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  • Travelers & Ex-Pats: How to Avoid Problems with Electronics and Appliances

    traveling overseas with electronicsWith an ever-increasing number of people leaving North America to live abroad, the business of international electronics is constantly expanding. Some of these people are ex-pats seeking a better life in a more enjoyable climate, others are relocating to foreign countries for promising career opportunities, and others are simply traveling the globe while working remotely from home thanks to the age of the internet. Whatever the case may be, the growing number of globetrotters has created an increased demand for convenience, compatibility and simplicity in the personal and home electronics industries.
     
    As any seasoned traveler would likely know, there are many differences in electronics around the world. From compatibility to pricing, you might find yourself in a world of disbelief if you haven't educated yourself on the subject before engaging in international travel or relocation.
     
    First is the issue of compatibility. To put it simply, most continents (and their respective countries) utilize 220 or 240 volt electricity. This is standard, and is literally double that of the 110 or 120 volt standard in North America. Since the voltage is higher, electronics and appliances designed for use in North America are not compatible. Plugging a 110/120 volt electronic device into a 220/240 volt outlet is truly a recipe for disaster. The internal components cannot handle double the volts that they were designed for and instantaneous failure is quite common, rendering the device useless; it's been "fried".
     
    A damaged device is, in many ways, the best case scenario. Why? Because it's very possible that an attempt to use a 110/120 device with the incorrect voltage can result in a fire or even electrocution. Let's face it, nobody wants to phone home to touch base with friends or family and have to explain that their house burned to the ground or that they're calling from the hospital because they suffered electrocution. To avoid an undesirable situation like this, it's critical to have one of the following: Electronics intended for use with 220/240 volts, or, a voltage converter that can safely regulate the electricity and allow for the use of your 110/120 volt devices in a 220 volt environment.
     
    The second issue with foreign countries is one of pricing and availability. If you've been living in the US, surely there is no shortage of personal and home electronics to choose from. Visit any electronics store and you'll probably be overwhelmed with the choices in products due to the multiple models available from a wide-array of competing brands. Additionally, in the US we purchase electronics like it's nobody's business. We have a huge demand and therefor a huge inventory. With China as one of our largest trade partners, we literally have access to practically every brand and model in the world - at very competitive prices. However, even just south of the border in Mexico the prices for electronics are as much as 50% higher. Why? Because Mexico doesn't have the same trade agreements and access as the US and 95% of the electronics in Mexico are shipped in after arriving in the united states. The cost of shipping these products down to distributors in Mexico means the prices increase, and since there are less consumers of expensive electronics, the decreased demand means the prices are higher. This rings true anywhere in many places in the world. Generally speaking, you're going to have a smaller selection and you're going to pay a higher price.
     
    So what can be done to avoid the stress and confusion of purchasing and using electronics in foreign countries? Well, a little research always helps. However, it's not necessary because there exist specialists in the electronics industry who are devoted to making your life easier when traveling or moving abroad. And guess what - we're one of them!
     
    220 Electronics has over 35 years of experience in assisting our customers with information and providing the right products for their needs. From the sales of 220 volt electronics and appliances to voltage converters and plug adapters, we have the experience required to make the transition a simple one. We offer free relocation consultations to aid you in making the proper choices for the purchase of electronics and appliances, and better yet, we will even bulk ship your purchases directly to your future location overseas. It doesn't get much easier than that!
     
    Save yourself time, money and stress by giving us a call today or by visiting our website to see how we can make your transition to a foreign country as smooth as possible.

  • Buy Your Electronics and Appliances BEFORE You Move Overseas - Here's Why!

    international relocation electronicsMany of you might be familiar with this, but then many of you may not. So here's the situation; you're moving overseas for some reason (work, retirement, personal, etc.) and you're trying to get a place setup to live. You might be building a home, buying a home or renting a home and you're going to need to furnish it with electronics and appliances.
     
    Unlike in the US, many places that are for rent or for sale do not come with major appliances. Sometimes they come without any appliances at all for that matter. You're likely going to have to purchase your own, and in a foreign environment it can be a real hassle. Below we will cover a few situations that can prove to be a real headache when trying to find appliances and electronics overseas and how you can avoid those headaches altogether.
     

    Global Differences in Pricing

    One thing that many people may not expect upon first thought is that electronics and appliances are not as inexpensive and readily available as they are in the United States. We have a massive system of trade with the world's major electronics manufacturing countries, and with that, we enjoy some of the world's lowest prices on a wide variety of quality personal and home electronics, as well as small and major appliances.
     
    You might be quite surprised to visit an a major appliance store in a foreign country, and upon doing the math, discover that a low-end appliance costs the same as a high-end appliance in the United States, or that the cost is up to 60% more than it cost in the US. That's never a nice surprise. Consider things like a refrigerator, oven/range, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, television, etc. Instantly you feel overwhelmed by a vision of dollar-signs. And that doesn't even include a blender, coffee maker, stereo system, Blu-ray or DVD Player, and other misc. electronics.
     
    But it doesn't have to happen that way. Believe it or not, it's much cheaper to purchase everything you need in the US and pay to have it shipped overseas. It's the truth. If you do it right (and with our help, advice, expertise and knowledge) you can save big time.
     

