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  • Voltage Converters for TVs: Moving Overseas

    voltage converters for tvsIf you're getting ready to relocate overseas - either temporarily or permanently - you're undoubtedly facing a lot of decisions when it comes to your belongings. There's a lot to consider, both in regards to your possessions and the cost of replacing them. Should you bring your things with you? Should you buy new things upon arrival? There can be some tough choices to make.
     
    Often times, people choose to sell their belongings and buy new things when they arrive to their destination country. The reasons for this can be that they're not going to pay for shipping their things overseas, or, that they're already shipping certain important things and don't have the space for anything else. But sometimes, the prices you'd sell your belongings for is exceptionally less, often 20% of what you paid for them new. This is especially true with electronics. You're actually losing money.
     
    So what do you do if you bought a new 60" Smart TV just 6 months ago and are moving to Japan or the UK? First, you need to take into consideration that both of those countries utilize an electrical voltage of 220 volts, which means that your North American TV (manufactured for use with 120 volts) won't work there. You have two options. You can sell or give your TV away at a huge loss, or you can take it with you.
     
    But wait, didn't we just mention that your TV won't work overseas? That's correct, but there's a solution. What is it? A voltage converter.
     
    Voltage converters or voltage transformers as they're often called, allow for the voltage to be converted either up or down, providing a platform to plug in your electronics safely and securely no matter where you are in the world. For example, a step-down converter will step the voltage down from 220 to 110, allowing you to use your 110-volt TV in a 220-volt country. Relatively speaking, it's a simple concept.
     
    While you may have heard about multisystem TVs, which are also an excellent choice, they're not of much help when you have to fork out another chunk of change for a new TV when you just recently spent over a thousand dollars on one (or maybe much more) less than a year ago. A voltage converter is the cheapest and most effective way to do it. It's financially beneficial and it takes less time to buy one than to sell your TV and buy another.
     
    Voltage converters for TVs are very common, and rather simple to use. Simply plug your voltage converter into the wall outlet (using the proper plug or plug adapter if needed), set the converter to the proper setting (step-down in our case), and simply plug your TV directly into the voltage converter. It's really that simple.
     
    So, will you bite the bullet and splurge on a new TV, or will you make the smart decision and spend significantly less for a voltage converter? The choice is yours. For more information on voltage converters, check out our voltage converter buying guide. It will tell you everything you need to know about voltage converters for TVs. While you're there, you can browse our huge selection of voltage converters and make an informed decision on what you're going to do. Safe travels!

  • 220 Volt Air Conditioners

    220 volt air conditionersThere's nothing more luxurious than a nice, cold room during the hottest days of summer; or even winter - depending where you live. Air conditioning units have come a long way throughout the years and split air conditioners (also called split unit or mini-split air conditioners) are much more powerful and energy efficient than ever before.
     
    At 220-electronics, we sell a variety of split air conditioners that are specifically designed for 220 volt use. Of course, they will also work with 230 or 240 volt electricity.
     
    If you live or reside in an area where these units are unavailable, or, where they may have a relatively high cost with a less than desirable selection, it's time to consider your options. Since we offer global shipping, there are many cases where it's actually cheaper to buy from us and pay for shipping than it is to buy locally. This is especially true with the larger BTU air conditioners such as 18,000 or 24,000 BTUs. Why spend more money when you don't need to?
     
    Our selection of 220 volt air conditioners consists of the top brand names like Frigidaire, Westinghouse, GE, Panasonic, Sharp, and LG. Choose from simple & basic units as well as the more highly optioned models which come equipped with advanced cooling features and convenience options. Whether you're looking to cool a single room, your whole home, or your business or office, we have exactly what you need to get the job done. Most importantly, we offer the lowest prices anywhere. If you see a better price advertised online, we'll beat it.
     
    Get started today by browsing our selection of 220-volt air conditioners and comparing prices. We might be able to save you a nice amount of money, or at least allow you to purchase a better & stronger model than you might be able to afford when purchasing elsewhere. What are you waiting for?

