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  • Samsung 55” 4K Multi-system Smart TV for $999

    samsung multisystem 4k smart tvThe UA-55KU6000 from Samsung is a multi-system Smart TV we're offering (for a limited time) at just $999. This excellent deal will get you 55-inches worth of 4K UHD resolution, built-in Wi-Fi, Samsung’s smart hub (to share media from devices or home network), and a variety of other useful features for the home theater experience you’ve been craving. The TV comes equipped with PurColor technology, 4K up-scaling, 3 HDMI ports, and smart features like Samsung Smart TV, apps, web browser, and more. If this sounds good to your ears, just wait because we have even more value to add.
     
    Our model (which has been professionally modified and is not available in department stores or electronic stores) is a multi-system TV. This TV is compatible for use anywhere in the world, with any voltage from 110 to 220 volts. Just flip a switch on the back and it’s ready to use with your local voltage, meaning there’s no need for a voltage transformer. If you take it overseas or plan to use it with 220 or 240 volt electricity, it's ready to go. It also features tuners for Pal/NTSC/Secam which eliminate the need for video converters. It’s totally compatible with cable boxes, satellite TV services, Blu-ray players, or gaming systems from anywhere in the world. This TV is truly universal. Combined with the 55-inch UHD screen and smart features, the Samsung UA-55KU6000 is a steal at under $1,000.
     
    If you’re new to 4K, let us explain. The Ultra-HD resolution of this TV (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) is 4 times the resolution of the 1080p Full HD standard that has dominated the market for the last 10 years. With 4K, you get to enjoy movies, sports and more in the highest resolution available. You’ll get richer colors, chiseled clarity, intense depth, and detailed contrast like you’ve never seen before. You'll enjoy a lifelike picture quality that was once only available in theaters, right in the comfort of your own home.
     
    This multi-system Samsung TV has more options and features then we can mention here, so take a look at it for yourself on our website. If you’re looking for the deal of the year on a 4K TV from a brand you can trust, now’s the time to buy. This model won’t let you down and offers an excellent bang for your buck.

  • Power X Changer X-15: The Ultimate in Home Audio Power Regulation

    Power X Changer X-15 voltage converterAs specialists in the world of international electronics and appliances we also know a lot about voltage converters. Our classic model of voltage converters have been very popular; we’ve sold thousands of them to a very large base of global customers spanning from travelers and families, to large businesses and government agencies including GE, Intel, Microsoft, Boeing, NASA, US Navy, Northrop Grumman, and many more. However, today we would like to talk about a new type of voltage converter we’re carrying - the Power X Changer X-15 Voltage Converter. Different from the average converter used to power a blender or hair dryer when traveling overseas, this one is intended to be used right here at home.
     
    The Power X Changer X-15 is the worlds most powerful and portable voltage & frequency converter. It can be used for anything, but is generally designed (and preferred) for home audio use. This converter comes equipped with thermal protection, surge protection, advanced voltage regulation, LCD display, LED status indicator, and a clean sophisticated appearance. All of these features are compacted into a package the size of your typical amplifier or gaming console. The unit features detachable legs, a wall mounting kit, and an Xchange Extension Outlet which allow the X-15 to be placed or mounted practically anywhere in your home, up to 6 feet away from the appliance it’s powering. It's available in white or black, making it even easier to blend in with its surroundings while matching the look and feel of your home or garage.
     
    Perfect for high-performance audio, this voltage converter can be used as a re-generator with power factor correction. It's an excellent choice for the safe, secure, and reliable powering of high-end audio equipment. The X-10 delivers up to 1800 watts of continuous power at over 92% efficiency with less than 3% harmonic distortion, and 120v/60hz output with fluctuation below 2%. It features an extremely clean output with no change in amplitude, allowing your audio equipment to function flawlessly each and every time, even for extended periods of high-output.
     
    The case of the X-15 provides durable protection against humidity and dust, protecting the sealed solid-state electronics to ensure reliability and a long lifespan. An external cooling fan automatically cools the interior electronics whenever the load exceed 15 amps, or when environmental factors exceed the unit’s recommended operating temperatures. The built-in advanced voltage regulation is another important feature which fully protects your expensive and sensitive audio equipment against power surges and irregularities. This includes under-input as low as 180Vac and over-input up to 265Vac. If the unit ever overloads, short circuits, or exceeds a certain temperature, an audible alarm will sound to notify you. Additionally, an external LED provides visual notifications and temperature status on the display screen.
     
