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Old 08-27-2014, 06:52 PM - Thread Starter
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SONY KDL-42W653A USA Compatibility Issue

Hello Community,

I have been searching for a year now for an LED HDTV that has excellent SD upscaler because I watch mostly international channels that only broadcast at 480i resolution. Another one of my major requirements for the TV would be a very low input lag as I play shooter games very often on the PS4.

I finally stumbled upon the SONY KDL-42W653A, a 2013 model made for the UK and the Asian market. A review done from CNET stated its spectatular SD upconversion capability and SD picture quality.
Here is the link:

Another review done from HDTVTEST.CO.UK stated that this TV broke all records with a jaw-dropping input lag of 14.6
Link to that:

This TV was exactly what I had been looking for until I discovered it wasn't made by SONY for the U.S. market. Through desperation for it meeting my requirements I went ahead and ordered it from someone on EBAY until I realized it wasn't universal as I stumbled on it's manual which doesn't clarify its specific voltage and HZ frequency but rather a bunch of other SONY models. This is what the manual stated:

Power and others
Power requirements
19.5 V DC with mains adaptor
Rating: Input 220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz

Here is the link to the manual and the information posted above is on the 5th page of the manual:

Here are my questions. I really want to keep this TV but can I make this TV work in the U.S. at peak performance even though I believe it only runs on 220-240V and 50HZ? What will I need to make it work? Or if you have any recomendations for an American model LED TV that meets the requirements I've been seeking?

I appreciate the input and help in advance.


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