  • Sony BDV-E3100 Region-Free Multisystem Home Theater

    sony bdv-e3100 multisystem home theaterAre you ready to upgrade your home theater? Interested in purchasing something for overseas use? Thinking about upgrading to a Region-Free Blu-ray Player but not sure what to get? In need of a 220-volt home theater system? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we have something special for you that can do it all; The Sony BDV-E3100 Region-Free Home Theater System.

    What is the BDV-E3100?

    Th BDV-E3100 is a powerful home theater combo package that includes a Blu-ray Player and surround sound system. All you'll need is your TV. The setup consists of a region-free Sony Blu-ray Player and a 1000 watts of crystal-clear surround sound via a subwoofer, center speaker, dual pedestal speakers and 2 wireless rear speakers.

    What can the BDV-E3100 do?

    The better question is what can't it do. For a home theater & blu-ray system, the Sony BDV-E3100 is highly capable. With 1000 combined watts of audio glory and a region-free player that can do practically anything you'd ever expect from a Blu-ray Player, you can't go wrong. Here's just a few of the great options and features of this package:
     
    • Worldwide Voltage allows this system to be used in any country, anywhere in the world. It's been specifically designed to work with 110 - 240 volts, unlike regular models.
    • Plays both Blu-ray & DVDs from any region in the world (0-8 for DVD and A,B,C for Blu-ray). This means that no matter which country you are in or which country you purchase your discs from, they will all play, without fail.
    • Bult-in WiFi which gives you a world of possibilities, literally. Browse the web, use apps & social media, stream your favorite movies & music or share media from other devices in your home, wirelessly, directly to your TV.
    • Internal PAL to NTSC conversion allows this player to be used with any TV in the world.
    • 3D Playback that's fully compatible with 3D movie titles and your 3D-ready TV.
    • Features Bluetooth for simple sharing of audio from your cell phone, laptop or tablet directly to your 1000 watt surround sound system.
    • Optical audio input, analog audio input and USB input.
    • Frontal USB port for simple USB music & media playback.
    • Sony Entertainment Network with over 300 streaming services like Netflix, Youtube, Hulu & Hulu Plus, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video and many, many more.
    • Sony Sideview, which lets you share videos or images from your tablet or smartphone on the TV screen.
     
    And that's just getting started! See the complete list of details and technical specifications here.

    What Else Do I Need To Know?

    We all know that there are a million options to choose from when it comes to a blu-ray player or a home theater system. The prices range from high to low, and it seems that manufacturers and retailers are constantly releasing new models that claim to have newer and better features. But let me ask you, is there anything in the list above that's missing from what you'd expect your Blu-ray player to do? We doubt it. To top it off, this is a Region Free combo that works with any voltage, plays any discs and works with any TV in the world no matter where you are. It really doesn't get any better than that.

    How Much Is It and Where Can I Get One?

    This is the best part - the price. If you're in the market for a surround sound system, you might expect to pay anywhere from $250 to $400 for something decent, depending on the wattage and the brand name. Similarly, you can expect to pay from $150 to $300 for any decent blu-ray player. Keep in mind, neither of those purchases will feature worldwide voltage, region-free playback, or internal PAL to NTSC conversion.
     
    The Region Free Sony BDV-E3100 Multisystem Home Theater does all of the above. It also has those upper-level features like 3D Playback and built-in Wifi. All at a super-low price of just $329, right now. Are you really going to pass that deal up?
    This package is not available in stores. The region-free and multisystem capabilities are the result of professional hardware/software modifications performed by specialists and this package is only available to you from 220 Electronics, the world's leader in region-free, multisystem and 220-volt electronics.
     
    To take advantage of this awesome deal, check out the Sony BDV-E3100 today on our website. Don't forget that if you find a lower price anywhere, we'll beat it. Get on the road to a high-quality, capable and flexible home theater experience today.

