Off to the States at the Weekend

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by GlynJones, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. GlynJones macrumors 6502

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    Chaps,
    Getting married tomorrow and we are off to New York for our honeymoon.

    I'm after an Apple TV box but may get one while in NY. The question I ask is will it work okay here back in the UK. I'm just a bit concerned about the internal power supply what with the USA using a different voltage.

    Thanks for any replies received.

    Glyn.
     
  2. PseudoWoobie macrumors newbie

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    Hey Glyn,

    The Apple TV's voltage requirements are 100-240, which would cover the 220V used in the UK. The only thing you would need to pick up is a UK power plug (or just use it with a plug adapter full time).

    Congrats on the wedding!
     
  3. GlynJones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.

    Looks like a visit to the Apple store on 5th Ave is on the cards.

    Glyn.
     
  4. Trekkie macrumors 6502a

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    only other concern is isn't the US NTSC and everywhere else PAL? Or does that only apply to the coax connection and not to HDMI/Component connections?
     
  5. gkarris macrumors 604

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    720/1080 is the same across the globe...

    New York honeymoon? I guess we Americans take NY for granted...:p

    Fun city...
     
  6. GlynJones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Always wanted to go there. Really looking forward to it. Been catching up on CSI:NY all week :eek:
     
  7. petsim macrumors newbie

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    Did it work?

    Hi Glynn,

    I am quite often in the US and plan to make the same move and buy my ATV over there and bring it back to Europe. Did it all work for you, does the ATV work seemlessly in Europe?

    Thanks,
    Peter
     
  8. theBB macrumors 68020

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    The Apple TV supports PAL as well. Here are the main supported resolutions:

    1080i/60
    1080i/50
    720p/60
    720p/50
    576p/50
    576i/50
    480p/60
    480i/60

    Kevin
     
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    All of North America, all of the Caribbean, 1/3-1/2 of South America, Japan, Bangladesh, Philippines, South Korea, and others.
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it'd technically be cheaper to buy it here in the US if you're here anyways.
     
  12. Spritey macrumors regular

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    In Northern Europe the pay is generally okay, thus prices and taxes are much higher. So you get more for your money in the US. The most important difference however, is the horrible state of the US dollar
     
  13. theBB macrumors 68020

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    Well, US prices do not include sales tax, so you will not be saving all of the apparent price difference. Still, the difference is about $70, I guess it is worth it.
     
  14. GlynJones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi Peter,
    Yes, I got the AppleTV 160 and it works a treat back here in the UK. You only have to snip the plug off and replace with a UK one or if like me you have an old "figure 8" lead then use that. With taxes it cost about £210 which is quite a significant saving on the UK price.

    Glyn.
     
  15. theBB macrumors 68020

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    You can also buy a plug adapter, which sells for about $3 at Luggage Center type of places. It does not convert voltage, just a mechanical adapter so that you can use US male plug into European female on the wall.
     
  16. petsim macrumors newbie

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    Great

    Good to hear that Glyn! Next time I am in the US I will bring me one home, anticipated savings about 100 Euro on the 160Gb version. Not sure about my next schedule yet, but I may even be able to pick it up in New Hampshire and thus saving on sales tax too :)

    Peter
     
  17. savar macrumors 68000

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    The British pound is also strong relative to the dollar, so I would expect it to be noticeably cheaper here in the US if you're coming from the UK.
     
  18. Subiklim macrumors 6502

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    First of all, Apple ALWAYS charges non-US customers more, no matter the value of their money.

    Secondly "the horrible state of the US Dollar". You should have paid more attention in economics. You think it's horrible just because other monetary systems are valued higher? It seems like it's better for us (lower prices), makes it so more people by our items over seas (again, lower prices), and it means that we have more foreign investors in the dollar.
     

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