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Posts Tagged ‘Panasonic’

Sony, Samsung and Panasonic Team Up for 3D!

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

The big three in field of electronics, Sony, Samsung and Panasonic have teamed up to form the “Full HD 3D Glasses initiative”.  This is a project that will attempt to standardize 3D glasses. As of right now, the market has incompatible active-shutter models based on different technologies, which the consortium wants to replace with a unified standard that will let you use the same pair of spectacles on any display or at any theater that uses the Xpand 3D standard.

CEDIA 2011: Panasonic’s New 152 Inch Plasma

Friday, September 9th, 2011

CEDIA 2011 is in full swing and we have a few of our finest Abt representatives there to keep us updated with the new electronics coming out this year and next.  Panasonic showed off a big one this year with their 152 inch plasma television that comes in a resolution four times that of Blu-ray!  Keep visiting our blog for more news and updates from CEDIA 2011.

3D Glasses Manufacturers Unite!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Big TV manufacturers like Panasonic, Samsung Electronics and Sony recently announced plans to jointly develop a specification for 3D active-shutter glasses based on Bluetooth wireless technology.  The companies’ Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative is designed to standardize consumer 3D active glasses, enabling “universal” glasses that would work with Panasonic, Samsung and Sony 3DTVs, as well as potentially others.

The new standardization can help out consumers as the price of 3D glass should eventually drop in price.  According to an article by Multichannel News, the general public hasn’t exactly welcomed 3D at home with open arms.  Manufacturers hope that this new way of production will increase availability and interest to a broader audience.

Attention App Creators!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Panasonic has already lured some big names to its Viera Connect platform, such as MLB and Hulu, but now the company is opening up to smaller developers who want to see their creations developed for the big screen. Their program went live in January earlier this year, but now the company is providing an easy path from creation to release for its line of Panasonic Smart TVs. Panasonic will still maintain final control over what apps make it to the Viera market, but expect new games and streaming video sources to start popping up soon.

If you have an app already in the works or an idea for a killer app, check out their website for full details and instructions.

Panasonic Goes 3D

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Panasonic showcased its latest lines of 3D plasma, LED LCD , LCD, 3D Blu-ray and audio lines in a presentation in New York earlier this week that showed off across-the board connectivity as much as 3D capability.

Several new 3D plasma sets are due out in spring and summer that feature Neo Plasma technology, an improved version of Panasonic’s Neo PDP picture-enhancing technology.  Be sure to check out abt.com for a look at the new models when they arrive.

For full information, check out the article, “Connected,’ ’3D are Bywords of Panasonic’s 2011 Lines” on dealerscope.com for more information.

CES 2011: Panasonic Viera Tablet

Friday, January 7th, 2011

There is not much information on the Viera tablet powered by Android. They are available in three different sizes starting with a handheld 4”, mid-size 7” and a more satiating 10″ screen. Panasonic states these tablets will be your Viera TV’s best friend. The tablets offer more than just watching TV by giving you access to games, E-Books, movies, newspaper, magazines, and even to some e-Commerce services.

The Viera tablet features a slim and lightweight design, long battery life and shock resistant construction. The tablet can also work as an alternative screen for displaying images and information related to the images shown on the connected television.

Panasonic’s TV Companion Tablet

Panasonic Wows at CES 2011

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

If you just happen to have a love for plasma TVs and say, ohh, about $150k you want to spend, Panasonic has got one for you.  At CES 2011 they showed off their new product; a 152 inch Plasma TV.  Located right in the middle in the image below…

With the tablet market booming, Panasonic has one to call their own.  The Panasonic Viera Tablet runs on Android and comes in two sizes: a 7 inch or a 10 inch model.  An interesting feature it has, is its compatibility with HDTVs.  This tablet will be able to transfer information both to and from your television.  The tablet can also double as a remote for controlling your home theater system. Not to mention check your e-mail, watch internet TV, receive sports, news and stock updates, become an e-reader, surf the net…etc.

In the same area, our very own Mike Abt sat down with Panasonic and spoke to the audience about our eco friendly practices.  To learn more about us going green check out our Green program initiatives.

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.

Don't Procrastinate For Petey's Sake

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Internet Access at Home

After procrastinating for months, I finally hooked up my Panasonic TVs and Blu-ray Players to the World Wide Internets. They gives me unlimited access to Amazon Video on Demand, weather forecasts and for my money, the best thing ever, Pandora Radio. I have been using Pandora for years, but only through my woefully inadequate computer speakers. Now I listen through my Definitive Technology tower speakers, which is much better.

After setting up some new stations, I learned that there are tons of bands that sound like Foghat and Molly Hatchet. It is like listening to one endless Southern Fried Rock K-tel album, without the pops. Even my parakeet Petey (yes that Petey, the stunt keet  from Dumb and Dumber and The Birds, but just an extra in that one) enjoys it. After  years of stunts though, Petey likes it loud due to severe hearing loss in both ears. I got the Lady Gaga Heartbeats ear buds for the little bugger.

So my suggestion to you is, if you have a TV that does connect the Internets, do not dilly dally like I did. Put on some Foghat and go for a slow ride.

-Blake B.