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January 2013

Technology News

4K TV Broadcasts Have Arrived. Kind of.

 4K TV Broadcasts get one step closer to reality We’ve been talking a lot about Ultra High Definition TV, aka 4K TV, on the Abt Blog lately. The first UHDTV sets made their way into our showroom in the last few months and were met with quite a bit of excitement, with several already having been purchased. All possible superlatives have been used to describe the image quality; it’s been established that…

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Star Wars not to be released in 3D…Yet

Star Wars’ Journey to theaters in 3D, put on hold. A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, or maybe just Hollywood a few days ago, there were rumblings of releasing the original classic Star Wars Trilogy in 3D.  Those plans however have been scrapped, for the time being. With Writer/Director J.J. Abrams officially taking helm over the new Star Wars movies, Disney (remember, Disney owns Lucasfilm now) released a…

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Events Products

Buying a TV for the Super Bowl: The Best Sets For the Big Game

If you’re buying a TV for the Super Bowl, Abt has something to fit every budget and space.   We probably don’t need to mention that The Super Bowl is mere days away. It’s a good bet that most of America will be tuning in, whether to watch a heroic battle between hotshot quarterbacks, the epic halftime show or dozens of legendary commercials. If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your TV set,…

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Guest Post

Allstate Insurance Shares their tips on How to Prevent Kitchen Fires

The following is a guest post from our friends at Allstate Insurance.  You can never be too careful when cooking in your kitchen.  Check out Allstate’s blog for the latest in insurance and life’s safety tips. Here are their tips to stay safe when making meals at home. Cooking is an activity that brings together family and friends in the kitchen, the hub of the house. But if cooks aren’t careful, they may quickly…

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LG Ultra HDTV VIP Event Recap

  Last night’s LG Ultra HD TV VIP Event at Abt was a resounding success, with a turnout of over 500 guests. After braving a line that spanned the width of the salesfloor, attendees were entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $500 Abt Gift card. Once inside the Atrium, they enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Jolane’s Café and were given an up-close view of the LG UHDTV and…

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Jenn-Air Culinary Center helps usher in new age of cooking

The cookbook has evolved from handwritten or printed collections of recipes into software programs, online forums, blogs or recipe apps for smartphones. Yet only one luxury appliance maker, Jenn-Air, has integrated an image-driven gourmet guide within the oven itself — adding interactivity so cooks can create perfect dishes with guidance for up to 50 food options, from meats and vegetables to breads and desserts.  On select Wall Ovens, the Jenn-Air Culinary Center is giving…

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LG Ultra HD TV VIP Event at Abt Electronics

Learn more about the new 84″ LG Ultra HD TV and enter for a chance to win a $500 Abt Gift Card! We’re not yet done gushing about the cool stuff we’ve got on display from LG Electronics! Recently, we wrote about the two Ultra High Definition Televisions we have showcased in our Custom Audio/Video department. Abt is one of the few places in the country where you can see both of…

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LG Laser TV: 100 Inches of Full HD Beauty

The LG Laser combines the picture size of a projector with the simplicity of a wall-mount LCD TV. CES 2013 may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some of the exciting toys that the manufacturers showed off. Abt Electronics is proud to be the only retailer in the nation currently displaying the all-new LG Laser TV, dubbed the “Hecto.” Shipped straight to us from the convention in Las…

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Events

The Connect Store Gets An Upgrade

If you’re a regular customer at our Glenview showroom, you probably know we like to keep things constantly changing around here. Recent visitors might have noticed construction going on in our computer boutique, the Connect Store, and some have expressed concern that we were removing it. I’m happy to inform everyone not to worry, and the truth is that we’re actually expanding and improving it. The new Connect Store will have a…

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3D Print A $300,000 burger? I’ll Take Two!

3D printing is the newest technology to enhance the speed and accuracy of making precise 3D objects.  We’ve written about it before and it’s always been fascinating.  From creating personal toys, to helping major motion pictures speed up their production, 3D printing is poised to make its mark on the world.  What if, 3D printing can not only help create objects, but help create food? Recently the BBC released a story about…

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