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  • 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.

  • Region Free Blu-ray Players with Free Shipping

    region free blu-ray players with free shippingRegion Free Blu-ray Players make a world of difference when it comes to watching your favorite movies. They're perfect for traveling, living in a foreign country, or for those who simply enjoy watching foreign cinema. These professionally modified players are the same brands and models available in department stores, yet they're capable of playing foreign discs from any region in the world - something the department store models cannot. They also feature dual voltage, which means they're perfect for traveling or anyone who is moving and/or living abroad. You can use our region-free players from anywhere in the world, with 120 or 220 volt electricity, to play discs from anywhere in the world. It's that simple.
     

    Our Selection of Region Free Blu-ray Players

    Are you looking for the top brands and models? Maybe something specific? Whether it's a budget-friendly option or a high-end player such as Oppo or Denon, we stock them all. In fact, we carry more Blu-ray Players than your electronics store by far. Shop from brands like Sony, LG, Samsung, Pioneer, Sharp, Panasonic, Marantz, Harmon Kardon and more. We have multiple models from each brand, giving you one of the best selections of region free blu-ray players available anywhere. You can find the brand you want and get the exact features you need. Best of all, since we have such a high volume of sales, we can guarantee the lowest prices anywhere.
     
    All of our region free Blu-ray players have different features to help you get the most from your home theater or playback needs. Some of the available features include:
     
    • Region Free Blu-ray for playing discs from all regions (A,B, and C)
    • Region Free DVD for playing discs from all regions
    • Worldwide Voltage (110 - 240 volts) for use in any country
    • Internal Pal/NTSC conversion for global TV compatibility
    • 4K Ultra-HD Resolution
    • 3D Playback Compatible
    • Built in Wi-Fi
    • Remote Control App/Smartphone App
    • Playstation Now
    • DLNA Compatibility
    • High Quality Digital Audio Support
    • HMDI Inputs and Outputs
    • USB Inputs
    • Frontal USB Ports
    • Dual-Core Picture Processing
    • 2D to 3D Conversion
    • Streaming Media and Apps
    • Bluetooth Compatibility
    • Ethernet Port
    • CD Ripping to MP3
    • .....and much more!
     

    Get Your Region Free Blu-ray Player Today

    There's really too much information to list and we have too many players to talk about them all. What you need to do is check out our selection for yourself by viewing our complete inventory here. We guarantee you won't be disappointed. We have an amazing selection, unbeatable pricing, and excellent customer service. We also have free shipping on all Region Free Blu-ray Players, directly to your home or business. It doesn't get much better than that. With over 35 years in business and a loyal customer base around the world, you know you're in good hands. For more information, visit www.220-Electronics.com today.

  • Region-Free Blu-ray Players For Travelers and Expats

    region free blu-ray players for travelers and expatsOne of the biggest inconveniences from people who move, retire or live for extended periods overseas is that they can't watch their movies on a Blu-ray or DVD Player. The reason for this is simple - discs and disc players are designed, manufactured and sold to only play movies from their respective region.
     
    For example, a Blu-ray player from Europe will not play discs sold in australia, nor would it play discs from the USA. Likewise, a North American Blu-ray player won't play discs from Europe, Japan, or South America. The reasons for this are many, but the reasons aren't really important. What's important is to understand that a simple, effective, reliable and affordable alternative is right at your fingertips. The Region-Free Blu-ray Player.
     

    What is a Region-Free Blu-ray Player?

    Region-Free Players (both Blu-ray and DVD) are specially modified players that will play discs from any region in the world. Typically a 3rd party business will buy the most popular brands & models of which are available in stores and then modify the hardware professionally. Once the modifications are complete, the players are sold as region-free models. Consumers can purchase these models and play discs from any region without worry.
     
    Another great aspect of region-free players is their compatibility with the electrical voltage and color systems of foreign countries. Let's take a look below at this works.
     

