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February 2008

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A Kitchen For The Serious Cook

Do you like eating? I thought so. Me too. What about cooking? Me, not so much. In fact, me not at all. I like when other people do that for me. But if you’re the type who really likes to cook and wants the very best for your culinary creations, our Thermador custom-designed kitchen can provide you with a modern showplace for your home while transforming you into a veritable Iron Chef—or at…

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New Blu-ray Players and More From Sony

Sony has the show all to itself today in Las Vegas after sharing the spotlight with other major electronics manufacturers at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show. The company is presenting its Open House Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel & Casino to showcase its latest products, including two new Blu-ray models with advanced interactive features. The BDP-S350 and BDP-S550 Blu-ray players both support BonusView, which is a picture-in-picture feature that some of…

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Jölane’s Café & Wine Bar Officially Opens

As many of you know, Abt serves free, fresh-baked cookies on the weekends, but sometimes that’s not quite enough to sustain customers who are working up a huge appetite with some heavy power shopping. If you’ve found yourself in such a situation, we now have the perfect solution for you. Jölane’s Café & Wine Bar officially opened this week at Abt’s Design Center, a new building located on our property just a…

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HD DVD: We Hardly Knew Ye

The format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray officially ended today, with HD DVD mortally wounded by Toshiba’s announcement that it would cease its development and manufacturing of HD DVD players and recorders. With most of the major film studios and companies such as Netflix either already solidly in the Blu-ray camp or having announced their support for Blu-ray over the past few weeks, HD DVD’s days were clearly numbered. Both HD…

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Take Off With The Abt Flight Simulator

Ever feel like just taking off and getting away from it all? How would you like to experience adventures in the sky from the safety of the ground? Well, the new Abt Flight Simulator can help you do just that—and best of all, it’s free. Located in our Custom Audio Showroom and powered by Microsoft Flight Simulator X, this amazing device can take you on several different airborne adventures, including Cargo Run,…

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Projector Takes High-Def to New Levels

It seems that just about everyone these days wants that big-screen, high-def experience as part of their home entertainment systems. But for those of you looking for something even bigger than a 60- or 70-inch TV with even better resolution than the 1920 x 1080p high-definition standard, we have just the thing—Sony’s SXRD Large Venue and High-Resolution Applications Projector. The SXRD, which many movie theaters now use, employs 4K technology to produce…

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Want to be Greener?

Abt’s new recycling center is now officially open, representing the latest effort in our ongoing quest to not only make our store’s operation more environmentally friendly, but to help our customers and overall community take an active role in creating a cleaner environment. A recent tour gave visitors a first-hand look at the center in operation (see photos below). Located behind the southwest side of our main building, the center accepts plastics,…

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Sony’s XEL-1 Offers New Technology

Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) might sound like something that would be part of a Star Wars super weapons system, but they’re actually harmless and produce exceptional images when employed in TV displays. The world’s first OLED TV available to consumers is the Sony XEL-1, which boasts a super-slim 3-millimeter panel and is now on display and for sale in the Sony Store at Abt. We are one of only seven retailers in…

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Bigger Bang From iPod Touch, iPhone

Some people really liked the iPhone and the iPod Touch when they first came out, but felt they both came up a bit short in terms of capacity and decided to wait until more powerful versions were released. Well, that day has arrived. Apple just came out with new versions of the iPhone and the iPod Touch today, with the iPhone now available in a 16GB model for $499 to go along…

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Make This Valentine’s Day Unique

What special day, which is coming soon, does the color pink remind you of? Abe Lincoln’s Birthday? George Washington’s? What about that one around the middle of February that guys had better not forget if they want to live to see March? With Valentine’s Day just a little more than a week away, we’re here to help by cluing you in to some great new products that fit right into the Valentine…

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