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Posts Tagged ‘hdtv’

Last Minute Gift Ideas!!!

Monday, December 21st, 2009

 

Looking for a few last minute gift ideas? We have compiled a list of the top 10 purchases from Black Friday 2009. Sometimes inspiration from other shoppers gives you the perfect gift idea.

1. 8GB iPod Touch (3rd Generation)
2. 6” Sony E Reader Touch
3. COBY Black 8″ Digital Photo Frame
4. Panasonic Black Blu-ray Player
5. Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS 10 Megapixels Digital Camera—Two Colors Available
6. Samsung 46″ Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV
7. iHome Black iPod Clock Radio System
8. KitchenAid Pro-Line Series Onyx Black Waffle Baker
9. Garmin Nuvi 265WT GPS Navigation System
10. Samsung 19″ Series 3 Black Flat Panel LCD HDTV

For pricing information, speak to one of Abt’s sales specialists or chat on-line with a customer service representative today.

-Kelly B.

Free Blu-ray!!!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Do you want a free Blu-ray player or a home theater system? Sony has a great bundle offer for a free Sony Black 5.1 Channel Blu-ray Disc Player and Home Theater System with the purchase of select HDTVs. This bundle ends Saturday so hurry before the offer goes away. Also- don’t forget an HDMI cable for true 1080p performance.

http://www.abt.com/bundles/product/41743/Sony-BDPS560.html

For other bundle deals, click here or speak with an Abt sales specialist.

-Kelly B.

Black Friday is Coming Early This Year?

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

The day after Thanksgiving is synonymous with sales and shopping. Most people associate it with the start of the holiday shopping season. Black Friday isn’t for a couple weeks, that’s why I was so surprised to read a message from Shawn DuBravac this morning. The Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) chief economist/research director said, “Black Friday has begun early,” “Consumers are starting to go out, which is consistent with [the idea] that they’re shopping around more [this holiday season].”

DuBravac held, instead of the traditional door busters consumers are usually after, they will be looking for products with more features and the lowest price-point. Another factor will come into play, bundling. The more products that are combined for a specific price will be in high-demand; for example, buying an HDTV, Blu-ray player, and soundbar for a lower cost than buying the three individually.

Although shocking, I thought the idea of doing shopping before the day after Thanksgiving was appealing. It’s less crowded any day other than on Black Friday and the thought of shopping around is nice too. Abt is a great place to start your shopping. It’s got practically anything you need for inside your home and we price match with authorized retailers.

-Kelly B.

TiVo and Samsung Make Renting DVDs Easier

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

 

TiVo revolutionized the electronics market in 1997 by making it optional to record from a TV onto a DVD. Again, today, TiVo is making life easier by eliminating the trip to the video store by teaming up with Blockbuster on-line. The new service offered by TiVo will make thousands of movies available to broadband connected TiVo subscribers.

TiVo users will be able to select and rent movies directly from Blockbuster On Demand; “classic” movies will be $2.99 and new-releases will cost $3.99. Simply navigating to the Video On Demand screen will bring users to the Blockbuster logo. By selecting the Blockbuster function, users will be able to see all of the content available to rent.

For now, Blockbusters will not be in Hi-Def. Over the next few weeks, Blockbuster On Demand will be adding new movies and some HD titles. For more information on Blockbuster on Demand TiVo has provided a website to answer some questions.

To view all of Abt’s TiVo boxes

Blockbuster On Demand will also be available on new Samsung HDTVs, home theater systems, and Blu-ray players. Current owners of some Samsung LCD TVs (series 650), Plasma TVs (series 7000), and Blu-ray players will be able to access this feature after a firmware upgrade. Blockbuster will have a “preferred position” on Samsung’s Blu-ray interface. Blockbuster will also be featuring Samsung Blu-ray players in select stores and on Blockbuster.com.

Abt’s selection of Samung products

To view all of Abt’s DVRs

-Kelly B.

Are You Ready For Some Football…. On HD???

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The leaves are falling and the temperatures will soon plummet too. What does that mean for Chicagoans? It’s time for Football. Whether you are a Bears fan or just a football lover, it’s always important to spend Thursday nights, Sundays, and Monday nights watching all of your favorite games.

Sometimes, a trip to the in-laws is unavoidable. What could be worse than having a family weekend when the Bears and Packers are playing at noon on Sunday? I’ll tell you—going to your in-laws house when they don’t have a football-worthy HDTV. I’m not the only one that feels this way. Samsung actually did a little research on the topic. They commissioned a survey to find out how enticing it would be to have an HDTV at the in-laws.

Samsung’s survey found that Americans, football fans or not, agreed the best TV to watch football on is hi-def. Football fans agreed if they didn’t have the option to watch the big game from the comfort of home on their own HDTV, the best option would be to go to the in-laws if there were a hi-def TV in place. According to the survey, more than 4 out of 10 football fans believe this to be true. Men were more likely than women, however, to make the trek to the in-laws to watch football in hi-def. Samsung also noted, football fans found the quality of TV was more important than the food they ate while watching the game.

Go Bears!

To check out HDTVs at Abt.com click here.

-Kelly B.