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Region-Free and Multi-System Electronics Blog

  • 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.

  • Blu-ray New Releases for September 2014

    july 2014 blu ray new releasesThe last few months have been quite impressive to say the least, with literally tons of new and awesome Blu-ray releases being released. September is no different and thankfully there are some excellent titles to add to your collection. We see some interesting oldies as well as some 80's classics hitting the shelves this month such as 'Teen Wolf', 'The Invisible Man', 'Little House on the Prarie', 'Salvador' and 'La Bamba'. Also, some pretty cool horror titles too, like 'Misery', 'Return of the Living Dead', 'Carrie' and 'The Amityville Horror. September is definitely not a month to miss out on!
     

    September 02, 2014

    • Casper (1995)
    • Firestarter (1984)
    • Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) - ゴジラ対メガロ, Gojira tai Megaro
    • Draft Day (2014)
    • The People Under the Stairs (1991)
    • Destroy All Monsters (1968) - 怪獣総進撃, Kaijû sôshingeki, Godzilla
    • Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season (2013-2014)
    • Dracula (1979)
    • White Noise (2005)
    • Rain Man (1988) - Remastered
    • Blade: Triple Feature (1998-2004) - Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity
    • The Originals: The Complete First Season (2013-2014)
    • Heavenly Sword (2014)
    • They Came Together (2014)
    • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 9 (2013)
    • The Watcher (2000)
    • Frankenstein (1931) - The Man Who Made a Monster
    • Space Raiders (1983) - Limited Edition - 2,000 copies - kinolorber.com exclusive
    • Night Moves (2013)
    • Moms' Night Out (2014)
    • Dracula / Drácula (1931) - Includes English and Spanish Versions
    • Hal The Movie (2013) - Haru
    • The Wolf Man (1941)
    • Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D (1954)
    • The Mummy (1932)
    • The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    • The Return (2006)
    • 14 Blades (2010)
    • Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)
    • Gatchaman Crowds: Complete Collection (2013)
    • Blood Lad: The Complete Series (2013)
    • The Invisible Man (1933)
    • Phantom of the Opera (1943)
    • Under the Electric Sky (2014)
    • Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya: Complete Collection (2013)
    • An American Werewolf in London (1981) - Full Moon Edition
    • Swedish House Mafia: Leave the World Behind (2014)
    • Fabulous Frogs (2014) - Nature: Fabulous Frogs
    • For No Good Reason (2012)
    • Baby Blues (2013)
    • R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?
    • Untold History of the United States Part 1: World War II (2012-2013) - Oliver Stone's
    • The Wolfman (2010) - Unrated Director's Cut
    • Untold History of the United States Part 2: The Cold War (2012-2013) - Oliver Stone's
    • Untold History of the United States Part 3: Reagan/Bush/Clinton/Obama (2012-2013) - Oliver Stone's
    • The Mummy (1999)
    • The Mummy Returns (2001)
    • Van Helsing (2004)
    • Love Live! School Idol Project Collection - Premium Edition
    • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) - Deluxe Edition
    • Baka and Test Summon the Beasts: Season 2 S.A.V.E. (2011)
    • Eternal Damn Nation (2014)
    • Clash Of The Titans (1981-2012) - 2010, Clash Of The Titans (1981, Wrath Of The Titans Triple Feature
     

    September 07, 2014

    • War of the Worlds (2005)
    • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    • Minority Report (2002)
    • True Grit (2010)
    • Jack Reacher (2012)
    • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
    • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
    • The Godfather (1972) - Sapphire Series
    • Star Trek (2009) - Single Disc
    • Transformers (2007)
    • The Godfather: Part II (1974) - Sapphire Series
    • Top Gun (1986)
    • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
    • World War Z (2013)
    • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
    • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
     

