Briggs & Riley - Bags, Luggage & Travel Accessories
Free Shipping on Thousands of Products
Award-Winning Customer Service

TheBolt

The official blog of Abt Electronics & Appliances

Posts Tagged ‘big game’

Gearing Up for the Big Game

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The Big Game is just a few days away, but there’s still time to make sure you’re set up with all the gear that will make Sunday as super as possible. Our resident tech expert, Josh, paid a visit to our friends at WGN News to talk about some must-have products that will make the most out of your gameday.

If you already have all the gear you need for your Big Game party, it’s important to make sure it’s all set up and working properly before the action starts. Soundbars are a popular alternative to complicated surround-sound systems, and though they’re usually pretty easy to set up, it’s not always perfectly clear how to hook them up. Depending on your TV and soundbar models, you’ll use either an HDMI or optical cable to connect the soundbar to your TV. We’ve got a couple quick tutorials that will ensure your soundbar is hooked up properly so you get every bone-crunching hit in perfect clarity.

How To Connect Your Soundbar with an HDMI Cable

How to Connect Your Soundbar with an Optical Cable

Other Tech Tips

  • Make sure your cable or satellite box is connected with an HDMI cable for the best picture possible.
  • Set your TV to Sports mode, if available. This setting includes color adjustments for common sports visuals like the green of stadium grass and usually gives a brighter, punchier color, while also optimizing settings for fast onscreen action.
  • If you’re using an antenna to get an over-the-air HD broadcast, make sure you’re tuned into Fox’s HD channel, which will have a -1 or .1 after it. For instance, in the Chicagoland area, FOX HD is 32-1. 
  • Cord-cutter with no antenna? Good news, you can stream the game this year on a Roku via the FOX Sports GO app, without needing any type of provider log-in
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

TV Picks For The Big Game

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

There’s probably no annual event more focused on the TV than the game that decides the champion of the NFL. We can’t use its name, but you know the game we’re talking about. New England and Seattle will be battling it out next Sunday and it’s going to be…Super.

011915_tv_football3
If your TV’s not up to snuff, there’s no better time to buy one than right now. Whether you’re springing for a big screen for your den or a secondary TV for the kitchen or bathroom, we’ve got what you need. In this list of TV suggestions, we’ve highlighted models from a variety of brands, at all price points, with every feature you can imagine. With one of the largest TV inventories anywhere, all of the TVs listed below are in stock and ready to be taken home. Order by January 23rd and receive free nationwide shipping in time for the Big Game.

 

The Second String- Samsung 24″ Black 720P LED Smart HDTV 

This guy is a perfect secondary TV, so folks grabbing a bite to eat or heading to the bathroom won’t miss out on any of the action. It’s small enough to fit on a shelf but large enough to get a decent view of the game. And built-in Smart functions mean it can access the web, so you can get updated game stats, replay the best commercials or talk trash to your buddies on Facebook.

The Affordable 40- Toshiba 40″ Black 1080p LED HDTV

If you ask us, 40″ is the absolute minimum size for a den where more than a couple people will be watching. Years ago, even a 40-incher was costly. Today, you can pick up this 40″ Full HD LED TV from Toshiba for just under $300. Perfect TV for that first apartment or basement rec room. (more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Countdown to the Big Game!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
football party

Chips and salsa? That’s bush league.

 

If there are two things Abt loves helping our customers do, they’re cooking and entertaining. After all, probably 90% of the products we carry are used for one of those two activities. And no other single day combines these two joys more than that special Sunday when the two best teams in the NFL square off in the biggest football game of the year. Take a group of family and friends and place them in front of a big screen TV and a bigger spread of hearty, spicy, cheesy treats and you’re guaranteed to have a good time. If your team happens to be competing, all the better.

football food

This is more like it. Should’t have posted this on an empty stomach…

 

While we won’t have a Bear in the fight (so to speak), we’ll still be partying it up next Sunday. And in anticipation of the Big Game, early next week we’ll be featuring tips on the Abt Blog that will help you have the best Super Sunday ever, from recipes for easy-to-prepare finger foods to expert tips on how to make sure your TV is best setup for an action-packed football game. We’ll even be accepting photo submissions for our Best Big Game Party. So stay tuned for all kinds of fun with football and food!

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

A Slow Cooker Helps You Cook Your Favorite Food, While You Work

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

slow cooker at abt

 

Whether you have a busy schedule at home, your are next to cook for an impending holiday dinner, or just want to have some delicious treats for the big game, a slow cooker gives you a wealth of options, with little work on your part.  Abt Electronics has a variety of excellent slow cookers that offer you an exceptional cooking experience, no matter what is on the menu.  The best part of the slow cooker is just throw in the food, have it cook slowly and evenly while you are at work, or running errands.  When it’s time to eat, just open it up and serve.  No mess, no fuss, no adjusting temperatures making sure it’s cooked evenly.

Visit Abt’s Gourmet Shop for our full selection of slow cookers to help you make great meals without lifting a finger.  If you are looking for more tools for your kitchen, our gourmet Shop is home to hundreds of other great items that help you make all your culinary creations.

Connect with 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

sign up for our newsletter
Join our email list & enter for a chance to win a $500 Abt gift card.
Connect with Abt.com