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Region-Free and Multi-System Electronics Blog

  • How and Where to Buy Appliances and Electronics Overseas

    power x changer voltage and frequency convertersMany people move, relocate, or travel and work abroad each year and those numbers are growing rapidly. From retirees and expats to people who've accepted job offers and are moving to a foreign land, there's no shortage of people moving about internationally. But what happens when you arrive at your destination? If your new home isn't furnished and you didn't send your electronics and appliances overseas, you'll be forced to buy these items locally - and that can be a real hassle.
     
    Due to higher prices caused by lower product demand, it can be very costly to furnish a home in some countries. Also, there is usually a much smaller selection of brands and models to chose from when compared to the US or Europe. You may end up paying nearly double for your appliances without finding what you're really looking for - and at that point, you'll have no choice. However, if you plan accordingly you can eliminate the stress, hassle and high prices altogether.
     
    At 220-Electronics.com, we specialize in international relocation. We sell all types of home electronics and appliances including:
     
    • Mutlisystem TVs
    • Region Free Blu-ray & DVD Players
    • Voltage Converters
    • Kitchen Appliances for 220 Volts
    • Home Appliances for 220 Volts
    • Personal Appliances & Electronics
    • .... and much more!
     
    All of our products are designed for global use, or for specific use with 220 volt electricity. We have home theater systems, washers & dryers, refrigerators, deep freezers, gas and electric ranges, blenders, 4k TVs, and more. All of our products are sold at the guaranteed lowest price, and we will always beat our competitor's prices. We ship anywhere in the world and can arrange for all of your items to ship together and arrive either before or after you arrive. You'll save money, time, and a lot of headaches. Plus you'll get to chose from the top brand names and the latest models.
     
    Check us out today at 220-Electronics.com and browse our huge inventory. Our specialists will be glad to assist you and even provide you with a free, no-hassle relocation consultation to help you decide what's best for your needs. Don't wait, get started today! It's the easiest way to buy appliances and electronics overseas.

  • 220 Electronics Black Friday Sale

    220 electronics black friday saleIt's that time of year again when the biggest and best sales go into effect - that's right, Black Friday. This week, on Friday November 24th you'll be able to enjoy our lowest prices ever during the 220 Electronics Black Friday Sale. We'll have unbelievable savings on everything from Region-Free Blu-ray Players and Home Theater Systems to Voltage Converters, 220-volt Appliances, and Multisystem TVs.
     
    One of the best things about our Black Friday Sale is there's no need to camp outside on the sidewalk overnight or wake up at the break of dawn for the best savings. You can shop all day long, right from the comfort of your own home. You'll get huge savings on top of our already guaranteed low prices, and even free domestic shipping on select items.
     
    Don't forget to mark the date or set a reminder, and bookmark our specials page to navigate directly to the sale on Friday. This is the biggest sale we've ever had, and you don't want to miss it!

  • Power X Changer Voltage and Frequency Converters

    power x changer voltage and frequency convertersAs specialists in international relocation and electronics, we're proud to announce the addition of the Power X Changer brand to our lineup of voltage converters. Power X Changer Voltage and Frequency Converters are powerful, sophisticated, and feature a sleek and flexible design for easily mounting them out of view. They are slim, lightweight, and much more discreet than traditional voltage converters.
     
    Power X Changer Voltage and Frequency Converters are available in various sizes and models, from 600-watts with 5-amps up to an impressive 1,800-watts with 15-amps of power. These units are designed to deliver a constant and regulated 120-volt output at 60hz. They feature continuous power, thermal protection to ensure safety, and an external cooling fan to reduce heat and expand the life of the unit.
     
    Power X Changer Voltage and frequency converters use innovative sine wave output regeneration technology to produce new, clean and constant AC power for any use imaginable. This specialized design eliminates noise and ensures optimal performance and stability. The higher wattage models such as the 1,800-watt Installer Series Converter are similar to the power delivered from a dual-socket outlet, allowing you to run large appliances like refrigerators, washers, dryers, power tools and more.
     
