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  • The 4K/Ultra HD Difference and Benefits


    You have no doubt heard all about 4K, Ultra HD, or UHD televisions over the course of the last few years. The first 4K Television, the Sharp LC-70UD1U, was released in June of 2013; the market has grown and evolved heavily since, and this resolution has undoubtedly become the dominant trait sought in TVs. Despite this, you might be wondering: why would I want a 4K TV? Is the difference really noticeable? Why should I upgrade? I'm here to break down exactly what 4K TVs are, what makes them special, and why the upgrade could make a difference for you.


    4K: Explained

    Aptly-named, 4K TVs are referred to as such due to their image width. This is similar to 1080p, although 1080p is actually named for the image's height. Specifically, 1080p televisions have a pixel height of 1,080 and a width of 1,920; 4K televisions are named for their pixel width of 3,840 (their height is 2,160 pixels). While not exactly 4,000, it is close, and "4K" is undoubtedly a more attractive name than "thirty-eight forty". It's not really a mystery as to why they chose to swap from height to width as their naming metric, as 4K sure does sound more impressive than 2K. It also better illustrates the real change in pixel density that can be seen in 4K displays.

    While the length and width of 4K displays do sound as though they are twice that of 1080p, that's actually not exactly true- they have four times the number of pixels. An example of this might be that of a 40 inch 1080p display versus a 160 inch 4K display. In theory, you would have a picture of approximately the same quality as the 1080p display's. If you go past that size, it is slightly worse, if you go smaller it is slightly better- you get the idea. Basically, 4K displays are objectively better if you are buying a large television.


    The Real Difference

    You might have noticed that some larger 1080p displays have a lovely picture from afar, but when viewed more closely are far from clear. The increased pixel density (PPI, or pixels-per-inch) of a 4K display reduces this problem, cramming four times the number of pixels into the same space. This might sound odd to you, but I will explain why it is not twice as dense but instead four times:

    If there are 1920x1080 pixels in an HD TV, and 2160x3840 in a 4K one, [1920 x 2 = 3840], and [1080 x 2 = 2160]. In this case, the display is 2160 pixels high (twice the height of HD) and the width is 3840 pixels wide (twice the width), and [2 x 2] (length x width) is four times the pixel density.

    Image courtesy of 4K.com.


    This allows for larger televisions and better viewing angles/distances than what could be achieved with 1080p displays. Fear not if you can only afford a cheaper, smaller television. Even on smaller displays, the image quality is much higher as there are four times as many pixels outputting the same image.

    Now, you might also be wondering what the difference between 4K and "UHD", or "Ultra High Definition" are. The answer is that, for consumer products, there is no difference. 4K traditionally referred to the standard pixel resolution found in cinemas (4096x2160) due to the resolution of cameras used to shoot movies. Due to this, some companies choose to avoid referring to their own products as "4K", instead labeling them as "UHD". In reality, among consumer products these are going to be the same resolution every time, so worry not about purchasing a UHD TV versus a 4K one; the difference is entirely semantic.


    Why Make the Move to Ultra HD?

    While all of this might be interesting, it probably does not explain why you should purchase a 4K or UHD television. While perhaps a less shocking difference than when you first moved from an old SD television to a shiny new 1080p HD one, the 4K/UHD difference is extremely noticeable. With four times the pixel density of HD televisions, images become substantially clearer. Colors are more vibrant, "black" is no longer a single shade but, instead, is a spectrum, and images become wildly engrossing as a result. Then there is of course the aforementioned viewing angles and distances, which make images seem much more consistent than what can be found on standard HD TVs.

    Of course, there is also the fact that the entertainment industry has embraced 4K and UHD content, indicating that it is here to stay unlike some other technologies of the past. A 4K television is an investment, one which will pay off the very first time you sit down and experience your favorite film in Ultra HD glory. There is a certain beauty which becomes clear when one first views a 4K television in person for the first time, a realization of what the future of visual media could be. Does 4K make a difference? It absolutely does, and is arguably the most significant change in television technology in the last decade.