    Wait, You Don't Carry That Brand?

    So even if you're made of money and decide to purchase your appliances and electronics overseas, you're going to quickly find out that the selection is not as complete or vibrant as it is here in the United States.
     
    When we trade to an appliance store in the US, we see dozens and dozens of brands and models of each appliance available to choose from. Various sizes and designs, multiple colors, economical and high quality models and everything in between. You have options - and sometimes so many options it's hard to make a choice. Overseas, you might not have that. Actually, you won't have that. And in most countries it's not as simple as going on a website and ordering your new appliances for delivery in 3 days. It just doesn't work that way, for many reasons, none of which are important to get into right now.
     
    Just know that the selection will be small, and you might not be happy with it. You might have to settle for less than you expected, and under certain circumstance, that could mean more hassle in the long run. But it doesn't have to be that way. You can actually purchase your appliances before you leave and have them shipped to your new home country. Best of all, we know EVERYTHING there is to know about voltage in foreign countries, which means we sell 220-240 volt appliances so they're actually compatible overseas.
     

    Inaccurate Resources, Foreign Language and the Tourist Aspect

    Again, while moving to a foreign land can be one of the most exciting and rewarding things you ever do with your life, there are certain things to understand. For example, you can't always just go online and find out who is a reputable retailer of washing/machines and dryers in Thailand or Japan. You might not know where to look, or in all actuality, the businesses that sell those items will likely not have a website as much business in smaller foreign countries operate by word of mouth. This means that simply locating the place to find what you need can be a huge hassle all by itself.
     
    With that said, you still might experience language issues once you do find a retailer. Even if you're fluent in the local language, you might suffer the "tourist tax", which is basically the full price or sometimes even an inflated price. There's not always a chance to make deals, and you won't realize it until it's too late. Many, many, many people have found out at a later date that they've been charged 50 or even 100% more for big dollar items while overseas, sometimes for products of inferior quality! And worst of all, unlike big-box stores in the US, the retune policy is not always for or even existent for that matter
     

    So, What Should You Do?

    It's a simple answer really. You call 220 Electronics. We have over 35 years worth of experience in international relocation - it is our specialty. We're able to access your situation and individual needs and present options that will make your move go very smooth and far simpler than trying to acquire multiple appliances and electronics in a foreign country.
     
    We have knowledge of foreign countries and their elsctrical standards, as well as a vast knowledge of our own huge selection of top brand name appliances. We can save you a ton of money, a ton of hassle and a ton of regrets. We believe you should arrive in your new home relaxed, confident and ready to enjoy life - not stressing about how you're going to cook food or wash your laundry.
     
    Give us a call today at 877-578-0587 or visit us online at www.220-Electronics.com and get started. We have a massive history of happy, loyal and satisfied customers and we welcome you to join them! Let's make your international move a breeze.

  • 220 Volt Region-Free and MultiSystem Electronics Holiday Sales

    220 electronics holiday saleThe holiday season is in full-swing once again, and there's no shortage of craziness going on. From time off work and school, to vacations & travel, family gatherings and more, it always seems like the busiest time of year. At 220-Electronics, this is definitely our busiest time of year and one of those reasons is holiday shopping, but that's not all - it's also because of our holiday sales, where you can save even more cash over our already guaranteed lowest prices in the world!
     
    From our Region-Free Blu-ray and DVD Players that are ALL on sale and come with Free Shipping to our MultiSystem TVs, there's surely no shortage of savings! We have specials on voltage converters, personal electronics, home appliances and more. It's definitely an event you won't want to miss, and regardless of your schedule, you can shop from the comfort of your own home and still guarantee shipping in time for the holidays. It really doesn't get any better (or easier) than that.
     
    What kind of items are we talking about? Well, literally everything. If you're looking to buy a Region-Free Blu-ray Player, you can pickup the Samsung BD-H5900 for just $199 right now (that's $100 in savings) and it comes with free shipping!
     
    How about TVs? Looking to upgrade your home theater or purchase an extra TV for the bedroom? Do it with style! Get this 40" MultiSystem Samsung TV for just $495, or this impressive and stylish 60" 3D Smart TV with Wi-Fi by Sharp for just $1,770 right now!
     
    If you already have a TV you like, be sure to check out our huge inventory of 220 volt home theater products and audio/video receivers - many are being offered at insanely low prices but only for the holiday season!
     
    And if you're looking for something to help utilize foreign electronics overseas, we even have some huge savings on voltage converters and transformers, with 15% of our diamond series models! You can't afford to miss out on these deals.
     
    We even have saving on kitchen and home appliances, like this Sharp Stainless Steel Microwave with Grill for just $135 (a $95 savings).
     
    Whatever you're looking for, it's probably on sale and ready to ship before the holidays, but only of you order soon! Visit 220-Electronics today and browse our huge inventory while the prices are hot!

  • Region-Free Playback, Worldwide Voltage and PAL to NTSC Conversion

    region free, worldwide voltage and PAL to NTSCEven in the world of cutting edge electronic technology, sometimes it seems impossible to find two devices that are compatible. We have laptops and smartphones, wireless speakers, surround sound systems, cameras, audio devices, USB ports, HDMI ports, ethernet, charging devices, converters, wireless remotes and the list goes on and on. We have drawers full of chargers and cables, batteries, adapters and manuals. Often times we find ourselves having to purchase a device that allows us to properly use the device we just bought; it can seem like complete madness. Then, other times we find ourselves jumping with joy at the fact that our new purchase was so simple to use - just like it says on the box.
     
