Appliances
Find The Perfect TV For Your Home
Free Shipping on Thousands of Products
Award-Winning Customer Service

TheBolt

The official blog of Abt Electronics & Appliances

Posts Tagged ‘lg’

8 Tips to Organize Your Door-in-Door Refrigerator

Friday, July 7th, 2017

If your door-in-door refrigerator could talk, what would it say? Would it complain about the various expired condiments hanging out on the top shelf? Maybe it would tell the tale of that green pepper that has been living in your veggie drawer for months. The truth of the matter is that most people struggle to keep their fridges organized. For some reason, it’s easier to throw food inside, shut the door, and forget about it. With the door-in-door feature on your fridge, though, you could be using that space to your advantage. Here are a few tips and tricks to help your fridge stay organized—whether it’s a side-by-side, French door, or door-in-door model.

(more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

OLED TVs Compared

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Since the beginning of the flat-screen TV era, manufacturers have been slowly marching towards creating the “perfect” TV. Plasma TVs produced a phenomenal picture, but their glass screens were susceptible to bad glare and the technology was an energy hog, plus the TVs were still quite heavy. LCD TVs—and then LED TVs—were much more energy-efficient and could be made significantly lighter and thinner than plasma displays, but they never quite measured up in picture quality. Whichever technology a user opted for, there was a compromise to be made, until now. OLED TVs check every box on the list of traits you’d ever want on a TV: nearly infinite contrast ratio, vibrant colors, 4K resolution, extreme energy efficiency, and an ultra-thin construction.

OLED TVs were, for many years, something of a technological holy grail. They’ve existed as prototypes for years, and were often dismissed as vaporware. But now that two of the biggest names in television have multiple models of OLED TVs for sale, it’s safe to say that the technology has officially arrived. Both the LG Signature OLED TV and Sony A1E OLED TVs are available at Abt, so we unboxed one of each and compared the two. If you’re in the market to buy an OLED TV, this is the comparison you need to see:

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Best of CES 2017: Our Favorite Gadgets

Monday, January 9th, 2017

In a sea of biggest, brightest new products you can imagine from the industry powerhouses, sometimes it’s the clever, small items that catch your eye the most. Here are some of our favorite gadgets from CES 2017.

iPowerUp Solar Charging Phone Case

Solar-powered phone cases are nothing new, but good solar-powered phone cases are. In our experience, the cases typically never meet their claimed specs, taking much longer than expected to deliver any worthwhile juice to your phone. So we’re optimistic that the iPowerUp cases live up to their claims. Thanks to refinements in photovoltaic technology, the extra-efficient panels on this case can produce 450-500 mAh of power in one hour of sun exposure. That means a typical smartphone battery should be charged to full capacity in five to six hours.If the iPowerUp Solar Case lives up to its claims, we can see this being one of the year’s most popular iPhone accessories.

(more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Best of CES 2017: Top 5 Best TV Developments

Monday, January 9th, 2017

CES 2017 wasn’t much for shocking new technology debuts or any real game-changers. Instead, we saw plenty of refinements and advancements to the wowing tech that debuted maybe last year or the year before. That trend was especially evident with televisions and associated home theater stuff. Here are our Top 5 Developments in TV from this year’s CES.

1.) More OLED

For nearly three years now, LG has had run of the court as the only manufacturer with a commercially-available OLED set. While a bit pricey, they also produced what was unanimously considered the best picture possible in a backlit display that you could fit in your family room. That changed this year, with both Sony and Panasonic showing off their own OLED models.  The Sony Bravia A1E OLED has a few other tricks up its sleeve, in addition to the stunning picture. Meanwhile, Panasonic’s 65EZ1000 OLED is claimed to have double the brightness of a typical OLED, which may make it reigning champ of the home theater picture quality, a crown they often wore in the Plasma TV days.

(more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Mini Systems Get Big at CES 2014

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Back in the 1980s, there were two things about the music that were big: the hair, and the boomboxes. Thankfully, both style and technology evolved, and the D-Battery-powered, shoulder-mounted cassette stereo went the way of the teased, crimped, bleach-blonde mane. Those looking for a portable, all-in-one music system were presented with numerous options of stereo mini systemsThese classy, compact stereo systems were designed to fit in with either the boardroom or dorm room crowd, saving space yet still putting out respectable sounds. And for a while, the boombox languished in obscurity, a relic of times past. A few quick stops at CES 2014, though, and it looks like these sonic beasts have not yet given up fighting.

At the LG exhibit, our man on the ground demoed the new LG X Boom CM9730 boom box, which features a face-melting 25,000 watts of power. I don’t know how much power that is, but I’m pretty sure you can jump start a dump truck with this thing. The X Boom is not for the weak of heart, or those short on space for that matter. Each of the two speaker units is roughly the size of a shetland pony, and LG’s specs show that the entire package tips the scales at over 350 lbs! LG bills the X Boom as sort of party-in-a-box, putting out the kind of power needed to replicate the dance club atmosphere in your home, backyard or hopefully-neighborless apartment. Further bolstering its party cred are an auto equalizer that adapts to musical genre; the Smart DJ system, which gives users the ability to add samples and other sound effects to music; and integrated LED lighting that changes to the beat of the music.