    Interested in purchasing a 4K/UHD/Ultra HD television? Want a multisystem one, so that you can use it anywhere in the world? 220-Electronics has an incredible selection of them, ready to go for you at prices that other companies cannot hope to beat. Not sure what you're looking for? Moving to another country? Contact our support and we will walk you through the details, step-by-step.

    -The 220-Electronics Team

  • 220 Volt Electronics, Appliances, and Converters for Global Use

    220 volt electronics and appliancesWhen you're looking for appliances and electronics that work anywhere in the world, there's no better place than 220 Electronics. With nearly 40 years of experience, we have served thousands of customers around the globe and earned their trust in finding the products they need at the guaranteed lowest prices. From Multistystem TVs and Region Free Blu-ray players to washing machines, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, small kitchen appliances and even voltage converters - our inventory is second to none and our experience gives us the ability to effectively help you find exactly what you need for almost any application.
    How We Can Help
    • If you already live in a country that uses 220 or 240 volt electricity, we can offer a bigger and better selection of appliances than you'll find in your local stores, plus worldwide shipping direct to your door.
    • If you're planning to move overseas, our relocation specialists can help you decide exactly what you need and you can purchase it all under one roof - we can then ship it all directly to your destination, even in advance of your arrival if needed.
    • If you need voltage converters to safely power your foreign electronics or appliances in other countries, we can help you with that also, as we have voltage converters of all styles and sizes from 500-watts up to 25,000 watts.
    • And if you're looking for a Multisystem TV or Region-Free Player that can be used anywhere in the world, we have a massive selection at the lowest prices anywhere.

    Whether you're moving overseas for work or retirement or simply looking for the best deal and selection on 220 volt appliances, you're in good hands when you choose to shop with 220 Electronics. We carry the latest and most popular models from all the top brand names including GE, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Yamaha, Whirlpool, Oppo, Panasonic, LG, Vonshef, KitchenAid, and many more. You'll find the same brands and models available in major outlet stores at a better price and with 220/240 volt compatibility.
    No matter what you need or where you need it shipped, 220 Electronics is here to help. A 220-volt blender, coffee maker, or juicer? No Problem. A deep-freezer, energy saving washer/dryer combo, or a 6-burner gas range? We've got it. A complete 4K Ultra-HD home theater system that can be used anywhere in the world without messy converters and adapters? Look no further. We're here to offer the biggest selection anywhere and we always guarantee the lowest pricing. Visit our website today to browse our complete inventory of products and get the service and savings you deserve.

  • 220 Electronics Black Friday Sale

    220 electronics black friday saleIt's that time of year again when the biggest and best sales go into effect - that's right, Black Friday. This week, on Friday November 24th you'll be able to enjoy our lowest prices ever during the 220 Electronics Black Friday Sale. We'll have unbelievable savings on everything from Region-Free Blu-ray Players and Home Theater Systems to Voltage Converters, 220-volt Appliances, and Multisystem TVs.
    One of the best things about our Black Friday Sale is there's no need to camp outside on the sidewalk overnight or wake up at the break of dawn for the best savings. You can shop all day long, right from the comfort of your own home. You'll get huge savings on top of our already guaranteed low prices, and even free domestic shipping on select items.
    Don't forget to mark the date or set a reminder, and bookmark our specials page to navigate directly to the sale on Friday. This is the biggest sale we've ever had, and you don't want to miss it!

  • International Relocation Services with 220 Volt Electronics and Appliances

    international relocation services with electronics and appliancesIf you're like many people around the world who have relocated to different countries or continents, you're probably aware of the challenges. You may be moving to retire and live less expensively in a tropical paradise, or maybe you're relocating for work. You also might be moving just because you found the perfect place where you've decided you want to settle. It can be a very exciting and highly rewarding experience, but it's surely not without its setbacks. From legal documents regarding visas and citizenship, to banking, investments, and finding & securing property, there's no shortage of hoops to jump through. Moving overseas requires some definite patience. On the other hand, if you know what you're doing, you can streamline your international relocation and reduce the headaches.
    As specialists in international relocation, 220 Electronics offers services that cater to a rather important part of your move. As a global retailer of electronics and home appliances, we are constantly helping people who are planning to relocate or have already done so.
    You might be asking what electronics and appliances has to do with relocation, so let's answer that question for you in the simplest way possible.