    All units feature a solid construction and build quality housed in a hardened metal casing. Power X Changer units deliver power at a 92% efficiency rate with harmonic distortion levels falling below 3%. The high-level and sophisticated regulation system ensures 120-volt 60hz output with less than 2%, making these converters ideal for sensitive electronics such as high-end audio or home theater equipment. Many safety and stability features have been incorporated into the design of these converters to prevent and correct any issues caused by electrical surges.
     
    If you're in a country or region where 220-volt electricity is standard and you need to run 120 volts safely and consistently, the Power X Changer Voltage and Frequency Converter is your best bet. Check them out here and get yours today. At 220-Electronics, we ship anywhere in the world and guarantee the lowest prices, allowing you to buy with confidence and ease from the comfort of your own home.

  • No, 1080p Full HD Is Not Dead Yet!

    1080p full hd isn't dead yetOf course all the hype right now is about 4k Ultra-HD TVs and Blu-ray. It's a higher resolution than 1080p Full HD and delivers a phenomenal clarity, but is it really worth it? The honest answer is yes, it's worth it. However, that doesn't mean that 1080p HD is dead. In fact, 1080p delivers an extremely clear picture, and many movies are still being produced at this resolution. Both DVD and Blu-ray still have a massive market for 1080p HD discs, and it doesn't look like that's going to end anytime soon.
     
    The question is this - do you really need 4k UHD? No, you don't. And unless it really really matters to you, you'd be better off saving your cash. We specialize in Multi-system TVs and Region-Free Players, so if anything we'd want you to purchase the latest and greatest technology at a higher price, right??? Wrong.
     
    We have a lot of really great deals on Multisystem Full HD Smart TVs, which means you can get a lot more for your budget when compared to 4k models. For example, check out the LG 55LF550 55-inch HD TV, which we're selling for just $699. It's a great TV, and it has all you need for watching TV, Blu-ray, or DVDs. While it's not a smart TV, nearly all Blu-ray Players feature Wi-Fi and streaming media. In other words, if you have a fairly new Blu-ray player you won't miss out on any of the features you love, like audio sharing and bluetooth connectivity. So yes, with a 1080p HD TV you can have a newer, larger TV and enjoy all the features you want without spending 30% to 50% more.
     
    In contrast, check out the LG 55UH603 55-inch 4k Smart TV, which costs $1,040. It's an excellent TV for the price, but do you really need to pay $350 more for a 4K model? Do you really need it? The choice is yours.
     
    Did you see the film 'The Raid 2', pictured above? Remember the amazing camera work and intense fight scenes? That film was 1080p HD, proving that Full HD is still totally acceptable quality.
     
    Whatever your choice is, we're happy to help you find the right Multisystem TV. We're not against 4k - we love 4k... We just like to keep our customers aware and let them know that it's okay if you don't have a TV with the latest technology. 1080p Full HD is not dead yet, and we'll continue to bring you the best deals out there so you can spend your hard-earned money wisely.

  • Where to Buy 220 Volt Electronics and Appliances

    220 volt electronics and appliancesIf you're planning a long-term or permanent relocation to a foreign country, you might be wondering about electronics and appliances. Where will you purchase a TV, refrigerator, washer & dryer, range, and all the essentials required to make your house feel like a home? You can chose to purchase these items after arriving at your destination, but that decision involves a lot of headache. Higher prices, small selections, and the issue of conducting business in a foreign language can make it a major hassle to find and buy what you're looking for. More often than not, you'll end up paying a higher price for a lower quality product without finding what you really wanted.
     
    Since most foreign countries utilize 220 or 240 volt electricity, it's necessary to purchase compatible 220 volt electronics and appliances when living there. The problem is that in many of these countries, the selection of products is very limited and the prices are much higher due to the smaller inventory and low sales volume. Shopping for a 6-burner Frigidaire stainless steel gas range with digital display in Thailand or India is a waste of time, and if you find one, be prepared to pay double or triple the price you'd pay in the United States. In countries where the average income is relatively low compared to North America, consumers only opt for the very basics. This usually means that the best selling models of 220 volt electronics and appliances are the cheapest and most basic models available. If you want to furnish your home with reliable, brand-name products you'll need a better solution.
     
