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  1. #1

    Default Taking LCD TV to India

    Hi,

    My parents are visiting us in the US right now. They want to take a 30 inch LCD TV back to India in May.

    Any idea about how to do this?

    I mean ...

    1. How much extra the airlines would charge?
    2. How much would the customs be?
    3. Will there be insurance provided by the airlines?
    4. Any other issues or problems you might be aware of? (I know the TV needs to be multi format capable NTSC/PAL)
    5. Is it worth it?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Regards

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    Exclamation Talk about technical stuff ...

    ... a standard United States LCD TV will have only NTSC for color, so it will not work as a regular TV or Television in India which conforms to PAL standards.

    If you're planning to use this "TV" as a computer monitor, then you can consider taking it to India.

    Also, remember Indian power voltage is 240 volts while the United States has 115 volts. So, again unless your TV has dual power or international switchable power inputs, you will need a good expensive transformer to convert the power appropriately.

    Airlines will not charge anything additional, other than what they charge for an extra box/package as shipped with your baggage.

    You will have to tackle Indian customs on your own and if you have the knack and know how to deal with them, you can get away easily, else, you pay through your nose.

    You get good LCD TVs in India which will work with Indian PAL standard and 240 volts and you'll get local warranty as well as support too.

    I would suggest you buy a good bigger 42" or 46" or 50" TV in Indian only and have it installed by a local store.

    Good luck.

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    1. Depends on dimensions of the box. If oversized, oversize rates will apply. Otherwise, it will be considered as one piece of baggage. The airline website should tell you what their charges are.
    2. http://www.immihelp.com/nri/india/travel/dutyfree.html
    3. No. They just cover if it is lost and not if it is broken.
    4. N/A
    5. If that was a personal question, I would not do it.

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    I completely agree. They should purchase such LCD TV in India. There is no point in buying in US and taking it to India. Simply too many hassles.

    Same goes true for most other electronic devices such as cell phone. For cell phone, have to have unocked phone, different power adaptor and so much other stuff. Just not worth it.
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    and you get cheaper and way cooler phones in India.

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    Default LCD TV for India

    Hi,

    It depends on the Size, if its 40 or 42 inches it can be a checked baggage with airlines. Mostly its under 47 lbs.
    Voltage - 100 - 240v there are couple of models available in bestbuy/Amazon / Fry's were you can get a 42" LCD - LG for about $700 - $800. PAL / NTSC - Unless you watch basic Dordhasan Channel which will be in PAL don't worry about that. cause Most of the TV's and Bluray Players are multi Region (NTSC/ATSC/PAL/QAM) which will work.

    With all the new satellite Channels available now in India It will have a convertor for multi region signals.



    Hope this helped

    Sendil K

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    Sendil I have looked through all the LG tv's being sold by frys don't see any that show Pal compatible?

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    I wonder which LCD/Plasma TV 42" or above is under 50 lbs with the box on? The box size would definitely exceed the airline check in total length requirements. Don't forget. Customs is based on the value of the item as per their list. If you buy a TV on sale for $500 and the cost of the item is RS 50,000, the tax will be based on the 50,000 Rs.

    I am not a lawyer and you need to consult with one to validate any info posted on the forum and discuss your case specifics. H1b Question? Read the FAQ first.http://www.immihelp.com/visas/h1b/h1-visa-faq.html

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    Default Blu-Ray Player and LCD for India

    Quote Originally Posted by ameryki View Post
    Sendil I have looked through all the LG tv's being sold by frys don't see any that show Pal compatible?
    When You use a SET-UP Box (Reliance Big TV / SUN Direct / Airtel) you don't have to worry about PAL / NTSC cause they all relay DIGITAL Signal.
    except Coaxial cable every other cable will work (Red-Yellow-White / S-Video / HDMI / Optical). If you are looking for a BLU-Ray player with built in 100-240v check out Visio-VBR110 available @ Target or online for $180+

    http://www.vizio.com/vbr110.html

    Hope this was helpful.

    Sendil K

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    Default LG LCD TV's under 50lbs. for India 100-240v

    [QUOTE=txh1b;181770]I wonder which LCD/Plasma TV 42" or above is under 50 lbs with the box on? The box size would definitely exceed the airline check in total length requirements. Don't forget. Customs is based on the value of the item as per their list. If you buy a TV on sale for $500 and the cost of the item is RS 50,000, the tax will be based on the 50,000 Rs.[/QUOTE

    Check @ Fry's Electronic there are couple of 42" LG's- (100-240v) and Samsung(110v only) available which is less then 50 lbs which include the box. or check any make/model details specifications it will give its dimensions and weight of the box as well.

    Sendil K

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