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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.

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

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

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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

 
Sale of Smart Home Devices Expected to Rise

Sale of Smart Home Devices Expected to Rise

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Based on a recent survey done in conjunction with Parks Associates, the CEA anticipates that 20 percent of broadband-equipped households intend to buy one or more smart home devices within the next year, with smart lights and smart thermostats sitting... Read More

 
Sony's Pay-TV Service to Cost $80/Month

Sony's Pay-TV Service to Cost $80/Month

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Sony's upcoming pay-TV service won't be the low-priced option that the company had hoped, according to this story from FierceCable. Like so many other companies that are trying to offer lower-priced TV packages that give customers the channels they want... Read More

 
HBO to Offer Over-the-Top Service in 2015

HBO to Offer Over-the-Top Service in 2015

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and other outlets are reporting that, next year, HBO will finally offer an over-the-top version of its service, meaning that people who do not subscribe to a cable/satellite package will be able to subscribe... Read More

 
Best Buy to Add

Best Buy to Add "Connected Home" Department

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Best Buy plans to introduce Connected Home departments in more than 400 of its stores by Thanksgiving, according to this article by GigaOm. The Connected Home department will feature smart home automation products from companies like Nest, Honeywell, Philips Hue,... Read More