Are you a movie buff who likes to collect Blu-ray discs that you order from other countries? These discs may be formatted differently—which means you might not be able to watch them using a regular Blu-ray player. What you need is a multi-region BluRay player that resolves the international differences for you and gives you an excellent viewing experience whatever the format. Whether you are about to play a DVD in PAL or NTSC format, a multi-region BluRay player can handle it. Here are a few tips when buying a multi-region BluRay player:
Some multi-region players only cover certain regions, but not all. Make sure to purchase a BluRay player that can play any disc from any country, continent or region. It should also work with an HDTV with either format.
The best multi-region player not only converts the format to be able to work—it also “upconverts” or hikes up the resolution up to 1080p for an unparalleled viewing experience. Go for a dual voltage model that works anywhere in the globe. Ideally, it should have 110 to 240 volt capacity to adapt to changing volts between countries.
• Bonus features
The best multi-region player has Wi-Fi which allows you to stream YouTube, Netflix, etc. in your HDTV. It also has simulated 3D to play movies that are built for 3D viewing. Some players have child lock which could be best for parents who want to control what their children watch. It should carry more than one language, especially English if it is not locally manufactured or sourced. The best ones have more than 10 languages.
It should have a quick start up, able to adapt to deep colors, have preset picture modes, noise reduction and unbeatable audio and video quality. Lastly, it should be able to support subtitles in most, if not all formats.
Every person who travels has made the mistake (at least once) of not bringing an adapter to a country that uses a different voltage standard. Purchasing a 220 volt plug adapter makes it possible for you to use your trusted hair dryer and camera or laptop charger in another country that has 220 volt plugs instead of the 110 or 120 volt standard in the United States. Here are a few things to consider when buying a volt plug adapter:
• Research on the country you are going to
If you travel a lot, then carrying around various volt plug adapter can be useful. Countries in Asia such as China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Korea carry 220 volt plugs—and so do most countries in Africa. In countries like Colombia, Taiwan, Guam and Belize, they have 110 volt plugs, which means that a 110 volt adapter could come in handy.
Not all plugs are the same, and sometimes people find themselves unable to charge or use their phones or cameras because the openings are different from the plugs of their chargers. While the standard in some countries such as United States and Japan is two unevenly shaped, flat prongs or the Type A plug, in most European countries, the standard plug is two round prongs or the Type C plug.
• Purchase online
Most hardware stores carry only the most basic adapters. Buying online gives you more options minus the leg work. But of course, you have to make sure that your personal information is kept confidential and safe by the shop you buy from. Look for the symbol for SSL Encryption Protection which means the information you send online is safe from hackers. Some of the best shops online even go as far as putting up safeguards that make their website hack-proof.
The best place to by a 220 volt plug adapter is an online store that specializes in 220 volt appliances and accessories. They should ship fast to anywhere in the country.