    If you are interested in one of the most versatile, powerful, and capable voltage converters on the market - you need to take a closer look at the Power X Changer X-15. It has an unmatched list of features to guarantee the best performance and functionality available today. Learn more about the X-15 right now on our website. You can see all the important details and specifications, plus browse the other Power X Changer models and order your own today. If you're serious about home audio, this is one product that you can't afford to miss.

  • Managing Electronics and Appliances When Moving Overseas

    electronics and appliances moving overseasIt's hard to believe that it's already 2018. It's also hard to believe how technology and international commerce has enabled people to live, work, and travel overseas like never before. Ask anyone nowadays and chances are good that they know someone who is working abroad, traveling abroad while working, relocated overseas, or expatriated to a new country. What was a rare occurrence 25 years ago is rather commonplace today, and it's changed the way we see and think about life and business. It's also changed our options, possibilities and opportunities.
     
    With so many living and working abroad, it's not such a difficult feat anymore. However, there are some things to be aware of and prepared for. One of those things is how to go about making your move while managing electronics and appliances. If you're relocating long-term or expatriating, chances are you'll be looking for a place to make yourself comfortable rather than renting a furnished apartment. Have you thought abut purchasing major appliances? Kitchen appliances? Electronics and personal devices? Maybe you plan on shipping all your possessions overseas or maybe you plan to buy new things upon your arrival. Are you aware of the pros and cons of each?
     
    Let's see if we can help you get a better understanding of the challenges associated with furnishing your new home overseas so you can live with the comforts of home, regardless of where in the world you're located.
     
    The Difference in Voltage
    The most important factor to consider is the difference in voltage around the world. In North America, for example, 120 volts is the standard electricity. That's the voltage we use for 99% of our business and residential infrastructure. Our electronics and appliances are manufactured and sold to be used at this specific voltage. In Asia, however, the standard voltage is 220 volts. All of their appliances and electronics are made to work at that voltage, and will not work in North America. Likewise, North American electronics and appliances will not work with Asia's 220 volt electricity. And it's not only Asia - many areas and regions use 110 or 120 volts, while many others use 220 or 240. It all depends on where you go.
     
    If you didn't already know this, it might be somewhat of a surprise as you may have assumed that electricity is electricity. Now that you know, you can learn a little more and decide what options suit you best.
     
    Using Your Electronics and Appliances Safely
    There is, of course, a solution to the incompatibility problem of foreign electronics. A voltage converter (also known as a voltage transformer) is a device that will allow you to safely change the voltage up or down, making it possible to change 220 volt electricity down to 120 volts so you can safely use your American electronics or appliances in Asia. Voltage converters are not very expensive, and they're available in a variety of sizes (watts) that can handle everything from a coffee maker to an electric clothes dryer. You can learn more about them by checking out this Voltage Converter Buying Guide to see if it looks like a good solution for you.
     
    Buying New Stuff When You Arrive
    One option that many opt for is to purchase new major appliances and electronics when they arrive to their destination country. This is a viable option, but there are many setbacks. First, the selection is going to be extremely limited for anyone who is accustomed to shopping in western appliance stores. You might not find what you need or what you want. The options available can also seem weak for what you're paying, and prices are higher because there is less demand and fewer units being sold. Furthermore, if you don't speak the language and don't know where to shop, you're going to get taken advantage of when making your purchases. You could literally spend weeks trying to find a washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave that suit your needs and your style. And you could pay as much as double for products made half as well (and half the size) that you're used to. This is not the best option.
     
    Buying Electronics and Appliances Before You Go
    One of the best, easiest, and most economical choices is to buy everything before you go. With a company like 220 Electronics (us) who specializes in international relocation, your worries about electronics and appliances can be eliminated. We stock a huge variety of home appliances, electronics, and personal devices that are specifically designed for 220 volt use. We carry the top brands, the most popular models, and we guarantee the lowest pricing - really! We can help you choose the products that fit your needs and your budget, then ship them anywhere in the word for you. We can even arrange for delivery after your arrival if necessary. If you're already there and want to order, you can do so right from our website. It's a one-stop-shop for all of your appliance and electronic needs. No lines, no pushy salesmen, no searching for stores and no disappointments about the small selection of cheap brands. You can browse from home at your own pace, and our specialists are here to help you when you're ready.
     