  • Multisystem 4K Ultra-HD TVs for Overseas Use

    multisystem 4k tvs for overseas useThe latest major advancement in TV technology is the recent development and transition from high-definition (1080p HD) - which has been the standard for the last 15 years - to the mind-boggling clarity and depth of 4K Ultra-HD (or 4K UHD). While the technology has been in the works for several years now, it's taken some time for manufacturers and production companies to introduce it to the public.
     
    Today, there are more and more movie titles being offered in 4K. A growing number of streaming media services and TV channels are offering 4k resolution, but the Ultra-HD picture can only be enjoyed with the use of a 4K TV. Prices were astronomical at first, similar to any new technology, but the increased production on 4k TVs helped to bring prices down drastically in 2014. As 2016 moves on, we're sure to see an increase of both 4k movie titles and channels, as well as a more widespread availability of 4k compatible TVs.
     
    What's 4k UHD? Well, the current most common & popular resolution which has been used for quite some time now is 1080p Full HD. As the name implies, the 1080p resolution utilizes 1080 pixels. With 4k HD, the resolution in 3840 x 2160 pixels, which translates to double the resolution of 1080p. It might be hard to believe that there could be an improvement over the picture quality of a Blu-ray disc and an HD TV, let alone twice the resolution - but it's here. And it's expected that half of all US households will have a 4k TV in the next 8 years.
     
    So, moving forward to multisystem 4k TVs, you might be wondering what the benefit is?
     
    First off, due to the large demand for consumer electronics in the United States there is a huge amount of imports from China & Japan (two of the largest electronics exporters) which helps to keep the inventory up and prices down. In other countries where the number of imported electronics are lower, the prices are naturally higher and the selection is often very limited. The markets are usually populated with generic brands and the most popular name brands such as Samsung, Sony, and LG go for prices that are near twice as much as in the US. What this means is that it's much cheaper to purchase a TV from the US and pay for overseas shipping than it is to purchase the same TV in South America, for example. Purchasing a multisystem unit guarantees that the TV will work anywhere in the world, regardless of the voltage or color system being utilized in that country. People in these countries where the cost of electronics are higher are able to acquire these units at a more affordable price without having to worry about using a voltage converter or video converter.
     
    Secondly, multi system TVs are ideal for anyone who is moving or relocating overseas, either short-term or permanently. There's no need to purchase a TV that costs more in a foreign country, or to be stuck choosing from a rather stale selection of brands and models. By purchasing a multisystem unit and taking it overseas, there's no worry about compatibility. You can be in Brazil for two years, Thailand for a year, the UK for a year and then return back to the US with the same TV. Multisystem TVs are also useful for companies who regularly take part in international trade shows and need an effective way to offer a TV display without repeatedly purchasing a foreign TV each time they travel.
     
    Third, when we take a look at pricing and demand, 4k TVs are simply not affordable at all in certain parts of the world. The market for them may be very small and the selection of 4k movie titles might be non-existent. The ability to purchase a 4k TV for the same price as a regular TV is a very attractive option for many, especially when used in combination with a Region Free Blu-ray Player which will allow you to watch foreign movies which are more readily available in 4k resolution.
     
    It's actually easy to see just why multisystem models are so valuable to a growing number of people around the world. They offer greater flexibility and more affordable pricing than regular models. But what is it that literally makes a 4k TV "multisystem"? That's a good question.
     
    Multisystem TVs are units that have been professionally modified by companies specializing in this type of technology. The base model is bought from the manufacturer in bulk and then modified with both upgraded hardware and software. The end result is a TV that can work with any voltage from 110 volts to 240 volts, which covers the expanse of voltage utilized in different regions of the world. Moreso, in different regions the color system that produces the picture is different, and multisystem TVs have internal converters to handle this. No matter where you take your multisystem 4k TV, you're never going to need any type of external video converter or voltage converter to make it work. Everything is built directly into the unit, and the unit keeps it's same appearance. It's really a great technology and it makes life easier for millions of people.
     
