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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.

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

 
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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

 
Appliances To Be Featured at CES in 2011

Appliances To Be Featured at CES in 2011

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

When one thinks of consumer electronics, the first items that come to mind are HD television sets, Blu-ray players and great sound systems. However, toasters, blenders and microwave ovens also qualify as consumer electronics, and this year, they'll be at CES. Read More

 
Panasonic to Provide HD Display Systems Throughout Angel Stadium

Panasonic to Provide HD Display Systems Throughout Angel Stadium

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Angel Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, has received an A/V makeover, brought to them by Panasonic. The ballpark is now outfitted with 350 HD plasmas and LCDs, as well as a new large-screen LED board. Read More

 
Walmart to Purchase VUDU

Walmart to Purchase VUDU

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Well it appears Wal-Mart is getting into the streaming content business with their recent acquisition of Vudu a device and service not unlike Apple's iTunes or AppleTV. Vudu is one of the few mass market streaming devices with adult content, something I'm sure isn't going to go over well with the holier than thou folks at Wal-Mart. Read More

 
Are Today's HDTVs Truly Disposable Electronic Components?

Are Today's HDTVs Truly Disposable Electronic Components?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

As Jerry del Colliano awaits the repair of his prized Panasonic plasma, he has plenty of free time to ponder this question: Has the HDTV become a disposable commodity? As flat-panel prices continue to drop, is it worth it to pay for a TV repair, or should you just upgrade to the latest model? Read More