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Abt Learning Center Points You in the Right Direction

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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Ever wonder what the difference between 720p vs 1080p is?  Or how about the importance of using high efficiency laundry detergent on a front loading washer?  Abt Electronics & Appliance has a Learning Center that provides you with buying guides to help you through your purchase, answering all of your questions.  If you are in the market for a new HDTV, or refrigerator, or if you are remodeling your entire kitchen, our Learning Center will go over what you need to know when making your purchase.

CES 2012: Samsung Displays 40 Inch Microsoft Surface

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Like a tablet on steroids, Samsung showcased their 40-inch touch-controlled Microsoft table.  Called the SUR40, it is a 1080p 40-inch LCD that runs the latest Microsoft Surface software.  Priced at over $8k, this may be a bit out of reach for the average consumer, but Samsung is banking on businesses and other professional fields to take advantage of their super-sized tablet for lobby’s warehouses and meeting rooms.

It’s The New Year, How About A New Samsung TV?

Friday, January 6th, 2012

If you are in the market for a new flat-panel TV, Samsung has incredible savings with some new bundle deals.  When you purchase a select Samsung TV, you will receive additional items, such as two pairs of 3D glasses and a 3D Blu-ray player, for FREE!  Start shopping for the home theater experience of your dreams.

Canon Announces New Behemoth DSLR

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The new Canon DSLR EOS 1-D is bringing a lot to the table.  A full-frame 18-megapixel sensor with the biggest pixels ever in a Canon DSLR. ISO 204,800. 12fps RAW shooting. 61-point autofocus. Three DIGIC image processors. One gigabit ethernet port.  That’s just the start for this new DSLR camera from Canon listed MSRP at around $6,800.  The 1D X replaces both of the cameras currently at the top of the Canon pile, the 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark III.

The DSLR also stays true to recording HD video like Canon’s previous models.  It’s the usual 1080p at 24fps or 30fps or 720p at 60fps, but it now has continuous video recording of up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds—the camera automatically generates a new video file when it hits 4GB.  Look for this new DSLR to hit the market early 2012.

CEDIA 2011: Epson’s Smaller, Powerful HD Projectors

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Epson showed off their new line of 3D, HD projectors this year at CEDIA 2011,  Epson’s new PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010 or its refreshed Home Cinema models. Not only do they display 1080P images, some models also support 2D to 3D video conversion.

The Pro Cinema 6010 and Home Cinema 5010 have a contrast ratio of up to 200,000:1 and deliver up to 2400 lumens of color.  The higher-end package including accessories like ceiling mounts, cable cover and two pairs of 3D glasses.

Newly Redesigned Custom Audio Department

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Next time you step into Abt’s custom audio you will notice a few changes.  First off, you may think you are in a showroom in Vegas with our new 16×16 Planar Video Wall.  Located in the middle of our custom audio center, there are 16 46 LCD 1080p TVs  lined up to create the ultimate home theater experience you cannot find in any retail store.

The panel is controlled by a computer that can process each individual monito maintaining it’s full 1080p image.  What is interesting is that, through the computer, the monitors can be controlled as to what should be on the display.  As you can see above, our 4×4 has 4 separate TVs on top displaying 4 different products, while the 3×4 on the bottom is playing a movie on all 12 monitors.  A fantastic experience for both kids and adults.


Toshiba's Affordable HDTV

Friday, February 18th, 2011

If you haven’t pulled the trigger on buying a new flat screen HDTV because you were worried about spending a great deal of money, worry no more.  Toshiba has a great deal going on for their 40 inch LCD HDTV, model 40E200u.   It comes fully equipped with convenient connectivity benefits such as 4 HDMI Inputs with InstaPort™ and REGZA-LINK, and a Hi-Res PC Input, perfect for PC Gaming.  For full details check out our Toshiba Model’s link.

Abt's New Bose Room

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Abt is pleased to announce the opening of the new Bose® room in our audio/video department. Like many of the trusted brands featured in our store, Abt has worked closely together with Bose for many years to create a tremendous shopping experience. This new Bose® area in our store does just that!

The new room features 20 Bose home theater and personal audio products on display, including the newest Lifestyle® home entertainment systems, the simpler 2.1 CineMate® home theater speaker systems, the SoundDock® family of products for iPods® and iPhones®, the Companion® line of computer speakers, and the brand new Bose IE2 and AE2 audio headphones.

Automated displays throughout the space allow Abt customers to explore independently, listen to music and movie demonstrations, and discover more about the product benefits – all with the simple push of a button. The room also allows for more personalized demonstrations with an Abt sales consultant in warm, home-like settings that combine the latest HDTVs, Bose systems, a variety of HD sources, and comfy leather seating.

A great product on display that I had the pleasure of trying out is Bose®’s new Lifestyle® V35 home entertainment system.  Continuing the tradition of Bose®’s popular Lifestyle® systems, the V35 connects up to 6 HD components and upscales any non-HD video to 1080p! I was very impressed with its Unify™ technology system that easily guides any user while installing the unit to existing components.  Even a novice would be able to set this up!

For more information, stop by Abt and take a tour of our newest remodel.  Don’t forget to also check our full line of Bose® products .

-Nick E.

Introducing The Playbook

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

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Research In Motion (RIM) the company best known as the developer of the BlackBerry cellular phones, recently announced their newest product: The PlayBook. Attempting to tackle the iPad in tablet sales, the PlayBook will use an operating system called BlackBerry Tablet OS. This system will offer full world wide web surfing and other features used with BlackBerry phones such as Push technology, and BBMTM. While the screen size is about 2 inches smaller than that of an iPad, the PlayBook has more RAM, weighs less and even supports Adobe Flash 10.1.

Sporting a 7’’ LCD display, the PlayBook will be capable of 1080p HD video and comes equipped with an HDMI port. A camera lens built in both the front and the back of the unit lets users take photos, videos and even live video conferencing.

The release date is set for early 2011. For full information as well as detailed specs and other features, visit RIM’s site.

• 7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
• BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
• 1 GHz dual-core processor
• 1 GB RAM
• Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
• Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
• Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
• HDMI video output
• Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
• Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
• Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
• Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
• Ultra thin and portable:
• Measures 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
• Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
• RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

-Nick E.

Sony's New Camcorders

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Sony’s latest HD camcorders are available for pre-order on The CX300 and XR 350 have the G-Series lens; Eric S. in small electronics tells me that they are especially good in low light.

They also have a new feature for golfers, the “golf shot.” The “golf shot” will record your swing, usually about two seconds, and then break it down into 22 image frames.

The CX550, CX350V, DCR-SR88, DCR-SR68, and the XR550V are also HD but with different lens options and no “golf shot” function. The CX350 even has a built-in GPS and map.


Two new Standard Definition Sony camcorders are available now in the store and on-line, the DCR-SX63 and the DCR-SX44 while the DCR-SX83 is available for pre-order.

“Many of the new Sony’s can record video and take still photos at the same time. And the CX series are 1080p, unlike the Cannon line which is 1080i,” said Eric.

-Kelly B.