    If you're in the market for a 4K TV and plan to move overseas soon, or if you're living in a country where the costs are too high and the supply is too low, a 4k multisystem TV is the perfect solution. Visit our website to browse our selection today and you'll agree that there's no better option than to purchase a multi-system model.

  • Moving Overseas: 220 Volt Electronics and Appliances

    220 volt electronics and appliances for overseasIf you're relocating overseas, you're probably no stranger to the fact that it involves a lot of planning and preparation. Aside from dealing with passports, visas, banking and securing a home in a foreign country, you'll still have to furnish your new living space and prepare to make the transition into your new home. One of the most tiresome things about a foreign relocation is the initial adjustments and creating a space that genuinely feels like home. You can expect to spend a good amount of time and money shopping for necessities such as beds, appliances, electronics and more - all of which can be a bit overwhelming in an unfamiliar place. On the other hand, there are options to simplify this process and streamline your transition.
     
    What many people aren't familiar with is the fact that in different regions the world, a different standard is utilized when it comes to electricity. By now - if you're planning an international relocation - you might be familiar with the voltage issue; if not, read on.
     
    In the United States and North America, we use a 120-volt electrical standard. This means that the electricity in our homes & businesses is fed to us at 120 volts, and subsequently, all of the electronics sold in North America are designed to operate at 120 volts. In other regions such as Europe or Asia, the standard voltage is 220 volts and all electronics are manufactured to operate at that voltage. To keep the explanation as simple as possible, electronics can only operate at the voltage they were designed for. Any attempt to use an electronic device with a electrical voltage higher or lower than it was designed for will not only damage the device, but pose an immediate risk of electrical shock or fire. In other words, you cannot simply take your electronics with you and use them in any foreign country.
     
    In order to minimalize the stress and hassle of shopping for appliances and electronics in a foreign country where the prices may be higher and the selection is likely quite limited, it's possible (and much more convenient) to purchase these items in the US with a reputable relocation service that specializes in 220-volt electronics and appliances. When compared to foreign countries, the North American prices will be lower, the selection larger, and they can deliver your purchase directly to your new home overseas at a time that's convenient with your arrival. The end result is that you're able to consult with professionals in your native language, purchase everything you need from a single place, pay a single bill, and arrange for everything you've purchased to arrive at the same time.
     
    Again, not only will this step help you save a lot of time and stress, but if offers a certain level of relief to know that everything's already been taken care of. Furthermore, you're able to shop for the exact brands and models you like instead of being limited to a rather bland selection. You really can't beat that idea.
     
    The knowledge and experience of a respected relocation expert will also help to ensure that you have everything you needed to "plug & play" in your destination country. If any plug adapters ro special cables are needed to use your new appliances & electronics, they'll be the first to tell you - and in most cases they will provide those to you for free with any significant purchase.
     
    Okay, so you've got the idea. You're going to need new electronics and appliances, and you have two options - purchasing them overseas or purchasing them beforehand. Which option should you choose? Let's take a look... Do you speak the native language of your new country? Do you know the area you're moving to well? Are you familiar with the best places to shop for electronics and appliances? Are you okay with taking whatever is available for purchase instead of shopping a broad selection? Do you want to take the risk of being overcharged for inferior products? Are you prepared to be told that the more affordable models are not available and the inventory only consists of the top-dollar products, forcing you to spend more than you intended to? If you answered no to any of these, than your best bet is to make your purchases beforehand.
     
    So how do you do it? First and foremost you're going to need a reputable company who specializes in 220-volt electronics and appliances and have a proven record in assisting people with overseas relocation. They'll need to be experienced with their products, have a good selection, competitive pricing, and be experienced with global shipping (not to mention well versed in any issues or pitfalls or potential issues with shipping and/or customs that need to be considered for your specific destination). The customer service should also be exceptional if you're going to spend a large sum and entrust them to a timely and proper delivery of your products overseas.
     
