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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.

Wireworld Introduces Multi-Gigabit Network Cable at CES

Wireworld Introduces Multi-Gigabit Network Cable at CES

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

At the International CES this week, Wireworld is introducing the Starlight CAT7a network cable, designed for high-speed media network applications. The Starlight cable combines a new internal design that provides greater separation between the four conductor pairs with proprietary Composilex... Read More

 
Poll Finds Increased Interest in Smart-Home Networks

Poll Finds Increased Interest in Smart-Home Networks

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

A recent survey commissioned by members of the Internet of Things Consortium found that nearly two-thirds of the roughly 1,000 respondents were moderately or extremely interested in smart home solutions (such as security and energy management), according to an article... Read More

 
DTS Announces Its Own Object-Based Audio Codec, DTS:X

DTS Announces Its Own Object-Based Audio Codec, DTS:X

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

You've heard of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. Now it's time to meet DTS:X. As expected, DTS has announced its own object-based audio codec that adds a height element to create a more immersive surround presentation. Electronics manufacturers like Anthem, Denon,... Read More

 
CBS and Dish Network Reach Deal

CBS and Dish Network Reach Deal

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Dish Network subscribers who were worred about losing access to the CBS family of channels can breathe a little easier, as the two companies reached an agreement over the weekend that ended another in a long line of very ugly... Read More

 
Tech Purchases over Black Friday Weekend Increase in 2014, Shows CEA Survey

Tech Purchases over Black Friday Weekend Increase in 2014, Shows CEA Survey

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates that 51.2 million American adults bought or planned to buy technology products over the Black Friday weekend--and that the number of tech purchases and amount spent per shopper were both up this year, even... Read More

 
Why AV Enthusiasts Should Be Mad at Fireplaces

Why AV Enthusiasts Should Be Mad at Fireplaces

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Some people won't consider buying a home that lacks a fireplace, so who would be crazy enough to rip out or cover up their living room's beautiful fireplace? Someone who cares about AV performance, that's who. Jerry Del Colliano discusses why AV lovers should shun these acoustic and logistical nightmares. Read More

 
Who Is on Your Audiophile Mount Rushmore?

Who Is on Your Audiophile Mount Rushmore?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

If you had to pick four people to honor on the Audiophile Mount Rushmore, who would they be and why? Check out our list of potential candidates, and see who Jerry Del Colliano would select. Read More

 
Five AV Categories That Are Much Cheaper (and Better) Than They Were Five Years Ago

Five AV Categories That Are Much Cheaper (and Better) Than They Were Five Years Ago

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There's no denying that your hard-earned dollar goes a lot further these days when it comes to buying AV gear. Jerry Del Colliano highlights five categories where prices have fallen as performance has risen. Read More

 
Aereo Loses Another Court Battle

Aereo Loses Another Court Battle

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Reuters recently reported that a New York federal judge dealt another setback to Aereo, denying the company's request to operate like a cable operator and transmit live TV broadcasts. Since the Supreme Court ruled that the Aereo service was in... Read More

 
Apple Sees Decline in iTunes Music Sales

Apple Sees Decline in iTunes Music Sales

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that digital music sales through the iTunes Store have fallen 13 to 14 percent worldwide this year, compared with only a 2.1 percent decline last year. As more people subscribe to subscription-based music streaming... Read More