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  • Multisystem Smart TVs: 4k, 3D, Wi-Fi and More

    multisystem smart tvsIn the last few years we've seen many interesting advancements in TV technology. The introduction of Smart TVs into the market was the beginning of big change; namely the ability to incorporate your theater system into your home network (or vice versa), allowing for endless opportunities to share, sync, record, and upload all types of media - from your favorite movies to your music playlists, photo albums and more. What seemed impossible just 10 years ago is not only possible, it's now commonplace.
    The widespread use of smartphones over the last decade has resulted in a seemingly effortless ability to snap pictures, record video and share media on the go. But what good is this tech if it's limited to the smartphone??? Manufacturers began to take note of this, and in response they developed a whole new breed of TV to compliment the growing arena of mobile technology and on-demand media.
    While the Smart TV isn't necessarily breaking news, the technology continues to advance as top manufacturers continue to fine-tune their devices, employ improved features, and develop more effective user interfaces for consumers to enjoy. What began as TVs with semi-functional web browsers and a handful of hardly useful features has progressed into built-in Wi-Fi, thousands of apps, and the ability to use your smartphone to control your home theater from anywhere in your house. While some features are more useful than others, one thing is for sure - Smart TVs are here to stay, and they're only going to get better.
    While there's literally been an explosion of new features, there are a few major factors contributing to the growing success of the Smart TV. Let's take a look at them and how they've changed the home theater experience forever.

    Built In Wi-Fi

    One of the biggest advancements of all, built in Wi-Fi is responsible for the majority of a Smart TV's cutting edge features. When TVs first began to utilize internet connections, they were hardwired with an ethernet connection. While this was a neat feature to have, it was hardly a game changer. Limiting the user to web browsing and other basic tasks which were often painfully slow when compared to an actual computer, it lent very little in the realm of productivity.
    When Smart TVs began to feature built in Wi-Fi, it opened the doors for endless functionality. Combined with bluetooth, users can now send all types of media wirelessly across their home network, from their mobile devices to their TV with as little as a few clicks. Massive music libraries can be accessed from your TV screen and played on premium quality surround sound systems without the use of cables or adapters. Pictures from your recent vacation can be viewed by the whole family on a 60-inch screen. Instead of using your small mobile screen to show your friends that hilarious video you took, you can mirror it directly to your TV in high definition. You can even make video calls (with apps like Skype) to friends or family overseas directly from your TV - something we previously could only dream of.
    Although a wireless connection to the internet hardly seems like groundbreaking technology, it's paved the way for a new era in how we interact with our TV. If you want flexibility, ease of use, and access to the biggest & best selection of media & apps, built in Wi-Fi is a must have.

    3D Technology

    One of the most interesting feats in recent years is the explosion of 3D TVs into the home theater market. What used to be reserved for multi-million dollar IMAX theaters is now available right in your living room, delivering a rich, in-depth cinema experience that puts you closer to the action than ever before.
    Since production companies began to collaborate with TV and Blu-ray manufacturers, 3D movie titles have become more widely available and are now a favorite of many movie fans, especially for fast-paced, graphic packed action and adventure films.
    While the 3D TV experience requires the use of special glasses (usually included with the TV), it doesn't allow you to watch just anything in 3D. To enjoy this technology, you'll need to watch media that's been filmed & formatted for 3D. In other words, you can't simply watch football, the news, or your normal cable channels in 3D. On the upside, some of the most visually rich films of recent years (including many children's titles) are available for purchase in 3D Blu-ray format and an increasing number of specialty cable channels and streaming media services are beginning to offer 3D media for your viewing enjoyment.

    4K Ultra-HD

    One of the newest and most promising developments in the world of TV is the 4K Ultra-HD TV. The standard for as long as we can remember - 1080p HD - is now taking a backseat to the unfathomable clarity and depth offered by 4K resolution. The new 3840 x 2160 pixel format translates to double the resolution of standard HD, causing many to react with excitement and disbelief at how the crystal clear image produced by 1080P HD and Blu-ray technology could possibly be improved upon.
    While 4k technology has been available to the consumer for nearly 2 years, it got off to a rather slow start - mainly due to the lack of supporting media available for purchase. However, as film makers and production companies realized the demand for titles in 4K resolution, they began to deliver. Today, more and more movie titles are being offered in 4K and several major cable providers - as well as TV networks - have began to offer 4K services to their customers.
    One of the current issues with 4K Ultra HD is the delivery of content via streaming media services. With double the resolution of standard HD comes double the data. This means that your internet needs to transfer twice as much information. This can often be problematic for streaming services that buffer media and allow you to watch while the remainder is being downloaded in real-time. In recent months this issue is being dealt with via a variety of methods, including increased internet speeds for 4K use. So while your favorite youtube videos aren't yet available in 4K, the movie industry and many sports networks are already offering 4K Ultra HD in full swing. As 4K continues to develop in popularity and availability, it's going to leave 1080p as nothing but a distant memory. If you're in the market for a new TV, now's the time to make sure you purchase a 4k model.

