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Its important for every one from the audiophile consumer to the AV store owner to a Wall Street stock analyst to stay on top of the news that surrounds the world of consumer electronics. With billions of dollars of sales worldwide, public companies and cutting edge technologies designed to converge computers and entertainment - the CE business is an every changing marketplace. This HomeTheaterReview.com news archive will keep you with your finger on the pulse of what's going on in the world of all things consumer electronics.

Savant Acquires Artison

Savant Acquires Artison

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Whole-home automation company Savant announced today that it has acquired Artison, an audio company that's perhaps best known for its architectural and customizable speaker designs. As explained in the press release below, Artison holds a number of patents related to... Read More

 
Amplifier Technologies, Inc. Acquires Datasat

Amplifier Technologies, Inc. Acquires Datasat

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Amplifier Technologies, Inc. (ATI) has acquired Datasat Digital Entertainment, which manufactures high-end audio processors for the home and professional markets. Datasat joins the Theta Digital and BGW brands under the ATI umbrella. According to the press announcement below, Datasat products... Read More

 
The Top Mistakes That Electronics Retailers Keep Making

The Top Mistakes That Electronics Retailers Keep Making

By Jeff Berman

 

Why are so many CE retailers failing? Jeff Berman asks industry analysts to discuss the top mistakes the CE retailers are making. Read More

 
HARMAN Acquires Arcam

HARMAN Acquires Arcam

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HARMAN International, which was itself acquired by Samsung last year, has now acquired Arcam, based in Cambridge, UK. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but the press release below states that the current Arcam management team will remain... Read More

 
Inventory Matters in Specialty AV

Inventory Matters in Specialty AV

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There are many challenges facing specialty AV dealers as they try to compete with online retailers. Jerry Del Colliano discusses the importance of proper inventory management to help give brick-and-mortar stores an edge. Read More

 
How to Pull Off a Great AV Demo at a Show

How to Pull Off a Great AV Demo at a Show

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Regional AV shows are growing in number and importance, and they might be the key to attracting younger enthusiasts. Jerry Del Colliano offers some tips on how exhibitors at these shows can make the most of their AV demos. Read More

 
Audio Research Introduces Trade Up! Program

Audio Research Introduces Trade Up! Program

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Audio Research has introduced its first ever trade-in program, allowing owners of older Audio Research electronics the opportunity to put up to 75 percent of the original MSRP value toward a new ARC product. Details are available in the press... Read More

 
Sharp Sues Hisense Over Quality of Sharp-Branded TVs

Sharp Sues Hisense Over Quality of Sharp-Branded TVs

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BBC News is reporting that Sharp is suing Hisense over the low quality of the TVs that the latter company is producing under the Sharp brand. Hisense bought the rights to produce Sharp-branded TVs in the North American market back... Read More

 
Millennials Prefer to Rent Versus Buy

Millennials Prefer to Rent Versus Buy

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Millennials represent a huge pool of potential shoppers, but how do you sell higher-end AV gear to a generation that prefers to rent instead of buy? Read More

 
Promising Signs for Broadcast UHD TV at the NAB Show

Promising Signs for Broadcast UHD TV at the NAB Show

By Jeff Berman

 

Ultra HD TV broadcasts and ATSC 3.0 were hot topics at the recent NAB trade show. Although many players in the broadcast industry are enthusiastic about UHD, challenges still remain. Read More