    Need more info? We're more than happy to give you a free, no hassle relocation consultation. Contact us today, we're here to help. We can make your move easier, cheaper, and less stressful. We have over 35 years of experience and we hope you'll join our long list of satisfied customers. Whatever your decision, we wish you well in your travels.

  • No, 1080p Full HD Is Not Dead Yet!

    1080p full hd isn't dead yetOf course all the hype right now is about 4k Ultra-HD TVs and Blu-ray. It's a higher resolution than 1080p Full HD and delivers a phenomenal clarity, but is it really worth it? The honest answer is yes, it's worth it. However, that doesn't mean that 1080p HD is dead. In fact, 1080p delivers an extremely clear picture, and many movies are still being produced at this resolution. Both DVD and Blu-ray still have a massive market for 1080p HD discs, and it doesn't look like that's going to end anytime soon.
     
    The question is this - do you really need 4k UHD? No, you don't. And unless it really really matters to you, you'd be better off saving your cash. We specialize in Multi-system TVs and Region-Free Players, so if anything we'd want you to purchase the latest and greatest technology at a higher price, right??? Wrong.
     
    We have a lot of really great deals on Multisystem Full HD Smart TVs, which means you can get a lot more for your budget when compared to 4k models. For example, check out the LG 55LF550 55-inch HD TV, which we're selling for just $699. It's a great TV, and it has all you need for watching TV, Blu-ray, or DVDs. While it's not a smart TV, nearly all Blu-ray Players feature Wi-Fi and streaming media. In other words, if you have a fairly new Blu-ray player you won't miss out on any of the features you love, like audio sharing and bluetooth connectivity. So yes, with a 1080p HD TV you can have a newer, larger TV and enjoy all the features you want without spending 30% to 50% more.
     
    In contrast, check out the LG 55UH603 55-inch 4k Smart TV, which costs $1,040. It's an excellent TV for the price, but do you really need to pay $350 more for a 4K model? Do you really need it? The choice is yours.
     
    Did you see the film 'The Raid 2', pictured above? Remember the amazing camera work and intense fight scenes? That film was 1080p HD, proving that Full HD is still totally acceptable quality.
     
    Whatever your choice is, we're happy to help you find the right Multisystem TV. We're not against 4k - we love 4k... We just like to keep our customers aware and let them know that it's okay if you don't have a TV with the latest technology. 1080p Full HD is not dead yet, and we'll continue to bring you the best deals out there so you can spend your hard-earned money wisely.

  • VonShef Kitchen Appliances for 220 Volts

    VonShef, Appliances to be Trusted

    vonshef kitchen appliances for 220 voltsIf you're searching for high-quality kitchen appliances for 220 volts, look no further than our inventory of Vonshef. This premium brand focuses on creating attractive, long-lasting products at affordable prices that don't break your bank like other designer brands. With VonShef, you get performance, safety, style, and quality craftsmanship that delivers more overall value for your money.
     
    VonShef's kitchen appliances for 220 volts are easy to use, easy to clean, and all feature a 2-year manufacturer's warranty. Most of the popular brands only offer a 1-year limited warranty, proving that VonShef stands behind their products more than their competitors. All VonShef kitchen appliances also undergo thorough and vigorous testing to ensure that everything they sell is built to last. You can buy their products with confidence and know that your money is well spent.
     

    What Kitchen Appliances Does VonShef Make?

    VonShef makes a variety of small kitchen appliances and utensils and they're all designed for 220 volt electricity. From digital slow cookers and hand mixers to sandwich makers and cordless glass kettles, VonShef offers stylish innovation to simplify your time spent preparing food and drinks in the kitchen.
     