    September 09, 2014

    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (2014)
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (2014)
    • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season (2013-2014) - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    • The Addams Family (1991)
    • Pumpkinhead (1988) - Collector's Edition
    • Star Trek: The Compendium (2009-2013) - Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness - IMAX Edition
    • Prom Night (1980) - Special Edition
    • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
    • Godzilla 2000 (1999) - Godzilla 2000: Millennium, Gojira ni-sen mireniamu
    • Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack / Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2001-2002) - Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki, Gojira tai Mekagojira
    • The Great Race (1965) - Warner Archive Collection
    • Homeland: The Complete Third Season (2013)
    • Rebirth of Mothra I II III (1996-1998) - Mosura, Mosura 2: Kaitei no daikessen, Mosura 3: Kingu Gidorâ raishu
    • Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season (2013)
    • Graduation Day (1981)
    • Young Frankenstein (1974) - 40th Anniversary Edition
    • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
    • Brick Mansions (2014)
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (2014) - w/ Bonus "Behind the Lens" Featurette
    • Little House on the Prairie: Season Three (1976-1977) - Deluxe Remastered Edition
    • Across 110th Street (1972)
    • Hangmen Also Die (1943)
    • The Killer Elite (1975)
    • Juggernaut (1974)
    • Salvador (1986)
    • Flowers in the Attic (1987)
    • The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season (2013-2014)
    • La Bamba (1987) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • The Dogs of War (1980)
    • Seizure (1974)
    • Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
    • Any Given Sunday (1999) - 15th Anniversary Edition - Director's Cut, Includes Theatrical Cut DVD
    • Carrie 2-Pack (1976-2013)
    • The World Wars (2014)
    • Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Complete Second Season (2009-2011) - Warner Archive Collection
    • Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 (1974)
    • The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) - 40th Anniversary Edition
    • Willow Creek (2014)
    • The Slave (1969) - Scacco alla regina, Check to the Queen
    • Independence Day (1996) - Special Edition, Fox Icons
    • Borgman (2013)
    • Korengal (2014)
    • Words and Pictures (2013)
    • The Last of The Mohicans (1992) - Special Edition, Fox Icons
    • Halloween Double Feature (2013) - All Hallows' Eve, Mischief Night
    • God's Pocket (2014)
    • The Hornet's Nest (2014)
    • Lifeforce (1985)
    • The Return of The Living Dead w/ Halloween FP (1985)
    • Killer Klowns From Outer Space w/ Halloween FP (1988)
    • Jennifer's Body (2009)
    • Super Troopers (2001) - Fox Icons
    • Misery w/ Halloween FP (1990)
    • The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
    • Teen Wolf w/ Halloween FP (1985)
    • Che! (1969) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) - Special Edition, Fox Icons
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (2014) - Winter Soldier Variant
    • Predator 2 (1990) - Special Edition, Fox Icons
    • Jeepers Creepers w/ Halloween FP (2001)
    • Fed Up (2014)
    • The Hustler (1961) - Special Edition, Fox Icons
    • The Silence of the Lambs w/ Halloween FP (1991)
    • The Last House on The Left w/ Halloween FP (1972)
    • Carrie w/ Halloween FP (1976)
    • A Long Way Down (2014)
    • The Amityville Horror (1979-2005)
    • Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
    • Nebraska (2013)
    • Invasion of the Body Snatchers w/ Halloween FP (1978)
    • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 w/ Halloween FP (1986)
    • Child's Play w/ Halloween FP (1988)
    • Big Trouble In Little China (1986) - Special Edition, Fox Icons
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (2014) - Black Widow Variant
    • Doctor Who: Deep Breath (2014)
    • Last Passenger (2013)
    • Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 (1974)
    • Crimson Winter (2013)
    • The French Connection (1971) - Special Edition, Fox Icons
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (2014) - Captain America Variant
    • Bermuda Tentacles (2014)
    • Zombie Double Feature (2011-2012) - Dead Season, State of Emergency
    • Young Frankenstein (1974) - 40th Anniversary Edition - Metalpak
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (2014) - Falcon Variant
    • The Amityville Horror Double Feature (1979)
    • Wall Street (1987) - Special Edition, Fox Icons
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (2014) - Nick Fury Variant
    • Victim (2011)
    • The A-Team (2010)
    • Santana: Corazón - Live From México (2014) - Live It to Believe It
    • Last Passenger (2013)
    • Listen To Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!: Complete Collection (2012)
    • Verdi: La Traviata
    • Rameau: Platée
    • All Hallows' Eve (2013)
    • Mr. Brooks (2007)
    • Language of the Unknown - Film About the Wayne Shorter Quartet
    • Schroeder: Country Roads
    • 7 with One Stroke! - Concertos by Antonio Vivaldi - Blu-ray Audio
    • Dead Within (2014)
    • Dead Season (2012)
    • The Amityville Horror (1979)
    • Species (1995)
    • State of Emergency (2011)
    • Mischief Night (2013)
    • The Lincoln Lawyer / Alex Cross / One for the Money (2011-2012)
     

