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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.

Sony Introduces New Versions of Consumer Software for Creative Content Production

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

While people inside the "industry" may use Avid or Final Cut, truth be told there are a few out there that insist on using Sony's suite of editing and post production tools. Sony is hoping to parlay their professional success into a consumer one by offering new products to go head-to-head with the likes of Adobe and Apple for prosumer dominance. Read More

 
Crestron Reacts To Apple's iPad By Opening Up More Local Distribution

Crestron Reacts To Apple's iPad By Opening Up More Local Distribution

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

You've heard the saying, "You can't fight City Hall." In the case of portable electronics, City Hall equates with Apple's line of i-devices. However, the home automation company Crestron is putting up a challenge to City Hall - that is, Apple's iPad - with an expansion of local distribution. Read More

 
HARMAN Announces Premium Infotainment System for Entry-Level Luxury Market

HARMAN Announces Premium Infotainment System for Entry-Level Luxury Market

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Somewhere in the realm between the utility vehicle and the Masarati dwells the entry-level luxury vehicle. Harman says that it will be serving this market with its development of a new top-level infotainment system for such vehicles and, of course, the vehicles' owners. Read More

 

Onkyo To Sell Through Walmart.com

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Onkyo, like Vizio and others before them, has discovered the pot of gold that is being associated with the mega retail chain Wal-Mart and while Onkyo is staying clear of their retail stores (for now) they're going to be making their presence known on Wal-Mart's website real soon. Read More

 

Cisco beta testing $500 consumer version of TelePresence video conferencing

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Cisco is currently testing a consumer-oriented version of its TelePresence video-conferencing system. The company claims that the simplified consumer version would just plug into your television and should be available in late 2010 for about $500. Read More

 
Home Theater Video Nears Digital Cinema Standard Thanks To Advances In Digital Technologies

Home Theater Video Nears Digital Cinema Standard Thanks To Advances In Digital Technologies

By Andrew Robinson

 

Technology continues to advance. Now, even movie industry professionals like legendary director Francis Ford Coppola acknowledge that home theater equipment is at least as good as what is at your local movie theater. Want proof? Coppola, for example, uses a SIM2 home theater projector in his postproduction suites when coloring and mastering his films. Read More

 

Industry Leaders Announce Open Platform to Bring Web to TV

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Several high-profile consumer electronics players--namely, Sony, Intel, Google, and Logitech--have teamed up to develop Google TV, an open platform that unites TV and the Web. The idea isn't new, of course. Will this new team succeed where others have stumbled? Read More

 
Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser Dies

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser Dies

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The audio industry has said farewell to another giant in the field, Professor Fritz Sennheiser. Sennheiser founded the electronics firm Sennheiser GmbH & Co. KG, as well as creating many advances in the field. He passed away on May 17, 2010 at the age of 92. Read More

 
A Weekend With Francis Ford Coppola and SIM2

A Weekend With Francis Ford Coppola and SIM2

By Andrew Robinson

 

Italian projector manufacturer SIM2 recently partnered with legendary filmmaker and wine coinsure Francis Ford Coppola. To kick off this unique partnership, SIM2 flew a few AV industry guests, including Home Theater Review's Andrew Robinson, to the Napa Valley in Northern California for a chance to meet with the cinematic icon. Read More

 
Americans Are Spending More On Consumer Electronics Despite Recession

Americans Are Spending More On Consumer Electronics Despite Recession

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

While a lot of sources define consumer electronics as luxuries, it seems that American consumers beg to differ. Even though times are tough for a lot of people, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reports that the average U.S. household spent more on electronics than in the past. Read More