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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.

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

 
Should You Have to Crowdfund Your AV Gear?

Should You Have to Crowdfund Your AV Gear?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

A growing number of AV manufacturers are turning to crowdfunding as a way to get products made. Jerry Del Colliano discusses the pluses and minuses of this approach and poses the question: What AV products would you consider funding? Read More

 

Millennials Abandoning Traditional TV at Faster Pace

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Recent Nielsen figures show that younger viewers are abandoning traditional TV usage at more than double the rate of previous years, according to the New York Post. Between just September and January, TV usage fell 10.6 percent among viewers age... Read More

 
Dish CEO Joe Clayton Announces Retirement

Dish CEO Joe Clayton Announces Retirement

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Dish Network has announced that president and CEO Joe Clayton will retire on March 31, 2015. Clayton joined Dish Network in June of 2011, brining the same enthusiasm and high-spirited presence that he previously brought to Sirius Satellite Radio, and... Read More

 
Best Buy Adds Wedding Registry

Best Buy Adds Wedding Registry

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

For the tech-saavy couple preparing to tie the knot, a Best Buy wedding registry might be the perfect choice. Best Buy has added the registry to its website, with a mobile app and in-store kiosks coming soon. In additon to... Read More

 
Fantasy CEO: Saving RadioShack From Bankruptcy

Fantasy CEO: Saving RadioShack From Bankruptcy

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

RadioShack has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Can it be saved? Jerry Del Colliano discusses the steps he would take to transform RadioShack into a relevant and valuable presence in the AV industry. Read More

 
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

 
Reading Past Star Ratings in AV Reviews

Reading Past Star Ratings in AV Reviews

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Jerry Del Colliano discusses our five-star ratings system and explains why ratings don't (and shouldn't) tell the whole story in any review. 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