    220 Volt Electronics and Appliances

    Around the world, different countries and continents use varying voltages of electricity for both residential and commercial services. In the US and North America, the standard is 120 volt electricity. In turn, all major electronics and appliances are designed to operate with 120 volt electricity. However, in Europe, for example, the standard voltage is 220 volts, where all electronics and appliances are designed for 220 volt use.
    What does it all mean? Well; you can't simply pack up your existing electronics and appliances and take them overseas with you. Furthermore, certain electronics such as TVs operate with specific color formats to display the picture and these formats vary from country to country. Others items such as Blu-ray Players are only compatible with discs purchased in the same region as the player, which means that you cannot play European or Asian discs on your North American Blu-ray Player. It actually gets quite complicated, but that's exactly what we're here for - to simplify things for you.
    We specialize in the sales and shipment of 220 and 240 volt appliances, multisystem tvs, region-free blue-ray players and more. From kitchen appliances to 220 volt major appliances like refrigerators, freezers, washers & dryers and more. We stock the most popular models from the top brand names - both economy and designer models. Due to our large sales volume, we can also guarantee the lowest prices anywhere.

    International Relocation Services

    What we can do for you depends on your specifics needs. Our specialists are readily available to speak with you about your international relocation plans and cater our services around your needs and moving schedule. We can even arrange to have your purchases waiting for you when you arrive to your new home in practically any country in the world.
    How do our international relocation services help you?
    • We know which products are best for your needs and your budget, and can aid you in making the proper purchases.
    • Our electronics and appliances are specifically designed to work in foreign countries.
    • We save you the time of shopping for major appliances & electronics in unfamiliar territory.
    • We save you the hassle of trying to bargain for a good buy in a foreign language.
    • You can buy EVERYTHING from us, and pay us, in one simple transaction. No need to shop around!
    • We eliminate all of the stresses associated with shopping for multiple products at various locations.
    • We have more models and brands than most foreign department stores. Our selection is huge!
    • We GUARANTEE the lowest prices.
    • We ship worldwide!
    • Our professional and experienced staff are highly knowledgeable not only about our products, but in arranging global shipping. We know what to expect in regards to customs, import taxes and other important issues and can make sure there are no surprises.
    • We provide a smooth, simple, affordable transaction to help you get the product you want to the place that you need them.

    Get Started With Your International Relocation Today

    If you're relocating overseas, you owe it to yourself to contact us. At 220 Electronics, we have over 35 years of experience in helping people move around the world. We have satisfied customers in over 150 countries and counting. We can provide you with a totally free, no-obligation consultation for your international relocation. Home only feels like home when you're comfortable, and our products and services are here to help you achieve that comfort. Peace of mind, less stress and less headaches. Contact us today for your free international relocation consultation. We'll have you setup with the 220 volt electronics and appliances you need in no time; at the best prices in the world.

  • Cyber Week Sales on Electronics, Appliances & Voltage Converters

    cyber week sales at 220 ElectronicsThanksgiving has come & gone. While Black Friday boasts some of the best savings of the year, nothing compares to our Cyber Week Sales at 220 Electronics. We regularly offer a huge selection of Region-Free and Multi-system Electronics at rock bottom prices and we guarantee the lowest prices anywhere, on everything we sell.... However, right now those everyday low prices have been cut even lower through December 4th.
    Whether you're looking for a new Multisystem Smart TV, a Region-Free Blu-ray Player, or a voltage converter to power it all - now is the time to buy. Shop the most popular models from the top brand names now and get unbeatable deals with our Cyber Week Specials. There's no telling what you might find, or how much you might save!
    Here's just a few of the excellent deals we're offering during Cyber Week!
    20% off all Voltage Converters and Transformers!
    Save an Extra 15% on Select Blu-ray Players!
    Save BIG on Various Items like Home Theater Systems, Audio/Video Receivers, 220-Volt Kitchen Appliances and More!
    Are you in the market for 220-volt electronics and appliances? Do you need some personal items for overseas travel? Trying to find that perfect gift for the film-fanatic in your family? We have what you're looking for! Now is also the perfect time to arrange your overseas move - we can make your life easier by saving you a boatload on everything you need to relocate to a foreign country.
    We are the global leaders in international electronics, appliances and relocation. With over 35 years of experience, our prices, service and dedication are unbeatable. Make our Cyber Week Sales work for you today! Visit www.220-Electronics.com today and get the deals you've waited all year for.