    September 11, 2014

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

    September 15, 2014

    • Endre-eNerd: The Time Capsule
     

    September 16, 2014

    • Ghostbusters 1 & 2 (1984-1989) - Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II
    • Godzilla (2014)
    • Godzilla 3D (2014)
    • Ghostbusters II (1989) - 25th Anniversary Edition, Mastered in 4K
    • Eraserhead (1977) - The Criterion Collection
    • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) - 40th Anniversary Edition, 2 Disc Edition
    • Arrow: The Complete Second Season (2013-2014)
    • The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season (2013-2014)
    • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) - 40th Anniversary Edition
    • Hannibal: Season Two (2014)
    • Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) - 30th Anniversary Edition
    • Congo (1995)
    • Dreamcatcher (2003)
    • Godzilla (2014)
    • The Fault in Our Stars (2014) - Little Infinities Edition with Infinity Bracelet
    • The Great Train Robbery (1978)
    • The Party (1968)
    • Ghostbusters Limited Edition Gift Set (1984-1989) - Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Mastered in 4K
    • Sleepy Hollow: The Complete First Season (2013)
    • Meteor (1979)
    • The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
    • Flesh+Blood (1985) - Flesh and Blood
    • Dragon Ball Z: Season 7
    • The Battery (2012) - Ben & Mickey vs. The Dead
    • Grimm: Season Three (2013-2014)
    • The Nutty Professor: 50th Anniversary (1963)
    • Ghostbusters (1984) - 30th Anniversary Edition, Mastered in 4K
    • South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season (2013)
    • Spartacus: The Complete Series (2010-2013)
    • From Dusk Till Dawn: Season One (2014)
    • Avalanche (1978)
    • Ranma ½: Set 3 (1989-1991) - Limited Edition
    • Short Eyes (1977) - Limited Edition - 1,500 copies - kinolorber.com exclusive
    • Juan of the Dead (2011) - Juan de los Muertos
    • The Dead 2 (2014)
    • The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014)
    • Arrow: The Complete Second Season (2013-2014)
    • Think Like a Man Too (2014)
    • The Texas Chain saw Massacre (1974) - 40th anniversary collector's edition
    • Hawaii Five-0: The Fourth Season (2013-2014)
    • Spartacus: The Complete Collection (2010-2013)
    • Godzilla (2014)
    • Ghost in the Shell ARISE Vol. 3 (2013-2014) - Limited to 2400 copies
    • The Big Operator (1959)
    • Faust (2011)
    • Spartacus: The Complete Series (2010-2013) - Limited Edition Collector's Set
    • The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season (2013-2014) - With Lenticular Packaging
    • Fairy Tail: Part 12 (2012)
    • Alpha House: Season One (2013)
    • The Fault in Our Stars (2014) - w/Collectible Movie Banner
    • WWE SummerSlam 2014 (2014)
    • Barbie and the Secret Door (2014)
    • Majestic Prince: Collection 2 (2013)
    • Hallows Eve (2013)
    • Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave - The Movie (2014)
    • Anthrax: Chile on Hell (2013)
    • Spartacus: The Complete Series (2010-2013)
    • Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
    • The Perfect Wave (2014)
    • Burt's Buzz (2013)
    • House of Bodies (2013)
    • Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)
    • Metal Veins: Alive at Rock in Rio - Sepultura & Les Tambou du Bronx
    • Dark Fields (2009)
    • A Year in the Blue: Inside the Air Force Academy
    • Godzilla (2014)
    • The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure (2013)
    • The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
    • Star Trek Into Darkness Gift Set (2013) - w/ Villain Ship
     

    September 23, 2014

    • Halloween: The Complete Collection (1978-2009) - Limited Deluxe Edition
    • Neighbors (2014)
    • The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology (1973-2005)
    • Saw: The Complete Movie Collection (2004-2010)
    • The Innocents (1961) - The Criterion Collection
    • Macbeth (1971) - The Tragedy of Macbeth, The Criterion Collection
    • Ghost in the Shell (1995) - 25th Anniversary Edition
    • Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
    • Elmer Gantry (1960)
    • The Rover (2014)
    • Halloween: The Complete Collection (1978-2009)
    • Attack on Titan Part 2 (2014) - 進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin
    • The Signal (2014)
    • The Exorcist III: Legion (1990)
    • The Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
    • Taras Bulba (1962)
    • The Young Savages (1961)
    • 3 Reese Witherspoon Favorites (2012) - This Means War, Water For Elephants, Legally Blonde
    • Halloween: The Complete Collection (1978-2009) - Limited Deluxe Edition + Exclusive Lithograph, Limited Edition of 500 - SOLD OUT
    • Defiance: Season Two (2014)
    • Attack on Titan Part 2 Limited Edition Plus Box (2014) - 進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin
    • WWE: The Best of Sting
    • Yes: Songs from Tsongas (2013) - The 35th Anniversary Concert
    • The 100: The Complete First Season (2014)
    • Bloody Mama (1970)
    • Attack on Titan Part 2 Limited Edition (2014) - 進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin
    • Ida (2013)
    • Distant Drums (1951)
    • Key & Peele: Season Three (2013-2014)
    • Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
    • South of St. Louis (1949)
    • Firestorm (2013)
    • The Last of the Unjust (2013) - Le dernier des injustes
    • Disaster L.A.: The Last Zombie Apocalypse Begins Here (2014)
    • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Complete Series (2010)
    • Kämpfer: Complete Collection (2009)
    • 21 & Over (2013)
    • Very Good Girls (2013)
    • Valvrave the Liberator (2013) - Season 1
    • Attack on Titan Part 2 Collector's Edition (2013) - 進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin
    • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
    • Paranoia (2013)
    • Donizetti: L'elisir D'amore (2014) - Balthasar Neumann Choir, Heras Casado
    • Come Morning (2013)
    • Puccini: Madama Butterfly
    • TT Isle of Man Review 2014
    • Neighbors (2014) - with bonus disc
     