    While we'd like to think that all this technology would make things easier, sometimes it seems like more of a hassle than it's worth. There are hundreds if not thousands of major electronics manufacturers - and let's face it - they're not all working together to make sure your devices are compatible. Surely you can mirror movies from your iPhone to your TV but it only works with certain TVs, and of course there's bugs and if you DO manage to figure it out, the phone usually disconnects from the TV once the screen locks. We've all been there where we just can't seem to achieve what we want.
     
    Let's jump forward to Blu-ray and DVD technology. Aside from surround sound or hard to reach wires, Blu-ray and DVD Players are relatively easy to hookup and use. They come assembled, have a power cable connected and then require audio/video to be connected to your TV - not a huge chore. But what comes into play, and what we're going to focus on is the ability to travel internationally, relocate or utilize your Blu-ray or DVD player with foreign TVs and even play discs from other countries. This can cause some major headaches if your unversed in how it works. In fact, many people are unaware that this is nearly impossible without the proper technology.
     

    Region-Free

    Firstly, let's quickly discuss the fact that for reasons beyond our control, Blu-ray and DVD discs are embedded with a digital code called a region code. What this does is ensures that a Blu-ray Disc or DVD purchased in Europe will only work with a player that was also purchased in Europe. The same goes for other regions of the world - a North American player will only play discs purchased (and encoded by default) within North America. If you purchased movies overseas, either in person or online, the chances are they will not be recognized and will not play on your player at home.
     
    For Blu-ray, there are 3 different regions - A, B, and C. For DVD, there are 9 different regions, 0 - 8. Discs from other regions are simply not compatible unless played with a player that was manufactured to be used in that region.
     
    Luckily, there is a workaround. A Region-Free Blu-ray or DVD Player is a player that has been professionally modified (by a third-party, they cannot be purchased in retail stores) to play any disc from any region of the world. This allows you to travel with your player, relocate with your player or purchase movies from other areas of the world and actually watch them ON... your player! That's right. These units are basically guaranteed to play a disc from anywhere in the world - and that is a wonderful thing. But, there's more potential issues.
     

    Worldwide Voltage

    The next issue with traveling or utilizing foreign electronics is the fact that different areas of the world use different standard voltages. In North America, the voltage at your normal electrical outlet is 120 volts. This means that all players sold in the US (as well as all other electronics) are designed to operate at the standard 120 volts. Likewise, Europe and much of Asia operate at a standard voltage of 240 volts. Any attempt to simply plug in a 120 volt Blu-ray or DVD Player into a 240 volt outlet would be catastrophic, at least for your player. The voltage is far too high and would literally fry your device within seconds, if not instantly.
     
    Again, we're going to deep the advantages of the technology behind a Region-Free Player - since they are made to play discs from any region, most are also modified to work at either voltage, from 110 volts to 240 volts. All you need to do is flick a switch on the back to set the proper voltage input and it can be used anywhere in the world. There is no need for an external voltage converter, although you might need a plug adapter since foreign electrical outlets vary.
     
    Needless to say, you've already got a player that can play discs from anywhere in the whorl and can also be powered by any voltage in any country. That is cool! But still, there lies one more problem, and this one is with the TV.
     

    PAL to NTSC Conversion

    The last problem with trying to utilize a foreign Blu-ray or DVD player is that foreign TVs use different color and video formats and sometimes a different frame rate. This is determined by the electronic signal that is encoded digitally. The two most common standards are NTSC and PAL, and you probably wouldn't even know about them unless you're reading this.
     
    NTSC is the North American standard format and it transmits 30 frames per second. Each of those 30 frames is composed of 525 individual lines. PAL is used mostly overseas, and with this format there are only 25 frames per second and each is made up of 625 lines.
     
    A NTSC TV (basically any TV in North America) will not work with a player that is from another country where the format is PAL. The same goes for using a NTSC player in a country that utilizes PAL, since the TVs will all feature PAL formatting.
     
    Generally, you'd need an external video converter that changes the signal from PAL to NTSC or from NTSC to pal so your player can operate with a local TV. Wow, this is really seeming to be quite a hassle. But again, we have good news as the vast majority of (but not all) Region-Free Players are equipped with internal PAL to NTSC converters which do all the dirty work for us. See? Technology isn't so bad after all. Just make sure you find a player that has the internal conversion before making your purchase.
     

    In Conclusion

    What we're seeing here is that Region-Free Blu-ray and DVD Players are a savior. They can save time, money, tons of headaches and offer a huge amount of flexibility by allowing us to watch a movie from anywhere in the world, on almost any TV in the world, at any voltage! Now that is what we call an accomplishment. We've also eliminated the need for a voltage transformer and external video converter completely. It's basically plug and play!
     
    Naturally, as specialists in international relocation since 1979, 220 Electronics carries a wide selection of Region-Free Blu-ray and DVD Players. Best of all, we are able to guarantee the lowest prices in the world and we ship worldwide. You can shop from the comfort of your own home today at www.220-Electronics.com or just stop by to browse our large inventory. If you're concerned about using electronics overseas, we have all of the products and resources you could ever need.