    Voltage

    In North America, all players are designed for 120 volts use because that's the standard electrical voltage. In other regions of the world, it's usually 220 to 240 volts. To make things simple, region-free players feature worldwide voltage, allowing you to flip a switch on the back to choose your operating voltage depending on your location. This lets you use a region-free player anywhere in the world without the need for a bulky voltage transformer or converter.
     

    Color Systems

    As far as color systems are concerned, the resolution and color format varies from continent to continent. PAL, NTSC, and Secam are the 3 major color systems, and if you try to use a PAL Blu-ray player with a NTSC TV, they'll be incompatible. The hardware inside the TV won't be able to process the formatting of the disc, or, process the information the Blu-ray player sends the TV. To resolve this incompatibility issue, you'd normally have to purchase an audio/video converter. Luckily, 95% of region-free players have been modified with internal PAL/NTSC/Secam conversion. There's no need to buy converters and deal with messy wires and additional costs. It's plug and play!
     

    Region-Free Blu-ray Players Are A Perfect Solution

    As you can probably see now, the benefits of owning a region-free player are several. It can play discs from anywhere in the world and it will work at any voltage. It can also work with any TV, regardless of the color system. You can literally take these players anywhere in the world, play any disc, and use it with any TV. That's a flexibility that you can't afford to miss out on.
     
    Surely, the age of the internet gives us things like streaming media and Netflix for watching movies, but there's not always a solid internet connection available for these services. A lot of us prefer to own the actual discs, or, we may already have a large collection of discs that we'd like to be able to use - even if we relocate to a foreign country. A Region-Free Blu-ray Player is the ultimate, affordable, and highly reliable solution.

  • 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

  • Portable Region-Free DVD and Blu-ray Players: The Inside Scoop

    portable region free playersWhile most of you are probably aware that there are portable Blu-ray and DVD players, you might not be familiar with the flexibility and benefits they offer. This is especially true for those of you who travel frequently or are living and/or working abroad.
     
    First and foremost, people generally assume that a portable player is only useful for entertainment while flying, riding the train, etc. Due to their convenient size they come in handy in those situations, sure - but that's not the extent of it, especially for region-free portable models. For such a small package, these players deliver a powerful punch that can save time, money and wasted space, no matter how close or far you plan to travel.
     
    So what do portable region-free players have to offer that makes them so special? Glad you asked!
     
    Region-free players are equipped with HDMI (or RCA if non-hdmi) outputs. This is one of the most important factors, because it gives you the ability to take a Blu-ray player along with you anywhere in the world to watch movies on a regular sized TV screen. All you'll need to do is connect the HDMI cable to a TV and you're good to go.
     
    Since the portable player is region-free, there's no worry about needing a voltage converter because the player is equipped with dual voltage compatibility. This makes it compatible for use in any country, regardless of the electrical voltage. Most models also have built in PAL/NTSC converters so there's no need to worry about the player being compatible with a foreign TV either.
     
    And it gets even better - these players will play discs from anywhere in the world, regardless of which region the disc is from. If you're living in a foreign country or traveling abroad and trying to travel lightly, this is just another huge convenience. In a lot of foreign countries, movies are dirt cheap because the bootlegging laws are often non-existent or not strictly enforced. You can probably buy any movie you want for just a couple bucks from a street vendor and regardless of the region coding, it will play, guaranteed!
     
    The benefits of having a region-free portable player lend huge advantages over a regular portable player, which is obvious. While regular portable players are only seem useful to kill time by watching a movie while you're in the midst of traveling, the region-free models offer new possibilities.
     
    Watch any movie, on any TV, from anywhere in the world, guaranteed. And best of all, you can do it with a unit that takes up less space than a small laptop!
     
    For over 30 years, we've been the trusted source for international relocation and global electronics. Check out our complete inventory of Portable Region-Free DVD & Blu-ray Players right now. We stock a huge inventory of the most popular brands and best of all, we offer them at the guaranteed lowest prices!

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