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Posts Tagged ‘Home Theater System’

Countdown to Summer Olympics in London

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The Olympic Opening ceremonies are just around the corner.  Do you have what you need to experience every breathtaking moment as the world watches their most athletic representatives compete?  At Abt Electronics, we have exactly what you need to see every splash, hit and hear every shot and grunt made by these incredible athletes.   Consider the following when getting your TV ready to watch the Olympic Games.

Where are you going to sit?

When you watch the Olympics, you want to be in a perfect position.  You don’t want to be too close nor do you want to sit far away from the screen.  A basic rule you can use for finding the perfect position is to take the screen size, multiply it by 2, and then use that as the number of inches you should be away from the screen.  Make sure you take into account TV height too.  You may be sitting the right distance, but you don’t want the TV too high or too low as you can give yourself a pain in the neck.

Do you have the right connections?

You may have the perfect TV, the perfect cable or satellite box and you may be sitting the perfect distance to watch it all, but if you don’t have them connected properly, it will be all for naught.  Make sure your audio and video connections are done properly.  You want to make sure you have the most vibrant images as well as perfect sound quality coming from your speakers to fully immerse yourself in the games.

Calibrate and re-calibrate

The Olympic games are filled with ceremonies and other exciting moments.  Make sure your TV properly represents every color of the world’s flags by double checking your color calibration.  One way to prepare yourself is to find highlights from past games and compare them to the way your TV looks now.  Check your user manual on how to get to the calibration screen, as each manufacturer’s instructions are different.

Make sure your TV is well protected

It may seem like an afterthought, but protecting your TV is a great idea even well beyond the Olympics.  One of the easiest and most affordable ways to do this is with a surge protector.  A surge protector will help you in case of a power outage or any other electrical interference.  If you shiny new HDTV isn’t plugged into a surge protector and an accident happens, your TV is fried.

Abt at the Movies- Casa De Mi Padre

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The first time I saw Anchorman, I hated it.  That sounds blasphemous now, but I went into the movie  thinking it would be a riot, and left scratching my head.  A year after, I gave it another shot when it came out on DVD and I haven’t looked back since.  I quote it almost everyday and oogle at Will Ferrell and Steve Carrell’s mind-numbingly funny comedic timing.  Will Ferrell has come out with another movie called ”Casa De Mi Padre”  that had critics scratching their own heads, but this time, since I went into it with no expectations, I bought every minute of it.

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Abt At The Movies- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

We are doing a new weekly segment called “Abt at the Movies”.  Every Tuesday we will be showcasing a new movie to come to home video and there will be a special price on a select home theater item good for one week only.  Check out our reviews and piece together your dream home theater!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

There have been numerous incarnations of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s titular character  ”Sherlock Holmes” since his inception in the late 1800′s.  After numerous books, radio shows, comics, movies and TV shows, the character Sherlock Holmes and his trusty partner Jon Watson fell by the wayside. That is until Director Guy Ritchie stepped in.  Taking a depart from his usual movies of fast-paced indie action films, he decided to try his hand at creating a blockbuster hit movie with a blockbuster cast and presented his version of Sherlock Holmes, not as a foppish English detective, but as a man who uses his own fists as much as his brains.  Enter Sherlock Holmes in 2009 and you have a smashing success.  In true Hollywood fashion, when the original is good, the sequel MUST be better!

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Abt Welcomes Crestron

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Proudly, Abt now carries the Crestron Home Automation system, Prodigy. It is a simple, affordable, and easy to use connection for your home and entertainment system.

Once connected, control your home theater, lighting, thermostat, and security system with a wall unit or remote after linking them to a central controller. One of the greatest features of the Prodigy is the wireless set-up.

For more information, please contact one of Abt’s custom audio specialists at 847.544.2307.

-Kelly B.