  • Oppo Blu-ray Players.... Haven't you Heard?

    region free oppo blu-ray playersWhen it comes to Blu-ray Players, you literally have hundreds of options to chose from. Amongst the different brands - some well-known and others not - you'll find a whirlwind of various models, each boasting their own features and cutting edge technologies as a lure to make a purchase. Of course, pricing is a huge factor and the competition lately is fierce among the top brands such as Sony, LG, Toshiba, and Samsung and more. Just as rapidly as the technology appears, it seems to be outdated within a matter of months as new models with new options appear on the market. If you're after the best of the best, sometimes it's better to just take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
     

    Quality or Quantity?

    At an average of about $200 a pop, Blu-ray players aren't cheap. Usually, they'll last a year or two without fail depending on how heavily used they are. Some will last much longer. Others will be moved into the bedroom or a guest room as you upgrade your home theater with the newest of the new in an attempt to capture the best quality and the latest features. But it all that really necessary? Do you need to purchase a new unit every couple years? Are you really upgrading to technology that's worth the new purchase? Are the cutting-edge features even something you're going to use? How can you get the best bang-for-the-buck and ensure you're getting a high quality unit that won't disappoint? Enter Oppo.
     

    When Only the Best Will Do

    Oppo has been around for a long time. You may or may not have heard of the brand. If you're serious about your home theater and have done any type of research about top-of-the-line units then you've probably came across the name before. You might have also looked at the price tag and had a mild stroke, wondering how in the heck the prices are so high on something that just plays movies. You might have even laughed at the price while wondering who's actually foolish enough to spend that kind of money. Or, you might have looked a bit deeper - you might even know someone who owns an Oppo.... Chances are, if you asked them about their Oppo Blu-ray Player they responded with overwhelming praise because... Well, Oppo rules!
     
    Unlike certain products where you end up paying more for a brand name, a label or even solely for bragging rights, Oppo is different. Known for being one of the best performing Blu-ray manufacturers in the world, Oppo has set a precedent for delivering the highest quality available. From design and styling to functionality, reliability and lifespan there's not many who can confidently say they build machines that perform as good as an Oppo. So what is it - what's the big deal about Oppo Blu-ray Players and what makes them so special? How could they perform so well that they're worth 10 times more than a no-name player from Walgreens that you can pickup for $40?
     

    Design. Dedication. Dignity

    Well, to be honest, Oppo is known as one of the best simply because they are - and there's no arguing it. From concept to completion, these Blu-ray players have one intention - to deliver the absolute highest quality in all aspects.
     
    From the rigid metal-chassis design that provides durability, protection, strength and balance to the high-end internal components, these things are built to work hard and do it flawlessly. Oppos uses Qdeo processor technology to visually outperform the competition time after time and has perfected the art of home theater. ESS Sabre digital-to-analog converters (DAC) as well as balanced and unbalanced dedicated stereo outputs, a toroidal linear power supply, and asynchronous USB DAC input boost the Oppo to an unparalleled level of audio quality.
     
    It may all sound like techno-babble to you but here it goes, in laymen's terms: When you take the highest quality components available and use quality craftsmanship to combine them, you get a products that not only performs like no other but lasts longer than the others. With an Oppo, what you're going to get IS what you paid for - the clearest audio you can imagine, a picture so vibrant, crisp and vivid that you'll never want to own an inferior player again, and a build quality that has you wondering if this thing would survive a nuclear war. Seriously.
     

    Check Them Out For Yourself

    Are you sick of dropping $250 to unpack age a new player that has the weight of a loaf of bread? Sick of needing to wait seemingly forever for a disc to load? Tired of useless updates that seem to do nothing other than crash your machine or render certain features unusable? Sick of freezing screens, players that skip when the bass from your surround sound hits too hard? Sick of all these extra options that leave you feeling like you've been had since you don't really need them? So was everyone else who bought an Oppo. And now they'll probably never need to buy another Blu-ray Player in their lifetime.
     
    But don't take our word for it. There are different models of Oppo players available to purchase from 220 Electronics and they're all region-free as well. This means they can play any Blu-ray or DVD from anywhere in the world, and they never require a video or voltage converter regardless of where in the world you're using it and no matter what kind of TV you couple it with. We don't want to keep you here too long. Check out our Region Free Oppo Blu-ray Players for yourself. Look at the options and check the specifications. Then do some research on your own. Check out the ratings and see what other Oppo owners are saying about the brand. If you're prepared, take the plunge. It'll be the last time you'll ever have to purchase a Blu-ray Player.

  • December 2014 Blu-ray New Releases

    december 2014 blu ray new releasesDecember is just around the corner, and if it's anything like a usual December it'll include cold weather, Christmas parties at work, kids home for the holidays and a lot of time spent generally lounging around the house. If you're lucky enough you might even get to enjoy some extended time off work. All in all, December tends to be the one time a year where everything gets put on hold until January - but not for Blu-ray releases! This holiday season (just like any other) is loaded with new titles coming out on Blu-ray disc for your own home enjoyment.
     
