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Tips When Shopping for TVs

When shopping for a new TV, you can easily be overwhelmed by both the size and selection.  Keeping in mind a few specifics will help you narrow down the style and size that’s perfect for you and your TV room. First, know what technology you plan on getting.  Right now you can choose from the three main types: LCD, LED and Plasma.  There are good and bad factors with each.  They are…

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Sharp Halts Production at Two Largest Factories

Sharp, Japan’s largest exporter of LCD TVs has suspended production at its two biggest factories, due to a shortage of a gas used in their manufacturing process. The Osaka and Mie plants, which have a combined capacity of 172,000 sets per month, will not reopen until May 6, at the earliest. As far as the existing production, the company says it has enough TVs in its inventory to last about a month. The…

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TVs Get Energized

That familiar, big, yellow, energy guide label that comes with all your appliances will now be found in your upcoming television purchases.  Recently, the Federal Trade Commission ruled that all television sets manufactured after May 10th, 2011 must include the EnergyGuide label. This new ruling will allow consumers to get a better picture of the yearly energy consumption of any particular model.  Those that are environmentally conscious will be able to make…

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Introducing The Playbook

Image courtesy of RIM.com Research In Motion (RIM) the company best known as the developer of the BlackBerry cellular phones, recently announced their newest product: The PlayBook. Attempting to tackle the iPad in tablet sales, the PlayBook will use an operating system called BlackBerry Tablet OS. This system will offer full world wide web surfing and other features used with BlackBerry phones such as Push technology, and BBMTM. While the screen size…

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Need A TV? Abt Has One For You!

When the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, you know that (regular) football season is almost here! Here at Abt, we carry a wide assortment of TVs for homes and businesses to cheer on their favorite team.  We carry all major brands such as Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, SunBriteTV, Haier and Bang & Olufsen.  If you’re looking for a slim LED, an all-around picture from a LCD,…

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Watch the Big Games in Style

The NCAA Final Four semi-finals and championship games are around the corner. Is your TV up to par, or is now the time to consider a new one? Abt’s weekly specials section has seven TVs in stock and available for Chicagoland delivery before the big games. Michigan and Butler tip off at 6:05pm ET Saturday evening (4/3), and West Virginia battles Duke immediately following at 9pm ET. The winners will fight for…

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California… Trend setting?

  Has energy efficiency become a nationwide trend? That seems to be the case. Every time I open the newspaper, go to a store and see all of the reusable bags, or read an article on the web, I see different agencies, consumers, and companies making green efforts. Wednesday, California adopted new energy-efficiency rules for TVs smaller than 58 inches. Accounting for around 10% of the energy consumed in average homes, California…

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