  • 220 Volt Region-Free and MultiSystem Electronics Holiday Sales

    220 electronics holiday saleThe holiday season is in full-swing once again, and there's no shortage of craziness going on. From time off work and school, to vacations & travel, family gatherings and more, it always seems like the busiest time of year. At 220-Electronics, this is definitely our busiest time of year and one of those reasons is holiday shopping, but that's not all - it's also because of our holiday sales, where you can save even more cash over our already guaranteed lowest prices in the world!
    From our Region-Free Blu-ray and DVD Players that are ALL on sale and come with Free Shipping to our MultiSystem TVs, there's surely no shortage of savings! We have specials on voltage converters, personal electronics, home appliances and more. It's definitely an event you won't want to miss, and regardless of your schedule, you can shop from the comfort of your own home and still guarantee shipping in time for the holidays. It really doesn't get any better (or easier) than that.
    What kind of items are we talking about? Well, literally everything. If you're looking to buy a Region-Free Blu-ray Player, you can pickup the Samsung BD-H5900 for just $199 right now (that's $100 in savings) and it comes with free shipping!
    How about TVs? Looking to upgrade your home theater or purchase an extra TV for the bedroom? Do it with style! Get this 40" MultiSystem Samsung TV for just $495, or this impressive and stylish 60" 3D Smart TV with Wi-Fi by Sharp for just $1,770 right now!
    If you already have a TV you like, be sure to check out our huge inventory of 220 volt home theater products and audio/video receivers - many are being offered at insanely low prices but only for the holiday season!
    And if you're looking for something to help utilize foreign electronics overseas, we even have some huge savings on voltage converters and transformers, with 15% of our diamond series models! You can't afford to miss out on these deals.
    We even have saving on kitchen and home appliances, like this Sharp Stainless Steel Microwave with Grill for just $135 (a $95 savings).
    Whatever you're looking for, it's probably on sale and ready to ship before the holidays, but only of you order soon! Visit 220-Electronics today and browse our huge inventory while the prices are hot!

  • Multi-System TVs - Guaranteed to Work Anywhere in the World

    multi-system tvAre you relocating, working abroad or attending an international trade show for business? If so, a multi-system TV could prove to save you money, time, and lots of headaches.
    Multi-system TVs function just the same as a normal TV, but with a slight advantage - they can be used anywhere in the world.
    Normally, TVs are manufactured to operate only where they will be sold, meaning they only operate at a specific electrical voltage and with a certain color format. Since different countries are wired to use different standard voltages, a North American TV cannot be used overseas and a TV from overseas cannot be used in North America. Thankfully, multi-system televisions have overcome this obstacle with their ability work at any voltage (from 110 to 240 volts) and also with any color format (PAL, NTSC or Secam). These units have been professionally modified and are simple to operate - just plug & play like a normal TV.
    For those who are relocating to a foreign country soon, the multi-system option saves the hassle of shopping overseas where the language barrier may prove to be frustrating and where electronics will often cost more. Also, those who work or travel abroad on a yearly basis will find the multi-system capabilities to be indispensable from a convenience and economic standpoint. Lastly, if you're a business owner who attends foreign trade shows, a multi-system TV can eradicate the worries associated with taking electronics abroad and having to lug around bulky voltage converters or purchase expensive video converters.
    Multi-system televisions are available in practically any model of TV including all the major brand names. There are LED, LCD, and Plasma Multi-system TVs readily available for purchase. However, they're not produced with multi-system capabilities from the factory and must be professionally modified - therefor you won't find them at your favorite electronics store. At 220 Electronics, we carry all popular models of multi-system TVs including Sony, Sharp, LG, Samsung, Hitachi, Toshiba and more. Each TV has been professionally modified, is under warranty and is sold at the guaranteed lowest price in the world.
    If you're ready to simplify your life, check out our complete lineup of multi-system TVs at 220 Electronics. You'll be glad you did!