Inputs include standard CD tray and dual USB inputs. The USB inputs give the X Boom a couple neat tricks, including the Jukebox function, letting users create custom folders and playlists from a flash drive, while USB-to-USB recording lets users swap music with their friends. Twin jog-dials make navigating external files a breeze, and act as DJ mixers when the music’s bumping. And one feature we always love: the LG X Boom supports wireless streaming from any Bluetooth device, so you can go deaf to any song available via streaming services.

(more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

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

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

If you’re buying a TV for the Super Bowl, Abt has something to fit every budget and space.

Super Bowl TVs

With a selection encompassing all sizes and price points, Abt has the right TV for your Super Bowl Party.

 

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, there’s no better time than just before the Big Game. We had Steve P., one of our TV Sales Specialists, give us a run-down of some of the hottest TVs—at all sizes and price-points. So here’s our list of this year’s best Super Bowl TVs, whether you want to spend less than $500, or if money is no object.

Samsung PN43E450 43″ Plasma HDTV

 

The Samsung is our choice for entry-level flat panel TV especially suitable to sports fans. The 600hz subfield motion of the plasma panel displays video without the stuttering that occur when watching fast-motion on an LCD TV. The PN43E450 is a 720P TV, but At 43″ you won’t notice a difference. It’s big enough for a small football-viewing party, but still compact enough to fit in a small room, at a price so low you’ll think it’s a mistake. Call it the perfect dorm-room Super Bowl TV. (more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

LG unleashes double-hinged door for added quick-snacking convenience

Friday, July 20th, 2012

As we all know, a fridge is a pivotal piece in having an efficient kitchen.  Over the years manufacturers have taken consumer’s concerns and have deisgned models to make things more efficient.  A variety of styles include, basic side-by-side or a french door fridge with the freezer on the bottom.  LG has pioneered a new design that is going to have a whole lot of new room for your favorite condiments, all while keeping your fridge cool.

LG released the design called a “double-hinged door” which not only opens up to get inside the fridge, but offers consumers a smaller compartment that opens up, revealing sodas, water bottles or condiments.  You can easily access the fridge’s deeper contents through the extra door, but this fridge is designed with internal dividers so that the main compartment doesn’t have to be completely opened if you just want to grab a quick snack or other condiment.  This will save on energy as the fridge will stay cool.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Antique to Abt-ique: The Search for the Nations Most Prized Antique Electronics and Appliances

Monday, April 30th, 2012

When was the last time you were in your grandma’s attic?  How about your great uncle’s stuffy basement?  Chances are, it’s been a while.  If you are brave enough to go hunting in those places, you may just have the chance to get rewarded from Abt.com.  Right now, Abt.com is looking for the most treasured antique electronics and appliances around. Unlike any contest that has been done before, Abt is calling on people to dust off those buried items  and find out what they are worth!

(more…)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Abt @ CES 2012: The LG Smart Revolution Has Arrived

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Another familiar face at CES is LG, who are showing off smart tech – a clothes manager that can steam from the inside and pull the wrinkles out of your clothes, cloud gaming technology, and smart TV’s that will allow you to pretty much be hands-on with every video and photo you own.

The LG Concept Clothes Manager:  Includes a funky control panel on the front that will disappear when not in use.

LG Cloud Gaming: The world’s first cloud game for TV.

LG phones of the future

Smart ThinQ Technology:  Integrating knowledge to help out with everyday tasks

LG Smart TV with Google TV:  Easy access to limitless content.  Your home activity dashboard.

 

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

LG Reveals 84-inch UD LCD TV

Friday, December 30th, 2011

LG Electronics in South one of the surprises it has planned for the International CES in 11 days – the world’s largest 3D Ultra Definition (UD) TV.  The LCD TV measures 84 inches diagonally, is 3D ready and features LG’s Smart TV technology.

“LG is pushing the limits of home entertainment innovation with this 3D UD TV,” said Havis Kwon, LG Electronics Home Entertainment president and CEO Wednesday. “We are bringing together all our smart-TV and 3D knowledge in the 3D UD TV in order to demonstrate to the CES audience that LG is committed to being the world’s leading brand for immersive home entertainment in 2012 and beyond.”

The display has more than 8 million pixels, which is more than four times the resolution of today’s FullHD 1080p displays, and passive-glasses based 3D with a newly added 3D Depth control feature that lets users adjust the degree of the 3D illusion.  Keep an eye out in 2012 for the new TV to hit CES in Las Vegas.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone