Early this year at CES 2013, we got a look at the new Sony 4K TVs that the company had in the pipeline. Their flagship model, the XBR84X900, is a truly marvelous piece of technology that we’ve had for sale and on display in store since late last year. 4K imaging looks to be the future of not just the cinema, but also the home theater, and Sony is leading the charge. But customers clamored for something more affordable, and Sony billed these smaller sets as being attainable to the average video enthusiast. Well, Sony just announced pricing and availability for these new 4K TVs, and they seem to have delivered.
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“An Adventure 65 million years in the making”
Anyone who was of theater-going age in 1993 most likely saw the blockbuster Jurassic Park on the big screen. I still remember going with my aunt and uncle to the new IMAX theater at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Being only 10 years old, I was already fascinated with everything dinosaurs, so this movie was a big thing for me. I loved the experience and it certainly is one I will never forget. To chase that nostalgia, I will undoubtedly be seeing Jurassic Park again on the big screen with the re-release, this time in 3D!
The movie continued the time-honored tradition of “summer blockbusters”. It captivated audiences of all ages. To this day, it is still referenced as summer movie perfection. From the thrills, scares and overall ingenuity of the dinosaur creators, Jurassic Park stands the test of time. You probably even find yourself randomly quoting lines. The last time the power went out at my house during a storm, I found myself thinking, “the raptor fences aren’t out, are they?”
Jurassic Park 3D is another movie that is taking advantage of the popular 3D technology. 3D technology has been advancing so incredibly fast these past few years that you can even enjoy movie theater quality 3D right in your own home with a variety of 3D HDTVs. The 3D re-release will give audience members a chance to experience the thrills in a brand new technology. You can even enjoy hearing Jurassic Park, the way it was meant to be heard. From the thunderous roar of the T-Rex, to the frightening hisses and howls of a pack of Velociraptors, find yourself in the middle of it all!
Jurassic Park has had an amazing run the last 20 years (please ignore the sequels). People’s interest in dinosaurs and paleontology exploded when that movie first arrived, but for the movie industry it was a giant leap in technological advancements. The dinos looked and sounded as real as the screams from the audience members who saw them. So if you are free this weekend, head out to your local theater and share with a younger generation the sounds and sights of one of the the best dinosaur movies to walk the earth.
Abt Electronics Youtube Channel Hits One Million Views
We’re always trying to find new ways to connect with our customers, share our thoughts on new products in the store and get feedback on products people would like to see more of. One of the ways we do that is through the Abt Youtube Channel. Browse through our Youtube Videos and you’ll find a variety of How-To’s, product introductions and item reviews and overviews. We try to film and upload a few new videos every week, and were excited to recently get our One Millionth view! As our channel continues to grow, we’ll continue to bring our viewers new and exciting videos about the hottest consumer electronics products.
As we move forward, we’d love to hear from our readers and viewers about what videos they’d like to see. If there’s a particular product we carry that you’d like to see spotlighted, an informational buying guide or how-to video that you think would be helpful, please don’t hesitate to let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas, and there’s no better place to get them than our audience. If you have any suggestions, just send a message to us via our Youtube Page or right here on the blog.
Closed for Easter
One other bit of info we wanted to get out to our customers is that our store, phones and online chat will be closed tomorrow, Sunday March 31st, in observance of Easter. All of our employees will enjoy the day off, but for one hard-working fellow, the day off will be especially bittersweet: The Abt Easter Bunny. He put in his last day of work for the season today, and while he’ll miss his weekend atrium visits, he’s more than ready for some nap time. We’ll be back to normal operating hours Monday, April 1st.
Check out this video of our Mobile Installation department installing a brand new INE-Z928HD 8-inch Alpine in-dash double DIN in 7 inches of space for a customer’s Lamborghini Gallardo. Great job guys!
Help a pair of Abt employees who have been lucky with love get even luckier! Nick Cosentino has been an Abt employee for nearly eight years, and we were happy when his fiancée Caterina recently joined our team.
Both Nick and Caterina come from traditional Italian families that have known each other for over 30 years, and the pair have been dating for over two. To help pay for their dream wedding, they entered Windy City Live’s “Dream Wedding” Contest, and were overjoyed to make it to the final round. The winners will be married live on Windy City Live on May 21st, and be treated to a beautiful ceremony at the luxurious Peninsula Chicago Hotel.
Right now they need the help of every one of you Abt fans out there to win their dream wedding. To vote, you’ll need a Facebook account. Simply head over to Windy City Live’s Facebook page and click on Nick and Cathie’s photo. Voting ends soon, at 10 am Central Time on April 2, 2013. Nick & Cathie greatly appreciate anyone out there who votes for them, and we’ll be sure to update all of our fans with the results of the contest. . We’ve got our fingers crossed!
Anyone can be a great cook, it just takes a little practice and some good old know-how. At The Abt Design Center, Via Classico, a cooking school and restaurant, is poised to teach even the greenest of chefs some incredible cooking tips and tricks. You can even get yourself some great food as it doubles as a restaurant. Visit the Via Classico Menu for a full selection of their fine foods.
If you are looking to learn a thing or two about cooking, visit their school at 1140 N Milwaukee Ave Glenview, IL 60025 or give them a call at 847-257-7043
Denon provides some of the best audio equipment on the market Offering listeners an exceptional experience making you feel like you are in the middle of your favorite tunes. now, when you visit the Abt Facebook Page, you can enter our Denon Cocoon Giveaway and have a chance at winning a Denon Cocoon. Good Luck!
We are very proud of our Mobile Audio Department. From our incredible selection, our knowledgeable sales staff and our professional installers, our Mobile Audio Department is an excellent place when you are looking to add new features to your car.
Men’s Book Chicago recently released a list of the Top 10 Best Auto Services in the Chicagoland area. We were chosen for our amazing selection and custom designs. We thank Men’s Book Chicago for the recognition and continue to provide our customers an incredible experience and unmatched professional customization for their vehicle.