Should work absolutely fine.Submitted by Capo Boi on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 18:22
Thanks Capo Boi .... I seemSubmitted by gabrielledi on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 18:36
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you are rightSubmitted by adriatica on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 03:31
when we moved despite the TV saying it worked everywhere did and does not function in italy... you either get sound or picture...its now used for games... so in the past they didnt do what they said because Italy uses a diferent set up and from what capo boi says it now seems that they will tune into the Italian way of doing things... so your memory does serve you well...
Thanks Adriatica!Submitted by gabrielledi on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 17:25
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Adriatica, think this isSubmitted by Capo Boi on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 07:51
Adriatica, think this is because the sound channel in Italy is on a different frequency from that in the UK. (Certainly was with analogue). With newer tv's the frequency can be changed from the menu settings. Gabrielledi, if you want to be absolutely sure I'd phone up lg's technical help desk. I'd hate you to take over for nothing. However, virtually all new brands of tv will now work in Italy. Also, when moving its best to have the tv in an upright position. This puts less pressure on the screen.
Thanks Capo Boi - neverSubmitted by gabrielledi on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 17:28
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Thanks Elliven - I had lookedSubmitted by gabrielledi on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 17:31
Try the TV Set Up menuSubmitted by alan h on Mon, 08/31/2009 - 05:57
TV AND ELECTRICAL HELPSubmitted by christine+c on Mon, 06/28/2010 - 07:46
hi everybody, could someone give me some advice please, we are moving to the Abruzzo region quite soon and I need to know, before I sell everything, if my tv, computer and various electrical tools (drills, sander etc) will work on the Italian circuits. Hopefully they will and save us re-buying everything, any advice would be very much appreciated...thank you...christine
Christine ........Submitted by alan h on Mon, 06/28/2010 - 10:18
They all should work fine - but remember that your electric supply will probably be limited to 3kW - so you may neeed to make sure that you don't have too many things at once. 2 things;- TV - will need re-programming for the italian signal - see earlier responses in this thread kettle- don't bring one - they invariably blow the circuit as they take too much power
In reply to Christine ........ by alan h
alan h is correct.............some friends of mine have moved into a house locally and plugged in their electric toaster (1.4kw) and their electric kettle(1.8Kw).......together they total more than the total 3Kw, so with all the other LITTLE things running (fridge freezer, TV, radio, computer,lights etc) you can guess what happened! I think Enel (electric suppliers) HAVE to provide 10% more than your nominated supply amount, so if you have a 3Kw supply, you will be provided with 3.3Kw. You can upgrade in (I think) 3Kw chunks, so 3,6,9 etc............ We have 6Kw here and it covers all of our needs including pool pump etc. We use gas hob for our cuppas. Good Luck, S
Think green! Most ItaliansSubmitted by bunterboy on Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:24
Think green! Most Italians get by with 3kw or less and so can you. Just plan ahead. As it happpens the Italian motorist had the smallest carbon foot-print in Western Europe for many years, largely because of the horendous cost of petrol, however recently , Italian Autostrada have started to resemble the Autobhans of Bavaria -so hello gas guzzlers!! Things may change ofcourse.........
One tip for longevity of yourSubmitted by castel on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 04:05
One tip for longevity of your electric plug ins, mark one side of the plug as top, that way you avoid reversing the polarity every time you plug in. Were on 3kw, can run washing machine, pool pumps lights, tv no prob, put the oven on as weel and will almost cetainly trip the electric, plug in a couple of hairdryers and guaranteed to trip the leccy
Castel> One tip for longevitySubmitted by Serrano on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 04:25
A tip ..................Submitted by alan h on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 04:28
Take a few UK multipoint extension leads with you when you move. Remove the plugs on them and replace with Italian plugs. Then you don't have to change the plug on every appliance you take over, [though you may wish to over time] and you won't have to throw phone chargers etc away and buy new ones. Also useful when [if] you have visitors with all their paraphernalia
Hi Serrano I should of beenSubmitted by castel on Thu, 07/01/2010 - 07:14
Hi Serrano I should of been more specific, german friends of ours maintain that constant switching reduces life span of appliances - no idea how true this is. The other point is when using UK appliances via an adapter. I dont think many of them any sort of polarity protection.
electricalsSubmitted by Patz on Thu, 07/01/2010 - 13:03
Hi, Christine. I don't know about the TV but your computer should work fine. I brought several of those continental adaptor things with me for electrical appliances such as my hand blender, food mixer, etc as I am attached to them! I also brought an electric kettle with me as they are expensive here. Then I got an electrician to change the plugs on the appliances I use most often. Everything will work OK on the adaptors but it does mean you use more electricity. In Italy you have to get used to not having everything on at once. Pat