It is quite possible that a UK or European television will operate in the US but there are several issues that may prevent it working..
First, US mains voltage is 110V agains…t the European standard of 230V. Check the television to ensure that it will operate at 110V.
Second, Europe uses PAL colour encoding and US uses NTSC. Many European models will handle NTSC but not all of them. If the television in question will support NTSC, the manual or the body of the television will likely have an NTSC logo somewhere. This applies only to standard definition television..
Finally, US video content runs at 60Hz while European is at 50Hz. Many televisions will handle both frequencies but once again, it needs to be checked. This applies to both standard definition and high definition content..
It is also important to consider shipping costs. It may cost more to get it to North America than a replacement will cost. Remember that US prices are typically 50% of UK prices so expect a £500 television in the UK to cost around $500 in the US. Also, be aware that there may be compatibility issues with some services such as teletext (UK) and closed captioning (US) - the two are not interchangeable. (MORE)