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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.

Does Google Have the Power to Take Control of Your Whole Home?

Does Google Have the Power to Take Control of Your Whole Home?

By Jeff Berman

 

Google's efforts to take control of the living room are being taken two steps further in 2015--first through the arrival of the first Android TVs, and second through the implementation of its Google Cast technology in various audio products from... Read More

 
Web-Connected TVs Are in 56 Percent of U.S. Homes, Study Shows

Web-Connected TVs Are in 56 Percent of U.S. Homes, Study Shows

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Multichannel News reports that about 56 percent of homes in the United States have at least one TV connected to the Internet to stream media content, based on a new Leichtman Research Group survey. This includes smart TVs, as well... Read More

 
Would You Go to an Audiophile Pop-Up?

Would You Go to an Audiophile Pop-Up?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Pop-ups are all the rage in fine dining, but would they work in the AV realm? Jerry Del Colliano thinks that creative AV dealers and manufacturers could generate a lot of excitement by taking their goods on the road. Read More

 
Should You Open an Audiophile Bed and Breakfast?

Should You Open an Audiophile Bed and Breakfast?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Would you stay at an audiophile-oriented bed and breakfast? Jerry Del Colliano believes this could be a great way to sell the gear and, especially, the high-end experience to prospective buyers. Read More

 
HDMI Forum Releases 2.0a Specification

HDMI Forum Releases 2.0a Specification

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The HDMI Forum has announced the release of the HDMI 2.0a specification that allows for the transmission of High Dynamic Range formats. HDR is one potential element of the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format that is expected to arrive later... Read More

 
Can DTS:X Get Off the Ground?

Can DTS:X Get Off the Ground?

By Brent Butterworth

 

DTS officially unveiled the details on its object-based DTS:X platform at an event last week. Brent Butterworth offers his initial observations on whether DTS:X will be viable for the home theater market. Read More

 
DTS Provides More Details on the DTS:X Platform

DTS Provides More Details on the DTS:X Platform

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

At a special event yesterday, DTS showcased its new DTS:X object-based surround sound platform for both the cinema and home environments. The press release below details the company's inital plans to integrate DTS:X into movie theaters, as well as providing... Read More

 
What the AV Industry Could Learn From Colt 45 Malt Liquor

What the AV Industry Could Learn From Colt 45 Malt Liquor

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Colt 45's famous slogan is, "It works every time." Jerry Del Colliano says the AV industry needs to embrace that same motto and not ignore the importance of system control and integration. Read More

 
Should Some Audiophile Products Be Sold on a Limited-Edition Basis?

Should Some Audiophile Products Be Sold on a Limited-Edition Basis?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Would the audio industry benefit from selling certain products on a limited-edition basis? Would this add the necessary urgency to the purchase process for audio gear? Jerry Del Colliano explores the idea in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
No Love for Next-Gen AV Technologies?

No Love for Next-Gen AV Technologies?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

We've been covering a number of emerging technologies lately, from Ultra HD to hi-res audio to Dolby Atmos. While some readers find these developments exciting, others seem ready to dismiss them right off the bat, which makes us ask: Why no love for next-gen AV technologies? Read More