    Where do you find a company like that? Luckily for you, we are a company like that. 220-electronics has over 35 years of experience in assisting people with their international location by providing appliances and electronics that are suitable for any destination in the world. From the initial consultation (which is 100% free and without obligation) to the finalization of your purchase and delivery, we work diligently with our customers to provide the highest level of customer service. Not only are we highly knowledgeable about our vast product inventory but we have experience with helping people relocate in over 150 countries. It's experience like ours that gives you peace of mind and confidence to worry about the more important factors of your move such as transferring your savings to your new overseas bank, selling your home, or completing the paperwork involved for miscellaneous odds & ends; there's a lot of things to take care of, we know.
     
    Curious about where to start? Give us a call! We offer no-hassle consultations and we carry an enormous inventory of products, all designed to work at 220 volts. From the simple things like TVs and Blu-ray Players to the more serious purchases such as refrigerators or hot water heaters, we stock it all. We carry the top name brands and the newest models so you can ensure the latest technology, regardless of where you're moving. And yes, we will ship everything directly to your doorstep in practically any country around the world. We work with you and we work for you in an effort to provide a smooth, stress-free international move. We have helped thousands to do the same thing over the decades and our experience & reputation speaks for itself.
     
    Contact us today by calling 877-578-0587, or learn more and view our inventory at 220-Electronics.com from the comfort of your home. We're here to help and we're glad to answer any questions you may have about our products or services. We look forward to hearing from you and we congratulate you on your new adventure!

  • MultiSystem TVs for Overseas Use

    multisystem tvs for overseas useIf you live abroad, are planning an overseas relocation or simply want to purchase a specific model or brand of TV that may not be available in your home country, a MultiSystem TV is the perfect solution.
     
    As you may or may not know, the standard voltage of electricity varies from country to country, as does the standard color system for TVs and movies. A TV that's been purchased in the US will not work in Europe or Asia (and vice-versa) without two things - an audio/video converter which converts the color system to the proper format and a voltage converter which of course converts the electricity to the proper voltage. This is because cable TV, blu-ray players and movies formatted in regions such as Europe and Asia are designed for use only with TVs manufactured to utilize the native voltage and color system.
     
    If you're going overseas and plan to bring your foreign TV with you, you'll not only need to purchase a voltage converter and audio/video converter, but you'll have to take them along with you and make sure everything is wired up correctly. In short, this can be time consuming, costly, and more of a hassle than it's worth. You can always purchase a TV when you arrive to your destination, however, the price is likely going to be higher than it is in North America. The alternative (and the most simple solution) is to purchase a multi system TV that's been specifically designed to work at any voltage, with any color system, anywhere in the world.
     
    Multisystem TVs are not a new idea, the've been around for decades. They make it possible to travel or relocate without issue and enable you to utilize your TV wherever you go, without worry and without annoying cables or converters.
     
    There are generally three things that make a multi system TV invaluable. First, they utilize a simple switch that allows you to set the voltage for the country you are in. No need for a voltage converter, just plug and play. Secondly, they feature internal converters for all color systems (PAL/NTSC/Secam) so you'll never need to purchase or hookup any type of video converter. Third, once you purchase a multi system TV you'll never have to worry about whether or not it will work at your destination country. For example, if you're moving to the UK next year but want a new TV in your home right now you might delay your purchase since you'll be moving soon - but if you purchase a multi system model, there will be no need to make another purchase, you can simply ship your TV overseas with your other items and it'll be ready for use, without issue.
     
    Even if you're not moving overseas but live in a country where electronics might be more expensive than North America or the selection may be inadequate, you can easily purchase a multi-system model that's ready to work at 220 volts and have it delivered to your door for the same or lesser price than the cost of purchasing a TV locally.
     
    Keep in mind that multi system TVs are not sold in stores, as TVs are not typically manufactured to work in any country. What they are, literally, is the normal manufacturer's model that has been professionally modified (after the factory) by an electronics expert with the proper hardware and software to allow it to work anywhere in the world. Because of this convenient technology, it's possible to find a multi-system version of practically any model TV. All you have to do is find a reputable distributor or vendor of multisystem TVs.
     
