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International Electronics - Worst Case Scenario

.....and how to Watch Blu-Ray & DVD on a 40" HDTV from anywhere in the world - for under $650
multi system tvsWhile the trend of living abroad and working remotely continues to rise, so do the questions about how it's done. Depending on where you're from and where you're going, the answers will definitely vary. Currency, customs, government, diet, entertainment, shopping, transportation, internet access, phone service, safety, healthcare and a whole lot more - are all things that should be taken into consideration while traveling or relocating. Every destination has its differences and practically anywhere you decide to go is unique, even if it's barely noticeable. That change is what can make things exciting; but not all change is good.
Language differences and day to day customs can often be a struggle to overcome, as can understanding the value of currency and how it relates to your budget and lifestyle. One thing you can be relieved to have is entertainment. A way to kick back, relax, and enjoy yourself. After a day at work or a day out exploring in a foreign country, it's nice to throw in a DVD or Blu-Ray and wind down. But wait - although you remembered to bring some movies along, you failed to realize that Blu-Ray and DVD playability is divided into regions?? That's correct.
In short, the discs contain an embedded coding local to the region they're meant to be sold in. Likewise, the hardware/software in the players will only recognize and play discs from the region where it was bought. A Blu-Ray/DVD Player from North America will not play Blu-Rays and DVD's from Russia. The same is true for the opposite. Discs are only viewable in the regions of the world which they're coded for.
Now that you know, what are you going to do? You could have someone send you a player from North America so you can watch the movies you brought; you could also order one online and have it shipped internationally to wherever you're at. Either option would be a good idea, but did you also consider the voltage differences and the problems which might arise? You didn't? Well, certain areas of the world also have different standard levels of electricity. Some areas operate at 110 volts while other areas are 220 volts. The DVD player you need to play your DVD's won't even work where you're at. If you plug it into the wall, it's fried. Not to mention that you might not even be physically capable of plugging it in because electrical sockets are often different among certain countries, even if the electrical voltage is the same.
What a nightmare. How hard can it be to watch a few DVD's? Is it even worth the hassle? Of course it is. Luckily, there's something you can do. Buy a voltage converter.
A voltage converter will allow you to safely power that DVD player you just ordered from the US. All you have to do is plug the converter into the wall, then plug your DVD player into the converter. Now, FINALLY, your DVD player has power and you can watch the movies you brought with yourself! Just hook the DVD player up to the TV in your hotel and you're all set.........Right?
Don't tell me you forgot that there's different video formats throughout the world! Three of them to be exact - NTSC, PAL, and SECAM. They run at a different sreen rate and resolution, so the bad news is that the DVD player and converter you just bought aren't going to do you any good. You'll need a video converter box as well.
A video converter box is a............
Wait, theres a simpler solution than this. All this hassle has really stressed you out, and you could have never imagined going to all this trouble just to watch a few of your favorite movies. What happens if you relocate again? what will the standards be? are there even any standards at all?
There's a way to permanently avoid this troublesome and annoying situation in the future, no matter where in the world you travel to.
For under $650, you can purchase a Multi-Region Blu-Ray DVD player and a Multi-System 40" LCD HDTV.
The multi-region Blu-Ray DVD Player plays Blu-Ray and DVD, regardless of which region of the world you're in and regardless of which part of ythe world your discs came from. There isn't a Blu-Ray or DVD disc that cannot be played in it. Additionally, is has a built in NTSC/PAL converter so there's no need to worry about having a compatible TV. Also, the player operates on 110 volts or 220 volts so there is nothing that's going to stand in its way. You can a purchase the Blu-Ray Player here for $155USD.
The TV, a 40" samsung supports a multi-system video format so it's compatible with PAL, NTSC, and SECAM. It also can operate on both 110 volt and 220 volt standards. This means that the TV is compatible with the powersupply in any country in the developed world. The TV is $464USD and can be purchased here.
The only, and we mean the ONLY situation that you could possible run into at this point is that the wall's electrical outlet may need an adapter to fit your plugs. Great. For $25USD you can get this foreign plug adapter kit with plugs for worldwide usage.
Instead of putting yourself through all the troubles you could encounter during the first half of this post, do yourself a favor and make your international travel much simpler so you can enjoy your time. Visit www.220-electronics.com, the specialists in international electronics relocation with over 30 years of expert experience. If you have ever have a question about traveling with electronics, they can help.