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  • Global Electronics for International Use: What You Need to Know

    global electronics for international useAll electronics are not created equal. In fact, around the world - even if you purchase the same brand and model - there are various differences in both construction and performance. Not always visible to the naked eye, these differences can make or break your ability to utilize your electronics in other parts of the world.
     

    Most Electronics are NOT Universal

    While it might not be common knowledge to the average person, the truth is that most electronics are not designed for global use. From the different standards in voltage to the multiple audio & video formats used in various countries, there are many obstacles to overcome if you plan to purchase or use your electronics in other countries. With the exception of laptops - which usually feature a power adapter that works with any voltage - nearly all electronics are only useful in the country or region where they were purchased. While it's possible to use your devices in other regions of the world, it will usually require expensive converters, adapters, and a lot of messy cables.
     

    The Voltage Problem

    Voltage is just one of the many issues with electronics. The voltage problem also applies to personal devices and kitchen appliances; anything that uses electricity. While North America uses 120 volts, Europe uses 220 volts. This difference in voltage means that your US electronics will receive an overdose of electricity if used in Europe (which is very dangerous), while European-bought electronics won't have enough electricity to function properly. Either situation can result in damaged devices, fire, or even electrical shock.
     

    Color Systems and Formatting Issues

    Color systems are another issue, and something that we would hardly ever think to consider. TVs and blu-ray players use specific formatting to encode and decode the information that displays the image. The 3 main color systems around the world are PAL, NTSC, and Secam. Each color system is specific and it's not possible to use a PAL TV with a NTSC Blu-ray Player. PAL, NTSC, and Secam models are respectively manufactured and sold to regions that utilize those formats and are not cross-compatible without expensive converters.
     

    Disc Playback and Region Coding Problems

    This issue is similar to the rest but it only applies to DVD and Blu-ray Players. There are 3 different "regions" of Blu-ray and 7+ regions for DVD discs. In each region, the players are coded to read discs that originate from that region only. For example, Region 1 DVDs are only compatible with region 1 DVD Players. The reason for this is mainly to prevent copyright issues, minimize pirating, and to ensure timely release dates and fair prices in various parts of the world. Another aspect is political and religious environments in which much censorship demands that certain versions of media are not available, especially if they are deemed to violent or provocative.
     

    How to Solve it all?

    There is a simple solution to all of the challenges faced by traveling, purchasing, and using electronics from around the world. After all, it should be easy enough to simply plug & play without the headaches, right? Actually, it's much easier than you think.
     
    Multisystem electronics, global electronics and region-free players unlock the universal potential of your devices to guarantee compatibility regardless of where you are in the world. Specially, professionally modified and not available in major retailers, these units feature hardware/software advancements that give them the global flexibility and functionality that the manufacturers should have given you since the start.
     
    Multisystem TVs feature updated internal components and specialized software that allows them to work with any color system. They can also work with any voltage - all you need to do is flip a switch on the TV to change from 120 to 220 volts. This lets you use your TV with a Blu-ray Player from anywhere in the world, and to utilize the local cable TV without a mess of extra wiring and pricey video conversion gadgets. Region-Free DVD and Region-Free Blu-ray Players allow you to play discs from anywhere, on any TV (even non-multisystem TVs), with any electrical voltage from 110 to 240 volts. Universal personal devices such as curling irons and razors are compatible with any voltage, relieving you from any worries about a fire or damaging your device.
     
    The best part about these global, multisystem, and region-free electronics is that you can choose from your favorite brands and the latest models. It's important to find an experienced retailer who specializes in these modified units because they are not available in department stores or major retailers. They are professionally modified to give you the global flexibility that you deserve and most of them feature the same manufacturer's warranty.
     
    With over 35 years of experience in global electronics and international relocation, we're an authority on traveling with electronics. We carry a wide selection of electronics and appliances intended for global use, as well as hard-to-find 220 volt electronics from the top brand names. From washers and dryers to refrigerators, ranges and kitchen appliances to 4K TVs and the latest in Blu-ray technology, we specialize in giving you the best brands at the best prices - all with the confidence of global compatibility.
     
    Our reputation speaks for itself, and we take pride in that. Make your life easier by shopping with us today. If you're planning to move overseas, we'll even give you a free, no-hassle consultation to explain how we can make your move, your life, and your future easier with our specialty services.