  • Region-Free Oppo BDP-103 Giveaway

    oppo bdp-103As a leader in International Electronics for over 30 years, we're happy to announce that 220 Electronics is going to be holding a giveaway for a Region Free Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray Player! That's correct, on December 31st, 2013 we will choose one lucky winner who will receive this $635 value at absolutely no charge.
    Oppo manufactures high quality players that deliver top of the line video and audio performance that's unparalleled by any other brand in the industry. Featuring top of the line components and options, Oppo has long been a favorite choice for the home theaters of serious movie fans.
    The Region Free Oppo BDP-103 provides the quality and performance that Oppo is known for, plus the additional benefit of region-free playback, PAL/NTSC conversion and worldwide voltage. This means that not only does this model offer flawless sound and a perfect picture, it also has the ability to play Blu-ray Discs and DVDs from literally anywhere in the world, on any TV in the world, regardless of the electrical voltage. There's no need for a voltage converter or external video converter, you can just plug it in and play! And best of all, it's a professionally modified unit that's guaranteed to provide region-free playback.
    The Oppo BDP-103 is absolutely loaded with factory features for optimal performance in your home theater. To enhance functionality, it has dual HDMI inputs and dual HDMI outputs, built in Wi-Fi, three USB 2.0 ports, and supports streaming media like NextFlix, Hulu, Pandora and more. It also features 3D playback, 4k Up-Scaling and 2D to 3D conversion thanks to the powerful and innovative Kyoto-G2H video processor by Marvell, which features the latest Qdeao technology.
    The BDP-103 supports nearly every popular video format as well, so whether you have movies that are burnt to disc or stored on a USB stick, you can be confident that they're going to play without hassle. This includes HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, AVCHD, MP4, AVI, MKV and many more. Additionally, audio performance is no issue with the BDP-103, as the high fidelity audio supports Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and more. It accomplishes all this with a 7.1 channel analog output, or, digital optical and coaxial outputs, depending on your theater setup and preferences.
    The Region Free Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray Player is a cutting-edge piece of equipment that utilizes the best technology available to provide outstanding durability and performance that is second to none. It is an excellent addition to even the finest home theater, which is exactly why we've chosen it for this giveaway. To learn more about the player, check it out on our website.
    To enter to win the Oppo BDP-103, visit the contest page on Facebook and follow the directions. Good luck, and don't forget to stay tuned for announcements on how you can earn additional entries to increase your odds of winning! Thank you for reading and thanks for your business!

