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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.

High-End Audio at CES: A Post Mortem

High-End Audio at CES: A Post Mortem

By Dennis Burger

 

The High Performance Audio area at CES is not what it used to be. Dennis Burger discusses the apparent decline: what might be causing it and what can be done to fix it. Read More

 
HDMI Forum Announces HDMI 2.1 Specification

HDMI Forum Announces HDMI 2.1 Specification

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

HDMI Forum has announced that the latest HDMI spec, version 2.1, will be released in the second quarter of 2017. HDMI 2.1 will support higher video resolutions like 8K/60 and 4K/120, a 48-Gbps bandwidth, a variable refresh rate for gaming,... Read More

 
CEDIA Sells Ownership of Annual Expo to Emerald Expositions

CEDIA Sells Ownership of Annual Expo to Emerald Expositions

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

CEDIA has announced that it has sold ownership of its annual CEDIA Expo to Emerald Expositions, which is one of the largest trade-show operators in the U.S. The CEDIA Expo, which takes place every fall, is targeted at the custom... Read More

 
THX Launches Streaming Certification Program

THX Launches Streaming Certification Program

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

THX has announced a new certification program for streamed audio and video content, with the goal of establishing "a universal standard for quality in the streaming world that consumers can trust." The company already has certification programs in place for... Read More

 
Cary Audio Introduces Brand Ambassador Program

Cary Audio Introduces Brand Ambassador Program

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Cary Audio continues to expand its online footprint with the introduction of the Brand Ambassador program. Consumers who purchase Cary Audio products via CaryDirect.com and then promote them through social media and forum sites can earn Cash Points toward future... Read More

 
Surging 4K Demand Helped TVs Remain King on Black Friday

Surging 4K Demand Helped TVs Remain King on Black Friday

By Jeff Berman

 

Once again, TVs were a big sales draw over the long Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, but this year saw a huge jump in 4K TV sales, thanks to a huge drop in 4K prices. Read More

 
The Year in Review ... and a Look Ahead

The Year in Review ... and a Look Ahead

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell looks back at the major home theater news and developments of 2016 and questions what will happen in the year ahead. Read More

 
SnapAV Acquires Autonomic Controls

SnapAV Acquires Autonomic Controls

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

SnapAV recently announced the acquisition of Autonomic Controls, a company known for high-end multi-room music servers and related products. SnapAV is both a manufacturer and distributor of A/V products, and Autonomic will join brands like SunBrite, Episode Speakers, Dragonfly Projection... Read More

 
Tessera Completes Its Acquisition of DTS

Tessera Completes Its Acquisition of DTS

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Tessera Holding Corporation has announced that it has completed its acquistion of DTS, which was first announced back in September. The newly combined company will introduce a new corporate name, brand, and logo during the first quarter of 2017. From... Read More

 
Samsung Will Acquire HARMAN International

Samsung Will Acquire HARMAN International

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Huge news on this Monday morning, as Samsung announced that it will acquire HARMAN International for $8 billion. For Samsung, the acquistion is mostly about strengthening its position in the connected car market, where HARMAN is reportedly the market leader.... Read More