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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.

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

 
Would Raising The Mortgage Interest Deduction Revive The High End Home Theater Market Nationally?

Would Raising The Mortgage Interest Deduction Revive The High End Home Theater Market Nationally?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano discusses a concept - based on the idea that most people who can afford high-end home electronics own their own homes - that could benefit the American home theater market. Read More

 
DTS Partners With LG To Bring Better Audio To Their HDTVs

DTS Partners With LG To Bring Better Audio To Their HDTVs

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Future LG TV owners--at least, those who live in Korea--will soon be able to enjoy integrated DTS audio decoding. The two companies have announced that DTS technology will be added to LG's digital TVs in Korea and set-top DMP units in Europe. Read More

 
Life Without AV Dealers

Life Without AV Dealers

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

You've seen, or at least read about, speculated-on futures for the Earth: life after humanity is gone, life after an asteroid strike, life after the Rolling Stones. HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano speculates about life after AV dealers are gone. Read More

 
D&M Holdings Dumps Escient and Snell Brands

D&M Holdings Dumps Escient and Snell Brands

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Sometimes even being great isn't enough if other people can't figure out where you go within the big picture. This seems to have been the case with Snell, a high-end audiophile brand that won great acclaim, but hasn't caught on with integration into mainstream home theaters. Read More