    There's a little bit of everything thrown into the mix for Blu-ray in December 2014. From the Simpsons 17th season and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D to Tales from the Crypt's Vault of Horror there's a little bit of everything to partake in.
     
    Kick back, check out the list and make plans to pick up a few of your favorite titles to ring in the new year. Here they are, in order by date, the December 2014 Blu-ray New Releases!
     

    December 01, 2014

    • Cartoon Roots
    • One Direction: Where We Are - Live from San Siro Stadium (2014)
     

    December 02, 2014

    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D (2014)
    • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - 75th Anniversary, Capra Collection
    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D (2014)
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 7 (1993-1994)
    • Tales From the Crypt / Vault of Horror (1972-1973)
    • Justified: The Complete Fifth Season (2014)
    • Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
    • The Simpsons: The Seventeenth Season (2005-2006)
    • The Strain: The Complete First Season (2014)
    • The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
    • The Legend of Korra - Book Three: Change
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation - All Good Things (1994)
    • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) - The Battle of the Five Armies
    • Young Justice: Invasion (2012-2013) - Warner Archive Collection
    • The Emerald Forest (1985)
    • The Package (1989)
    • Caesar's Warrior Collection (2011-2014) - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    • Into the Woods (1991)
    • The Congress (2013)
    • The Offence (1972)
    • Witness to Murder (1954)
    • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
    • As Above So Below (2014)
    • Hickey & Boggs (1972)
    • Queen's Blade Beautiful Warriors: Complete OVA Collection (2010-2011)
    • Kite (2014)
    • Jingle All the Way 2 (2014)
    • Herbie Rides Again (1974)
    • Fairy Tail: Part 14 (2012-2013)
    • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes / Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
    • Evil Dead Anthology
    • Filmage: The Story of Descendents/ALL
    • Let's Be Cops (2014)
    • Air Supply: Live in Hong Kong
    • How to Train Your Dragon 1 & 2 3D (2010-2014)
    • 2014 World Series (2014) - Collector's Edition
    • Rio 2 (2014)
    • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!: Complete Collection (2012) - Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
    • The Hero of Color City (2014)
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / Battle (2001)
    • How to Train Your Dragon 1 & 2 (2010-2014)
    • Son of God (2014)
    • Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin (2014)
    • Don Cherry's Rock'Em Sock'Em 26
    • The Hero of Color City (2014)
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King / Battle (2003)
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers / Battle (2002)
    • 16 Stones (2014)
    • 2014 World Series (2014) - Collector's Edition
    • Nolwenn Leroy: O Tour de Leau - Best of Live
    • The Other Woman (2014)
    • 1987
    • The Hero of Color City (2014)
     

    December 09, 2014

    • Guardians of the Galaxy 3D (2014)
    • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
    • Vanilla Sky (2001)
    • Guardians of the Galaxy 3D (2014)
    • Gremlins (1984) - Special Edition - 30th Anniversary Diamond Luxe Edition
    • Time Bandits (1981) - The Criterion Collection
    • Forrest Gump (1994) - 20th Anniversary Edition - Diamond Luxe Edition
    • Natural Born Killers (1994) - 20th Anniversary Edition - Diamond Luxe Edition
    • The Green Mile (1999) - 15th Anniversary Edition - Diamond Luxe Edition
    • My Fair Lady (1964) - 50th Anniversary Edition, Remastered
    • Batman (1989) - 25th Anniversary, Diamond Luxe Edition
    • Running Scared (1986)
    • The Night Porter (1974) - Il portiere di notte, The Criterion Collection
    • Ben-Hur (1959) - 55th Anniversary Edition - Diamond Luxe Edition
    • Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series (2014)
    • Safe (1995) - The Criterion Collection
    • The Missouri Breaks (1976)
    • Inherit the Wind (1960) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • Dragon Ball Z: Season 9 (1995-1996)
    • Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014) - Død snø 2
    • Heaven & Earth (1993) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
    • Calvary (2014)
    • Frank (2014)
    • Slaughter Hotel (1971) - La bestia uccide a sangue freddo, Asylum Erotica
    • Yentl (1983) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • Ranma ½: Set 4 (1991) - Special Edition
    • Tesis (1996)
    • Avenging Force (1986)
    • Funny Lady (1975) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
    • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) - Limited Edition to 3000 copies
    • Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
    • Under the Dome: Season 2 (2014)
    • I Origins (2014)
    • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2013) - L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps
    • Fox Searchlight 20th Anniversary Collection (1995-2013) - 127 Hours, 28 Days Later, (500 Days of Summer, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Black Swan, Boys Don't Cry, The Brothers McMullen, Crazy Heart, The Descendants, The Full Monty, Garden State, Juno, The Last King of Scotland, Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite, Once, Sideways, Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years a Slave
    • RWBY: Volume 2 (2013)
    • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Star Lord Cover
    • The Fortune (1975) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair (1985) - Blu-ray Audio
    • Ghost in the Shell ARISE Vol. 4 (2013-2014) - Limited to 2400 copies
    • WWE Presents: True Giants
    • Hiiro no Kakera The Tamayori Princess Saga: Complete Series (2012)
    • Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf, Complete Collection (2010)
    • Ef - A Tale of Memories & Melodies: Complete Series Collection (2008)
    • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Drax Cover
    • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Gamora Cover
    • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Rocket Raccoon Cover
    • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Groot Cover
    • Band of Brothers (2001)
    • Gurren Lagann Vol. 2 (2007) - 天元突破グレンラガン
    • Yes: Like It Is - Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome
    • Nature: Hummingbirds
    • Taken 2 (2012) - Theatrical & Unrated Cuts
    • Hahn: Ciboulette
     