  • Moving Overseas The Easy Way - Simple Steps Make a World of Difference

    moving overseas electronicsIf you're relocating overseas, whether it be for business or retirement, you can save yourself a great deal of frustration, time and even money by ensuring you have all of the proper appliances before traveling. To better explain this, we're going to take a brief look into a few of the common scenarios that are encountered when moving or relocating overseas or to a foreign country.
    Adapting to a new country that you're going to call home has its fair share of challenges. There will be plenty of surprises, some pleasant and some not so pleasant, as well as an array of cultural and societal differences that will take some getting used to. For many, this is part of the excitement - new learning experiences keep the mind from growing bored. But with that said, there are going to be some differences that take a bit of getting used to, which can often be simple things that you might take for granted. Shopping is one thing that's sure to frustrate, even for those with the utmost patience. The combination of a new language, varying standards of customer service and a lackluster selection of the brands and products that you're used to are just a few of the things that pose an immediate threat to your ability to simply shop for groceries. While it can be accomplished, you're probably going to need a bit of patience and a strong will to learn.
    One of the most dreaded shopping experiences overseas could very possibly be purchasing home appliances. Even in your home country, shopping for appliances can be a lot like shopping for a car. There is wiggle room in the pricing of major appliances, yet there are hundreds of makes and models to choose from. Factor in the language barrier, cultural differences (which could affect the ability to barter, especially if you're seen as a "foreigner") and currency differences and you've got enough on your plate to make your head spin. The good news is that there's no reason to fret, because there are specialized businesses who are experts in international relocation. These are people who understand the stresses of moving to a new country (or anywhere overseas) and can minimize the hassle of purchasing appliances and electronics overseas by ensuring you're prepared BEFORE you move.
    220 Electronics is one of these businesses. For over 30 years, 220 Electronics has specialized in international relocation by offering a complete inventory of 110 volt through 240 volt electronics, home appliances and travel products. From Multi-system TV's and Blu-ray Players that operate at any voltage, to 220 volt major appliances like washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, small kitchen appliances and more. 220 Electronics stocks the best makes and models from the top brand names you've grown to trust, and everything is offered at industry leading prices. So, what does this all mean?
    Well, lets assume that your current home is fully furnished, and while you've pondered the idea of simply refurnishing your new home upon your arrival to a new country, there's a lot of things you'd like to keep. So you've contracted an international mover, a bulk shipping company or a cargo company and arranged to have all of your belongings shipped overseas - but you can't take your appliances or most of your electronics with you because your new home country operates at 220 volt electricity which your appliances were not designed for. Should you purchase new appliances and electronics when you arrive? Sure, but you're likely going to run into the problems mentioned above, and ultimately end up paying a higher price. There's a better solution.
    If you've arranged to have your belongings shipped overseas to your new home, now is the perfect time to purchase all of your major appliances and electronics so they can arrive in time to be shipped over with the rest of your things. 220 Electronics sells everything you'll need to be comfortable in your new home without enduring the hassle of having to shop overseas. We carry many electronics that utilize worldwide voltage, meaning they'll work properly any where in the world from 110 to 240 volt electrical systems, as well as a full line of standard 220, 230, and 240 volt major appliances. Pricing is simple (and low), the inventory is robust and the customer service is second to none in the industry. Our online store allows you to order directly from the comfort of your home and have your order shipped direct to your home where it will be ready for shipping with the rest of your things.
    While many people are surprised that such a service exists, thinking they wished they would have thought of it sooner, there are thousands upon thousands of satisfied customers whose move was made easy thanes to our expert staff, everyday low prices and timely delivery.
    For more information on how we can assist you with your international relocation, or to simply browse our inventory to get a better idea of what we offer, visit our website today at www.220-Electronics.com and see what a difference we can make for your move. You'll be glad you did, we guarantee it!

  • Enter to Win $100 towards any Blu-ray Player

    enter to winThis month, as a "thank you" to our customers, we've decided to run a promotion. Right now on our facebook page, you can enter for your chance to win $100 towards any Region-Free Blu-ray player on our website. Here's how it works.
    Visit our facebook page HERE. On the page, you'll see a tab that says "Enter to Win". Click on the tab (or simply click here) to reveal the simple entry form that will automatically enter you for a chance to win. It's really that easy!
    On May 1st, we'll choose and announce a winner. The $100 is good towards the purchase of any Blu-ray player in our inventory, regardless of price. This is the perfect chance for movie lovers to get an inexpensive Region-Free Blu-ray DVD Player at next to nothing, or to save $100 from our already low prices on one of our top of the line players.
    In case you're wondering what a region-free player is, it's a player that will read and play discs from anywhere in the world - even discs purchased from foreign countries. Additionally, the players have worldwide voltage capability which means they can operate at 110 or 220 volts, perfect for those who travel, are relocating soon, or live abroad. Region-Free players also have a built in PAL to NTSC converter, allowing the player to work with foreign TV's without the need for any sort of video converter. Overall, a Region-Free Player can be used anywhere in the world, with any TV, to play any disc, regardless of where it came from. For more information on Region-Free Blu-ray Players, visit our website at www.220-Electronics.com today.
    To enter to win the $100 towards one of the many region-free players in our huge online inventory, visit the contest page now. If this giveaway turns out to be productive and we get a good number of entries, we'll increase the prize to something even better next month. Good luck to all, and thanks for doing business with us!

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