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Abe Explains 3D TV on NBC

Tune in to NBC tonight at 5pm. Abe A., custom audio and video specialist will be answering all your 3D TV questions. This is the first year that TV programming and movies are available in your home, so there are a lot of unanswered questions about the new technology. Here are the most frequently asked questions about 3D TV: Q: If I buy a 3D TV today, can I watch 3D movies…

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Will You Watch Blu-ray in 3D?

Will Blu-ray discs bring the 3D experience to your living room? It looks that way. This morning, the Blu-ray Disc Association announced the finalization and release of the “Blu-ray 3DTM” specification. This will bring a movie theater-quality 3D experience to your home. “Throughout this year, movie goers have shown an overwhelming preference for 3D when presented with the option to see a theatrical release in either 3D or 2D,” said Victor Matsuda,…

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Hot Holiday Gift Ideas From Abt

Ed Curran, CBS 2’s technology reporter, visited Abt Electronics on Wednesday. He spoke with employee Josh Davis about the hottest holiday gift ideas for 2009. Beginning with the Yamaha M4 piano, outside our Sony store, Ed sat down to listen to a few Christmas tunes. This Yamaha will play prerecorded songs or you can make your own music.   Chicago, like many other cities are hands-free, when it comes to cell phones.…

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Gadget Buying Made Simple

This morning, Josh Davis, of Abt Electronics, did a featured segment for You & Me This Morning with Jeanne Sparrow, on WCIU—channel 26. He explained that gadgets and electronics do not have to be intimidating. Giving gadgets for Christmas is simple and less expensive than ever before, Josh explains. The Bumblebee Bluetooth headset is just $9.99. In previous years, a Bluetooth headset cost anywhere from $50-$100. Another great, inexpensive gift idea from…

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Free Blu-ray!!!

Do you want a free Blu-ray player or a home theater system? Sony has a great bundle offer for a free Sony Black 5.1 Channel Blu-ray Disc Player and Home Theater System with the purchase of select HDTVs. This bundle ends Saturday so hurry before the offer goes away. Also- don’t forget an HDMI cable for true 1080p performance. -Kelly B.…

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Flip Your Disc?

Have you been leery of buying DVDs lately? Are you thinking that you might purchase a Blu-ray player in the future and don’t want to spend money on a DVD, only to replace it with a Blu-ray? Well, you aren’t alone and there might be a solution early January 2010. The Blu-ray Disc Association just released the date for their “flipper” discs. January 19, 2010 discs which are compatible with both Blu-ray…

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DVDs for Blu-rays?

    If you could trade in your DVDs for movies in Blu-ray format, would you? Warner Bros. is betting that you will. This holiday season Warner Bros. has implemented a program allowing owners to trade in all of their Warner Bros. DVDs to exchange them for the same movie in Blu-ray format. Warner Bros. created a website to get your Blu-ray collection jump-started. If you visit www.DVD2blu.com, you can get instructions…

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Burn it up with Pioneer

Be on the look out for Pioneer’s Blu-ray DVD Burner. Coming this October, their first Blu-ray burner will be in stores. When the new Blu-ray burner hits stores, it will retail for $249. The Pioneer BDR-205 is the first and fastest burner that is capable of writing at a speed of 12x. Steve Cohn, Director of Optical Disc Sales talked about the new BDR-205 during a press release for the burner today,…

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New Goodies From the CEDIA Expo

September 9-12, 2009 was the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) expo in Atlanta. Mike Abt and Jim Kozicki checked out all the new electronics that we can expecting to see at the Abt store in upcoming months. They saw some really cool new technology. Pioneer and Yamaha both brought new iPod speaker systems and sound bars. Pioneer’s a new 2.1 speaker system and a new 2.1 soundbar system with a…

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Blu-ray Players are for Everyone….

The September 2009 issue of Sound and Vision Magazine compared three Blu-ray players, all under $300. The great thing about them, they come with quite a few features that most people wouldn’t expect from a less-expensive Blu-ray player. Blu-ray Live has expanded over the past few months bringing users more streaming and gaming opportunities. According to Sound and Vision, Blu-ray players have become media-streaming dynamos. Now they stream Netflix, CinemaNow, YouTube, and…

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