Re: Slovak wedding gift
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "jcotteret"
>Another good point, Jacques. I would add, however, that there are
> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Guzowski" <guzowskip@>
> > Greetings,
> > Good point about the frequency of European current, Jacques. Some
> > electronics and appliances are frequency sensitive.
> >Hi group ,
> One more point about gifts offered to Europeans.If you intend to offer
> DVD's, make sure you are sending "Region Code 2" DVD's and not
> a "Region Code 1"one as sold in the US and Canada, otherwise they won't
> be able to play them on current DVD players sold in EU.Moreover a lot
> of European DVD players don't play the NSTC Standard, but the Pal/Secam
> Many apologies for this additional drawback.
region-free DVD players available in Europe and the US but one has to
seek them out and they are more expensive. Chances are that the
average person buying a DVD player at someplace like Tesco, Wal Mart,
or the like got a machine limited to the region where it was
purchased. That said, both the DVD player and VCR that I bought in
Europe while recently there would play NTSC on a PAL TV. Still, this
can be very confusing for someone who hasn't dealt with it before.
Paul in NW Florida
- A few items: I never had a problem changing from 50 hz to 60 hz or
vice versa on anything from an American stove in Europe to many
electonics, cameras and laptops.
However, carefully check the inport duty! A few years ago there was a
33% import duty on electronics, making such a give prohibitively
expensive for the recipient. What import duties may be with the EU
today I cannot say.