    So where do you go to find and purchase a multi-system TV? Right here! As specialists with over 35 years of experience, and as one of the world's largest suppliers of 220-volt electronics, we have both the experience and inventory to make your purchase quick and simple at the guaranteed lowest price in the world. You can shop online from the comfort of your own home and have your TV at home and ready to use in just a short time. We carry all of the major brands and have a large selection to choose from, including LED, LCD, and Plasma models. From simple 1080p TVs to Smart TVs with 3D & Wi-fi, we have something to suit your personal needs.
     
    To learn more and to browse our wide inventory of multisystem TVs, visit our website today at 220-Electronics.com or call us at 877-578-0587 for direct assistance or with any questions. We're here to help and we're glad to assist you in making the proper purchase. We ship to nearly every country in the world and have a variety of shipping options available. Due to our large volume, we're also to beat any advertised price. It's a win-win situation! Don't hesitate, with 220 Electronics you're in good hands.

  • 220-Volt Electronics & Appliances for Boats, Yachts, and RVs

    220 volt electronics and appliances for yachts and rvsOne of the most common domestic uses for 220-volt electronics and appliances here in the US is the leisure travel industry. From boats & yachts to RVs and other travel-ready vehicles, 220 volts is the standard electrical platform. Therefore, when you're ready to equip yourself for comfort and entertainment you'll be looking for retailers who specialize in 220 volt appliances that provide a simple plug & play solution to your needs. Unfortunately, the overpriced and often negligible selections offered by many marine & RV outfitters can make it an expensive venture. You could easily end up paying far too much for the purchase and installation of so-so products that aren't really what you had in mind in the first place.
     
    On a more positive note, there are retailers such as ourselves who not only offer our products to the marine and RV industry, but to the millions of people who travel abroad, purchase properties, or relocate overseas to countries where 220 volts is the standard. Due to our large volume of sales, we're able to offer the guaranteed lowest prices on an impressive selection of 220 volt electronics and appliances of all types and styles from the top brand names in the world. Instead of settling for appliances that will simply "do the job", we provide you with the ability to find exactly what you're after - and at a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere.
     
    Our immense inventory covers practically every aspect of modern living and creature comforts, including all the little things you could possibly need on your yacht or RV. From large 220-volt flatscreen TVs and surround sound systems to Blu-ray players, ranges, refrigerators and even washers & dryers. Interested in a blender to mix up margaritas while you cruise the Florida Keys or a waffle iron for enjoying a fresh breakfast off the coast of Belize? No problem at all. In the market for an electric chainsaw to trim up some firewood on an RV trip through Canada? We have it, and we can help you make yourself feel at home, regardless of your location.
     
    We have over 35 years of experience in the industry and have provided our products & services to thousands and thousands of satisfied customers over the decades. We've helped to furnish the homes of retired corporate CEOs who made retirement in Fiji, US Diplomats living in Saudi Arabia, and we even regularly provide voltage converters and other products to the US military. Make no mistake, not only will we provide you with the lowest price guarantee by undercutting our competitors, we also provide personal customer service that is second to none.
     
    If you're in the market for electronics or appliances for your boat, yacht or RV, don't hesitate - contact us today. We also provide installation services if needed. Simply tell us what you're planning to equip and we'll provide you with a free, no hassle consultation. When you're dealing with the global leader in 220-volt electronics and appliances, you know you're in good hands. Visit 220-Electronics.com today or call 877-578-0587 to find out how we can make life easier, more affordable, and most importantly, more comfortable.

  • Voltage Converters for New Zealand

    voltage converters for new zealandAre you traveling for an extended period or relocating permanently to New Zealand? If so, you should consider what you're going to do about using electronics. While there might be other things to consider before a long trip or a big move, it's noteworthy to recognize that the standard voltage in New Zealand is 220 volts. In North America, all electronics are designed to operate on 120 volts and will not work overseas, which means you can't just take your electronics along with you and expect them to work. Doing so can result in damage to your belongings, the risk of fire, or even electrocution.
     