    December 14, 2014

    • Life in the Wild 3D - The Serengeti, Africa's Big Adventure
     

    December 15, 2014

    • 25 Years of Wacken: Snapshots, Scraps, Thoughts & Sounds (1990-2014)
     

    December 16, 2014

    • Tootsie (1982) - The Criterion Collection
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D (2014)
    • Lord of Illusions (1995) - Collector's Edition
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
    • The Maze Runner (2014)
    • Cowboy Bebop: Complete Series (1998-1999) - Premium Edition
    • Cowboy Bebop: Complete Series (1998-1999) - Standard Edition
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
    • Batman: The Complete Series (1966-1968) - Standard Edition
    • The Skeleton Twins (2013)
    • Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
    • This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
    • The Long Hair of Death (1964) - I lunghi capelli della morte
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D (2014) - w/ Raphael Statue
    • Extant: Season 1 (2014)
    • The Love Bug (1968)
    • Cowboy Bebop: Complete Series (1998-1999) - Premium Edition
    • At the Devil's Door (2014)
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - Bonus Disc & Collectible Packaging, Michelangelo
    • The Americans: The Complete Second Season (2014)
    • Detroit Metal City: Complete Collection (2008)
    • Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
    • A Certain Magical Index II: Part 2 - Toaru Majutsu no Index
    • The Ambition of Oda Nobuna: Complete Collection (2012)
    • Hidamari Sketch x SP (2011)
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles W/ Bonus Blu-ray Disc
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - Bonus Disc & Collectible Packaging, Leonardo
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - Bonus Disc & Collectible Packaging, Donatello
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - Bonus Disc & Collectible Packaging, Raphael
    • Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler (2014)
    • Bill Zebub: Scienceless Fiction
     

    December 18, 2014

    • Lemon Tree Passage (2014)
     

    December 19, 2014

    • Myanmar - In the Monks Land of Gold - Limited Edition - Filmed in 4K ULTRA HD [Blu-ray]
     

    December 23, 2014

    • Continuum: Season Three (2014)
    • Union Station (1950)
    • Appointment With Danger (1951)
    • Dominion: Season 1 (2014)
    • The Trip to Italy (2014)
    • Dark City (1950) - La main qui venge, La città nera
    • Rope of Sand (1949)
    • Intruders: Season 1 (2014)
    • Hurry Sundown (1967)
    • Pride (2014)
    • The Good Lie (2014)
    • Skidoo (1968)
    • Kill la Kill Vol.3 (2013) - キルラキル, Limited Edition
    • Such Good Friends (1971)
    • Sword Art Online (2014) - Extra Edition
    • Traffickers (2012) - 공모자들
    • The Trip to Italy (2014)
    • Kill la Kill Vol.3 (2013) - キルラキル
    • Cheek to Cheek: Live
     

    December 27, 2014

    • Stripped to Kill (1987) - Limited Edition - 1,200 copies
    • A Candle for the Devil (1973) - Limited Edition - 1,000 copies
     

    December 30, 2014

    • The Equalizer (2014)
    • Tusk (2014)
    • Banshee: The Complete Second Season (2014)
    • Shameless: The Complete Fourth Season (2014)
    • Red vs. Blue: Season 12 (2014)
    • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
    • Onimonogatari (2013) - 鬼物語, Monogatari Series Season 2, Limited Edition
    • Reach Me (2014)
    • The Humbling (2014)
    • Elsa & Fred (2014)
    • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
     
    If you're located outside the US or looking to play titles from other regions of the world, don't forget about our Region Free Blu-ray Players. We carry a complete line of players from the top brand names and at the lowest prices in the world, guaranteed. Visit 220 Electronics today to browse all of our current models. Happy Holidays!

  • Pioneer Elite Series Region Free Blu-ray Players

    region free pioneer bdp-62fdThere's been a lot of brands who have jumped onto the DVD & Blu-ray market over the last 10 years, offering competitive pricing on cutting edge video technology for your home theater. From LG to Samsung and many lesser known brands, the market has been flooded with products boasting the best features available for your movie-viewing pleasure. With the long list of convenient new features and software being bundled into these next-generation players, many people overlook one of the more important factors in choosing a Blu-ray system - and that factor is quality.
     
    Since the beginning of home audio, Pioneer has literally "pioneered" the industry with not only the newest advancements in technology, but with products of the highest quality. Today, nothing has changed and as electronics technology continues to move forward, Pioneer is tight there, doing what they do best. While Pioneeer offers a lineup of affordable Blu-ray Players that are loaded with features and available for very reasonable prices, they've also been working on something else - the Elite Series.
     