    Where to Buy VonShef Kitchen Appliances for 220 Volts

    As a leading retailer of global electronics and appliances, we pride ourself on our ability to serve our customers with the finest brands and the largest selection of kitchen appliances for 220 volts. With over 35 years of experience, we know quality products when we see them - and this is why we sell VonShef. You can view all of our VonShef products here, and get the guaranteed lowest prices on everything we sell. We also have special savings for VonShef products when you buy 3 or more. We ship anywhere in the world, giving you the convenience to shop from the comfort of your home. At 220 Electronics, you know you're in good hands. Make your life easier, more stylish and more productive with VonShef kitchen appliances for 220 volts.

  • Voltage Transformers for Canada

    voltage transformers for canadaCanada is a large, beautiful and exciting country that attracts millions of foreigners each year. Tourists from all over the world visit Canada to enjoy and explore the larger cities as well as the vast expanses of nature. Canada is also a popular destination for many foreigners to live long-term while studying or working due to their relaxed and welcoming foreign policies. If you're planning on studying, working or living long-term in Canada, you'll want to be sure that you're prepared - this includes knowing how to properly use your electronics and personal devices.
     
    Canada uses 120 volt electricity which is much lower than the 220/240 volt electricity used in Europe. The voltage in Canada is not compatible with electronic devices from 220/240 volt countries because it's much lower and can't sufficiently power 220 volt devices. Furthermore, attempting to use 220 or 240 volt electronics with 120 volt electricity can result in damaged devices, electrical shock, or even a fire. The best way to safely utilize your 220 volt electronics or appliances is by purchasing a voltage transformer.
     
    Voltage transformers are devices that change the electrical voltage from 220/240 volts down to 120 volts, or from 120 volts up to 220/240 volts. They are convenient, safe to use, efficient, and reasonably affordable. You can use a voltage transformer for Canada to power personal devices that you decide to take along such as curling irons, electric razors, hair dryers, heating blankets and more. You can also use a voltage converter to power major appliances like washers & dryers, refrigerators, blenders and coffee makers, electric ranges, freezers and more. Voltage converters are available in a variety of sizes which are defined by their wattage. For using a TV and Blu-ray Player, a 1,000 watt voltage converter would be sufficient. However, for larger appliances or multiple appliances, a transformer up to 5,000 watts may be necessary. It's important to check your manufacturer's label on your devices to determine their operating voltage and then purchase a transformer with a minimum of 1.5 times the wattage of your electronics. The extra wattage helps to ensure safety and avoid damage in the event of an electrical surge or heavy use for extended periods.
     
    Not all voltage transformers for Canada are created equal. There are many varieties and brands to choose from and some are definitely better made than others. If you're looking for something that will last, it's best to spend a bit more and purchase something from a reputable retailer who is experienced in dealing with voltage converters and international electronics use. At 220 Electronics, we have over 35 years of experience with international relocation and aiding our customers in choosing the proper appliances and voltage transformers to suit their specific needs. We carry a variety of voltage transformers for Canada and have clients all over the world, including the US Military. Check out our large selection of transformers today and make sure you're getting what you need and deserve for your travels to Canada. Using your electronics and appliances shouldn't be something to worry about and we're happy to help you eliminate that stress with our decades of expertise and experience.

  • Region-Free Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray Player

    The Region-Free Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray Player is here and it's ready to deliver the finest home theater experience imaginable. The UDP-205 is a 4k UHD player similar to the popular UDP-203 but with an enhanced focus on producing reference quality audio for true audiophiles. As always, this Oppo machine features heavy-duty construction that's designed to last a lifetime, plus the very latest in cutting-edge audio/video technology. Precision engineering and unparalleled performance has given Oppo a name that's respected around the globe, and the UDP-205 does a fine job of keeping that reputation in place.
     
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    The Region-Free UDP-205 is more costly than the 203 and comes with a different set of features, but for anyone who's serious about audio the 205 is a must have unit that provides excellent control and compatibility for a wide-range of use.
     