    At 220 Electronics, we have a massive inventory of electronics and appliances specifically designed for use with 220 volt electricity. We stock the top brand names and the latest, most popular models. From TVs and Blu-ray Players to large capacity washers & dryers, we have it all. Our large volume of sales allows us to offer the guaranteed lowest prices anywhere on all of our products, making our store the ultimate one-stop-shop for all of your 220 volt electronics and appliances. You can shop from the comfort of your home with confidence and we'll ship your purchase anywhere in the world. Our customer service representatives and international relocation specialists are here and happy to help you, and we even offer a free, no hassle relocation consultation. You really have nothing to lose aside from a lot of stress.
     
    Check out our selection of 220 volt electronics and appliances today to save valuable time and money. With over 35 years of experience and tens of thousands of customers served, you can rest assured that we're great at what we do and you're in good hands.

  • VonShef Kitchen Appliances for 220 Volts

    VonShef, Appliances to be Trusted

    vonshef kitchen appliances for 220 voltsIf you're searching for high-quality kitchen appliances for 220 volts, look no further than our inventory of Vonshef. This premium brand focuses on creating attractive, long-lasting products at affordable prices that don't break your bank like other designer brands. With VonShef, you get performance, safety, style, and quality craftsmanship that delivers more overall value for your money.
     
    VonShef's kitchen appliances for 220 volts are easy to use, easy to clean, and all feature a 2-year manufacturer's warranty. Most of the popular brands only offer a 1-year limited warranty, proving that VonShef stands behind their products more than their competitors. All VonShef kitchen appliances also undergo thorough and vigorous testing to ensure that everything they sell is built to last. You can buy their products with confidence and know that your money is well spent.
     

    What Kitchen Appliances Does VonShef Make?

    VonShef makes a variety of small kitchen appliances and utensils and they're all designed for 220 volt electricity. From digital slow cookers and hand mixers to sandwich makers and cordless glass kettles, VonShef offers stylish innovation to simplify your time spent preparing food and drinks in the kitchen.
     

    Where to Buy VonShef Kitchen Appliances for 220 Volts

    As a leading retailer of global electronics and appliances, we pride ourself on our ability to serve our customers with the finest brands and the largest selection of kitchen appliances for 220 volts. With over 35 years of experience, we know quality products when we see them - and this is why we sell VonShef. You can view all of our VonShef products here, and get the guaranteed lowest prices on everything we sell. We also have special savings for VonShef products when you buy 3 or more. We ship anywhere in the world, giving you the convenience to shop from the comfort of your home. At 220 Electronics, you know you're in good hands. Make your life easier, more stylish and more productive with VonShef kitchen appliances for 220 volts.

  • 220 Volt Audio/Video Receivers for Global Use

    220 volt audio/video receiversHome theater systems have come a long way in recent years. What began as a TV with surround sound speakers and a basic audio/video receiver or equalizer has evolved into a highly versatile media system, capable of interacting with a variety of other devices and data. Just 15 years ago we used to boast about how real our surround sound seemed during an action movie. Today we can watch the movie without a disc by streaming in 4k Ultra HD over a high-speed wireless internet connection. We have Blu-ray Players with internet browsers and apps, TVs with voice control and multi-room audio controlled by centrally located audio/video receivers. We can use our smartphones to control the volume or change media from other parts of our homes and we can wirelessly send home videos to our Smart TVs for easy family viewing. We're living in an age of rapidly advancing technology and 220 volt audio/video receivers are just one of the many conveniences we're able to use for our multi-media enjoyment.
     

    What is a 220 Volt Audio/Video Receiver?

    A 220 volt audio/video receiver is the same as any other audio/video receiver with the exception that they're designed to work with any voltage. This ability is also referred to as worldwide voltage. In countries that utilize 220 or 240 volt electricity, the selection of electronics is often very limited and consumers face higher prices. To find a specific model or brand of receiver at an affordable price, many people use the internet to purchase products from abroad. However, this method poses a problem - an audio/video receiver from North America, for example, is designed to work with 120 volt electricity and isn't compatible with 220 or 240 volts electricity. The 220 volt receivers fill this void by working with any voltage, giving the buyer truly global versatility and the freedom to purchase the exact brand and model they're interested in.
     