    September 24, 2014

    • Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2012) - James Egglestone
     

    September 30, 2014

    • Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D (2014)
    • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
    • Once Upon a Time in America (1984) - Collector's Edition - Extended Director's Cut
    • Krull (1983)
    • Leprechaun: The Complete Movie Collection (1993-2014) - Leprechaun, Leprechaun 2, Leprechaun 3, Leprechaun 4: In Space, Leprechaun: In the Hood, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, Leprechaun: Origins
    • Gremlins (1984) - Special Edition - 30th Anniversary Diamond Luxe Edition
    • The Matrix / Matrix Reloaded / The Matrix Revolutions (1999-2003)
    • Chef (2014)
    • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
    • Interview with the Vampire (1994) - 20th Anniversary Edition
    • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) - The Criterion Collection
    • Gone with the Wind (1939) - 75th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition
    • StageFright (1987) - Deliria, Bloody Bird, Sound Stage Massacre, StageFright: Aquarius
    • 24: Live Another Day (2014)
    • Sundays and Cybele (1962) - The Criterion Collection
    • Forrest Gump (1994) - 20th Anniversary Edition - Diamond Luxe Edition
    • Once Upon a Time in America (1984) - Extended Director's Cut
    • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) - Limited Edition Gift Set with Grimlock and Optimus Collectible Statue
    • The Green Mile (1999) - 15th Anniversary Edition - Diamond Luxe Edition
    • Natural Born Killers (1994) - 20th Anniversary Edition - Diamond Luxe Edition
    • Cold in July (2014)
    • Beware the Batman: Season 1 Part 2: Dark Justice (2013) - Warner Archive Collection
    • Ben-Hur (1959) - 55th Anniversary Edition - Diamond Luxe Edition
    • Killer Fish (1979)
    • Betty Boop: The Essential Collection - Volume Four (1932-1937)
    • Steins;Gate: Anime Classics Complete Series (2011)
    • One Piece: Film Z (2012)
    • Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Series (1984-1994)
    • Audrey Hepburn Gift Set (1954-1961) - Breakfast at Tiffany's, Funny Face, Sabrina
    • Blue Thunder (1983)
    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984-1985)
    • The Sherlock Holmes Feature Film Collection (1987-1993) - The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Master Blackmailer, The Last Vampyre, The Eligible Bachelor
    • The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986-1988)
    • Stunt Squad (1977) - La polizia è sconfitta, Elimination Force
    • The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1991)
    • Sordid Lives (2000)
    • I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
    • We Are the Best! (2013) - Vi är bäst
    • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) - 3 Figurines + Magnet
    • Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
    • Dream Theater: Breaking the Fourth Wall
    • Third Person (2013)
    • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) - Optimus Prime Packaging
    • 24: Live Another Day (2014)
    • Samurai Cop
    • Monster High: Freaky Fusion (2014)
    • American Muscle (2014)
    • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
    • Golden Time: Collection 1 (2013)
    • Merci pour le Chocolat (2000) - Nightcap
    • Thunder And The House Of Magic
    • Are You Here
    • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) - Bumblebee Mask Packaging
    • Prokofiev: Peter & the Wolf (2006)
    • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
    • Psychic Detective Yakumo: Complete Collection (2010)
    • TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)
    • Transformers 4-Movie Blu-ray Collection Includes: Transformers / Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen / Transformers: Dark Of The Moon / Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2007-2014) - 4-Disc Blu-ray + Digital HD, Walmart Exclusive
    • Gone With the Wind 75th Anniversary Diamond Luxe (1939)
    • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) - Theatrical Edition
    • Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome (2014)
    • Ivory Tower (2014)
    • TT: Closer to the Edge (2011)
    • Mozart: Don Giovanni - Teatro La Fenice, Frizza
    • Dvorák: Rusalka - La Monnaie, Fischer
    • Bach: Christmas Oratorio Bwv 248
    • Mefistofele
    • Arabella: Salzburg Easter Festival 2014 (2014) - Thielemann
    • Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014)
    • Swan Lake
    • Tutto Puccini - The Complete Giacomo Puccini Opera Edition
    • 24: Live Another Day (2014)
    • Beethoven: Complete String Quartets - Belcea String Quartet
    • Menahem Pressler - Paavo Jarvi: Orchestre de Paris
    • A Recital with Renee Fleming
    • Mahler: Symphony 9
    • Europakonzert 2014 (2014)
    • The Nutcracker: Wiener Staatsballett - Rudolf Nureyev's
    • Giselle
    • Bruckner: Symphony No. 5
    • L'histoire du Soldat: Nederlands Dans Theater
    • Time of Her Life (2013) - Director's Cut
    • Michael Nyman: Make It Louder, Please!
    • Between the Buried and Me: Future Sequence - Live at the Fidelitorium
    • Annette Dasch: The Crucial Question
    • Skjelbred: Waves & Interruptions - Blu-ray Audio
    • Mahler: Symphony No 9
    • Monster High: Freaky Fusion (2014) - with Flashlight Pen
    • Team Hot Wheels: The Origin Of Awesome (2014) - Blu-ray + DVD + Toy Car
    • Straight Talk to Men
    • Building a Family Legacy Complete Set
    • Wanting to Believe
    • Love for a Lifetime
    • Your Legacy
    • Dare to Discipline
    • Strong Willed Child
    • Bringing Up Boys
    • Bringing Up Girls

  • Massive July 2014 Blu-ray New Release List

    july 2014 blu ray new releasesJust when we thought July couldn't get any hotter, we've realized just how many amazing new titles are coming to Blu-ray this month - over 240! Some are remastered versions and some are completely new to Blu-ray Disc but they're all of pretty decent quality. From horror and suspense to comedy, sci-fi and even a few children's movies, July is definitely a big month.
     
