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Posts Tagged ‘Sharp’

Get Healthier, Fresher Air this Winter

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Winter is slowly approaching, so that means no more outdoor parties, kids’ sporting events, or enjoying a day at the beach.  Entertainment and time is now spent mostly indoors.  You want to make sure you are getting the freshest air possible.  At Abt, we have just the solution for you with the Sharp Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier.

Check out our full line of home air purifiers, and breath a fresh breath of air in your very own home!

Sharp Halts Production at Two Largest Factories

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Sharp, Japan’s largest exporter of LCD TVs has suspended production at its two biggest factories, due to a shortage of a gas used in their manufacturing process. The Osaka and Mie plants, which have a combined capacity of 172,000 sets per month, will not reopen until May 6, at the earliest. As far as the existing production, the company says it has enough TVs in its inventory to last about a month.

The effects of the earthquake in Japan are still reverberating throughout the country.  While manufacturers are slowly regaining their feet, the people as a whole are also doing their best to recollect their lives after the disaster.  For more information on the earthquake and what you can do to help, visit Red Cross.

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.

Sharp Executives Visit Abt

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Abt had some special visitors today, a group of executives from Sharp, including the Chairman and CEO of Sharp USA. Sharp came in to go over new products and technology they plan to launch in the next 12 months and to get feedback on how the brand was doing at Abt. I thought it would be fun to get them all together and take a picture in front of one of the Sharp TVs on display.

-Kelly B.

Energy Star 4.0, New TV Standards for 2010

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

April 16th, the day the Energy Star Rebate program for appliances began and ended in IL, consumers saw the importance and popularity of the Energy Star rating system. Not only is the Energy Star revolution going to make this world a better place, but also it will make paying energy bills each month a little less daunting.

Just a few days ago, May 1st, Energy Star standards changed for TVs. Previously, a 50” TV could meet Energy Star 3.0 requirements as long as it didn’t consume more than 318 watts. Now under Energy Star 4.0’s stringent standards, the same size TV can’t exceed burning more than 153 watts—just less than half of Energy Star 3.0 requirements. Energy Star 4.0 will also demand TVs not burn more than one single watt of energy while in sleep or standby mode.

Major TV manufacturers were prepared for the new Energy Star requirements. Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, and others are all producing TVs to meet the new stricter standards.

What does this mean for you? By burning less energy, you will reduce your monthly energy bill as well as release fewer greenhouse gasses into the environment. The new Energy Star standards will reduce energy consumption by 40%.

Energy Star 4.0 requirements are far from where they need to be. If you are hesitant to purchase an Energy Star 4.0 model anticipating Energy Star 5.0, consider that you will have to wait until May of 2012. Manufacturers will have until then to produce TVs that are 60% more energy efficient than models produced prior to May 1, 2010.

-Kelly B.

Watch the Big Games in Style

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The NCAA Final Four semi-finals and championship games are around the corner. Is your TV up to par, or is now the time to consider a new one? Abt’s weekly specials section has seven TVs in stock and available for Chicagoland delivery before the big games.

Michigan and Butler tip off at 6:05pm ET Saturday evening (4/3), and West Virginia battles Duke immediately following at 9pm ET. The winners will fight for the NCAA championship on Monday, April 5th—time to be announced.

Abt delivers to Chicagoland customers every day, except Wednesday and Sunday; Indiana and Wisconsin deliveries are Tuesday and Saturday only.

Speak to an Abt sales specialist in-store, on the phone, or on-line via web-based live chat about a new TV for the Super Bowl of college basketball.

-Kelly B.