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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.

Millennials Prefer to Rent Versus Buy

Millennials Prefer to Rent Versus Buy

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Millennials represent a huge pool of potential shoppers, but how do you sell higher-end AV gear to a generation that prefers to rent instead of buy? Read More

 
Promising Signs for Broadcast UHD TV at the NAB Show

Promising Signs for Broadcast UHD TV at the NAB Show

By Jeff Berman

 

Ultra HD TV broadcasts and ATSC 3.0 were hot topics at the recent NAB trade show. Although many players in the broadcast industry are enthusiastic about UHD, challenges still remain. Read More

 
Best Buy Partners with Vivint to Launch Smart Home Service

Best Buy Partners with Vivint to Launch Smart Home Service

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Best Buy has partnered with Vivint Smart Home to introduce a new smart home service, which will be offered in over 400 Best Buy locations beginning this summer. The "Best Buy Smart Home powered by Vivint" service will help consumers... Read More

 
LeEco Will Not Acquire VIZIO After All

LeEco Will Not Acquire VIZIO After All

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

LeEco has informed us that its acquisition of VIZIO is not going to happen, due to "regulatory headwinds." Last July, it was announced that LeEco, a major media conglomerate in China that has since entered the U.S. market with a... Read More

 
Selling Audio/Video to Gen Xers Versus Baby Boomers

Selling Audio/Video to Gen Xers Versus Baby Boomers

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Since Baby Boomers aren't buying as much AV gear as they used to, who is the new audience for home theater systems? Jerry Del Colliano says it's not Millennials but rather Generation Xers who should be the focus of the sales efforts. Read More

 
Z-Wave Alliance Initiates Mandatory Security Protocol for All Certified Devices

Z-Wave Alliance Initiates Mandatory Security Protocol for All Certified Devices

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The Z-Wave Alliance has announced that, effective immediately, all new Z-Wave certified devices must adhere to a new security protocol to ensure that users of Z-Wave smart home products are protected. Z-Wave is a wireless mesh networking protocol utilized by... Read More

 
What Gear Would You Choose to Build a $5,000 System?

What Gear Would You Choose to Build a $5,000 System?

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

If you had $5,000 to spend on a new home theater or audiophile system, what gear would you buy? We posed this question to our team of writers. Find out how they answered. Read More

 
The CTA Develops Smart Home Security Checklist for Installers

The CTA Develops Smart Home Security Checklist for Installers

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

As cyber-security concerns grow, AV installers need to be sure that they are following best practices to make smart home devices as secure as possible. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has developed the Connected Home Security Checklist Tool, which details... Read More

 
Luxman Enters U.S. Market with New CD Player and Tube Amp

Luxman Enters U.S. Market with New CD Player and Tube Amp

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Luxman Japan has announced the formation of an American subsidiary: Luxman America, Inc., based in New York. The company manufactures luxury audio components and this month will debut two new products for the North American market--the D-380 CD player and... Read More

 
Sound United Acquires D+M Group

Sound United Acquires D+M Group

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Sound United, the parent company of Polk and Definitive Technology, has acquired the D+M Group, which owns Denon, Heos by Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics. The combined company will carry the Sound United name. The sale was finalized yesterday (February... Read More