John Abt Sees Consumer Interest In Ultra HDTV

Ultra high-definition television will do more to boost TV sales than 3D and Internet features have, according to an executive with Chicago-based retailer Abt Electronics.

Abt was one of the first U.S. retailers to get the 84-inch Sony (SNE) ultra HD, or 4K, television and even presold a few before it received its first models on Dec. 4. It started carrying LG Electronics’ 84-inch ultra HDTV on Dec. 26. The Sony model was priced at $25,000 and the LG set at $20,000.

“The picture with native content looks amazing,” John Abt

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