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Using a US Beovision in the U.K.?

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jjihonor
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jjihonor posted on Tue, Apr 18 2017 12:09 PM

Hi there. Does anyone know if there will be a compatibility problem using a Beovision 11 bought in America here in the U.K.  Voltage reads 100-230v at the back so no power issues.  Are there other (nasty) surprises though like PAL tv system, etc?

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John

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John

The UK has no analogue TV transmissions,  so if you have no inbuilt digital tuner, you will need an external receiver connected to a scart socket.

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Hi. Thanks for responding.  I imagine you are referring to terrestrial tv.  I'm assuming things like Sky box, blue ray player, etc can be used via hdmi without issues.

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Andrew replied on Wed, Apr 19 2017 10:16 AM

I would confirm the voltage with B&O as we are 250V - probably need something to supress any spikes - also we are 50Hz and US 60Hz - don;t know if it makes any difference to a TV but it does to clocks etc. Anyway, to be on the safe side I would check with B&O before plugging it in - unless advised otherwise by someone who has had experience of it.

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andy_js replied on Wed, Apr 19 2017 11:26 AM

Actually we're 240V officially.  230V unofficially so as to be compatible with our neighbours on the continent.

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In my view you will not have any problems with the mains power because B&O have been using global Power supplies for sometime.

However, I think one of the main issues you will face is the wireless Powerlink as they vary by country/group of countries. The US uses what B&O call the WPL HF variant called HF1 and Europe including the UK use HF2. This is linked to the approved frequencies in each country.

Regards Keith....

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Andrew replied on Wed, Apr 19 2017 2:43 PM

Ahh - 240v learn something new every day - no sure why I thought it was 250.

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