Originally Posted by Hisma
Just find one on ebay or the local online retailer. Most likely you'll get something made in China no matter where you get it. 500W should be good, you want that cushion just in case, and you can bring other stuff with you if you have it & don't wanna sell it (like a receiver). A 500W will likely have passive cooling, which will make it quieter than the giant ones that need air cooling.
Some serious av'ers might suggest you might also need a power conditioner, but I say don't over-think it
. I had a receiver, plasma TV (power hog), and a sub-woofer plugged into a 1000W transformer, and I ended up unplugging the fan on it b/c I barely drew more than 500W. Went 2 years w/o a hiccup.
Thx for helping
now I'm more confused after a response from a user here in another thread, below his answer
Originally Posted by sneals2000
The 50/60Hz issue is very real. If your US TV doesn't support 50Hz sources you won't be able to connect a European set-top box successfully via HDMI. Finding out whether your US TV supports 50Hz can be a challenge.
If you have a PC or Mac with HDMI output, try connecting it to the HDMI input of your TV and then checking what refresh rates your PC says are supported in the graphics drivers or resolution control panels (it may be in the advanced section). If you have a 60Hz only set you will probably only see some or all of the following : 23,24,29,30,59,60Hz (in a mix of progressive and interlaced versions) If you have a 50/60Hz set you should also see 50 (and possibly 25) in the list of supported refresh rates (again in a mix of progressive and interlaced).
If you can select one of the 1280x720 or 1920x1080 at 50p or 50i or 25i (depends on nomenclature) and get a picture, congratulations, your TV supports 50Hz HDMI.
If 25/50 isn't reported or if selected doesn't work (unlikely as the TV should tell your graphics drivers what refresh rates it supports via EDID) then bad luck, your TV has no 50Hz support.
I found it a great trick, except it made me more confused, I tried that first on my Samsung F8500, it surprisingly showed all refresh rates including 50Hz 25Hz. I tried it on the LG EA9800 (only 23,24,29,30,59,60 displayed, no 25 or 50Hz displayed). I went to Bestbuy with laptop and HDMI cable, basically only 3 TVs F8500, OLED samsung, RCA displayed 50Hz, rest including LG, Sony, Panasonic, Vizio did not(tried 15 TVs or so)
What does it mean? have no idea, I would have been more confident if LG did show 50Hz but it's not the case. Many users in R2i forum have taken their TV to india with good results.
Do you still have access to that panasonic TV, can you try the trick
(connect tv to laptop via hdmi, right click on desktop
, then click screen resolution
, then click advanced settings
, then graphic card
tab or monitor
tab, then drop down menu screen refresh rates