    What makes the UDP-205 so special? It begins with the components. This machine is equipped with a torodial power supply to enhance power delivery why reducing interferences that can be caused by traditional steel-core transformers. It provides cleaner, more focused energy to each and every audio component in the system, resulting in exceptional sound clarity and depth. The machine is also equipped with two SABRE PRO DACs (ESS Technology ES9038PRO) - one for 7.1-channel audio and another for stereo - to ensure the richest and most powerful sound regardless of your audio setup. The headphone amplifier also utilizes the high-end SABRE PRO DAC, giving headphone performance that is unmatched even by Oppo's previous machines. Furthermore, the unique asynchronous USB DAC input supports sample rates of up to 768kHz PCM and DSD 512, and can convert digital signals from other home theater components to analog, bypassing the low-fidelity DACs of computers, video game consoles, etc.. A second audio zone can also be setup, allowing you to utilize the 7.1-channel system to feed audio to speakers in a second part of your home such as a bar, basement or outdoor speakers for improved coverage and acoustics.
     
    Featuring an HDMI audio jitter reduction circuit, the Region-Free Oppo UDP-205 offers increased audio timing and accuracy when the audio-only HDMI port is used for connecting your audio signal. This improves the quality of both PCM and DSD audio, while aiding in the production of error-free audio when using compressed bitstream audio. No matter how this player is setup and configured, it offers the utmost flexibility for superior sound quality. In the case of the Region-Free Opo UDP-205, the statement "you get what you pay for" couldn't be more true. This player offers the best of the best with no boring fillers or unnecessary features.
     
    Compatibility is another factor that the folks at Oppo have mastered with the UDP-205 as the player is compatible with nearly all file formats and every type of disc imaginable. Yes, this includes SACD. Whether you're popping in a disc, accessing files from another device via your home network or utilizing a USB port to play your favorite audio files, the 205 plays practically anything. In fact, there wasn't a popular audio format that it wouldn't play for us and we tried many. The same can be said for high definition audio decoding, as all major formats are supported including the latest such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Lossless audio decoding is also packaged with the 205, lending support for AIFF, WAV, ALAC, APE and FLAC formats.
     
    It's important to mention that our Region-Free Oppo UDP-205 has been professionally modified for universal playback and compatibility and that this model is not available in stores. It is equipped with worldwide voltage, allowing it to work anywhere in the world (110 to 240 volts and 50/60hz) without a voltage converter/transformer. It also features internal PAL to NTSC conversion which eliminates the need for audio/video converters and makes it simple to plug & play with any TV. More importantly, it will play any Blu-ray or DVD disc from any region in the world. You can take this player anywhere, use any TV, and play any disc - it works every time and delivers superior performance that only Oppo can offer. What more needs to be said? Learn more about the Region-Free Oppo UDP-205 here and get yours today, you won't be disappointed.

  • Voltage Converters for Germany

    voltage converters for germanyGermany is a beautiful country with a rich culture and many interesting things to see and do. If you're planning an extended visit to Germany and will be living there for awhile, it's important to take note of what you'll be bringing along on your travels. If your list includes any electronic devices or appliances other than a cell phone or laptop, you're going to need a voltage converter to ensure your electronics can be used safely and efficiently.
     
    A voltage converter is a device that converts electrical voltage, either up or down. Since different areas of the world utilize different electrical voltages, electronics from foreign countries are not always compatible. In the case of Germany, you'll need to know that the standard voltage is 220 volts. This means that the wall outlet delivers 220 volts of electricity. Electronics from North America (which are manufactured for 120 volts) are not compatible with Germany's higher voltage. Attempting to use a 120 volt hair dryer for example, could result in a damaged item, a fire, and even dangerous electrical shock. However, there's no need to worry about that because a voltage converter is a safe and effective solution to using foreign electronics in any country.
     
    The voltage converter plugs directly into the electrical outlet and internally converts the electricity from 220 volts down to 120 volts, creating a safe voltage for your electronics. The face of the converter has its own electrical outlets and that's where you'll plug your devices in to be used with the properly converted voltage. This specific type of converter is called a step-down converter because it's actually stepping the voltage down from 220 to 120 volts. There are a variety of types and sizes of voltage converters for Germany, and the one that will best suit your needs is a converter capable of handling sufficient wattage for your electronics or appliances. The wattages available vary from 50 watts up to 25,000 watts. The higher the wattage capability, the higher the price. However, the price doesn't increase drastically.
     
