I have a question regarding electrical properties of a TV set which I hope the experts of this forum will be able to answer.
I have a 3-year old Sony KDL40W4000 TV which is in perfect working condition. It was bought in Europe and, according to its specs, works with 220-240V 50hz electrical current.
Now, I'm moving back to Canada in a few months and since I thought it wouldn't work there, I've been looking to sell it. But the best price I saw someone get for the same model on a used goods site was 300CHF, whereas I paid 1350CHF for a new one, 3 years ago...
That's why I've been doing some more research on what it could take to make it work in Canada. I've found out there are step-up converters like this one
which could be used to feed the TV with 240V current.
Where I'm not sure is whether the 50Hz frequency will be a problem or not. I'm talking about the electrical current powering the TV, and not the frequency of the TV signal; I'm using the TV as a HTPC monitor only, so the TV signal is a non-issue.
I've asked Sony support specifically for their opinion on this, and the only response I got was that Sony does not recommend using European devices in America, which I understand from an "official" point of view, but I'd still be interested in finding out what would really happen if I would plug it in a step-up converter in Canada.
So, I'm hoping the nice people of this forum can shed light on my issue. Recommendations are appreciated.