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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.

The Best Seat in the House Isn't in Your House: A Look at Bowers & Wilkins' Jaguar Sound System

The Best Seat in the House Isn't in Your House: A Look at Bowers & Wilkins' Jaguar Sound System

By Andrew Robinson

 

Unless you are actually in the industry, and perhaps even then, chances are that you spend much more of your music-listening time in your car than you do in your home. Bowers & Wilkins designed their Jaguar sound system with this in mind. Read More

 
Philips Getting Out of the TV Business

Philips Getting Out of the TV Business

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

TWICE has reported that Philips is selling off the greater portion of its European TV business to TPV, the Hong Kong-based manufacturer of televisions and PC computers. Philips has already closed down their Philips Pronto division. Read More

 
Court Orders Dish Network to Shut Down DVRs

Court Orders Dish Network to Shut Down DVRs

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Dish Network is in trouble with the US Court of Appeals over its use of TiVo. TiVo is trying to get a full injunction against Dish Network while Dish is suggesting that they will appeal the ruling. Read more details here. Read More

 
NHL Picks Comcast-NBC Over ESPN For Long Term TV Deal

NHL Picks Comcast-NBC Over ESPN For Long Term TV Deal

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

In another example of corporate synergy, NBC/Comcast, which has ties with Philadelphia Flyers' owner Ed Snider, just made a deal giving the network the rights to televise the games of the National Hockey League for the next ten years, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read More

 
LG Electronics Begins 2011 Recycling Program: Great American Cleanup

LG Electronics Begins 2011 Recycling Program: Great American Cleanup

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Keep America Beautiful is sponsoring the Great American Clean-up, the largest U.S.-based volunteer "green" program. LG Electronics is on board with its push to recycle electronic components, including items like old DVD players, speakers and other units. Read More

 
An Industry Icon Gone: Sidney Harman Passes Away at 92

An Industry Icon Gone: Sidney Harman Passes Away at 92

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The firm of Harman-Kardon was formed in 1953, when Sidney Harman and designer Bernard Kardon joined forces in a company that has become one of the top names in the audiophile world. Harman passed away at the age of 92 on April 13, 2011, after a struggle with leukemia. Read More

 
DISH Network Buys Blockbuster

DISH Network Buys Blockbuster

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

It seems a little unconventional for a home content video provider to buy a brick-and-mortar store chain, but that is just what has happened with DISH Network's purchase of Blockbuster's DVD/Blu-ray sale and rental business after the latter firm filed for bankruptcy. Read More

 
Tribeca Flashpoint Academy and LG Team Up to Make 3D Available to Filmmakers and Consumers

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy and LG Team Up to Make 3D Available to Filmmakers and Consumers

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The noted film school and the electronics company have come together in a just-announced partnership to put up-to-the-minute 3D technology, until now the domain of the major studios, into the hands of new and independent filmmakers, with the Tribeca Film Festival as one destination for the results. Read More

 
Sale of Knock-off Audio Equipment Brought to an End

Sale of Knock-off Audio Equipment Brought to an End

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Chinese law enforcement in Guangdong has cracked down on the manufacture and sale of cheap, illegal copies of brand-name audio equipment after receiving complaints from the firms Harman, Sennheiser, Shure and AudioTechnica. Read More

 
Milestone AV and Da-Lite Announce Merger

Milestone AV and Da-Lite Announce Merger

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The Da-Lite Screen Company, which makes a variety of brands of video projection screens for both residential and commercial purposes, will be joining forces with Milestone AV Technologies, which designs and manufactures mounts and display solutions. Read More