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Posts Tagged ‘Blu-ray’

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.

Abt @ CES 2012: Sony Google TV Streamer and Blu-ray Player

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

A glimpse of one of the many trends hitting CES 2012 is the advances TV technology presented by Sony.  Sony announced an updated version of its Google TV-powered Blu-ray player, the NSZGP9, as well as their first ever Google TV set-top box, the NSZGS7.

As you can see, the Blu-ray design is different that Sony’s model from last year, the NSZGT1.  That model, while still available, offered a bulkier look and and somewhat complicated remote.  Speaking of remote, it seems that they have upgraded the newer remote that comes with the Google Blu-ray player.  It  supports gestures via three-axis motion control. There’s also a touch pad on the front, plus a back-lit keyboard on the back.

 

The Internet: Not Just for Computers

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

With the internet widely available on almost all sorts of electronics, you don’t have to be on your computer to surf the web.  More often now, computers take a seat next to phones and tablets when consumers want to check their e-mail, shop online, navigate etc.  Shipments of internet-enabled consumer electronics devices will soar to exceed those of the computer for the first time in 2013, according to a new IHS iSuppli consumer platforms report.

According to a marketing firm, ISH iSuppli, shipments of connected consumer electronics devices, a category including a wide range of products — from televisions to video game consoles, to Blu-ray players- will surge to 503.6 million units in 2013, up from 161 million in 2010. In comparison, computer shipments during the same period will amount to 253.3 million, up from 222.3 million.

CES 2011: Sony Portable Blu-ray Player

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Sony displayed its first 3D Blu-ray player prototype, featuring a 10.1-inch screen and 5-hour battery life.

There is 1,366 x 768 pixels so the screen will not deliver full Blu-ray resolution. Other features are its 180-degree swivel stand, built-in speakers, headphone output and USB port.

Additional connectivity sources are unclear at this moment so it is unknown whether or not the player could be used as a standalone unit via HDMI

Sony says this portable device may be available this spring for about $300.

CES 2011: Samsung 3D, Thin TVs and More!

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Samsung had a huge display this year at CES.  From their super thin TVs, to their 3D technology and portable devices, including their new Google TV items, Samsung is looking to wow the consumers this year with their new products.  The images from their new line of LED 3D TVs are absolutely stunning.  We are definitely looking forward to having them on our showroom floors.

Samsung is also releasing the world’s thinnest Blu-ray player, the  Samsung BD-D7500.  A big hit at CES with its  slick, metal design.

Giveaway of the Day!

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Who will be the lucky winner of our next prize?  Today we will be giving away an LG Blu-ray player model BD530.  The ultimate in movie experience, this Blu-ray player has full HD 1080p with DVD up-scaling and BD Live capabilities.  Visit our Facebook page for full details.

Great Blu-ray Deal!

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
If you don’t own a Blu-ray player, but have been hoping to get an affordable one to experience movies in a whole new light, look no further than LG.  They are currently running a promotion for their Blu-ray player, model BD530 where you can get it now for the unbelievabley low price of $79.99!  See movies in astonishing 1080p quality for the first time.  And, if you get it from abt.com shipping is free  Get yours, today!

My Top 3 Blu-ray Players

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

My top 3 blu-ray players at Abt

If you’re a movie buff, you know there’s nothing better than getting the most out of your movie viewing experience.  You want the best audio and video to watch new releases and old favorites.  Owning a Blu-ray player gives you just that.  With all the available models and features, how do you pick the best one for you?  We’re here to give you our top 3 favorite Blu-ray models.

3. Panasonic Blu-ray model DMPBD65K gives you the most bang for your buck.  With its ultra fast, 0.5 second start-up, this player offers you Full HD 1080p and an incredibly affordable price. The player’s audio has Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoding for a crisp audio experience.  The player even sports a SD memory card slot and a USB drive so you can share your photo albums or home videos right off your television screen.

2. The LG BD570 offers the most features in a great price. If you want stunning Full HD 1080p and the unlimited possibilities of wireless, streaming entertainment, look no further. With NetCast™ Entertainment Access and Integrated Wi-Fi Connectivity, you get thousands of movies, shows and online videos straight to your TV from your wireless Internet connection at home. If you like to stream video rentals a la Netflix, this is the player for you.

1. Finally, for the true movie fanatic, the Sony Blu-ray player, model BDPCX960 brings a whole new meaning to the term, “movie library”.  This player sports a 400 disc changer which allows you to shuffle through your movies on your television screen and watch any one of them with the press of a button.  Unless you’ve been buying Blu-ray movies every week since the technology first came out, chances are, you don’t have 400 movies to fill the changer.  Not a problem. Just put in your existing DVD movies as well as music CDs and keep all your discs in one, easy location.

For more information on our full line of Blu-ray players, call us at 888-288-5800 or browse our selection online.

-Nick E.

Will 3D Be the Death of Standard HDTV?

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Everywhere you turn, there is something in the news, on line, in a blog, on TV, really everywhere, about 3D TV. It is fairly pricey right now, as so are the accessories—or rather necessities, like 3D glasses, Blu-ray, and HDMI cables.
But, if you remember the early days of the VCR, DVD, and Blu-ray player, they too were expensive when they first came to the market.
Check out this article on 3D technology. Do you think 3D TVs are going to be the death of standard HDTVs? Let me know what you think!

-Kelly Brummett

Check out the Samsung and Panasonic bundles at Abt

Friday, June 11th, 2010

It’s summer and it’s time to relax and have fun. Abt will have special promotion offers on products all summer long.

Right now through July 10th, Panasonic is offering a free communication camera—for use with Skype—when you purchase an eligible Viera PDP model (TC-P54G25, TC-P50G25, TC-P46G25, and TC-P42G25).

Starting this Sunday, June 13th, Samsung is offering a great 3D bundle with the purchase of select Samsung 3D TVs. When you purchase a Samsung 3D TV (40C7000, 46C7000, and 55C7000), you will get a free Blu-ray player and the 3D Starter Kit (two free 3d Active Shutter Glasses and a 3D Blu-ray DVD).

-Kelly B.