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I know that there must be a good reason, but I'm curious what it is. In the projector forum you hear talk about people who have bought there projectors from ********** for half price? I notice that they sell different receivers in Japan. Are they somehow incompatible with use here. I am planning a trip to Japan within the next half year and I was wondering if this is something I should be looking into.
 

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I am guessing that the voltage is incompatible. Japan operates at 100V/50Hz and we use 120V/60Hz. Unless the equipment has a voltage selector, it won't work properly in the US w/o a step down transformer. Some DVD players use switching power supplies in which case they will work anywhere.
 

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Thats because they have a world power supply that can do anywhere from 100V to 240V and 50-60Hz. Lots of laptops are like this too.


Most receivers with their high, precise power rating, do not have a switching PSU like this.
 
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