  • Phillips PD9000 Region-Free Portable DVD Player

    region free portable dvd playerYes, you read that right. You can take your DVD's on the road or around the world and watch movies anywhere you'd like, without limits. Not only can you watch movies but you can watch movies from any region of the world because the Phillips PD9000 is a Region-Free Portable DVD Player. You can take this player along on your global travels, purchase local movies in any country and watch them right there on the spot. Ideal for long travels, bus rides, and hotels, you can't beat the convenience this player offers - especially at such a low price.
     
    Want another surprise? The Region-Free Phillips PD9000 has a built-in PAL/NTSC converter and AV output, allowing you to connect this unit to any TV and watch your favorite DVDs directly on the big screen. Connect it in a hotel, hostel, at a friend's house or anywhere else you have a TV and use it like a normal DVD player. This model is also equipped for worldwide voltage which means you can use and charge it anywhere in the world with any voltage, from 110 volts to 240 volts. If that's not the flexibility you need, we're not sure what is.
     
    The unit is shock-proof, equipped with a 9-inch Clear Bright LCD screen, and comes built with a 5-hour battery. Learn more and get your own today, because the Region-Free Phillips PD9000 Portable DVD Player is not available in stores. This unit has been professionally modified for universal playback and worldwide voltage and only available in our store. This is a must-have for the traveling movie fan, and makes an excellent gift for anyone who's heading overseas. It's one of those purchases where you just can't go wrong.

  • Region-Free Blu-ray Players for Europe

    region-free blu-ray players for europeIf you're living in Europe and looking to play discs from anywhere in the world, look no further. All you'll need to accomplish this feat is a Region-Free Blu-ray Player for Europe, and they come with many more features than just global disc playback.
     
    Sure, you can search online and try to find region-codes to "hack" your Blu-ray player, enabling it to play discs from anywhere. However, this method isn't foolproof and more often than not, your player will lock up after a certain number of region changes, leaving the player stuck and only able to play discs from the last region you used (often a foreign region). Since nobody wants their player to become useless, it's much smarter and simpler to purchase a professionally modified Region-Free Player that will play all of your European discs, as well as discs from any other region.
     
    These professionally modified players utilize specialized hardware and software that unlock the full capabilities of the machine. This includes worldwide voltage, which lets you use your player anywhere in the world without a voltage transformer, and full PAL/NTSC conversion so you'll never need an external video converter. Region-Free Blu-ray players for Europe are designed to work anywhere in the world, with any TV, to play any disc.
     
    One of the best things about these modified players is that the companies who sell them have Region-Free versions of all the top brands and models, from Samsung and Sony up to the more high-end brands like Denon and Oppo. All you need to do is find a trusted retailer and be sure the player you're purchasing is advertised as Region-Free. These models are not available in department stores, so don't be confused by the fact that region-free retailers sell the same models available in your favorite stores. Again, these are the same models but they've been professionally modified with specialty hardware and software for total, universal playback and compatibility.
     
    To learn more about Region-Free Blu-ray Players for Europe, visit www.220-electronics.com and shop our huge selection of region-free models. With over 35 years in business, we're a trusted source for all of your global electronics needs. We ship worldwide and we even guarantee the lowest prices anywhere!

  • How to Play DVDs and Blu-ray Discs from Other Countries

    how to play dvds and blu-ray discs from other countriesThere are plenty of reasons for purchasing movies on DVD or Blu-ray from overseas. A few examples are that some countries censor films and exclude critical parts of the story, some films may not be available in your country, and films from other countries are often cheaper to purchase. Certain genres such as Kung-Fu and Japanese Animation are available around the world, yet often the best titles are only sold in the countries of origin. Many independent films are also not for sale internationally and anyone interested must purchase them from the country where they were produced.
     
    The age of the internet has made it remarkably easy for cinema fans and movie collectors to acquire films from various countries, and you can even shop for movies by region from stores who specialize in selling foreign discs. However, there's a slight setback to owning foreign film titles on DVD or Blu-ray disc - they're usually not compatible with your player.
     
