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Circuit City Liquidates But Could Be Reborn After Auction

Circuit City Liquidates But Could Be Reborn After Auction

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There is at least the possibility of a silver lining in the massive, dark clouds currently sending rolling thunder and incendiary lightning down onto poor Circuit City. The company has gone from filing Chapter 11 to door-closing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Read More

 
CES Show Attendance Slips To 110k At First Report

CES Show Attendance Slips To 110k At First Report

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

For most trade shows, one hundred and ten thousand attendees isn't a bad number (unless we're talking Comic-Con, in which case it would be a sign of the Apocalypse). However, for the Las Vegas-based Consumer Electronics Show, that's a drop from previous years. Read More

 
Apple To Lower The Price of More Songs To $0.69 Per Track

Apple To Lower The Price of More Songs To $0.69 Per Track

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Apple has announced that it will now have two prices for single songs in their iTunes Music store. New and very popular songs will now cost $1.29 while many other tracks will have a lower cost of $0.69 each. The new, lower price is partially designed to make piracy of songs less desirable. Read More

 
 Viacom and Time Warner Find Middle Ground In TV Channel Fee Deal

Viacom and Time Warner Find Middle Ground In TV Channel Fee Deal

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Avoiding the heavily publicized standoffs that have occurred between various networks - ABC and Fox come to mind - and a number of cable and satellite companies, Viacom and Time Warner have reached a deal allowing the latter to continue to carry the former's programming. Read More

 
Will CES 2009 Flop Because of The Sagging Economy?

Will CES 2009 Flop Because of The Sagging Economy?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Everybody who has ever been involved in running a convention knows the nerve-wracking dread of head counts. Will enough bodies come through the door to make the event worthwhile? It seems strange to imagine that this could be a consideration for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Read More

 
Holiday Wishes From HomeTheaterReview.com

Holiday Wishes From HomeTheaterReview.com

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Happy holidays to all of our readers. Despite the recession, there are reasons for optimism in the world of home theater. Technologies are getting better and better and prices continue to drop. Soon, it may be possible to watch 3D without the use of those annoying glasses. Audiophiles may soon be listening to music on 24/192 audio files. Read More

 
Greed is Good: New Private Equity Firm Looks To Invest In AV Companies

Greed is Good: New Private Equity Firm Looks To Invest In AV Companies

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Finally, some potential good economic news for the AV business: DMC Capital announced today they will be looking to invest money in consumer electronics companies in various ways. With all apologies to "Wall Street's" Gordon Gekko, greed, for lack of a better way to put it, is overcoming fear with regard to the future of the AV industry. Read More

 
BCS National Championship Game Coming In 3-D To Theaters

BCS National Championship Game Coming In 3-D To Theaters

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The BSC still doesn't have a playoff system, but the two teams selected to compete for College Football's mythical national championship will be seen in 3-D. Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corporation will be broadcasting the game at theaters in 35 states via its proprietary CineLive satellite network using the Sensio 3-D format. Read More

 
More Evidence Howard Stern is Going To Leave Satellite Radio

More Evidence Howard Stern is Going To Leave Satellite Radio

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Inside Radio has reported that Howard Stern is saying he will be leaving Sirius-XM radio when his contract is up in two years. "The King of All Media" was the most highly publicized signing for the satellite radio giant who originally inked him to a five-year deal worth nearly $500,000,000. Read More

 
Report: Tweeter May Reopen While in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Report: Tweeter May Reopen While in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Twice, an industry trade magazine, has indicated that the Tweeter chain of electronics stores may reopen its doors tomorrow to further liquidate their inventory. The company recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Tweeter was one of the largest mid-level retailers in the marketplace and had previously acquired regional retailers like Bryn Mawr Stereo, Hi-Fi Buys and Dow. Read More