    What Features do 220 Volt Audio/Video Receivers Have?

    All 220 volt audio/video receivers feature the same functionality as their relative non-global models. For example, the 220 Volt Yamaha RX-V681 Receiver features the same exact options and features as the 120 volt unit. The only difference is that the 220 volt version has been professionally modified by a specialty retailer to function with any voltage. You will still be able to enjoy a diverse array of media and features just as the manufacturer intended, but you'll be able to enjoy it anywhere in the world without the need for a voltage converter or transformer.
     

    Where Can I Buy a 220 Volt Audio Receiver?

    As mentioned above, 220 volt audio/video receivers are not available in major retail stores. The reason for this is because manufacturers only design these units to be used with the local voltage of where they are being sold. Players destined for North America are only compatible with 120 volt electricity. If you see a 220 volt audio/video receiver for sale online, don't assume the same model from Wal-Mart or Best Buy will work in a country with 220 volt electricity - it will not.
     
    In order to find a real 220 volt audio/video receiver with worldwide voltage, you need to shop at a specialty retailer. These are the companies that purchase the units directly from the manufacturer and then modify the hardware for dual voltage compatibility. At 220 Electronics, we do exactly that.
     
    With other 35 years of experience in global electronics and appliances - including 220 volt audio/video receivers - we know our stuff. We've helped tens of thousands of customers with their overseas relocation as well as aided with their purchases of global, multisystem and region-free electronics and appliances. Our experience and guaranteed low prices are what set us apart from our competitors. Check out our selection of 220 volt audio/video receivers today and find exactly what you need at a price you can afford.

  • Region Free 4K Blu-ray Players

    region free 4k blu-ray playersIt's been awhile since 4k technology was first introduced on the market, but it wasn't until last year that the major brands began releasing their 4k Ultra-HD Blu-ray Players. As soon as they hit the shelves, specialty retailers began selling modified, region-free versions of these popular 4k Blu-ray machines to a specialized market of travelers, movie fans and anyone looking for a universally compatible movie experience.
     

    Region Free 4k - What's the Difference?

    It might not be obvious, but Blu-ray Players are actually quite limited in how they can be used. Manufacturers produce these players to be used in the country or region where they're sold, and not much more. A North American Blu-ray player can only play North American discs, operate at 110 - 120 volts, and only be used with a North American TV. If you're living in North America, there's really no problem. However, if you travel with your player or want to purchase foreign discs online, you're going to have problems.
     
    Region Free 4k Blu-ray Players are the exact same players sold in major department stores, but they have the added benefit of global compatibility. These units are professionally modified to work with any voltage (110 - 240 volts), with any TV (whether PAL, SECAM or NTSC), and with discs from any region of the world (DVD regions 0-8 and Blu-ray regions A, B, and C) without hassle. It's a plug & play solution for using your player anywhere in the world to play any disc without using expensive converters and having a mess of extra cables.
     
    You can choose from the same popular brands and models sold by major retailers - the only difference is that the Region Free unit is a more capable player.
     

    Where to Buy a Region Free 4k Blu-ray Player

    Again, we must note that Region Free 4k Blu-ray Players are not available at major retailers, and they can only be purchased from specialty stores. There is a lot of confusion as people see region free models advertised online and then expect that all players of that model are region free. You should not buy a player unless it's specifically advertised as being region-free, and sold by a retailer who performs these modifications to 4k Blu-ray Players.
     
    With over 35 years of experience in selling international electronics and appliances, we are specialists in Region Free 4k Blu-ray Players. We stock a huge inventory of region-free players from the top brands, including high-end models from the finer names like Oppo, Denon and Pioneer. All of our players have been modified professionally and come with a warranty. They are easy to use, reliable, and can be used anywhere in the world, with any voltage, and nearly any TV. We ship anywhere in the world and best of all, we guarantee the lowest prices. Check out all of our Region Free 4k Players here and shop from the comfort of your own home.

