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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.

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

 
Control4 Purchases Triad Speakers

Control4 Purchases Triad Speakers

By Dennis Burger

 

Legrand buys Luxul. Samsung buys Harman. Razer buys THX. SnapAV buys, well, whoever it is that SnapAV bought this week (honestly, who can keep up?). If there's one trend in our industry that interests me less than any other, it... Read More

 
A Dark Day Without the Internet

A Dark Day Without the Internet

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The Internet has crept into every aspect of our lives--from our AV entertainment to our employment to our home automation. Is your Internet as robust and reliable as it needs to be? Read More

 
Audio Hardware Sales Are Up, Thanks to Wireless Speakers and Headphones

Audio Hardware Sales Are Up, Thanks to Wireless Speakers and Headphones

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Futuresource Consulting's most recent tracking report on audio hardware sales highlights some interesting trends in the market, both positive and negative. Overall, audio hardware sales were up 28 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with the same period last year.... Read More

 
Emerging Technology Stars Over AV at CES

Emerging Technology Stars Over AV at CES

By Jeff Berman

 

In recent weeks, we've discussed video and audio trends at this year's CES. Now we turn to a category that, arguably, overshadowed both: emerging tech like AI and virtual reality. Jeff Berman discusses how these categories made their strong mark on CES 2017. Read More

 
HDMI Forum Announces HDMI 2.1 Specification

HDMI Forum Announces HDMI 2.1 Specification

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HDMI Forum has announced that the latest HDMI spec, version 2.1, will be released in the second quarter of 2017. HDMI 2.1 will support higher video resolutions like 8K/60 and 4K/120, a 48-Gbps bandwidth, a variable refresh rate for gaming,... Read More

 
High-End Audio at CES: A Post Mortem

High-End Audio at CES: A Post Mortem

By Dennis Burger

 

The High Performance Audio area at CES is not what it used to be. Dennis Burger discusses the apparent decline: what might be causing it and what can be done to fix it. Read More

 
CEDIA Sells Ownership of Annual Expo to Emerald Expositions

CEDIA Sells Ownership of Annual Expo to Emerald Expositions

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

CEDIA has announced that it has sold ownership of its annual CEDIA Expo to Emerald Expositions, which is one of the largest trade-show operators in the U.S. The CEDIA Expo, which takes place every fall, is targeted at the custom... Read More

 
THX Launches Streaming Certification Program

THX Launches Streaming Certification Program

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

THX has announced a new certification program for streamed audio and video content, with the goal of establishing "a universal standard for quality in the streaming world that consumers can trust." The company already has certification programs in place for... Read More