    So kick back, check out the list and decide just which titles you're going to pick up.
     

    July 2014 Blu-ray New Releases

    • Kindergarten Cop (1990)
    • Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
    • Bring It On (2000)
    • The Legend of Korra - Book Two: Spirits (2013)
    • The Final Terror (1983)
    • The Little Rascals (1994)
    • Operation Petticoat (1959)
    • Cry-Baby (1990)
    • The Unknown Known (2013)
    • Good Sam (1948)
    • Toradora! Complete Series Premium Edition (2008-2011)
    • Vinyl (2012)
    • So This Is New York (1948)
    • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
    • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
    • Nebraska (2013)
    • World War Z (2013)
    • Jack Reacher (2012)
    • The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
    • Top Gun (1986)
    • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
    • World War Z 3D (2013)
    • Deep Impact (1998)
    • Star Trek Into Darkness 3D (2013)
    • Jackass 3 (2010)
    • Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Democracy 3D - Live at the Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas (2012)
    • Helix: The Complete First Season (2013)
    • Afflicted (2013)
    • Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano (2014)
    • Pink Floyd: The Division Bell (2014) - 20th Anniversary Box Set
    • Legend: The Best of Bob Marley (1984) - 30th Anniversary Edition, Blu-ray Audio
    • The Lunchbox (2013) - Dabba
    • Monster High: Clawesome Double Feature - Escape From Skull Shores, Fright On!
    • Oliver And Company / The Fox And The Hound / The Fox And The Hound II (1981-2006)
    • Shakugan no Shana: Season 2 S.A.V.E. (2006)
    • True Grit (2010)
    • Sci-fi Classics Double Feature (2013) - Stranded, The Colony
    • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
    • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
    • G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (2013)
    • Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) - Unrated Director's Cut
    • Star Trek VIII: First Contact (1996)
    • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
    • Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy (2013)
    • Acadia Sights & Sounds
    • Over the Coast of Maine
    • Over Acadia
    • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
    • Mission: Impossible II (2000)
    • Toradora!: Volume 2 (2009-2011)
    • Toradora!: Volume 1 (2008)
    • Legend: The Best of Bob Marley (1984) - 30th Anniversary Edition, Blu-ray Audio
    • Star Trek (2009)
    • Workaholics: Season Three (2012-2013)
    • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
    • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
    • Labor Day (2013)
    • Trans Maldivian - Paradise Barefoot Pilots
    • The Holy Mountain (1973) - La montaña sagrada
    • El Topo (1970)
    • The Time Machine (1960)
    • Lake Placid (1999) - Collector's Edition
    • The Raid 2 (2014) - The Raid 2: Berandal
    • Point Blank (1967)
    • Nymphomaniac: Volumes I and II (2013)
    • Southern Comfort (1981)
    • Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
    • Bad Words (2013)
    • Bloody Birthday (1981)
    • Radio Days (1987) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • Bloody Moon (1981) - Die Säge des Todes
    • Caught (1949)
    • Born Yesterday (1950) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • The Baby (1973)
    • Bad Grandpa .5 (2014)
    • Brannigan (1975) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • Violent Saturday (1955) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • Stage Fright (2014)
    • Rigor Mortis (2013)
    • Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
    • Kid Cannabis (2014)
    • The Lost Moment (1947)
    • Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2013)
    • The Vanquished (1953) - I Vinti
    • Flowers of Evil: Complete Collection (2013) - Aku no Hana
    • Hidden Kingdoms (2013)
    • Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2013)
    • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (2013)
    • Le Week-End (2013)
    • Stage Fright (2014) - Includes Short Film Bonus Disc: Legend Of Beaver Dam
    • Nature: The Gathering Swarms
    • Endeavour: Series 2 - Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavour: Series 2
    • Watermark (2013)
    • Susan Wong: My Live Stories (2013)
    • Hercules Reborn (2014)
    • Save Your Legs! (2012) - Limited Edition to 3000
    • Ministry: Last Tangle in Paris (2012) - Live 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR
    • Hercules Reborn (2014)
    • Wings 2: Sky Force Heroes
    • More Power and Ideas for Your Surround
    • Unterwasser Paradiese
    • Scanners (1981) - The Criterion Collection
    • Under the Skin (2014)
    • Pickpocket (1959) - The Criterion Collection
    • Marty (1955)
    • Rio 2 3D (2014)
    • Deadly Eyes (1982) - The Rats, Scream Factory
    • Rio 2 (2014)
    • Orphan Black: Season Two (2014)
    • Hell On Wheels: The Complete Third Season (2013)
    • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider / Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2001-2003) - Double Feature
    • Black Dynamite: Season One (2011)
    • Deadman Wonderland: Anime Classics Complete Series (2011)
    • Arch of Triumph (1948)
    • Armored Attack! (1943) - The North Star
    • Open Grave (2013)
    • I Escaped From Devil's Island / The Final Option (1973-1982) - Who Dares Wins
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Bonds Beyond Time (2010)
    • Face/Off / Snake Eyes (1997-1998) - Double Feature
    • Kill la Kill: Vol. 1 (2013-2014) - Limited Edition
    • WWE: United We Slam: The Best of Great American Bash
    • SX Tape
    • Fairy Tail: Part 11
    • Gurren Lagann The Movie (2008-2009) - Double Feature Set
    • Rio 2 (2014) - with Plush Toy
    • Majestic Prince: Collection 1 (2013)