    To determine the wattage that you'll need to check the wattage of your appliances. This can usually be found on the manufacturers label, a instruction manual, or the devices electrical cord. If you have a device like a coffee maker that uses 900 watts, you'll need to purchase a converter with an absolutely minimum of 900 watt capacity. In fact, due to voltage fluctuations and to ensure proper function, it's always recommended to purchase a converter for double the wattage of your device(s). A 1500 watt step-down voltage converter would be a great purchase for a 800 watt North American coffee maker being used in Germany. Since you're dealing with electricity, it's always better to be safe rather than sorry. Aiming for double the necessary wattage is practically a must.
     
    One other thing to note is that most electrical outlets vary from country to country. You'll need to be sure to have the proper plug adapter for Germany so that your converter can be plugged in! If you can't plug it in, you can't use it and then you can't use your electronics. The good news is that anyone who sells voltage converters also sells foreign plug adapters.
     
    Now that you know what you're up against, you can make an informed purchase of a voltage converter for Germany. Remember that you'll need a step-down model with sufficient voltage for your devices. To see a variety of voltage converters for Germany and purchase your own, check out our selection here. Enjoy your travels in Germany!

  • Best Blu-Ray DVD Players For Expats Are Region-Free

    Choose A Region-Free Blu-Ray DVD Player

    There’s no better way than a Region-Free Blu-Ray DVD Player to ensure you can watch your favorite movies and concerts at home abroad. Computers and SmartPhones (although they are technically media players) have much more limited functionality, and far inferior audio and video qualities, than do Blu-Ray DVD Players.

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    Some of the best concerts and movies I’ve ever attended were in my media room at home, via Blu-Ray DVD. If you’re like I am, you may even have a small collection of movie and concert DVDs that you like to watch over and over again with friends. Or, maybe you just loathe kicking back next to someone you don’t know at the movie theater, while they frown upon your pajama pants and bedroom slippers. So you trek  down to the local DVD depot every Saturday night to rent.

    Avoid Foreign Compatibility Issues With Region-Free Blu-Ray DVD Players

    For audio and video lovers like us, nothing is worse than relocating to a foreign destination and being confined to viewing our favorite movies and concerts on a computer screen. Or suffering through at the local movie theater in a language we don’t fully understand.

    And then there are the other major compatibility issues. World voltage considerations, regional coding and foreign video conversion standards  that can prevent us from accessing our media craves at all overseas.

    But thanks to Region-Free Blu-Ray DVD Players, you and I can listen to what we want, watch anything we want, in different languages, anywhere we want... at any time around the world. Region-Free Blu-ray Players play all your regular DVDs, Blu-ray DVDs and CDs. And the reasonably-priced newest models offer tons more features to enhance your media life at home abroad.

    Consider Smart Features From The Best Region-Free DVD Players For Expats 

    The best region-free Blu-ray DVD players for expat living feature Smart technology. Here is a list of Smart features you’ll want to consider when making your purchase.

      • Wi-Fi Built-in: Conveniently connects to your modem or router wirelessly.
      • Video Streaming: Allows you to stream movies and videos from all the paid popular streaming sites, like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon, and the best free streaming sites. You can also access content from sites like YouTube and Flickr, as well as internet radio providers like Pandora and Spotify.
      • 3D Viewing: Connect with a 3D capable TV, 3D discs and 3D glasses to view your favorite three-dimensional movies and documentaries.
      • 4K Upscaling: When connected to an Ultra HD TV, this feature converts regular high  definition to the higher 4K resolution.
      • BD Live: Gives you internet access to extra online content, like movie trailers and video games, related to your movie DVD.
      • BonusView: Allows you to access bonus content offline in a picture-in-picture layout while you’re viewing your movie.
      • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance): Allows you to access media (including music)    stored on your personal devices that are on the same network.
      • Multi-channel Surround Sound: If you have a Dolby Digital Sound System or Digital Theater System, this will be an important feature for the ultimate sound experience.
      • Multilingual Support: Lets you choose dialog or subtitles in different languages to accommodate you new expat circle of friends.
      • USB Connections/Memory Card Slots: Allows you to play digital media files like music, videos, photos and slideshows from an external drive on your TV, and add extra memory capacity.

    For your lengthy travels to and fro, you may want to check out the new International Portable Region-Free Blu-Ray DVD Players and take a few of your DVD concerts and movies along for the ride.

    Before you purchase, check out this  Region-Free Blu-ray DVD Player Comparison Chart.

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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!

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