    Elite Series Blu-ray Players are Pioneer's way of showing who lays down the law when it comes to construction, performance and overall product quality. Many of the newest brands are putting focus on smaller, lighter Blu-ray Players which often ends in owning a player that looks and feels somewhat "cheap". Pioneer has designed the Elite Series Blu-ray Players with a different idea - a sturdy, durable, long-lasting player that not only offers cutting-edge technology but a product that looks, feels and performs like something you're proud to own.
     
    We currently stock the BDP-62FD Elite Series Blu-ray Player from Pioneer and best of all, it's region-free! The Region-Free Pioneer BDP-62FD is not available from Pioneer because it's been professionally modified to enhance usability. Not only does this player work anywhere in the world thanks to the worldwide voltage modification (110 - 240 volts), it also plays Blu-rays and DVDs from anywhere in the world regardless of region. You can take it anywhere and play anything on it - if that's not flexible, we're not sure what is. And better yet, it features internal PAL/NTSC conversion so it will work with any TV without the need for an external video converter. The Region-Free Pioneer Elite BDP-62FD is truly a plug-and-play device.
     
    The region-free features alone make it indispensable, but surely it's the factory features that make it such an attractive player to begin with. Constructed with a heavy-duty chassis, the player is well balanced, sturdy and stronger than most in its class. The design is clean and chiseled featuring brushed aluminum faceplate, an attractive LED display and easy to use buttons. The frontal USB port makes it easy to view media from a flash drive without having to pull the paler out to access the rear - something we all can appreciate. But looks and convenience are only part of the equation, as the Region Free BDP62FD offers unparalleled performance that you'd be pressed to find from other popular players on the market.
     
    This model is equipped with a Qdeo High-Quality processor that delivers fast & flawless video performance each and every time. It features 3D Playback, Triple High-Definition Noise Reduction and 36-bit Deep Color to provide a rich and lifelike image quality in the convenience of your own home. For those of you who care about quality, the Elite Series delivers. The difference in picture quality is noticeable and finely tuned to delve the best viewing experience available for all types of media and cinema from sports to kid's movies. And while Pioneer outdid themselves with the amazing video quality, let's not forget what Pioneer is known for - and that's audio. The audio quality is top of the line, even surpassing some players that are far more expensive than the BDP-62FD. Of course the HDMI delivers the best sound possible to your TV or home theater system, but it's the audio specs that make the difference. Featuring PQLS with HDMI, 192 kHz/24-bit Audio DAC, DTS-HD, Master Audio & Dolby TrueHD Decoders and a Sound Retriever Link, you can set the player up for flawless, lifelike audio to put you right into the action. It even has a digital coaxial output if you need it.
     
    To believe it, you've got to see it yourself. View our Region Free Pioneer Elite Series BDP-62FD today and learn more about the player, it's specifications and pricing. We offer the best prices anywhere and will beat anyone's price, anywhere in the world, guaranteed.

  • Utilizing Voltage Converters Overseas

    voltage convertersVoltage converters are simple yet often overlooked products that can made a world of difference for those traveling abroad or relocating overseas. Using foreign electronics can go one of two ways - it can be easy or it can be a serious headache. The path you take is entirely up to you, but we're going to recommend that you take the easy route.
     

    What is a Voltage Converter and Why Do I Need One?

    A voltage converter is a device that transforms or converts voltage - hence the names voltage converter or voltage transformer. The purpose of a voltage converter is to utilize electronics that were designed to operate at a different voltage (generally these are foreign electronics). They effectively change the voltage either up (from 110 volts to 240 volts) or down (from 240 volts to 110 volts), depending on the type of converter you have. There are two basic types - the Step-down converter and the Step-up converter. Step down converters transform 240 volts down to 110 volts while step-up converters boost the voltage up to 240 from 110. A good example of this would be using North American electronics in Europe - In Europe, the standard voltage is 240 volts so you'd need a step-down converter to use electronics from North America where the standard voltage is 110 volts.
     

    What About the Size?

    Voltage Converters come in different sizes which are measured by the wattage. Larger appliances (and certain smaller appliances) draw more electricity than others. These require a certain wattage to operate properly and therefor it's important to have a voltage converter that is capable of handling the current.
     
    For example, a desktop computer uses substantially less wattage than a blowdryer or coffee maker and requires a smaller converter. More information about wattage and choosing the proper converter can be found in or detailed Voltage Converter Buying Guide.
     

    What Brand Should I Choose?

    There are many brands of voltage converters available on the market. Ideally, you're going to want to look into the product, check reviews and try and choose something with solid construction and a reasonable warranty. International is a brand that offers high-quality voltage converters with a 5 year warranty - the US armed forces are just one of the satisfied customers who rely on the integrity of International Voltage Converters for their rugged durability and outstanding reliability. Check out International's best converters, the Diamond Series Voltage Converters at 220 Electronics.
     

    How do I Use a Voltage Converter

    Voltage converters are very easy to use. The converter itself plugs into a normal outlet just like any appliance would. The converter has outlets built into it, and this is where you plug your appliances or electronics into. The electricity delivered to your electronics via the outlets on the converter is now adjusted for safe and effective use. If you have a dual use (step-up & step-down) converter, you'll need to make sure the switch is set to the proper output voltage before plugging your electronics in.
     

    Is There Anything Else I'll Need?

    Depending on where you're located and where you intend to utilize the voltage converter, you might need a plug adapter. The adapter will ensure that you can plug the converter into the local/native outlet since different countries have different outlets. More can be learned about plug adapters in our Voltage Converter Buying Guide.
     
