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Posts Tagged ‘Sony’

Abt @ CES 2012: Sony Google TV Streamer and Blu-ray Player

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

A glimpse of one of the many trends hitting CES 2012 is the advances TV technology presented by Sony.  Sony announced an updated version of its Google TV-powered Blu-ray player, the NSZGP9, as well as their first ever Google TV set-top box, the NSZGS7.

As you can see, the Blu-ray design is different that Sony’s model from last year, the NSZGT1.  That model, while still available, offered a bulkier look and and somewhat complicated remote.  Speaking of remote, it seems that they have upgraded the newer remote that comes with the Google Blu-ray player.  It  supports gestures via three-axis motion control. There’s also a touch pad on the front, plus a back-lit keyboard on the back.

 

Classic Sony Showcased at Abt

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Earlier this morning we had a film crew come and take some footage of our small yet interesting vintage Sony gadget collection.  Included in the display are old items like a Sony Walkman circa 1979 or a transistor radio from 1968.  Collected over the years by a Sony employee, the collection is a small glimpse of Sony’s technological history and advances.  Stop by the Atrium at Abt and see Sony history for yourself.

Free HomeShare Speaker w/ Select Sony Home Theater

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Right now when you a select Sony home theater system you get a free Sony HomeShare wireless speaker.  This is a great gift for the home theater aficionado or just for yourself.  Don’t miss out on this great Sony holiday deal.

Abt Electronics’ 2011 Holiday Buying Guide

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Holidays are fast approaching and that means holiday shopping.  Get a head start with these great gift ideas from Abt Electronics sure to put a smile on all your friends’ and families’ faces.

It may be cold outside, but there’s never a bad time for ice cream.  With the Cuisinart Ice Cream maker you can have your cold, tasty treats in your own home, without having to go out in the snow.

If you plan on doing a lot of baking, (who isn’t?) this KitchenAid stand mixer is sure to make all your cookies, pastries and more, come out as delicious and easy-to-make as ever.

Listen to all your favorite holiday songs whenever and wherever you go with the Bose Wireless speaker or the Yamaha low-profile soundbar.

A great gift for the bookworm in your family is the Sony 6’’ e-Reader with Wi-fi capabilities.  You can read books or download new ones on the go.  Never be without your favorite authors.

Keep all those holiday memories preserved with Panasonic’s Lumix 12 megapixel camera.  This camera is easy-to-use and small enough to take anywhere you go.  Be ready for that perfect shot!

If you have a super techie family member, you can never go wrong with the ever popular Apple iPad 2.  Play games, watch movies, check stocks, weather and so much more on this great tablet from Apple.

When holidays are through, nothing cleans up the mess quite like a Dyson vacuum.  The Dyson canister vacuum DC23ANIMAL is the perfect size for working around tables and couches on your carpet or hardwood floors.

Santa keeps up with new technology, just like we do, so e-mail him a wish list of your gifts on this new Asus Zenbook.  Incredibly thin, light and designed with an ultra-slick look, you will want to take this laptop wherever you go.

Stay in touch with friends and family who can’t make it to the holiday party with a phone call or a “face chat” with an iPhone 4s.  the newest generation of Apple iPhones to hit the market, you are certain to be pleased with this updated version that has incredible speed and an incredible camera for images and HD video.

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.

Sony Tablet S Now Arriving

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Sony’s innovative new tablet is hitting shelves at Abt Electronics.  You can purchase two versions a 16GB model or a 32GB model.  Some of the great features are a new lightweight design that rivals other tablets, PlayStation network capabilities, universal remote controls as well as access to hundreds of unique apps and games.  check out our videos on the new Sony Tablet S.

Overview Video

Unboxing Video

Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi to Merge LCD Panel Productions

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Soshibatachi?  Well, no, not quite.  but TV manufacturers, Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi will will merge their liquid-crystal display operations using $2.6 billion of government-backed funds to fend off growing competition from rivals in South Korea and Taiwan.

Before the merger, Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi were all losing money during production of small electronic panels , so this merger will allow them to band together and focus on production.

A New Way to Watch and Record Birds…Or Be A Super Saavy Spy

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Binoculars.  They’ve been around for years and have helped the common man see things from great distances, or even watch individuals from afar without being discovered.  Sony unveiled their new line of hybrid binoculars that not only give users a glimpse into the beyond, but they can now also record it.  The unusual combo product will capture both high-definition full-motion video and high resolution still images in 2D or 3D formats.

The ability to record what you see though your binoculars? This definitely would have come in handy for Jimmy Stewart in Hitchcok’s Rear Window.

“Why won’t anyone believe me?!”

Sony Updates Your Updates

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Sony has ramped up its cloud services for PlayStation Plus users – adding automatic cloud saving within the latest PlayStation3 update.

Named Automatic Update it now does more than just grab updates for recently played games. At scheduled times, it will automatically sync your trophies with PlayStation Network (PSN) and upload game saves to your online storage.This means that, with the option enabled, gamers can continue with all their game fighting, point scoring, and bad-guy smashing all while the PlayStation automatically updates their gamer scores as well as software information.

 

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.