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HomeTheaterReview.com is famous for their insightful home theater, consumer electronics and AV industry Featured News Stories. No other specialty AV publication offers such insights into the consumer electronics industry than HTR and these articles written by the likes of Jerry Del Colliano, Adrienne Maxwell, Andrew Robinson and others are as good as it gets when it comes to taking a hard look at the future of the hobby, passion and business known as audiophilia, consumer electronics and home theater.

D&M Holdings Dumps Escient and Snell Brands

D&M Holdings Dumps Escient and Snell Brands

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Sometimes even being great isn't enough if other people can't figure out where you go within the big picture. This seems to have been the case with Snell, a high-end audiophile brand that won great acclaim, but hasn't caught on with integration into mainstream home theaters. Read More

 
The Word For The Day is Autostereoscopic When It Comes To 3D

The Word For The Day is Autostereoscopic When It Comes To 3D

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

If you don't already wear glasses, chances are, you don't want to start right now. If you do wear glasses, you don't want to have to wear battery-powered glasses. Therefore, autostereoscopic - that is, glasses-free 3D - seems the clear path forward with home theater 3D. Read More

 
Competing With Costco When Selling HDTVs

Competing With Costco When Selling HDTVs

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

How does the specialty retailer compete with Costco and the other big-box chains? Jerry del Colliano shares his thoughts on value-added services and the art of the upsell. Take the right approach, he says, and you will have success. Read More

 
Why Audiophile Music Doesn't Sell To The Masses

Why Audiophile Music Doesn't Sell To The Masses

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano explains why audiophile music, beloved by those who have been taught to appreciate it, doesn't necessarily spark ownership cravings in consumers who have grown up with lesser-quality devices. Read More

 
Top 10 Most Cliché Home Theater Demos

Top 10 Most Cliché Home Theater Demos

By Andrew Robinson

 

Heard of the adage, "Never bore your audience"? If you want to show off your wonderful home entertainment system to guests who may have already seen a few such set-ups elsewhere, here's a HomeTheaterReview.com guide to keeping it fresh. Read More

 
High End AV Preamp Sales Boom Despite Recession - Many Models Sold Out

High End AV Preamp Sales Boom Despite Recession - Many Models Sold Out

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Despite the fact that the economy continues to struggle, higher end AV preamps continue to sell well, especially those in the $10,000 and under price range. Some of the most popular models are actually selling out resulting in wait lists. Read More

 
Why

Why "Build It And They Will Come" Never Works in the AV Retail

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

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

AV123.com's Mark Schifter Indicted in Colorado For Alleged Charity Fraud

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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?

Are Today's HDTVs Truly Disposable Electronic Components?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

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

D.C. Area MyerEmco Chain Slated To Close

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

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