Will a Hong Kong TV work in the UK?

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  1. #1

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    Will a Hong Kong TV work in the UK?

    Hi folks,

    Probably an easy one I know, but I don't have a clue...

    Will a Hong Kong digital TV work in the UK? If it's got a built-in digital tuner, will that pickup freeview back in the UK?


    Thanks,
    chump


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    According to Wikipedia it's not possible.

    You could use a set-top box though (that you buy in the UK) and connect it via one of the AV inputs.


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    Ok thanks,

    Does anyone know if its possible to buy a TV in Hong Kong with built-in DVB?

    Maybe one destined for the UK that may have become lost in a shipping/lorry incident? :-)


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    If anyone is interested in this, the answer appears to be that you can buy TVs in Hong Kong with built-in DVB, despite the fact that Hong Kong uses the Chinese digital standard instead.

    However, I found the same single model of TV everywhere I looked - a 37 inch Phillips model, advertised as made in Europe.


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    TVs

    A friend of mine bought a TV in HK and I then used it in the UK. However, this was pre-digital, so don't know whether things have changed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raccon:
    According to Wikipedia it's not possible.
    Lol, no pretentious shit there,

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia:
    It shows that Hong Kong no longer adheres to technical standards in the UK and EU after the handover.