    With the basic intentions of maximizing profits and protecting copyright status, production companies and manufacturers work together to limit the playback capabilities of DVDs and Blu-ray discs purchased from other countries. Normally, a Blu-ray player purchased in North America will only play discs purchased in North America. Likewise, a European Blu-ray player will only play discs local to Europe. Attempting to use a European-bought disc in a North American player will result in an "error" where the player will tell you that the disc format is not supported. This is solely due to the encoding and decoding process. Each region uses it's own disc encoding, and the players from each region are set to only decode discs that originate from that home region.
     
    Of course there are ways around these regional limitations. Some people have found that they can hack their players, giving them the ability to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs from other countries regardless of the disc encoding. There are many ways that people go about hacking their players but the methods aren't always effective. Often times, the hacking results in a player that locks up or gets stuck on a different region, eliminating the possibility for playback of local discs. It's a risky decision to try and hack your player, and the benefits aren't always worth the cost of a broken unit. Also, there's a much better solution for playing movies from anywhere in the world; a Region-Free player.
     
    Region-Free players aren't sold by major retailers. You'll have to find a reputable retailer who specializes in region-free players and purchase directly from them. These players have been professionally modified and will easily play discs from any region, without any issues. Both the software and hardware of region-free players is altered to ensure proper and efficient playback of any disc you can imagine. In addition to playback, most region-free players feature worldwide voltage and internal Pal/NTSC conversion. Worldwide voltage gives you the ability to use your player in any country without a voltage converter - simply set the player to the proper voltage (110/120 or 220/240) - while the internal video conversion ensures the player will work with any TV without an external video converter. A Region-Free player is basically universal. You can take them anywhere, plug them in, use them with any TV, and play any disc. It's really rather simple and while they do cost a bit more, the price increase isn't absurd.
     
    Most retailers of region-free players sell the same models from the top brand names that you'll see in stores. Good retailers even sell high-end models that have been modified for universal region-free use. These players usually cost 20 - 40% more than the un-modified model, but the value is self-explanatory.
     
    Now that you know how to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs from other countries, you can get on with watching your foreign movie titles. In fact, you can even start shopping for foreign discs to expand your collection! Just be sure that the player you decide do buy is advertised as being region-free, and be sure you're purchasing from a reputable retailer.

  • Sony UBP-X800 Region Free 4K Blu-ray Player

    Although it took them a bit longer than Samsung and Oppo, Sony has finally released their first 4k UHD Blu-ray Player, the Sony UBP-X800. This player was well worth the wait and comes power-packed with great features and the latest Blu-ray technology to give you an unforgetable home theater experience.
     
    The best news about its release is that our version of this player is the Region-Free Sony UBP-X800. It's a professionally modified unit that isn't available in department stores. Equipped for uninhibited playback of any disc from anywhere in the world, the Region Free Sony UBP-X800 can play your favorite foreign DVDs or Blu-ray discs from any region. Utilizing a special internal PAL/NTSC conversion, our model eliminates the need for video converters when used with foreign TVs, making it easy to setup in any country. Furthermore, it comes with worldwide voltage, which means it can be used anywhere, at any voltage, from 110 to 240 volts. It's a truly universal player that gives you the ability to play any disc, on any TV, from anywhere on the planet. If that's not enough to spike your interest, let's take a look at some of the details.
     
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    Designed and built for performance, the UBP-X800 delivers flawless 4k resolution and high definition audio; but it doesn't end there. From the playback of 3D Blu-ray discs to 4K streaming media, this unit offers endless hours of home media entertainment. Connectivity is also second-to-none, with bluetooth and DLNA capability that allows you to share, play, and listen to your favorite media from any device on your home network in practically any format. You can quickly and easily access movies from your laptop, a playlist from your tablet, or 4k video from your smartphone and view it directly to your TV with full surround sound. And speaking of smartphones - there's even an app for your smartphone or tablet that lets you control the player from anywhere in your home! It's all about convenience and flexibility. Below are some of the main features of the Region-Free UBP-X800.
     

    Features of the Sony UBP-X800 Region Free Blu-ray Player

    4k High Dynamic Range: 4K Blu-ray titles with HDR (High dynamic Range) deliver the finest picture currently available with compatible TVs.
     
    3D Ready: Get a life-like cinema experience in the comfort of your own home when watching 3D Blu-ray titles on your 3D TV.
     
    4K Upscaling: Have old DVDs or non-4K Blu-ray discs? No worries. This feature improves the resolution of whatever you're watching to near 4K quality.
     
