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Posts Tagged ‘3D’

Sony Blu-ray Software Upgrade to 3D

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Son’y Blu-ray player, model NSZGT1 will now support 3D Disc Playback.  In addition to that, there are other performance enhancements which include increased Google Chrome start up time and upgrade from Android 3.1 to Android 3.2.  You will need to get the updated software to enjoy these new benefits.  The update is simple, if your unit is connected to the internet, you can update via online or through a USB with the required software.  For more update information, visit Sony’s support page or call us at 888-228-5800.

Phillips Dual View TV

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Long ago are the days when my buddies and I would rush home to a friend’s house after school to play James Bond’s Goldeneye on Nintendo 64.  The versus-matches against the characters are an iconic moment in my childhood and it redefined “split-screen” multiplayer.  “Quit looking at my screen to find out where I am!”, my  friend would shout at me after I’ve killed him 6 times in a row with Bond’s Golden Gun.  I only sneaked a peek a few times, really…

Technology has advanced incredibly since those early days, and a new TV from Phillips is going to redefine at-home multiplayer and do away with those so called “screen sneak peeks”.  The Phillips Dual View TV using the 3D technology, creates separate left and right images.  Gamers will use two sets of special 3D glasses (one with two left lenses, the other with two right lenses) to view the 2D gameworld from their character’s point of view only.

Right now, the technology is still in its early stages, but hopefully this will soon be perfected and playing against your friends will be a blast once again.

Samsung Starts Streaming 3D Content

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Consumers with a Samsung 3D TV can now watch a limited amount of 3D content for free.  All it requires is an Internet connection. Once users log into their TV’s “Internet TV” menu, they can download an application called Explore 3D. The app, which has so far been a very limited test with just a couple movie trailers, is now loaded with TV shows and a lot more trailers.

The new release of streaming 3D content from Samsung can go hand-in-hand with Samsung’s current promotion at Abt, where you can purchase a Samsung 3D Bundle Package that includes, a TV,  Blu-Ray player, and a 3D Starter kit.

Panasonic Goes 3D

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Panasonic showcased its latest lines of 3D plasma, LED LCD , LCD, 3D Blu-ray and audio lines in a presentation in New York earlier this week that showed off across-the board connectivity as much as 3D capability.

Several new 3D plasma sets are due out in spring and summer that feature Neo Plasma technology, an improved version of Panasonic’s Neo PDP picture-enhancing technology.  Be sure to check out for a look at the new models when they arrive.

For full information, check out the article, “Connected,’ ‘3D are Bywords of Panasonic’s 2011 Lines” on for more information.

CES 2011: Samsung Flexes Its Techno Know How

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Some real amazing stuff from Samsung at CES 2011 have been found.  First, is  Samsung’s ultra thin 75 inch LED Smart HDTV.  The TV, like other Smart TVs will support internet connectivity, apps, 3D content and playback.  It is also power efficient due to LED backlighting and more.

And when we say thin, we mean THIN.

It looks like an upright, glass tube from this angle.  Also at Samsung’s booth is their display for Google TV.

Sony is no longer the only manufacturer to have Google TV options.  Samsung will be releasing two versions of their Google TV boxes.  One a regular stand-alone box and the other will have add on Blu-ray capability. Also, they’ll come with special Google TV remotes that include QWERTY keyboards and voice search capabilities operated by an internal microphone.

CES 2011: LG's 84 Inch 3D UHDTV

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Released to the media in Korea in mid 2010, on display at CES 2011 in Las Vegas was LG’s 84 inch Ultra High Definition 3D TV.  The TV is the manufacturer’s largest LCD and displays 3D images without the need for glasses.

Sony Strikes First at CES 2011

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

The Sony Booth at CES 2011 certainly has a whole lotta cool stuff.  First they showed off the battle damaged Green Hornet car from the upcoming movie “Green Hornet in 3D”.

Next, Sony introduced a real Sci-Fi looking headset: The Sony Future 3D Portable Device.  The viewer wears the headset and can surround themselves in an audio and visual 3D experience.  Jon Abt tried it out saying, that while it was a bit heavier than he would like, the look and sound is great.

While this video does not do the display any justice, Sony is showcasing a 3D TV that does not need special 3D glasses to experience 3D visuals.  It is a prototype 3d 4k LCD that displays images with the 3D effect you could only have gotten with special glasses.  This one will be interesting to see if it hits mass the market.

A Deal the Size of an Ogre!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

From now until January 1st 2011, when you buy select Samsung Televisions you will can get a Shrek 3-D Bundle Starter Kit for free! Normally valued at $499.99, the kit comes with 2 pairs of adult sized 3D glasses and the first three Shrek films in 3-D.  Depending on which bundle you pick you can also get a  Samsung Blu-ray player, model BDC5900 for free too.

And don’t worry about having to pay for the newest Shrek: Shrek Forever After when it comes out, because if you get this bundle, it comes with a mail-in voucher allowing you to get the fourth and final Shrek chapter for free.  Don’t miss out on this fantastic offer. Start choosing your Shrek 3D Bundle today!

Holiday Shopping Forecast

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, that while all around holiday-gift shopping sales might drop this year approximately 2% per person, the purchasing of consumer electronics is expected to rise by 5% per person.

Could this prediction come from the new releases of exciting items such as iPads and 3D TVs?  Perhaps. What do you think?

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

NBC 5 Taping

This morning, Abt’s very own Josh Davis went to the NBC studios to tape a segment for Weekend Web.  He focused on gearing up for the football season.  The products he highlighted were the Sony KDL40HX800 with a free 3D sync transmitter and 2 3D glasses; the Samsung PN50C450 which features a large screen for a great price; a Bose Cinemate GSII home theater system; a Bears’ themed iPad; Weber Q to maximize your tailgating experience; and the Cuisinart Popcorn Maker which is great for healthy snacks (in between pizza, wings and beer).  If you miss Josh’s spot on TV, the segment will be available online.  What do you think are some must have football gadgets?

-Jennifer A.