    Thankfully, there are a couple options available to make things easier. The first is purchasing a voltage converter or voltage transformer. These devices are basically used as a mediator for voltage - they plug into the wall outlet and lower the voltage from 220 to the acceptable 120 volts that your electronics require. Your electronics plug directly into the converter and can be used safely and efficiently. There are many different sizes and styles of voltage converters, and depending on their wattage capacity they can be used for simple items or large appliances such as washers and dryers. The proper type of converter used for North American appliances & electronics in New Zealand is a Step-down converter, as it steps the electricity down to 120 volts.
     
    The second option is to purchase 220 volt appliances, which can be accomplished before arriving in New Zealand. Instead of shopping in unfamiliar places and trying to quickly fill an empty home with appliances where the selection may be very limited and the prices may be higher, you can shop online for 220 volt appliances and find excellent pricing and the availability to ship your purchases directly to your destination. This method saves much money and hassle over trying to shop for everything after arriving in a foreign country.
     
    The best choice to make depends on your needs. If you only have a small amount of items, a voltage converter might be sufficient for using those items. However, if you're planning to furnish your home with a refrigerator, stove/oven, washer & dryer, small appliances and other electronics such as a home theater, the best route to take is purchasing 220 volt products before leaving.
     
    At 220 Electronics, we have a huge selection of voltage converters for New Zealand. From 500 watts to 25,000 watts, we have exactly what you're looking for. You can view all of our voltage converters here, or, learn more about choosing the proper converter for your application by utilizing our voltage converter buying guide.
     
    We also offer a complete selection of 220 volt home electronics and appliances, including multi-system televisions and home theater components such as blu-ray players that feature dual voltage and are capable of operating at boy 120 or 220 volts. With the guaranteed lowest prices and free international relocation consultations, you've got nothing to lose by visiting our website at 220-Electronics.com and seeing how we can help make your travels cheaper and less stressful. Ask us about our voltage converters for New Zealand or how we can assist with choosing the proper 220 volt appliances and we'll be glad to help. With over 35 years experience, you're in good hands!

  • Your Blu-ray Player Is Limited, Here's What You Can Do About It

    region free blu-ray playersThe human race has made some truly remarkable steps forward from a technological perspective over a relatively short period of time. We can look back at what life was like 100 years ago and it's almost unimaginable. We can even take a look at we have today from just a mere 30 years ago and it seems like it'd be impossible to survive on a daily basis without the convenient (and often necessary) technology we have today.
     
    Thanks to computers and communication, especially the internet, the world is connected in a much different fashion than it was just 20 years ago. Information is available at our fingertips, we can purchase products from practically anywhere on earth at any given time thanks to mobile technology, and we can communicate with others with ease, on seemingly endless platforms. It doesn't seem that impressive when you're living it unless you take a minute to remember what life was like before the internet boom. It'll often leave you wondering how we were able to complete simple tasks without specific technologies that we have today, and it might leave you feeling a bit nostalgic. However, there seems to be some things that will never change.
     
    For example, the ability to watch a blu-ray disc. We have this fascinating technology which allows us to enjoy cinema in high-definition from the comfort of our own homes, yet we can only watch Blu-ray discs from our home country - foreign discs won't work. Additionally, we can't take our Blu-ray player overseas when we travel and expect it to work with either the foreign discs or with the foreign TVs. Of course, the reasons behind this are complicated; they are the cause of both political and financial interests and we won't get too deep into that right now. What we will say, is that although our technology is something to be revered, it can also be very limiting. For example, certain capabilities or features that should come naturally with a certain product or device don't, and for no other reason than because there is more money to be made by excluding the capabilities altogether. It's kind of a bummer that what is so great can equally be so limited when it doesn't really have to be.
     
    Why aren't Blu-ray Players and Blu-ray discs utilizing a global format, along with TVs, so that any player can read a disc from anywhere else and be played on a TV from anywhere else? Why should we have to pay for technology that is self-limiting?! We don't like that idea, and we feel like it's not fair.
     
