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TV & VCR Suggestion       started by PaulM on 01 Jun 2004   (1488)
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From PaulM

01 Jun 2004 10:05 PM
(5618)
Just a suggestion about TVs & VCRs: as Aussiemove suggests, you can get them modified. As an alternative, I bought a digital set top box for $250. It has two SCART outputs, one to connect to the TV, one to the VCR (if your TV/VCR are less than 10 years old they probably have SCART connectors too). This way I didn't need to get the TV or VCR modified. I get the same free to air channels as on analogue (like FreeView in the UK) but some of the channels have 2nd, 3rd etc. e.g. Seven Digital 1, 2 .... Currently these just carry all the same programs but I assume they will at some stage carry different stuff.
From thomasarice

To PaulM

06 Jun 2005 10:48 PM
(16812)
Hi Paul, Coming over next year (2006) - heard that if you get Foxtel then you don't need to do anything with the TVs' as it is via a scart connection - is that true? Cheers, Tom
From Andrea

To thomasarice

06 Jun 2005 11:35 PM
(16815)
Just to answer - it IS true. Also, tv's work if you get an Aussie video - to get the sound as that's where the problem lies. We bought a cheap second hand one from Cash Converters (for the kids playroom) and the tv is as good as new.
From thomasarice

To Andrea

06 Jun 2005 11:58 PM
(16818)
Thanks Andrea. Wonder if you can shed some light on this? Was reading the forums about Fridges/freezers that they need to be 'de-gassesd' (I know about the ban on CFC's), this is knew to me?
From Andrea

To thomasarice

07 Jun 2005 12:03 AM
(16819)
No not convinced about that . We certainly didn't have ours degassed, and it was clearly marked on our customs forms that we had a fridge. Bear in mind though, that freezers here have to work very hard here, and I've read lots of posts saying that UK versions aren't up to standard for the heat here. So think twice about bringing one. We brought our small larder fridge and use it purely for beer (and other drinks) and it DOES struggle a bit. It was only 12 months old too.
From thomasarice

To Andrea

07 Jun 2005 12:12 AM
(16820)
Thanks again Andrea. Could I ask a fovour? If possible could you let me know what things I should take over and things not to bother about?
From Ushas

To thomasarice

07 Jun 2005 11:45 AM
(16837)
Hi Thomas, Just a few things... we brought our english telly, plugged it in, auto-tuned it and it works no problem at all. We didn't bother with set-top boxes or videos or anything. Some do, some don't I think is the moral of this story! As to what to bring...it depends on what yo've decided to book. We booked a 20ft reefer. And it was surprising how much space was left at the end. There are lots of 'silly' bits and pieces that I think, why did I get rid of that! But at the same time it was nice to HAVE TO cut down on the clutter. Ush
From annemoss

To Ushas

07 Jun 2005 4:41 PM
(16840)
Thomas How much did your 20 foot reefer cost you. anne
From sap

To Andrea

07 Jun 2005 9:34 PM
(16855)
Hi, Like to add we brought over our fridge and separate freezer from England 2 yrs ago. We've had the freezer 12 yrs and it was second hand then, the fridge is about 6 yrs old. Both items are housed here in our garage, the fridge holds our beers/wines. Both work excellently, with no problems. I would advise to bring if already bringing other items, as would have cost a few hundred dollers to buy the equivalent here. Sue
From Ushas

To annemoss

08 Jun 2005 10:22 PM
(16874)
Hi Anne, Our's cost
From annemoss

To Ushas

09 Jun 2005 1:06 AM
(16878)
Hi Ush Thanks for that, which company did you use and do you have any contact details. Anne