAL but with a difference. Of course nothing is beyond automation these days. So it is possible that the new multistandard TVs may cope with all the differences. I am not in this line of work and therefore I am not up to date with the latest developments. You may be right.

ismet



Brinsley


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elko



Cannot remember exactly but the French system was secam but different frequencies to their Colonies in Africa and the Dom Toms, but multi-standard from USA (then) worked. These days new TVs on the remote, via the menu you can choose which TV standard to use!



Richard



mmmmmm



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11/04/2009 14:47

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OK



Sorry to "bore" but here goes...



The "idiot's" guide to TV stds - as it applies to CY !



UK TVs operate on Pal-I.. most European TVs - incl all of CY are Pal-BG.. as Ismet points out the SOUND is the "issue".



If one tries to view local - CY tv channels via an aerial- you will see the picture on a UK tv but NOT the sound.



Not many UK Tvs are built to work on both PAL stds



BUT:



don't despair !





If you view Sat tv - you'll be suing a SCART / RCA ( red/ yellow/ white sockets/plugs/ S-Video / HDMI) - these BYPASS the TV tuner.. so a UK TV is perfectly acceptable for Cyprus viewing of Sat TV !



If / When CY goes digital - via the tv aerial- using a set-top box - like UK Freeview- you'll even be able to watch local tv, too ;)





If anyone is lost - please ask !



elko2



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11/04/2009 15:16

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Marky,

Thank you for conforming what I wrote in msg. 5 above. But I am trying to work out how you actually "see" the sound



Marky wrote "If one tries to view local - CY tv channels via an aerial- you will see the picture on a UK tv but NOT the sound."



ismet



keithcaley



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11/04/2009 15:28

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msg9,

Philips may be the exception to the rule then, because all Philips TVs that I've seen in the last 6 years or so, allow you to set the 'country' in the install menu (not just the OSD language) - this selects the correct sound system etc., and mine works fine on a UHF aerial here, doesn't help me to understand the Turkish though...

I don't know what other brands have similar features.

Keith.



mmmmmm



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Dear Izzie, re msg 10



Thank you for the lesson in English grammar ;)



stevie-d



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11/04/2009 16:56

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We brought 2 from the uk both work fine.

stevie-d



keithcaley



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11/04/2009 19:08

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stevie-d,

Makes?

How old?

I won't ask for model numbers, 'cos you'd either end up crawling round the back, or telling me to **** Off

Keith.



mmmmmm



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12/04/2009 09:54

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Hi Keithcaley, re msg 11



"Philips may be the exception to the rule then, because all Philips TVs that I've seen in the last 6 years or so, allow you to set the 'country' in the install menu (not just the OSD language) - this selects the correct sound system etc., and mine works fine on a UHF aerial here"



>>>> good point!... trouble is - when I was looking to import UK spec tvs to CY as part of a bundle offer with HD boxes - no-one would offer me a guarantee that the spec would remain consistent and the ability of Philips tvs to work in CY would continue.



If you ask in most TV shops in the UK if it will work on PAL-BG - they will not have a CLUE :(



I often find some "clone" unknown brands DO have PAL-BG :o



The point is.. if you don''t want to watch local TV via the aerial- a UK spec TV is fine ;)



elko2



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12/04/2009 10:01

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Msg. 13

Stevie,

Can you be more specific please? Are you using the normal aerial, not a satellite dish. to watch the TV?

ismet



stevie-d



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12/04/2009 14:38

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Hi keith & izmet sorry cant remember the makes I`m in Scotland right now, we are not going over until May. 26"lcd & 32"lcd ( not expensive think the 32" was 289 and the 26" was 189 ) got some turkish channels using indoor ariel then got sattelite dish installed work perfect.

stevie-d



stevie-d



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They were new last year.

stevie-d



skymanturkey


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Message Posted:
14/05/2009 13:19

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When the time buying Tv. First asking; this Tv export or not? new systems tv's not change 6.0 Mhz to 5.5 Mhz.

Export tv not need change systems and working Cyprus.



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