    Dual-Band Wi-Fi: Get the smoothest, best performing wireless connection for flawless playback of streaming media.
     
    High Definition Audio Decoding: From Dolby Atmos to DTS:X and everything between, your going to enjoy exceptional audio quality for movies, media and music.
     
    Digital-to-Analog Conversion: Enjoy your favorite music at its best via your home network connection or a USB drive. The internal conversion gives high-resolution audio each and every time you play it.
     
    Miracast: This screen mirroring feature lets you share your smartphone or tablet's screen directly to your TV. View pictures, home videos, or streaming media from your phone/tablet without messy cables.
     
    Streaming Media: From Netflix and Youtube to pandora and spotify, you can easily access your favorite streaming media, apps, and services from the UBP-X800. There's over 300 and counting!
     
    Flexible Connectivity: Dual HDMI Outputs (HDMI 2.0a), "Audio" HDMI, Coaxial output, Ethernet Port, and Frontal USB Port.
     
    Playback: The Region-Free Sony UBP-X800 will play DVD and Blu-ray discs from any region in the world but that's not all. It also accepts a wide variety of file formats including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3, WMA and WAV formats.
     
    As you can see, there are no disappointments from this player. There's a good chance that this is Sony's finest and most capable player yet, with features that everyone can appreciate. Not only is it a perfect match for your 4k TV, but for all of your wireless and mobile devices. Furthermore, it's not limited to local use or the playback of local discs. You can take it anywhere in the world, or purchase discs from anywhere in the world and it works like a charm. It's a great option for movie fans who enjoy purchasing foreign Blu-ray and DVD titles for their collection.
     

    Get the Region-Free Sony UBP-X800

    The UBP-X800 is ready for whatever you can throw at it in terms of media. It comes with all sorts of important features and functions, designed to give you the best quality with a high level of flexibility for your cinema, music, and streaming media. The build quality is definitely sturdy and this player has a sleek and stylish design that looks great with any home theater setup. If you're a Sony fan, you'll want to get your hands on this player soon rather than later.
     
    To learn more or to purchase your own Region-Free Sony UBP-X800, see it here on our website. With over 35 years of experience and the guaranteed lowest prices, you can shop our online store with total confidence. This model is selling fast, so get yours while they're sill in stock!
     

  • Cheap Region-Free DVD Player: The International Model SC25

    cheap region-free dvd playerIf you're looking for a cheap Region-Free DVD Player, chances are that you already understand the purpose for having one. Whether you're a movie collector who enjoys watching foreign films, or are planning overseas travel and need a compatible player to take along - a Region-Free DVD Player offers the ultimate in universal compatibility and flexibility.
     

    A Cheap Region-Free DVD Player

    Region-Free players are not available in major retail stores and can often be somewhat pricey. These models have been professionally modified to play discs from other regions, to work with any voltage, and to be compatible with any TV. While it's nice to have a top of the line model, that's not always realistic. For those of you looking for the most basic and affordable solution, we have it.
     
    The International 102 Model SC25 is a Region-Free DVD Player that's guaranteed to play any DVD disc, on any TV, anywhere in the world. Best of all, it only costs $35! While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a player costing five times more, it's a highly functional machine that provides the full global flexibility you're looking for.
     
    What you'll get with the SC25 Region-Free DVD Player:
     
    • Playback of DVD discs from ALL Regions (0 - 8)
    • Worldwide Voltage (works with 110 to 240 volts)
    • Internal PAL/NTSC Conversion (no video converter needed)
    • Component and Coaxial Output
    • USB Input
    • JPEG Digital Photo Viewer
    • Optical Audio Output & 5.1 Channel Audio Output
    • ... and more!
     

    Get This Cheap Region-Free DVD Player Now!

    There isn't much more to be said about this player as the value speaks for itself. It's a reliable, affordable, and highly useful machine. If you're in the market for a cheap Region-Free DVD Player, this is it. To learn more or purchase your own, check out the International Model SC25 Region-Free DVD Player here. You're not going to find a better deal anywhere.

