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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.

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

 
Competing With Costco When Selling HDTVs

Competing With Costco When Selling HDTVs

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

How does the specialty retailer compete with Costco and the other big-box chains? Jerry del Colliano shares his thoughts on value-added services and the art of the upsell. Take the right approach, he says, and you will have success. Read More

 
Israeli Police Catch Smugglers With Speakers Loaded with 238 Pounds of Cocaine

Israeli Police Catch Smugglers With Speakers Loaded with 238 Pounds of Cocaine

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Well, you've got to give them credit for chutzpah - that's nerve to you non-Yiddish speakers. Speaking of speakers, that's exactly what a gang of smugglers used as containers when trying to move 238 pounds of cocaine, but Israeli police weren't fooled. Read More

 
SIM2 Inks Promotion Deal With Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola

SIM2 Inks Promotion Deal With Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Francis Ford Coppola, five-time Oscar winner of Godfather, Zoetrope and wine-making fame, has signed a deal with SIM2 Multimedia to be one of the focal points for their new international promotional campaign that will run 2010/2011. Read More

 
Here We Go Again - HDMI 1.4a Released With Focus on 3D

Here We Go Again - HDMI 1.4a Released With Focus on 3D

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The latest enhancements for 3D applications from HDMI have been released and they include the addition of mandatory 3D formats for broadcast content as well as the addition of Top-and-Bottom 3D format. Read More

 
Why

Why "Build It And They Will Come" Never Works in the AV Retail

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

My dad always said measure twice and cut once. In business the same is true only it's identify demand then fulfill accordingly. Sounds easy enough yet so many bad business decisions, especially those surrounding the need to open a specialty AV shop, are not based upon hard facts or detailed planning but instead passion and desire, two things that often don't equal big sales as some who took the plunge are quickly finding out. Read More

 
AV123.com's Mark Schifter Indicted in Colorado For Alleged Charity Fraud

AV123.com's Mark Schifter Indicted in Colorado For Alleged Charity Fraud

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

According to Colorado-based website TimesCall.com, a Colorado grand jury has indicted Mark Schifter, who works for another website, AV123.com, for a number of charges relating to misappropriating funds earmarked for a variety of charitable organizations. Read More