    • Road to Paloma (2014)
    • Kill la Kill: Vol. 1 (2013-2014)
    • Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 1 & 2 Limited Edition (2012)
    • Anohana the Movie: The Flower We Saw That Day (2013) - Collector's Edition
    • Kill la Kill Vol.1 (2013) - キルラキル, Limited Edition
    • To Love Ru Darkness: Complete Collection (2012) - Season 3
    • Internal Affairs / The Departed (1990-2006)
    • Shark 4 Movie Collection (2010-2012) - Sharktopus, Dinoshark, Jersey Shore Shark Attack, Bait
    • Open Grave (2013)
    • Rio 2 (2014) - Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD + Bracelet, Walmart Exclusive
    • Death For Hire
    • Anohana the Movie: The Flower We Saw That Day (2013) - Standard Edition
    • Kill la Kill Vol.1 (2013) - キルラキル
    • Trancers (1984)
    • Ginger Snaps (2000) - Collector's Edition
    • Insomnia (1997) - The Criterion Collection
    • Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
    • Sabotage (2014)
    • Transcendence (2014)
    • The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) - Fair is Fair Edition
    • The Essential Jacques Demy (1961-1982) - The Criterion Collection
    • Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) - ゴジラ対メガロ , Gojira tai Megaro
    • Shogun (1980) - James Clavell's Shogun
    • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
    • Last Action Hero (1993)
    • Destroy All Monsters (1968) - 怪獣総進撃, Kaijû sôshingeki, Godzilla
    • Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) - Gojira tai Megaro
    • Sabata (1969) - Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso!
    • Blue Ruin (2013)
    • The Scalphunters (1968)
    • Flatliners (1990)
    • Donnie Brasco (1997) - Theatrical Edition
    • Appleseed Alpha (2014)
    • The Wind Will Carry Us (1999) - Bad ma ra khahad bord
    • Dom Hemingway (2013)
    • Heaven Is for Real (2014)
    • Anaconda (1997)
    • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
    • All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
    • The Zero Theorem (2013)
    • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) - Les parapluies de Cherbourg, The Criterion Collection
    • Justin and the Knights of Valor (2013)
    • ZZ Top: Live at Montreux 2013 (2013)
    • The Suspect (2013)
    • Gridiron Gang (2006)
    • The Other Love (1947)
    • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
    • Made in America (2013)
    • Love in the City (1953) - L'amore in città
    • Make Your Move (2013)
    • The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Complete Series (2013) - Limited Edition
    • Aerial America: Southwest Collection
    • Cesar Chavez (2014)
    • The Single Moms Club (2014)
    • Forever Female (1953)
    • We're in the Movies: Palace of Silents & Itinerant Filmmaking (1914-2010)
    • Lola (1961) - The Criterion Collection
    • The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) - Les demoiselles de Rochefort , The Criterion Collection
    • GMO OMG (2013)
    • Donkey Skin (1970) - Peau d'âne, The Criterion Collection
    • An American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014)
    • Sunset Strip (2012)
    • Une chambre en ville (1982) - A Room in Town, The Criterion Collection
    • Bay of Angels (1963) - La baie des anges, The Criterion Collection
    • The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Complete Series (2013)
    • The Severing Crime Edge: Complete Colletion (2013)
    • Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014)
    • Gentle Giant - The Power and the Glory
    • Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery (1990-1992)
    • Noah (2014)
    • The Big Chill (1983) - The Criterion Collection
    • Curtains (1983)
    • Chaplin's Mutual Comedies (1916-1917)
    • Herzog: The Collection
    • Noah (2014)
    • The Other Woman (2014)
    • Separate Tables (1958)
    • Duel at Diablo (1966)
    • Noah (2014) - Collectible Wood Packaging w/ bonus disc
    • Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music (1970) - 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited
    • The Protector 2 (2013) - Tom Yum Goong 2
    • Ong Bak Trilogy (2003-2010)
    • Paris Blues (1961)
    • The Protector 2 3D (2013) - Tom Yum Goong 2 3D
    • Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
    • 2014 NBA Championship: Highlights (2014)
    • Cuban Fury (2014)
    • Herzog: The Collection - Signed Limited Edition To 100 Copies
    • Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! LE
    • Dragonwolf
    • Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash!
    • Los Angeles Kings: 2014 Stanley Cup Champions (2014)
    • Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They: Complete Collection (2013)
    • Verdi: Rigoletto (1982)
    • The Allman Brothers Band: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (2014) - Blu-ray Audio
    • Midsomer Murders, Set 24 (2013)
    • Live at Wacken 2013 (2013)
    • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye (2014) - Blu-ray Audio
    • Noah (2014) - Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD + Music CD, Walmart Exclusive
    • Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
    • Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander
    • On My Way (2013) - Elle s'en va
    • Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
    • Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie
    • Spontini: La Fuga in Mascera
    • Ong Bak Trilogy (2003-2010)
    • Verdi & Wagner: The Odeonsplatz Concert
    • Europakonzert 99 from Krakow (1999)
    • El Sistema at Salzburg Festival - Sir Simon Rattle, White Hands Choir Venezuela
    • Touching the Sound: The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii
    • Christoph Willibald Gluck - 300 Years
    • Waldbühne 3
    • Believe Tour Dance Experience
    • Europakonzert 97 from Paris (1997)
    • Mu Name is Pecos & Pecos Cleans Up - Due once di piombo & Pecos è qui: prega e muori
     