  • Region-Free Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray Player

    Regarded as one of the finest and most respected brands of Blu-ray players on the market, it's no surprise that the introduction of Oppo's newest Blu-ray model is a big deal. The Oppo UDP-203 is a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray player packed with the ingenuity and experience of over 2 decades in high-end home theater equipment. Set to be released by the end of the year, it's raising many eyebrows - especially with a price tag similar to the previous model. If you're ready to experience the best of the best in home theater, get ready for the Region-Free Oppo UDP-203. Here's what you can expect...
     
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    Features of the Region-Free Oppo UDP-203

    Advanced Image and Audio Processing Technology: Featuring a specialized 4K UHD Blu-ray decoder and a 32 bit, 8-channel DAC by AKM, the UDP-203 is fit to deliver stunning audio and imagery in a wide variety of formats.
     
    Custom 4K Loader: The disc loading component features an optimizes laser for ultra-fast disc loading and maximum compatibility. This means more efficient disc reading, less errors, and artifact-free playback.
     
    4K Playback: Compatible with 4K Blu-ray discs and 4K media files, the UDP-203 can handle practically any content you give it - including user-generated 4K media such as home video.
     
    HDR and HDR to SDR Conversion: For superior clarity and precision, high-dynamic range (HDR) delivers more natural and lifelike color palette. HDR-10 format is supported, as is HDR to SDR conversion.
     
    4K UHD Upscaling: Want to enjoy non-4K media in 4K quality? No problem. The UDP-203 can upscale your non-4K movies and videos to 4 times the resolution of a 1080p blu-ray disc.
     
    Advanced Picture Control: Adjust brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and sharpness to your exact preferences or personal tastes.
     
    7.1 Channel Analog Output: Delivers a broad range of compatibility for nearly any pre-amp, receiver or amplifier imaginable.
     
    High-Quality Metal Construction: Oppo's metal chassis lives on! Craftsmanship is top priority and the UDP-203 is no exception. Experience the sturdiness and rigidity of this high-quality player via a long lifespan and superior resistance to shakes and bumps that will cause other players to skip.
     
    High-Res User Interface: Easy to use, fun to use, and featuring optimal functionality. The user interface is unlike anything you've seen before.
     
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    Of course, the above is only the beginning. The Region-Free Oppo UDP-203 Blu-ray Player is ready to take anywhere and play anything - anywhere in the world. Featuring worldwide voltage, it works in any country from 110 volts to 240 volts. Professionally modified to play Blu-ray and DVDs from any region in the world, it offers superior flexibility. Internal PAL/NTSC conversion allows for compatibility with any TV and completely eliminates the need for expensive video/audio converters and messy wiring. The Region-Free UDP-203 is a true plug-and-play solution to high-end, globally compatible home theater.
     
    Stay tuned to 220-electonics for more information on pricing and release dates for the Region-Free Oppo UDP-203. The region-free model won't be available in most stores, so we'll do our best to keep you updated on availability as the month goes on.

  • Portable Region-Free DVD Players

    portable region-free dvd playersWhen you're traveling, it's not always easy to watch a movie on your laptop or tablet. Without the availability of a solid internet connection to access streaming media services such as Netflix, you'll have to rely on movies that have been downloaded to your device. Often, this can be more of a hassle than it's worth. Of course you can carry discs around and play them on your laptop, but not all of us travel with a laptop or are able to plugin anywhere to comfortably watch a movie. Fortunately there's an inexpensive, simple, and global solution - portable Region-Free DVD players.
     
    Especially popular with frequent travelers or those wishing to save space over a full-size player, these portable players are capable of fitting neatly into your luggage or backpack. If you're on the go or prefer to watch your DVD on the portable DVD player's screen, you can do it easily - but you can also connect to a TV and watch movies just like you would with a regular DVD Player. Since they're region-free, there's no worries about compatibility. The players have built-in PAL/NTSC conversion which allows them to work with any TV, they have dual voltage (works with 110 - 240 volts) so there's never a need for a voltage converter, and they'll play discs from any region in the world which means you can purchase and play movies from any foreign country.
     
    Available in a variety of different models with screen sizes ranging from 7 to 10 inches, you can pick up your own Portable Region-Free DVD Player for as little as $65. Keep in mind that these aren't reserved for travelers; they are useful for anyone who requires portability and ease of use. They're perfect for college students living in dorms, anyone who purchases foreign movies, and anyone who wants a multi-purpose player than can be used both at home and on the go. Check out all of our portable region-free dvd players today and get the flexibility you've been looking for!

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