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Top 5 TVs for Next-Gen Gaming Consoles

With full details of the Xbox Series X & S and the PlayStation 5 now officially announced, it’s an exciting time to be a gamer. And with all of the cards on the table, eager gamers can start preparing for those next-gen consoles by making sure their entire setup fully supports these consoles’ advanced features. The first task? Making sure your TV is ready for next-gen gaming. We asked our TV expert…

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Home Theater Sales and Promotions

Cyber Monday Deals: Building the Ultimate Budget Home Theater

Black Friday through Cyber Monday is the best time of the year to get the gear you need to build the ultimate home theater. Deals on TVs and home audio abound, plus we’re at the Peak TV-watching period of the year, with the Big Game right around the corner and crummy weather outside making you want to veg in front of the tube for hours at a time. While building a home…

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Events Video Games

NBA 2K19 Gaming Tournament

NBA 2K19 Tournament

After very successful Xbox Madden 18 and FIFA 18 tournaments, one thing is definitely clear: people love our video game tournaments. So with the basketball season just around the corner, we’ve decided it’s time to give our basketball fans their chance to shine. On October 6th, join us for our first NBA 2K gaming tournament. Players will be randomly seeded into a single-elimination bracket, and battle in one-on-one matches for first place. The…

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Abt Exclusive Home Theater Sales and Promotions Video Games

Building the Ultimate Affordable Home Theater: Black Friday 2016 Edition

There’s no better time to buy electronics, especially products for your home theater, than Black Friday. The year’s lowest prices on TVs, audio components, and video game consoles mean that you can put together an impressive entertainment system for under $1000. And this isn’t a collection of leftover no-name electronics—we’re including the latest technology from the best brands in the business. Getting the best picture and sound for your money At the…

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Abt Exclusive News Video Games

Inside the New Microsoft Gaming Room at Abt

If you’ve ever been to our Glenview showroom, you know that things are always changing. We’re always trying to find ways to make the shopping experience easier, more efficient, or more fun whether by adding product-focused boutiques like the Gourmet Shop or one-of-a-kind showrooms like the new Inspiration Studio. Our latest improvement is the new Microsoft gaming room, a space dedicated to Xbox and other Windows-based gaming products.…

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Technologist Tuesday-Football Tech Talk

1) Camera Technology: have you seen the techie fight scenes when two rivals are flying toward each other in slow motion and then the camera begins to circle around them? Well, thanks to Replay Technologies’ proprietary freeD technology, you’ll see this on the field.  In fact, you may have already seen it in the 2012 Olympics, 2012 PGA Championship, and Yankee Games. If you’re a Cowboy fan or a fan of an…

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Events News

The Newest Generation of XBOX: The XBOX One

The new XBOX One is poised to take the gaming world by storm! Microsoft has just announced the newest generation of the XBOX gaming console titled, the XBOX One. First, let’s talk about the guts of the machine. It will have the following goodies: 8 Core CPU 8 GB System Memory 500 GB HDD Blu-ray Drive (finally!) 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct HDMI In/Out USB 3.0 The look and design of the system itself…

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Antique to Abt-ique is looking for classic video gaming consoles!

Our monthly contest, Antique to Abt-ique is still going strong.  We’ve seen some incredible images from customers showcasing their older electronics and appliances and we have a handful of satisfied contest winners. We aren’t done just yet… Right now, you can send us pictures of your favorite old school video games and video game consoles. For the rest of the month of October, submit pictures of your old systems for a chance to win a new Microsoft Xbox…

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Microsoft Kinect Aids in Autism Research

Released in 2010, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 peripheral the Kinect changed the way we viewed controller-free gaming. While Nintendo and PlayStation were the first in the marketing with the Wii and PS Move, respectively, Microsoft’s Kinect blazed a trail of response and control unlike its predecessors. Only one day after its release, the Kinect’s internal software was “hacked” and made available for developers to play with. We’ve seen several adaptations of the Kinect…

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Happy Star Wars Day From Abt! May The 4th Be With You!

“Those deals at Abt are as big as Jabba the Hutt!!” Happy Star Wars Day everyone! Grab your lightsabers and blasters rifles, and snuggle up next to your favorite Ewok, it’s time to enjoy the movies that defined a generation of “Warsies” and captivated the world’s audiences to the tune of over $4 billion, according to >  It’s been over 30 years since The Empire struck back, and although some Star Wars…

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