    If you're in the market for a Region Free Blu-ray Player to view your movies on, don't forget to check out our selection at 220 Electronics.

  • 4k Ultra-HD. What, when, why and how?

    So you've been hearing all about it - 4k Ultra HD, also known as UHD. What is it? Can the resolution really be 4 times better than 1080p HD? What type of technology is involved in a 4k TV? I haven't seen any 4k Blu-ray Discs for sale - why not? Is 4k UHD technology compatible with older movies?
     
    Stop asking questions and check out the video below. It will provide some insight as to what 4k Ultra-HD really is, as well as how it's being ushered in and when you can expect it to become commonplace. Sony's technology specialist answers all the important questions.
     

     
    If you're interested in checking out some of the newest 4k compatible TVs, including Multi-System models that can be used anywhere in the world, check out our inventory at 220 Electronics. We offer the guaranteed lowest prices in the industry and will beat any competitor by 10%!

  • Traveling with Electronics - Avoiding the Common Problems

    traveling with electronicsIf you've moved overseas, are a frequent traveler or live and work abroad, chances are that you've ran into issues with electronics. Mainly, compatibility - as different regions of the world utilize various systems of voltage, electrical outlets, and even video systems.
     
    While one might assume that bringing electronics along on their travels is a surefire way to prevent boredom while increasing both productivity and the ability to connect, there are certain roadblocks that stand in the way for even the most seasoned of international travelers. In this entry, we're going to focus on a few of the most common inconveniences that most worldly travelers encounter and provide ways to minimize the hassles.
     
    Plugging In
    First and foremost, the main thing that all electronics require is power. You can't do anything without a reliable power source, and depending on where you're going, it can prove more painful to simply get plugged in than anything else. Many countries and regions have differing standard voltages than what you're used to at home and while sometimes this can be resolved with a simple plug adapter, there are other times when you'll require both a voltage converter and a plug adapter. Attempting to use electronics that aren't designed for the local voltage can cause damage to your electronics, the hazard of fire and even the risk of electrocution. Visit this Voltage Converter Buying Guide to determine what you need and how to find it.
     
    The Simple Things
    While some people may prefer to employ a voltage converter for their needs or simply go without specific electronics, others opt to take along products that are designed for worldwide use and work with any voltage from 110v to 240v. Usually, these are common products such as hairdryers, electric toothbrushes or travel irons. Purchasing these products ensures hassle-free use no matter where you are and reduces the bulk of needing a voltage converter. However, beware that a foreign plug adapter may still be necessary!
     
    A little research goes a long way and you might overlook some of the simple things such as being able to charge your phone or curl your hair for that important business meeting that's coming up.
     
    Entertainment
    Depending on the length and purpose of your stay, you might be tempted to bring some movies along for the trip. Or maybe you intend to plug your laptop in at the hotel and watch movies from your hard drive. That's a great way to stay entertained, especially if the local TV is filled with foreign shows in a language you may not understand. But there is a slight problem with this - first is the fact that movies are region-coded. Bringing along some DVD's from home to play in your hotel room most likely won't happen because the DVD or Blu-ray player won't play your foreign movies. Additionally, connecting your laptop via a cable directly to the TV may not work due to the varying color formats such as PAL, NTSC and Secam. But there's a better option - a portable region-free player which works on any voltage, any color system and plays discs from any region. If you've got one, you can buy local movies on the cheap, take your own with you and then plug the portable player right into the TV for a larger picture with no need for any type of converter. Check out some of the different Portable Region-Free Players here.
     
    Getting Situated
    Aside from traveling, moving abroad is quite a big step to take and there's an abundance of issues that can arise such as furnishing your new home, finding cell phone service and purchasing a vehicle. One of the biggest headaches is furnishing a home with new appliances as in other countries, most real estate purchases and even many rentals don't include even the basics. From a refrigerator, microwave and stove to washer and dryer, there can be a lot to shop for and as a newcomer, the language barrier can always be a factor in not finding fair prices or knowing where to shop for the best deals. International Relocation services available from 220-Electronics help eliminate this stress completely by evaluating your needs and providing the expertise, along with the products to make your move simple and more economical.
     
    Overall, seeing the world is one of the most exciting and rewarding opportunities someone can have, and it's much more enjoyable when the small annoyances can be easily eliminated. For more information on the products and services we've mentioned, visit our website at www.220-Electronics.com

  • Blu-ray new Releases for January 2014

    blu-ray new releases january 2014To kick off the new year, there are some hot titles coming out this month for January. From musical to documentary, horror to action, we doubt you'll be let down by these new releases. Check out the list below and get your Blu-Ray Player ready for some serious home theater action!
     
    Throne of Blood - 1957
    The Killing Fields - 1984
    The Wicker Man - 1973
    Tequilla Sunrise - 1988
    The Hurricane - 1999
    Gorillas in the Mist - 1988
    We Are What We Are - 2013
    The Act of Killing - 2012
    Closed Circuit - 2013
    The Beach Girls - 1982
    Many Wars Ago - 1970
    Notting Hill - 1999
    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life - 1983
    Cape Fear - 1962
    Duck Dynasty: Season 4 - 2013
    Hail Mary - 1985
    Fiddler on the Roof - 1971
    For Ever Mozart - 1996
    The Mummy - 1999
    The Underneath - 2013
    John Lenon: Imagine - 1971
    Thief - 1981
    Riddick - 2013
    Carrie - 2013
    In the Heat of the Night - 1967
    Buffalo '66 - 1988
    Enough Said - 2013
    I Cannibali - 1970
    Jaws - 1975
    Terraferma - 2011
    Robocop - 1987
    Cat people - 1982
    Machete Kills - 2013
    La Vie de Boheme - 1992
    Raise the Titanic - 1980
    Captain Phillips - 2013
    The Doors: R-evolution
    The Prey - 2011
    Casino Royale - 2006
    Freezer - 2013
    Chitty Chitty Bang bang - 1968
    Titus - 1999
    Zulu - 1964
    Man in the Dark 3D - 1953

  • Traveling with Electronics - Voltage Converters for The Philippines

    voltage converters for the philippinesIf you're planning to visit the beautiful Philippine islands for a short vacation or an extended stay, your going to have plenty of things to do and new places to see. Embarking on a foreign adventure among a different culture is always enjoyable and exciting, but it's best to make sure that you research your destination and arrive prepared to avoid any unnecessary complications. Before packing your bags and catching your flight to the Philippines, please be sure to consider what you're going to do about using your electronics.
     
    Many countries have varying standards when it comes to electricity. Certain regions, and even individual countries utilize a standard voltage at which electricity is delivered at. In North America, the standard voltage is 120 Volts. Devices that are made and sold in North America are designed and manufactured to operate specifically at 120 volts. However, in the Philippines the standard electrical voltage is 220 Volts. This means that the electronics sold there are designed to be used specifically with the 220 volt system. If you were to try and use electronics from North America in the Philippines, the voltage would be too high for the device to handle and will likely result in your electronics being damaged or ruined. The higher voltage also poses a serious risk of electrocution or fire when using electronics that are meant to be used at a lower voltage. On the other hand, electronics from the Philippines cannot be used in North America because the lower voltage means that there isn't enough electricity to properly power the device. While this can also result in damage to the device from improper voltage, the risk of electrocution or fire is significantly lower.
     
    Now that you're aware of the varying voltage, the next step is deciding what to do about it. This depends on a few things, from the length of your stay to the particular electronics you plan to bring along for your travels. If you plan on moving to the Philippines, living abroad or staying for an extended period of time, it's likely that you'll be bringing more things along for your trip than you would if you were taking a short vacation. In this case, you'll most likely be in search of a simple, all-encompassing solution that allows you to use the electronics that you already have. Thankfully, there are devices that do exactly that - allow you to use your electronics in a foreign country without having to worry about the difference in voltage. They're called voltage converters, or voltage transformers.
     
    A voltage converter or transformer is a device that transforms (or converts) the electricity from one voltage to another, either up or down. While your electronics are plugged in directly to the converter itself, the converter plugs into a standard wall outlet and then transforms the voltage and delivers the electricity to your devices at the safe and proper voltage that they were designed for. This eliminates the hassle of purchasing new electronics and ensures your devices can be used both safely and effectively.
     
    There are different types of converters available, depending on your destination and the functionality required. The simplest, most common type of voltage converter is the Step Down Converter. This type does exactly what it says - it steps the electricity down. A step-down converter is ideal for using 120 volt electronics in a 220 volt country because it converts the 220 volts down to 120 volts. There is also the Step Up/Step Down Converter. This type is capable of transforming voltage down (just like a step down converter) but it can also step the voltage up - from 120 up to 220 volts. A Step Up/Step Down Converter is typically ideal for someone who is living abroad or traveling frequently because it can be used anywhere in the world to properly power devices designed for any voltage.
     
    For more information on purchasing a voltage converter, including how to choose a model with the correct wattage for your electronics - check out this helpful voltage converter buying guide. Traveling is supposed to be fun, not a hassle. Being prepared with a voltage converter for the Philippines will give you more time to enjoy your trip without worrying about the little things such as charging your phone or laptop, or drying your hair.

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