Video & Audio Center Launches LG 55” and 65” UHD Sets

Video & Audio Center Launches LG 55” and 65” UHD Sets

By Greg Tarr On Jul 12 2013 - 8:04am

Video & Audio Center president Joseph Akhtarzad unveils one of LG’s LA9700 serie
Video & Audio Center president Joseph Akhtarzad unveils one of LG’s LA9700 series Ultra HD TVs at his Santa Monica store showroom.


Santa Monica, Calif. — Los Angeles-area CE retail chain Video & Audio Center was the formal retail launch pad Thursday for LG Electronics’ newest Ultra High-Definition 4K LED LCD TVs in the 55- and 65-inch screen sizes.

The new models, which will be released to other dealers nationally in two weeks, mark the first 4K Nano Full Array backlit LED LCD TVs in the market, and were being offered at the  event at full suggested retails of $5,999 and $7,999, respectively.

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AmTran’s JVC TV Line Adds 4 SKUs

AmTran’s JVC TV Line Adds 4 SKUs

By Steve Smith On Jul 11 2013 - 2:37pm

New York — AmTran Video has added four SKUs to its JVC-branded BlackSapphire Raz
New York — AmTran Video has added four SKUs to its JVC-branded BlackSapphire Razor-Edge E-LED HDTV line for shipment this summer.


New York — AmTran Video has added four SKUs to its JVC-branded BlackSapphire Razor-Edge E-LED HDTV line for shipment this summer. 

Two of the models are in the fully featured SL line: the 42-inch SL42B-C and 47-inch SL47B-C models, which feature a nearly borderless image, the thickness of an iPhone, XinemaSound 3D audio, built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, ICE smart-TV apps and a QWERTY keypad remote control, as well as passive 3D with four free pairs of XinemaView 3D glasses.

The SL42B-C and SL47B-C will ship this summer for $799 and $899 suggested retails, respectively.

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Samsung To Ship 55”, 65” Ultra HD TVs In August

Samsung To Ship 55”, 65” Ultra HD TVs In August

By Greg Tarr On Jul 10 2013 - 6:51pm

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Ridgefield Park, N.J. –– Samsung Electronics said Wednesday its new F9000-series 4K Ultra High-Definition LED LCD TVs in the 65- and 55-inch screen sizes will be available for pre-order beginning July 21.

The new models, which will ship in August at suggested retails of $5,500 and $7,500, respectively, will follow the previously introduced Samsung S9 Ultra HD TV. All present four times the resolution of FullHD 1080p HDTVs.

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LG To Launch 55”, 65” Ultra HD TVs At Video & Audio Center

LG To Launch 55”, 65” Ultra HD TVs At Video & Audio Center

By Greg Tarr On Jul 10 2013 - 3:35pm

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Los Angeles — LG Electronics will give its 65- and 55-inch 4K Ultra High-Definition LED LCD TVs a formal send-off at the Santa Monica outlet of Video & Audio Center Thursday.

The Southern California-based consumer electronics retailer, which has become a national launch platform for a wide range of CE products in recent years, will host a media launch event for the sets in its home-theater showroom.

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J.D. Power: Picture, Price Still Win TV Sales

J.D. Power: Picture, Price Still Win TV Sales

By Greg Tarr On Jul 9 2013 - 4:12pm




Westlake Village, Calif. — Picture quality and price continued to rate at the top of consumers’ considerations when purchasing an HDTV, according to a study released Tuesday by J.D. Power.

Among customers who purchased an HDTV measuring 50 inches or larger, picture quality was cited most often as the reason for their selection (66 percent), followed closely by price (62 percent).

Among customers who purchased an HDTV smaller than 50 inches, price (68 percent) was the leading reason, followed by picture quality (58 percent).

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Sim2 World Road Show Coming To The U.S.

Sim2 World Road Show Coming To The U.S.

By Greg Tarr On Jul 8 2013 - 10:12am

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Miramar, Fla. — Sim2 said Monday that its 2013 Sim2 World Road Show will hit the United States July 23-26 in Miami.

From there, the show will continue on with scheduled stops in Los Angeles on Aug. 20-22 and New York Sept. 3-5.

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SunBrite TV Offers Consumer Rebates

SunBrite TV Offers Consumer Rebates

TWICE Staff On Jul 1 2013 - 2:42pm




Thousand Oaks, Calif. – SunBriteTV will offer rebates this month to new consumers purchasing Signature Series 3260HD and 4660HD models will receive $100 and $200 rebates respectively.

“As if great weather wasn’t enough, this rebate truly makes July the best time to invest in a new backyard paradise,” said Tom Dixon, VP of Marketing, SunBriteTV.

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Smart TVs Are Popular, Say Retailers On TWICE Panel

Smart TVs Are Popular, Say Retailers On TWICE Panel

By Steve Smith On Jun 27 2013 - 3:59pm

TWICE’s Greg Tarr (from left) with LG’s Tim Alessi, Ben Arnold of NPD Group, Jea
TWICE’s Greg Tarr (from left) with LG’s Tim Alessi, Ben Arnold of NPD Group, Jeanette Howe of Specialty Electronics Nationwide,Tom Campbell of Video Audio Center and Robert Zohn of Value Electronics


New York – Smart TVs are popular, their features are more advanced than ever, and they are selling profitably at retail.

Those were some of the comments of the retailers on the “Smart TVs: Use and Differentiation” panel at the 2nd Screen Summit, which was produced by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance, and New Bay Media’s TWICE, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, held here Thursday morning.

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Mobile Devices Play Myriad Roles In 2nd Screen Trend

Mobile Devices Play Myriad Roles In 2nd Screen Trend

By Steve Smith On Jun 27 2013 - 3:06pm

TWICE’s Greg Tarr (from left) Brian Siegel of Sony, Samsung’s Shane Higby, Jeane
TWICE’s Greg Tarr (from left) Brian Siegel of Sony, Samsung’s Shane Higby, Jeanette Howe of Specialty Electronics Nationwide, CEA’s Shawn DuBravac and Ben Arnold of the NPD Group.


New York – There are a variety of ways tablets and smartphones can and should interact with a home’s main TV, and those mobile devices can also help in selling the experience at retail.

That was the consensus of a panel called “Selling The Second Screen at Retail,” held Thursday morning during the 2nd Screen Summit here, produced by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance, and New Bay Media’s TWICE, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News.

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Toshiba Unveils 4K Retail End Cap, Blu-Ray Player

Toshiba Unveils 4K Retail End Cap, Blu-Ray Player

By Doug Olenick On Jun 27 2013 - 9:14am




CE Week New York – Toshiba will roll out a special retail end cap as part of its 4K Ultra High-Definition TV promotional efforts later this summer.

Scott Ramirez, Toshiba’s product marketing and development VP, digital products division, said the end cap will be offered to retailers that have a sales person who can help explain the new technology to customers.

The end cap will feature a Toshiba L9300-series 4K TV plus a new Blu-ray player with 4K up-scaling and the new SBX 5065 soundbar, Ramirez said.

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