  • Step Up vs. Step Down Voltage Converters

    step up vs step down voltage convertersIf you're moving to another country, traveling overseas, or have electronics or appliances that are not compatible with the voltage in your home, RV or boat - you're going to need to purchase a voltage converter.
     
    Voltage converters - also known as voltage transformers - are devices that do exactly what the name implies. They convert voltage up or down, making it possible to use electronics and appliances that require a voltage other than what you currently have available.
     
    There are many reasons for needing a voltage converter, including:
     
    • Moving overseas with electronics or appliances that were purchased in your home country
    • Traveling overseas for an extended period with electronics
    • Purchasing electronics or appliances from a foreign retailer
    • Using 110 or 120 volt appliances or electronics in a yacht/RV that utilizes 220 or 240 volts
    • Using specialty tools like welders which often use an operating voltage of 220 volts
     
    Whatever the reason, voltage converters make it easy to use your electronics and appliances at the voltage they were designed to be used with. Attempting to use a device at a higher or lower voltage than it was designed to be used for is dangerous and can damage your device, cause personal injury, and result in a fire.
     

    Step Up vs. Step Down Converters

    There are two main types of voltage converters available to use, Step-up and step-down. A step-up voltage converter takes the voltage up, allowing 220/240 volt devices to be used with a 110/120 volt electrical outlet. A Step-down voltage converter takes the voltage down, allowing a 110/120 volt device to be used with a 220/240 volt electrical outlet.
     
    What type of voltage converter do you need? See the examples below.
     
    Step-up Voltage Converters: Used by people from 220/240 volt countries (most european countries) who are traveling or relocating to North America (or other 110/120 volt country) with their electronics and appliances. Likewise, a step-up voltage converter can be used by anyone in North America who needs to use a 220/240 volt product.
     
    Step-down Voltage Converters: Used by people from 110/120 volt countries who are traveling or relocating to a 220/240 volt country with their electronics or appliances. Likewise, step-down converters can be used by anyone in a 220/240 volt country who needs to use a 110/120 volt product.
     
    It's actually quite simple. Step-up converters step your voltage up, while step-down converters step the voltage down. Several years ago when traveling to Europe, I brought a step-down converter with me so I could use my large computer monitor and desktop computer during an extended business stay. I plugged the unit into the 220 volt wall outlet, and it safely stepped the voltage down so I could use my system at the 120 volts it was designed for. It made life easy, and with a power strip connected to the converter I was able to use a few other 120 volt devices I had brought with including my Playstation 3. The converter was easy to use and eliminated any chase of harm or damage to my devices.
     

    Dual-Purpose Step-up/Step-down Converters

    Some people prefer to have the ability to step the voltage up and down with a single device. These people can purchase a dual-use step-up/step-down converter that is capable of bringing voltage both up or down. The dual functionality of these causes them to cost slightly more, but the difference is negligible if that's what you really need.
     

    Where to Buy a Voltage Converter

    Voltage converters can be purchased in many places, but it's important to look for a quality product. It's also important to know that the converters are rated in watts, and you need to be sure that the model you purchase is rated for sufficient wattage to handle the devices you're planning on using. Sizes range from a very low 100 volts up to 5,000 volts or more. You can learn exactly how to choose the proper voltage converter here by using our detailed buying guide.
     
    As specialists in international electronics & appliance use, we sell a complete line of voltage converters for any situation. We have multiple sizes and styles, including converters with voltage regulators to enhanced safety. You can shop our complete inventory here, from the comfort of your home. We guarantee the lowest prices and ship worldwide.
     
    With over 35 years of experience in international relocation and global electronics, 220-Electronics is a trusted source for consumers all over the world. Our low prices and decades of experience ensure a pleasant purchase experience and the help of a knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Shop our online store with confidence! We have helped end of thousands of customers in the last 5 years alone and we hope that you'll be one of them.

  • How and Where to Buy a Region Free Blu-ray Player

    how and where to purchase a region free blu-ray playerRecently, something came to our attention and we decided it was time to write a blog on the subject. The problem we're encountering is an increasing occurrence of frustrated consumers who contact us asking about their "Region-Free Blu-ray Player". They're usually confused and upset about their new player because it won't play discs from other regions, or because it's not region-free like they were led to believe. In this post, we'd like to clarify a few things about Region-Free Blu-ray Players. Hopefully this will reach some consumers before they make a purchase that leaves them feeling disappointed.
     

