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CES 2011: LG Knows Visual Sensory Overload

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

LG’s booth sure knows how to entice techies.  Dozens of screens show motion-flow video as well as TV and movie clips.  Look closely and you’ll see my favorite TV show “The Office”.  Just don’t blink.

LG also showed off this really impressive touchpen multiboard for use with their PZ850 & 950 series.  Users can seemlessly control windows on the screen with unique pens that respond to the touchscreen.

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!

Need A TV? Abt Has One For You!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

HDTVs at Abt

When the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, you know that (regular) football season is almost here!

Here at Abt, we carry a wide assortment of TVs for homes and businesses to cheer on their favorite team.  We carry all major brands such as Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Toshiba, LG, Sharp, Mitsubishi, Coby, SunBriteTV, Haier and Bang & Olufsen.  If you’re looking for a slim LED, an all-around picture from a LCD, the deep colors from a Plasma or the large sizes from DLPs, we have them all here at Abt.

Many of our manufacturers have great deals going on like the $2,700 instant rebate on the Samsung 46″ C9000 LED or the Sony XBR52HX909 3D bundle where you get a free 3D blu-ray player, 3D sync transmitter and 2 pairs of 3D glasses for free!

For more information on which TV is great for you, view our HDTV video buying guide, call one of our sales specialists or stop by the store.

-Jennifer A.

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.

3D Bundles Galore

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

3D Bundles at Abt

Since everyone’s talking about 3D technology nowadays, Abt is proud to partner with our 3D manufacturers to offer our customers these special bundles to get 3D into their home.

One fantastic 3D bundle comes from LG with their 1-2-3D promotion.  Purchase a 47” or 55” either in the LX6500 series or LX9500 series and a BX580 3D blu-ray player, and you will receive two free pairs of 3D glasses (AGS100) and a free IMAX® Under The Sea 3D blu-ray movie (available via mail-in rebate).

If you’re interested in Panasonic 3D technology, take a look at this great bundle going on until 8/31.  If you purchase the 50” Plasma TCP50VT25 TV, you will get a free 3D blu-ray player DMPBDT350.  Please note that this bundle is only valid in-store or over the phone (local customers only).

Last, but not least, is the Samsung Triple Threat promotion.  Purchase any LED or Plasma C7000 or C8000 series HDTV, and you will receive the 3d blu-ray player BDC5900 and 3d starter kit SSGP2100T (which includes two free 3D glasses and the Monsters Vs. Aliens 3D blu-ray movie) for free until 9/4.

These promotions won’t last long so take advantage of them while you can! For more information on 3D technology, watch our 3D buying guide video or contact one of our sales specialists today at 888.228.5800.

-Jennifer A.

LG Vacuums Now Available

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

This week, Abt began carrying LG vacuums.  We already carry LG electronics and major household appliances, but this was our first adventure in this category.  There are two models available, the LUV200R and the LUV300B.  They are both upright bagless models, with the LUV200 in red and the LUV300V in riviera blue.  Both units have LG’s KOMPRESSOR® Dust Compression System collects three times the capacity of a non-compressor model and eliminates messy vacuum bags.

The LUV200R is a vacuum that’s part power, part performance and part convenience.  It has a longer retractable cord so that you can reach everything you need.  Some features that separates it from the LUV300B is that it uses DualForce™ two way suction and has an auto cord rewind.

The LUV300B has LG’s strongest motor and latest innovations.  Some features are the Click ‘N Go wand which is great for those hard-to-reach spots, asthma and allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, DualForce+™ suction and RF Control™ allows you to control the vacuum’s power and settings remotely from the Click ‘N Go wand.

For more information, check out these products online or stop by the store today to test them out yourself.

-Jennifer A.

Netflix Streaming Becoming More Popular

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Neflix recently reported that 61% of subscribers are now streaming instantly to their PC or TV. This number is up from 55% from the previous quarter, and up from 37% from a year ago. Online viewing has increased with the addition of the $8.99 a month plan that allows customers to take out one DVD at a time with unlimited internet streaming.

Another reason for its increase in popularity is the expansion of compatible devices. Adding the ability to stream from all Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii video game consoles has opened up the option for streaming Netflix’s online library to millions of people.  Certain online connected Blu-ray players from LG, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony also allow users to watch netflix programming instantly.  You may also find Netflix built into LCD TVs from Sony and LG as well.

With Netlfix becoming a viable option for many people to watch TV, and Hulu just now starting to provide similar services, it’s going to be interesting in the future as more people will detach themselves from cable and satellite providers. Tell us which service you use or what you think will be the future of cable and satellite providers.

-Brian E.

How Fast Can You Text?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The LG MOBILE WORLDCUP, held yesterday in New York at Gotham Hall, saw a new World record set. “LG wants to highlight how modern mobile phones are helping enrich people’s lives and LG MOBILE WORLDCUP allows us to do that and have fun at the same time,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Today, mobile phones are much more than just communication tools. Customers today are buying mobile phones not just to communicate but also to be entertained.”

13 countries sent teams to the World Championship of Texing. Participating countries include USA, Canada, Indonesia, Portugal, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, Korea, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. The competition requires contestants to type phrases in their native language on their LG handsets. Texts must be correct, with no typos or abbreviations. The winners are determined on time and accuracy.

The grand prize went to South Korea’s team, the US took second, and the new World Record holder is from Portugal; Pedro Matias typed 264 characters in just 1 minute 59 seconds.

I tried to see how many characters I can type in 1 minute 59 seconds. Unfortunately I was no where close to Pedro (I typed 151 characters); so I guess I will need to practice!

Try the same test and let us know how many characters you can time in less than 2 minutes. Maybe you can represent your country in the next World Championship of Texting!

Text this paragraph and see if you can do it too! Good luck all! I want to win the LG MOBILE WORLD CUP! Contestants in the LG MOBILE WORLD CUP contest should be careful they don’t get carpal tunnel syndrome from texting too much! Could you text two-hundred and sixty-four characters in one minute and fifty-nine seconds?

 

-Kelly B.

Funky New Remote From LG

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

LG really upped the consumer electronics game this year at CES. One of the cool gadgets they brought along is their Magic-UI. It’s a remote control that acts like a Nintendo Wii controller. The Magic-UI is available currently with the 8500 series TVs. If this new remote isn’t appealing to you, fear not, there will be a standard remote included as well….

-Kelly B.