    There is, however, another side to the story. Thanks to technology - yes, the same technology that limits our technology - we have the ability to circumvent the issues we see as being problematic with the technology in the first place. Sound confusing? It doesn't have to be. Back to the Blu-ray players. We've utilized technology that fixes the problem with Blu-ray technology, and our technology DOES allow you to play discs from anywhere in the world, on any TV in the world; and, the player will work at any voltage! Problem solved, no? Of course it is. But you might ask "how?". It's quite simple actually.
     
    We have developed a professional modification procedure for Blu-ray players that allows them to play discs from anywhere, to work with any TV regardless of its color format and to work safely and properly at any voltage. It's a universal player, and there are names for it such as region-free, code-free, and zone-free. Best of all, it remains under warranty and still retains all the options and functionality that it would if you purchased it directly from your local electronics store. We're not talking about some special unknown brand of Blu-ray player here, either. We're talking about practically any player you'd like, from the top brand names. We have them, region-free and ready to ship.
     
    The moral of the story is that technology isn't so bad after all, because wherever it's been limited, there's an alternate technology to make it limitless. For more information about purchasing your own region-free Blu-ray player, visit our website at 220-Electonics.com today where you can browse all of our products and shop at the guaranteed lowest prices in the world.

  • Voltage Converters for Asia: What You Need To Know

    voltage converters for asiaSo you're traveling, moving or relocating to an Asia and you're pretty sure you have everything figured out. But what about electronics and appliances? If you're traveling, this question is usually not as important as if you're moving there - but nonetheless it can still be very important.
     
    Asian countries all run on 220/240 volt electricity. This means that if you're coming from the Americas or another 110/120 volt country, your appliances and electronics are not compatible with the voltage used in Asia. The electronics and appliances you own are designed to function only at the local voltage where they are sold, and therefore are basically useless to you overseas. While laptop computers generally use power adapters suited for any voltage, other electronics and appliances purchased in the Americas such as TVs, stereos & radios, and even blowdryers and electric razors are made to work with 120 volts. Attempting to use these items with the higher voltage of 220 or 240 volts is enough to ruin or melt your electronics, start a fire, or even cause electrocution - none of which you really want to deal with.
     
    Many times, people think that all they need is an adapter that allows their power cord to be compatible with the foreign electrical outlet, but that isn't always the case. Unless you're using a device that's specifically designed for worldwide use, you're going to need a voltage converter. The voltage converter will plug into the outlet and safely reduce the voltage for you so that your electronics can be used without hazard or worry. There are different types and sizes of converters available depending on your needs. These range from simple travel converters for small personal electronics to converters capable of working with large appliances that draw much more electricity, such as washers & dryers.
     
    Now, if you're just going to be taking a vacation, chances are that you're probably not traveling with your microwave or a refrigerator and a simple travel converter will be sufficient. On the other hand, if you're moving overseas with appliances from the US or another 110/120 volts country, you're definitely going to need voltage converters. The size or number of them will depend on what you're bringing along, and you can learn more about how to determine your needs with this voltage converter buying guide. It explains all the things you'll need to understand to purchase the correct voltage converter for Asia.
     
    There are also a couple other options available to you. You can always purchase new appliances overseas, and avoid the hassle of moving your things. Additionally, you can purchase appliances specifically made to work in Asia before you even leave - which can allow you a larger selection and better pricing. Then those items can be shipped to your destination. It all depends on your situation and your personal needs.
     
    If you'd like to learn more about relocating internationally with electronics and what your options are, as well as getting free personal advice to help better inform you to make the best decision, contact 220 Electronics. Not only do we sell voltage converters and a wide range of personal and home appliances for use in Asia, we also offer free international relocation assistance with no pressure to buy. We can help you choose what might be best for you and help you save time, money, and reduce the stress of your move. With over 35 years in the industry, you can't go wrong with a free consultation from our experts. Get in touch with us today or visit our website for more information.

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