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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.

Selling Audio/Video to Gen Xers Versus Baby Boomers

Selling Audio/Video to Gen Xers Versus Baby Boomers

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Since Baby Boomers aren't buying as much AV gear as they used to, who is the new audience for home theater systems? Jerry Del Colliano says it's not Millennials but rather Generation Xers who should be the focus of the sales efforts. Read More

 
Z-Wave Alliance Initiates Mandatory Security Protocol for All Certified Devices

Z-Wave Alliance Initiates Mandatory Security Protocol for All Certified Devices

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The Z-Wave Alliance has announced that, effective immediately, all new Z-Wave certified devices must adhere to a new security protocol to ensure that users of Z-Wave smart home products are protected. Z-Wave is a wireless mesh networking protocol utilized by... Read More

 
What Gear Would You Choose to Build a $5,000 System?

What Gear Would You Choose to Build a $5,000 System?

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

If you had $5,000 to spend on a new home theater or audiophile system, what gear would you buy? We posed this question to our team of writers. Find out how they answered. Read More

 
The CTA Develops Smart Home Security Checklist for Installers

The CTA Develops Smart Home Security Checklist for Installers

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

As cyber-security concerns grow, AV installers need to be sure that they are following best practices to make smart home devices as secure as possible. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has developed the Connected Home Security Checklist Tool, which details... Read More

 
Luxman Enters U.S. Market with New CD Player and Tube Amp

Luxman Enters U.S. Market with New CD Player and Tube Amp

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Luxman Japan has announced the formation of an American subsidiary: Luxman America, Inc., based in New York. The company manufactures luxury audio components and this month will debut two new products for the North American market--the D-380 CD player and... Read More

 
Sound United Acquires D+M Group

Sound United Acquires D+M Group

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Sound United, the parent company of Polk and Definitive Technology, has acquired the D+M Group, which owns Denon, Heos by Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics. The combined company will carry the Sound United name. The sale was finalized yesterday (February... Read More

 
Control4 Purchases Triad Speakers

Control4 Purchases Triad Speakers

By Dennis Burger

 

Legrand buys Luxul. Samsung buys Harman. Razer buys THX. SnapAV buys, well, whoever it is that SnapAV bought this week (honestly, who can keep up?). If there's one trend in our industry that interests me less than any other, it... Read More

 
A Dark Day Without the Internet

A Dark Day Without the Internet

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The Internet has crept into every aspect of our lives--from our AV entertainment to our employment to our home automation. Is your Internet as robust and reliable as it needs to be? Read More

 
Audio Hardware Sales Are Up, Thanks to Wireless Speakers and Headphones

Audio Hardware Sales Are Up, Thanks to Wireless Speakers and Headphones

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Futuresource Consulting's most recent tracking report on audio hardware sales highlights some interesting trends in the market, both positive and negative. Overall, audio hardware sales were up 28 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with the same period last year.... Read More

 
Emerging Technology Stars Over AV at CES

Emerging Technology Stars Over AV at CES

By Jeff Berman

 

In recent weeks, we've discussed video and audio trends at this year's CES. Now we turn to a category that, arguably, overshadowed both: emerging tech like AI and virtual reality. Jeff Berman discusses how these categories made their strong mark on CES 2017. Read More