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Using KDL-60R520 in Europe

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I got this TV from Costco.ca. The TV itself is awesome but strangely it says 120V and 60Hz only. I have a old Sony LCD and a LG Plasma and two smaller Samsungs. ALL are multi voltage and multi frequency (meaning 110-240V and 50/60Hz). This is the first TV that I see as a 120V and 60Hz only. I called customer service but they seemed clueless and I got the normal "No you cannot as its 60Hz required. Danger Danger........

My issue is that I am moving to Africa and buying a TV there is close to impossible. I have to take one with me. I have a PAL to NTSC converters (HDMI) and I am told that the Satellite receivers there can output to HDMI. Sooo....the only issue is voltage

Has anyone used a 120V and 60Hz TV on 120V BUT 50Hz? Any issues.

There are no motors or so in a TV sot theoretically I feel it should work, but theoretically any switching power supply (like in all flat panels) should be 50/60hz anyway. Why is Sony particularly stating NO YOU CANNOT

Anyone having some actual experience?
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Anyone?
Does anyone has experience using a 60Hz only TV in Europe with a transformer?
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You won't have a problem as long as you don't fed 230V AC into 120V directly, without a step-down power transformer.
Power supply electronics are analog nature and will fluctuate regulary, there is yield range of about +- 5% to 10-20% etc.
I use here a 230V/50Hz AC to 110V/50Hz AC, 75W step-down transformer with a 110V/60Hz NTSC DVD player without any problem.
SONY is covering theirs, in case something goes wrong outside the specs.
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