    Instead of purchasing new electronics or ruining your electronics by using them with the improper voltage, be sure to look into purchasing a voltage converter before traveling abroad. 220 Electronics has a wealth of information as well as a large selection of high quality voltage converters up to 25,000 watts and our staff is glad to assist you in your purchase or with any other questions about traveling or relocating with electronics. Feel free to browse all of our voltage converters today and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

  • Multi-System TVs - Guaranteed to Work Anywhere in the World

    multi-system tvAre you relocating, working abroad or attending an international trade show for business? If so, a multi-system TV could prove to save you money, time, and lots of headaches.
     
    Multi-system TVs function just the same as a normal TV, but with a slight advantage - they can be used anywhere in the world.
     
    Normally, TVs are manufactured to operate only where they will be sold, meaning they only operate at a specific electrical voltage and with a certain color format. Since different countries are wired to use different standard voltages, a North American TV cannot be used overseas and a TV from overseas cannot be used in North America. Thankfully, multi-system televisions have overcome this obstacle with their ability work at any voltage (from 110 to 240 volts) and also with any color format (PAL, NTSC or Secam). These units have been professionally modified and are simple to operate - just plug & play like a normal TV.
     
    For those who are relocating to a foreign country soon, the multi-system option saves the hassle of shopping overseas where the language barrier may prove to be frustrating and where electronics will often cost more. Also, those who work or travel abroad on a yearly basis will find the multi-system capabilities to be indispensable from a convenience and economic standpoint. Lastly, if you're a business owner who attends foreign trade shows, a multi-system TV can eradicate the worries associated with taking electronics abroad and having to lug around bulky voltage converters or purchase expensive video converters.
     
    Multi-system televisions are available in practically any model of TV including all the major brand names. There are LED, LCD, and Plasma Multi-system TVs readily available for purchase. However, they're not produced with multi-system capabilities from the factory and must be professionally modified - therefor you won't find them at your favorite electronics store. At 220 Electronics, we carry all popular models of multi-system TVs including Sony, Sharp, LG, Samsung, Hitachi, Toshiba and more. Each TV has been professionally modified, is under warranty and is sold at the guaranteed lowest price in the world.
     
    If you're ready to simplify your life, check out our complete lineup of multi-system TVs at 220 Electronics. You'll be glad you did!

  • Multi-System and Region-Free.. What's the Difference?

    What are Multi-system, Multi-Region, Region Free and Code-Free Electronics?

    multisystem and region free electronicsIn the electronics world, devices are manufactured specifically for the area in which they're to be sold. From the device's labels and packaging to the default language and even retail price, there are many variations from country to country on what is essentially the exact same product. Additionally, these devices are manufactured to meet the specific requirements or regulations of these various countries, with one of the major factors being voltage compliance. Since different countries have different voltage standards (ranging from 110 volts to 240 volts) the electronics sold in any given country must be compatible with that country's voltage.
     

    Multi-System and Multi-Region

    When someone refers to "multi-system" or "multi-region", they're speaking of a device that can operate in foreign areas - usually because of its special voltage capability. Typically the device has been modified to operate at any voltage due to internal modifications. Common examples are TVs, DVD & Blu-ray Players, Stereo Receivers and other common items that might be taken along when moving, relocation or traveling abroad.
     
    Aside from the modifications that allow the device to operate at any voltage, there are also other changes in some cases. There are 3 major video formats used throughout the world - these are PAL, NTSC and SECAM. In order to use another video component with the TV such as a DVD or Blu-ray Player, both units need to use the same video format. While compatibility can be accomplished via an external converter, the best models will come with internal video converters which is the easiest option.
     

    Region-Free and Code-Free

    While DVD & Blu-ray players could fall into the multi-system category, they are more commonly referred to as being "region-free" or "code-free". The difference in names is mostly due to the fact that these types of devices are not only designed for a specific voltage, but also coded to only play discs that originate from the player's native region of sale. While there are many reasons for this which we won't get into, these types of devices need to be unlocked in order to play discs from outside regions.
     
    When utilizing a region-free DVD or Blu-ray player, there is no issue with voltage OR with playing discs from foreign countries. Some people purchase region-free or code-free players for traveling while others purchase them for the purpose of playing foreign discs in their native country - this is common with people who are collectors and enjoy watching foreign movies or those who purchase discs from overseas while vacationing or via the internet.
     
    It's advised that if you're using a TV that's not compatible with PAL, NTSC or SECAM, you should be sure that your video player is equipped with internal conversion. If not, you'll need an external video converter for compatibility.
     

    Where Can I Find Multi-System and Region-Free Electronics?

    220 Electronics is one of the world's largest retailers of professionally modified multi-system and region-free electronics. From TVs and Blu-ray players to stereo receivers, home theaters, and even 240 volt appliances, we carry the top brand names at the lowest prices, guaranteed. In business for over 35 years, our top priority is customer satisfaction and our low price guarantee. If you can find a product offered by a competitor at a lower price, we'll beat it by 10% of the difference. Check us out today at 220-Electronics.com where you can browse all of our products and learn more about finding the proper electronics for your needs.

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