    What is a Region-Free Blu-ray Player?

    Region-Free Blu-ray Players are players that have been professionally modified for global flexibility and playback. This allows them to be used with any voltage (110 to 240 volts), with any TV (Pal/NTSC/Secam), and with Blu-ray discs or DVDs from any region in the world (Regions 0-8 and Regions A,B,C). They are very popular among travelers, people relocating overseas, or anyone who likes to purchase and play foreign discs in their home.
     
    If a unit is not capable of the above, it is NOT a region-free player. At minimum - even if it doesn't feature the global TV compatibility and worldwide voltage - a region-free player must be able to play discs from any region.
     

    How Do I Know if a Player is Region-Free?

    Here's where things get confusing. It's very important to know that region-free players are NOT available in department stores or major retailers. Wal-Mart, Best Buy, or any similar store does not stock or sell region-free players - they never have and never will. Why? Because region-free models must be professionally modified with special software and hardware. This work can only be performed AFTER a player has left the factory.
     
    Retailers of region-free players (such as ourselves) order the players in bulk from wholesalers or direct from the manufacturer. We order the same models that are stocked and sold by the department stores, with the only difference being that our units have been modified by our in-house electronics technicians. After the modifications are complete and the units are tested for functionality, they are ready to sell as a region-free unit.
     
    Again, if your player has not been removed from the box and modified by a professional technician, it is not a region-free player.
     

    Why the Confusion?

    The reason why there is so much confusion surrounding this issue is due to simple misunderstanding. People interested in buying region-free Blu-ray players usually go online to research. When they perform a web search for "region-free blu-ray player", their search yields results for region-free players. When the consumer sees a specific model they like, they usually research the model a bit deeper to compare prices or local availability. This is where he problems arise.
     
    When consumers discover that the same player (the same brand, same model number) is available at their local Best Buy or a similar store - and since they've already seen this model being sold as region-free by specialty retailers - they automatically assume that the player is region-free, which is false. The consumer will then purchase the model locally and discover that it's not region-free. This leaves many people confused, upset, irritated, and downright angry. Some even call the manufacturer directly to complain that the model is falsely advertised as region-free, which isn't true.
     
    These people are simply confused because region-free versions of the exact same player are sold by specialty retailers. What they don't realize is that 99% of the players for sale are normal, untouched, and have no region-free capability whatsoever. Honestly, it's an understandable mistake as this can be quite confusing. That's why we wrote this post!
     

    How and Where to Buy a Region-Free Blu-ray Player

    Now that you've read the section above, you know that these players can only be purchased from reputable retailers who specialize in selling the professionally modified region-free units. You also know that region-free players cannot be purchased in popular department stores because region-free players must be modified by a professional to achieve region-free functionality. So what can you do to ensure you're getting what you're looking for? It's easy - only buy your region-free unit from a retailer who specifically advertises their players as modified for global playback and functionality.
     
    We hate to toot our own horn, but with over 35 years in the business, we are one of those trusted retailers. At 220-Electronics, we sell the real deal. We carry a large variety of models from the top brand names in the industry and they're all modified for region-free playback and use. Our players feature the highest quality hardware modifications to ensure a long lifespan and flawless functionality, every time. We offer a limited warranty and we back the original manufacturer's warranty as well. We offer the guaranteed lowest prices, and we ship globally to almost any country in the world.
     

    Get Your Region-Free Blu-ray Player Today

    Now that you've learned a little something, you might be interested in purchasing your own player today. Check out our complete selection of region-free players here, and buy with confidence.
     
    Due to the extra modifications performed to these players to achieve their functionality, the prices are slightly higher than the non-modified models sold in department stores. This is to be expected. However, our high volume of sales from customers around the world allows us to present you with the lowest prices in the industry. Don't be fooled or confused about region-free blu-ray players any longer. Get yours today and strt enjoying your region-free playback.

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