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Do LG OLED TVs sold in the US support dual voltage?

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I am planning on purchasing an LG OLED 65" (2017 model) in the US to take back to India. From what I understand, most LG TV's sold in the US support dual voltage (100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz), except for the OLED TVs which are 120 Vac, 50-60Hz.

I was wondering if the internal power supply board inside the OLED TVs actually support dual voltage and that the sticker on the back of the panel does not represent the actual input voltage, which is the case with some Samsung TVs sold in the US. (cnet/forums/discussions/samsung-power-supply-are-dual-voltage-627995/)

I have visited Best Buy and they currently have an OLED65B7A -U Open Box model. I plan on asking their Geek Squad department if they would allow opening up the panel to check the internal power supply, but I'm not sure if they would cater to such a request.

Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks!
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Short answer - no. 100-240v 50/60 hz is known as a universal power supply and lg oled tv's are 120v. which means to make it work in your country you would have to use a voltage converter. and you cannot use any voltage converter like a simple adapter, the voltage converter to convert from 120 to 220/230v would have to support the power consumption load of the oled tv, that is the converter would have to be rated to support wattage (power) that is equal to or more than the oled tv model consumes.
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other than using a converter, your other option is to buy in your country or if you must import, do it from uk or europe to avoid voltage issues. however i would not suggest importing an oled from anywhere simply because the oled panels are currently getting plagued with lots of issues and lg wont honor warranty for a unit purchased from another country (unless you have a provision you could send it back to the country you purchased it from for repair if the screen develops issues).
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I've searched for power supply boards on Ebay from US model LG OLED TV's and have found that they are indeed 100 - 240V, so I assume it should work with no issues.

ebay.com/itm/LG-OLED55C6P-U-Power-Supply-LGP55L-16OP-EAY64289202-/371906246077?hash=item569756f5bd:g:8P0AAOSwCU1Y3Ad 1
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i'm in asia and my importer flatly said importing oled from the u.s. will not work without converter. i do not know what product you are looking on ebay from some seller and assuming that to be fact.
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Here is a link to a power supply board from an LG-OLED55B6P-U (US Model). The last image in the link clearly shows input voltage AC 100 - 240 V ~ 50-60 Hz, hence the assumption.

ebay.com/itm/LG-OLED55B6P-U-Power-Supply-LGP55B-16OP-EAY64389001-/371907969955?hash=item56977143a3:g:btUAAOSww3tY3qb k
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your links are not working but i certainly won't go by a power supply sold on ebay by a third party seller.
apart from the voltage issue, you dont seem to considering the oled panel issues either. if you've been paying attention, screen uniformity issues are a common occurence on current oleds, if the oled has banding or vignetting out of the box or develops these issues after some usage you would not have an easy way to get it serviced.
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