    Multisystem TVs

    With all the new technology available, it's a shame that the one thing manufacturers aren't offering is a TV that can be used anywhere in the world. While it might seem like a trivial request to many people, we're living in a world where flexibility is paramount and international business has made travel into a lifestyle for many. Furthermore, the ability to research and communicate globally has ushered in a new generation of travelers and expatriates whose homes and destinations are often overseas. But what is one to do when their new TV isn't compatible in another country??? This issue is easily resolved and avoided with the purchase of a multi-system TV.
    Multisystem models are professionally modified units that are compatible with any voltage, from 110 volts to 240 volts. They also work with all major color systems such as PAL, NTSC and Secam, which means they'll work with a foreign cable box or Blu-ray player. There's no special adapters or converters necessary, everything comes built in to the unit. At a price not much higher than a normal TV and with all the standard features and capabilities of a Smart TV, a multisystem unit is an excellent investment for anyone planning to travel or relocate overseas. These models are also ideal for RVs and yachts, which generally operate with 220-volt electricity. They offer an unparallelled value and guaranteed compatibility, no matter where your travels take you.
    For more information on Multisystem Smart TVs, be sure to visit a trusted resource as these models are not available in department stores. As a distributor and retailer of multisystem electronics for over 35 years, 220-Electronics has the experience & inventory to meet your needs. In addition to our knowledge, we offer the guaranteed lowest prices anywhere.
    Visit our website today to browse from the top brand name Smart TVs, equipped with today's must-have features like Wi-Fi, 3D, and 4K Ultra-HD.

  • 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.

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

    multisystem 4k ultra hd tvSo 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?

    What is 4k Ultra-HD?

    4k Ultra HD is the newest high-resolution format for TV. Taking a major step up from the traditional 1080p, 4k improves the screen resolution by using more pixels, which means you're getting a picture that has more information or more pieces. This results in smoother transitions of color, more precise details and an overall better picture. A great example would be to think of old video games and how they were very choppy and pixelated compared to video games today which seem quite realistic - this is because the video games of today have a much higher resolution.
    While 1080p HD may seem as perfect as a picture could possibly get, 4K Ultra-HD takes it a step further by using 3,840 pixels horizontally and 2,160 pixels vertically (3,840 x 2,160). 1080p Full HD only uses 1,920 pixels horizontally and 1,080 vertically (1,920 x 1,080), which means that 4k Ultra-HD is twice the resolution.

    Is 4k Ultra-HD Readily Available?

    As of right now, 4k is widely available. While there is still a ton of room for growth and while the majority of media is not currently broadcast in 4k, we're seeing more and more use of 4k each and every day. Cable providers offer 4k sports & movie channels, most blu-ray titles are now available in 4k resolution and Apple just released their latest iPhone with 4k video camera. While you might not see the nightly news in 4k Ultra-HD, you can most likely find the latest movie titles in 4k. It's also becoming more common with TV and Blu-ray manufacturers. At first, 4k playback was a major feature to have but today it's easy to find this feature on most 4k Ultra-HD TVs and 4k Blu-ray Players. If you're a movie fan, you're definitely going to want to invest in a 4k TV and Blu-ray player, as it's sure to be the new standard for many years to come.

    Why do I Need a 4k TV?

    The simple answer is that you don't - just like you don't need 1080p HD to watch a movie. But if you want the best experience available, 4k is a must have. As movies continue to evolve, we're seeing faster action scenes, more special effects, more intense scenes with vivid colors and complex lighting and improved filming methods that make for an overall better and more realistic cinema experience. If you're watching the newest movies on a HD TV, you're missing out on the full experience. In 4k, you're going to see each and every detail just as the film-makers intended it to be. The rich colors, deep tones, lightning fast action scenes and broad spectrums of light that really make the viewing experience as enjoyable as possible. Simply put, 4k Ultra-HD offers the best viewing experience available.

    Where Do I get a 4K TV and Blu-ray Player

    If you're interested in the finest cinema experience technology has to offer, you're going to love the newest 4k Ultra-HD TVs and Blu-ray Players, including Multi-System models that can be used anywhere in the world. Check out our inventory at 220 Electronics. We carry the latest models from the world's top manufacturers and offer the guaranteed lowest prices in the industry. We will beat any competitor's price by 10%!

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