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Old 17-07-2016, 09:15 PM   #46
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Useful info on shipping:
http://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2016/0...d-options.html
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Old 03-09-2017, 02:51 AM   #47
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Hello!

I'd like to first apologise if my questions seems stupid, or if it is in the wrong thread. It's my first time on discussion forums and I'm pretty lost as to the general rules governing HWZ. Please let me know if this does not belong here, and I'll promptly delete it and move it to the Sony TV thread! Also, please excuse me if I accidentally offend anyone as a result of this post.

I've read through the thread multiple times to try to find an answer to my questions but haven't been able to. I'm terribly sorry if the answer to my questions can be found in the thread - please be assured that I'm not trying to be lazy, and not read before asking. Okay here goes:

I'm actually interested in buying a Sony 49X900E (US version) from Amazon because its so much cheaper than the 49X9000E (European/SG version). The product is sold by Amazon with a 1 year Limited warranty i'm guessing is only valid in the US. Nevertheless i'm considering asking Sony if they would sell an international warranty for that (but this is not the purpose of the post).

My questions stem from two differences I found between the X900E and X9000E specifications, namely the voltage output, and the ATSC/DVB-T2 receiver.

1. Both the X900E and the X9000E has "AC 110-240v 50/60hz 19.5DC" specified in their power/voltage output. Does this mean that this TV can be plugged into a power source with output between 110-240v, and hence I would not have to purchase a step-up transformer to convert from 110v to 220-240v as in the older US TV models?

2. The X900E has a ATSC receiver (i'm ignoring the analog receiver since SG is going to phase out analog by end 2017) but SG broadcasts on DVB-T2. I'm not planning to use the TV to watch local SG programs, but rather to use it as a second screen, for PS4 gaming, for the TV's android TV and Smart TV functions, and all the free movie/TV show apps available on the google play store. Will the lack of a DVB-T2 receiver prevent me from doing the above?

Additionally, if I want to hook the TV up to a mio box (or similar), will the lack of a DVB-T2 receiver in the X900E prevent me from doing so, and can this be corrected by purchasing a DVB-T2 receiver to add on to the X900E?

Sorry if these questions seem silly - I've been googling for the past 2-3 days but haven't been able to find the answers.

Thanks guys!
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:24 AM   #48
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@zatzar, can buy no issue
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:56 AM   #49
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I'm curious how you're going to ship it to Singapore
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:38 AM   #50
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I'm curious how you're going to ship it to Singapore
Either ezbuy or vPost. Shipping + GST adds another $200+

@touchme : thanks!
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:38 PM   #51
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Hi ZarZar

Just curious did you get your TV?
I'm thinking of buying exactly the same model 49X900E :-)
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:43 PM   #52
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Hi All,
I have alway been using my Citibank reward master card to purchase online from USA. But recently heard about Prepaid Mastercards in USA.

Any service that we can use to:
1. Buy USA Dollars at a REALLY good/better rate
2. Put that USA Dollars into a Prepaid Mastercard
3. Use that USA Prepaid Mastercard to order things to ship back.

I really trying to see if there is something better then that stupid 2.5% fee + mastercard's really bad exchange rates.
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Old 28-12-2017, 05:08 PM   #53
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Either ezbuy or vPost. Shipping + GST adds another $200+

@touchme : thanks!
Sony Singapore gives 5 years warranty for all their TV. My friend's Sony TV spoilt one month before the warranty period ends, no spare part available and got a current model albeit no warranty as a replacement set.

Is it worth the hassle to buy from overseas???
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:22 PM   #54
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Sony Singapore gives 5 years warranty for all their TV. My friend's Sony TV spoilt one month before the warranty period ends, no spare part available and got a current model albeit no warranty as a replacement set.

Is it worth the hassle to buy from overseas???
I think buying from overseas really hassle. Wen u want to use the warranty will alot of problem
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:46 PM   #55
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There are company doing this and selling the export set with 1 year warranty. I calculated, They still have some profit, but will provide 1 year warranty.

Sony Singapore gives 5 years warranty for all their TV. My friend's Sony TV spoilt one month before the warranty period ends, no spare part available and got a current model albeit no warranty as a replacement set.

Is it worth the hassle to buy from overseas???
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Old 14-01-2018, 07:17 PM   #56
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Anyone used reshipper /package forwarder to ship Monitors to SG from USA?
Have any to recommend?
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