Why "Build It And They Will Come" Never Works in the AV Retail
My dad always said measure twice and cut once. In business the same is true only it's identify demand then fulfill accordingly. Sounds easy enough yet so many bad business decisions, especially those surrounding the need to open a specialty AV shop, are not based upon hard facts or detailed planning but instead passion and desire, two things that often don't equal big sales as some who took the plunge are quickly finding out. Read More
AV123.com's Mark Schifter Indicted in Colorado For Alleged Charity Fraud
According to Colorado-based website TimesCall.com, a Colorado grand jury has indicted Mark Schifter, who works for another website, AV123.com, for a number of charges relating to misappropriating funds earmarked for a variety of charitable organizations. Read More
Are Today's HDTVs Truly Disposable Electronic Components?
As Jerry del Colliano awaits the repair of his prized Panasonic plasma, he has plenty of free time to ponder this question: Has the HDTV become a disposable commodity? As flat-panel prices continue to drop, is it worth it to pay for a TV repair, or should you just upgrade to the latest model? Read More
D.C. Area MyerEmco Chain Slated To Close
After over half a century in business, MyerEmco, a specialty audio/video firm based near the nation's capital in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is shutting down. The company had previously shuttered individual stores, but new developments are causing it to close down altogether. Read More
Abbey Road Studios For Sale By Equity Firm That Owns EMI
Abbey Road Studios, the recording facility made forever famous by the Beatles' Abbey Road album, not to mention all the historic tracks laid down there, has been put on the commercial real estate market by Terra Firma, which owns EMI. Read More
What Would Dan D'Agostino Do?
Forget what Jesus would do for a moment and let's ask ourselves what would Dan D'Agostino do to fix the ailing AV industry -for if there was ever a messiah-like figure among AV enthusiasts it would be Dan D'Agostino. Want to know what Dan would do? Read More
Experiencing Your Dream Home Theater While On Vacation
HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano gives a list of vacation destination hotels where visitors can experience (and perhaps preview) the best in home theater technology in the comfort and privacy of the rooms. Read More
Finding New Consumers After The 25 Year Boom In Home Theater Is Over
P.T. Barnum famously said that there's one born every minute. He was referring to suckers (in his case, circus attendees), but he could have been talking about consumers. The trick is getting them to be fascinated by the same types of things that mesmerized their parents. Read More
Kids Enthusiastically Upgrade Their Computers - Why Not Their Audio?
Try taking a cell phone away from a Generation Y'er and don't be shocked if they attack you. Tell them they can't upgrade their computer and they will get militant. As Generation Y gets employed, buys homes and grows up - will they upgrade their audio like their Boomer parents? Read More
Home Theater Review Updates Its Comments System
Home Theater Review always welcomes legitimate comments from our readers, but we're somewhat less hospitable to spammers, flamers, phishers and the like. With this in mind, readers who wish to comment can either create a HomeTheaterReview.com account and/or use Facebook. Read More