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I'll be moving overseas in a few months and I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to bring my current Kuro 500m or buy something new, such as a Panasonic plasma. The Kuro is no longer covered under warranty and I think I would need a power converter for it to run at 220 volts. I no longer have the original box and I'm concerned about it making such a long journey across country on a truck and then across the Atlantic. The Kuro is a great tv, but I'm not sure if it's worth it to keep.

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I'll be moving overseas in a few months and I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to bring my current Kuro 500m or buy something new, such as a Panasonic plasma. The Kuro is no longer covered under warranty and I think I would need a power converter for it to run at 220 volts. I no longer have the original box and I'm concerned about it making such a long journey across country on a truck and then across the Atlantic. The Kuro is a great tv, but I'm not sure if it's worth it to keep.
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Even with the original box and packing material there would be a good chance that the TV won't survive the trip across the ocean (considering that so many 500Ms were arriving broken in the box just from the assembly plant in Los Angeles). I also don't know the long-term effects of using a power converter since the TV is designed for a 60hz system and Europe is 50hz. You can get a good price for it here in the USA, then apply that to a shiny new VT50 or GT50 when you arrive in Europe.

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Good point. That may be the easiest and best solution. Any idea on what a professionally calibrated 500m could sell for?
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Good point. That may be the easiest and best solution. Any idea on what a professionally calibrated 500m could sell for?

Recently (prior to moving) I put my 500m on the market. Depending on the buyer, you are looking at 1500-2200. Ultimately, I decided to keep it and drive it myself to my new home (survived the trip).

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After following up with a fellow AVS member I was able to confirm that the 500m will work at 220v/50hz, but I'm still debating whether or not to keep the 500m. Is the vt50 the most comparable plasma to the Kuro? I will need to make a final decision in the next week.
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I agree, sell it and buy a TV when you're there. Having a localised model means the internal tuner will support the local broadcast system too.

The power supply board inside of the television should have its power system support written on it.

Can your Kuro accept 50Hz video inputs used outside of North America?

If Blu-ray means something to you take your Blu-ray player with you. Europe is region B and many titles have only been released on Region A locked discs.
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