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Building the Ultimate Affordable Home Theater: Black Friday Edition

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

There’s no better time to buy electronics, especially products for your home theater, than Black Friday. The year’s lowest prices on TVs, audio components, and video game consoles mean that you can put together an impressive entertainment system for under $1000. And this isn’t a collection of leftover no-name electronics—we’re including the latest technology from the best brands in the business.

Getting the best picture and sound for your money

At the heart of any good home theater is a stunning display. We’re going to go with a 50-inch TV, which is a great size for the average family room. This Black Friday weekend (11/24-26), the Samsung UN50KU6300 will drop to just $398. That’s an Ultra HD, HDR-capable Smart TV for less than four hundred bucks, a price that was unheard of even just last year. The KU6300 will play all of the latest content from both physical and streaming sources in 4K UHD resolution, with HDR, which means the picture will have the extra clarity of 4K and contain a dynamic range of tones that a normal TV could never display. This set is probably the bang-for-the-buck TV deal of the year.

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Black Friday Week Sale at Abt

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The holiday shopping season is now officially underway with the start of Black Friday Week. There’s no need to skip Thanksgiving dinner or get up at 3 a.m. on a cold Friday morning just to try and score one of handful of limited “doorbuster” deals. Instead, enjoy your days off this week and get your shopping done from the comfort of your own home. The Abt Black Friday Week Sale is now underway!

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Looking for a great gift for a stressed-out parent or frequent business traveler? Consider a pair of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones. They make a gift that’s both thoughtful and entertaining, letting the recipient enjoy both some much-needed peace and quiet, and stellar audio quality. There are more noise-cancelling wireless headphones on the market than ever before, so we took a closer look at the two most popular models to help you decide which will make the better gift.

Sony MDR-1000X

The MDR-1000x are the flagship Sony noise-cancelling headphones. Sony packed its most advanced noise-cancelling technology into these over-the-ear cans, which feature 40mm drivers and utilize the company’s proprietary LDAC wireless protocol to effortlessly transmit three times more data than normal Bluetooth Audio. As a result, the MDR-1000x can match the audio quality of a wired source, and are even capable of playing High-Resolution Audio content. Check out the video for more on the Sony MDR-1000x:

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Inside the New Microsoft Gaming Room at Abt

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

If you’ve ever been to our Glenview showroom, you know that things are always changing. We’re always trying to find ways to make the shopping experience easier, more efficient, or more fun whether by adding product-focused boutiques like the Gourmet Shop or one-of-a-kind showrooms like the new Inspiration Studio. Our latest improvement is the new Microsoft gaming room, a space dedicated to Xbox and other Windows-based gaming products.

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‘Cash For Cameras’ Trade-In Event Returns to Abt

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

After a successful turnout earlier this year, the camera trade-in event with National Camera Exchange returns to Abt this weekend. If you’ve got an old film or digital camera, camera lenses, or any other camera gear collecting dust at home, this is a perfect opportunity to get rid of it and earn some cash.

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Nintendo Switch Revealed

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Nintendo Switch is the company’s first new home video game console since the Wii U

For years, while Sony and Microsoft have focused on crafting consoles with cutting-edge power, Nintendo has opted to emphasize the fun of the gaming experience. Consoles like the Wii and Wii U  were more about innovative controls than pure specs, while games like Super Smash Bros excel because of their addictive group gameplay rather than unbeatable graphics capabilities. Their newest announcement, the Nintendo Switch, looks to continue that trend.

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Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones

Friday, October 7th, 2016

It’s no secret that Bowers & Wilkins is one of our favorite brands here at Abt. If you’ve ever visited out showroom, you’ve probably seen our dedicated B&W speaker gallery, or caught part of a movie in the David Abt theater’s 7.4 surround sound B&W speaker system. Their melding of high-performance audio technology and striking visual designs is the kind of philosophy we can get behind. So, of course, we were excited to finally get our hands on the Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphones.

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10,000 Cupcakes & One Great Cause

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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KitchenAid’s Cook for the Cure® program is back and we hope you can join us again this year to help make a difference. It’s a fun, simple way to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the overall fight against breast cancer. So get ready to Bake, Snap, Share & Support!

All you have to do is bake some cupcakes, snap a photo and share it to Twitter or Instagram with the tags #donate and #10000cupcakes (we also invite you to share who or what inspired you to participate). For every cupcake photo tagged through October 18th, KitchenAid will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen. Take the chance to share your passion for baking and contribute to a good cause at the same time. Also, if you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out our favorite cupcake recipe called “Cherry Pink Cupcakes” – which can be found inside the KitchenAid “Cook for the Cure” cookbook. (Keep reading to find out how you can snag a copy of the cookbook for yourself!)

Cook for the Cure Cupcake Recipe

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The Sony ZD9 Series Is Here

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Sony Z9D Series

If you’re looking for arguably the best picture that’s ever been on a TV screen, then check out Sony’s all new Z9D Series 4K HDR with Android TV available at Abt. Sony has successfully used several different features to make this the most spectacular picture they have ever produced for consumers. Its design alone portrays.. (more…)

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Even Cooking with Panasonic’s Inverter Technology

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Panasonic microwave

Microwaves are convenient to have in your home, offering a quicker and easier way of preparing your food without taking up a lot of space or hurting your wallet. They make it easier to defrost frozen foods, reheat last night’s left overs, and even cook an entire meal. As the technology of microwaves continues to evolve, innovators are finding ways to ensure more consistent results and solve uneven cooking. The experts at Panasonic have come up with the intuitive design of Inverter Technology, which should eliminate the struggles of uneven cooking. Unlike most microwaves that depend on “pulse on, pulse off” cooking at low temperatures, the patented Inverter Technology creates a constant flow of power at all temperature settings, ensuring evenly cooked food at all times.

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