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nurse
16-07-2009, 18:16
Dear forum

Does anyone know if UK TVs are compatible with Russia? Can we bring ours, or do we need to get one when we are there?

If we need to get one in Russia, are there any expats going home who need to sell one?

Thanks in advance

FatAndy
16-07-2009, 18:40
2 nurse:
Russian standard for color analogue TV broadcast is SECAM (a variant of French one). UK and most of EU uses PAL. But most of TV receivers are multi-standard, so very probably you already have built-in decoder for SECAM. Just read the manual, tec specs section.

If you need to pay extra to transport your TV here, then I think you should avoid this.
See some hot prices/deals on Russian retail network shops (I include only LCD ones, not plasmas, prices in RUB from lowest to highest, exchange rate is around 52 RUB per GBP) to get new devices pricing ideas (although I don't watch TV already around 15 years and don't feel any inconvenience ;)):

M-Video (http://www.mvideo.ru/pricelist.php?lvl=1&class=171&order_b=21)

Tehnosila (http://www.tehnosila.ru/catalog/televizory/lcd_jk/)

Eldorado (http://www.eldorado.ru/cat/2569/)

MediaMarkt (http://www.mediamarkt.ru/products/tv/)


http://www.expat.ru/forum/electronics/ - here is this forum' electronics buy/sell area - you can browse people proposals to sell and post your requests to buy smth too.

nurse
16-07-2009, 23:50
I have children to keep occupied during the loooong winter months! :11629::piano:

FatAndy
17-07-2009, 10:26
Just send them to street for skating, skiing, slaying, playing hockey, making snowmen etc. - it's better than to watch idiotic advertizing, soap operas, cartoons etc. ;)

Bels
17-07-2009, 10:48
And dated 60's and 70's American comedies translated into Russian :snoring:

nurse
17-07-2009, 13:44
Just send them to street for skating, skiing, slaying, playing hockey, making snowmen etc. - it's better than to watch idiotic advertizing, soap operas, cartoons etc. ;)

I couldn't agree more - can you do all that in the parks? Or should I know where the public sports venues are?

trebor
17-07-2009, 14:08
I couldn't agree more - can you do all that in the parks? Or should I know where the public sports venues are?

Choose the place you will live in Moscow carefully if you have kids. Find a place near a park and winter activities will be going on there. Same in the summer.
Sports venues are okay too but will cost money. Ice skating, skiing, tabogoning ect. are all done in the parks.

nurse
17-07-2009, 14:48
Dear Trebor

I'm hoping that Frunzenskaya will be a good location?

trebor
17-07-2009, 14:59
Dear Trebor

I'm hoping that Frunzenskaya will be a good location?

Great location for the centre but no so good for parks.
There are a couple in that area but depends where you're living exactly. Check an online map.
Park Usadba is behind metro Frunzenskaya but i can't say i've been in it.

FatAndy
17-07-2009, 15:43
2 nurse and trebor:
Under "to street" I mean outdoor - sorry, not a native speaker... Yes, in parks it's much better. At Frunzenskaya itself I think no (it is almost center, so hard to find). "Usad'ba Trubetskih" park (Duke Trubetskoi manor) is really close as trebor said, but I've never been there. Residential yards are green, but less than desired.

But one-two stops by metro you reach very nice Vorobievy Gory green area (Moscow State University zone) where downhill skating/snowboard facilities exist and rollerbladers + bicyclists go at river embankment.

Also big sporting Olympic complex "Luzhniki" is located at another riverside (closer to Frunz.).

I don't know if they have children sections in Luzhniki but you can investigate upon arrival... adults also can find here some - my wife sometimes runs rollerblades there too because of good quality of track cover... lot of bicyclists... skateboarders...

And every July there is a big Beer Festival ;) with competitions on arm-wrestling, weight lifting, beer corks dropping, rope pulling etc ( Фес‚ивалŒ Ÿива 2007 - ž‚ꈋ‚ие (http://www.beer-festival.ru/media/foto/164.html?photo_id=602) - some photos - press right arrow up from photo to browse next).

One of best skate places (winter outdoor) is there too, BTW not expensive.

Also, crossing directly from Frunzenskaya area to another side of Moscow river by pedestrian bridge you'll get into park called Neskuchny Sad and Park Kultury left to it and Vorobievy Gory area right to it - walking, skiing, skating too. Every Thu over the year there were RPGs for Lord of the Ring some time ago (don't know about now) inside Neskuchny - crouds of elves, hobbits, orcs etc :D .

http://maps.yandex.ru/?ll=37.575082%2C55.715667&spn=0.09046%2C0.035081&l=map - press + button on the map twice to magnify that area (all these greens are inside, Moscow river too and metro line).

So leave that box at UK ;)