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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.

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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

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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.

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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?!”

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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.

 

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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.

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Sony’s Marketing Techniques Get Unique

Monday, July 11th, 2011

With what seems to be somewhat of an over saturated market for tablets, Sony is preparing consumers for their version of the popular, portable electronics device coming out in Q4 with ominous commercials.  Sony is no stranger to unique advertisements, but one has to ask; when does unique advertising become too, “flashy”?

In early June, Sony released a commercial ominously introducing their tablet.  I was intrigued by the single-shot, “Mouse Trap” look-a-like and even was hypnotized by machine’s every move.  I like it.  I was interested in what Sony had to bring to the table.  Watch below.

The ominous commercial was interesting as a stand alone, however Sony released what is now dubbed the “Second Episode” of their initial release. With the arrival of the “Second Episode”, there will apparently be three more, completing a five part series.

Will consumers be lured by this marketing technique, or will Sony end up finally releasing their tablet to the world, only to have consumers give them a collective sigh of boredom? Only time will tell.

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The PSP Vita Has Emerged

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

The long-awaited sequel to the PlaySation Portable was announced by Sony during their E3 Expo press conference.  Showing off a 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear. There are two analog sticks to enable a wider range of game genres. Combine that with the front touch screen and the rear touch pad, PS Vita offers new gameplay, enabling entirely new experiences.

Sony also announced a partnership with AT&T, which  will serve as the exclusive service provider for PS Vita in the United States. You will also be able to connect online via Wi-Fi capabilities and coordinate connections between the Vita and a PS3.  There is no specific release date as of now, but you can be sure these will fly off the shelves once they hit stores.

For more information visit Sony’s E3 coverage.

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Abt's 2011 Bracket Challenge

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

We are having a March Madness challenge.  Visit our link, Abt’s 2011 Bracket Challenge and fill out the information to enter to win great prizes from Abt.

Brackets are scored as follows, for each correct pick:
Points are awarded based on the round number:
Round 1: 1
Round 2: 2
Round 3: 4
Round 4: 8
Semifinals: 16
Championship: 32

The first tiebreaker is Total points in championship game.
The second tiebreaker is Most games correct in first round.
The third tiebreaker is Most games correct in first 2 rounds.

Online bracket entry closes Thursday, March 17th at 12:20pm EDT
Be sure to get your brackets in early.

For official rules and scoring, please see the rules page once you are registered.

Even if you choose the worst team, and come in last in everything, we have a prize for you too!  Whomever comes in last place will win a Sony Google TV Blu-ray disc player and a $50 Abt Gift card.

Full prize list and details can be found upon entry.  Good luck to all those that enter!

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Sony's Image Contest

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Sony recently unveiled their Make.Believe photo contest.  From Feb. 7-28, individuals can submit photos, illustrations or other images to be displayed in an interactive gallery accessible to the public.  The special program encourages users to submit, view and share images that they believe best express the spirit of Sony’s make.believe brand message:  “Believe that anything you can imagine, you can make real. ”

For more information visit Sony Facebook Page and to help you take those great shots, visit our Sony camera selection.

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