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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.

Comcast Cleared To Buy NBC Thanks To Vivendi Deal

Comcast Cleared To Buy NBC Thanks To Vivendi Deal

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In a deal that has stirred controversy over monopoly and anti-trust laws, cable giant Comcast has negotiated to purchase Vivendi's shares of NBC/Universal - the already combined network and studio - for the sum of $5.8 million. Read More

 
More Black Friday Specials From Nuforce, Aperion and Orb Audio

More Black Friday Specials From Nuforce, Aperion and Orb Audio

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Although they position themselves as the only games in town, Walmart and Target aren't the only places to get good deals on merchandise - especially if you're shopping for name brand specialty audio/video equipment the day after Thanksgiving. Read More

 
Meridian Opens a Concept Store in Bangkok

Meridian Opens a Concept Store in Bangkok

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We've all heard about what one night in Bangkok can do, but now Meridian and MRD Audio Company, Meridian's exclusive dealer for Thailand, are joining forces to put one store in Bangkok, specifically the world's first Meridian Concept store. Read More

 
Too Big To Fail: AV Manufacturers Look To Big Distributor AVAD For Their Future

Too Big To Fail: AV Manufacturers Look To Big Distributor AVAD For Their Future

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about how many of America's audio/video manufacturers feel about the electronics distribution company AVAD, which has been acquiring something of a monopoly in the trade. Read More

 
VIZIO Licenses Digital TV Patent Portfolio to SONY - Ends Dispute

VIZIO Licenses Digital TV Patent Portfolio to SONY - Ends Dispute

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Vizio and Sony have resolved recent patent disputes, with Vizio now becoming a licensee under Sony's color television patent portfolio. Meanwhile, Vizio will continue to expand its own intellectual property and patent portfolio. Read More

 
AV's Next and Biggest Generation of Clients Deeply Affected By Unemployment and Under-employment

AV's Next and Biggest Generation of Clients Deeply Affected By Unemployment and Under-employment

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Historically, consumers in their twenties and thirties are the most avid purchasers of new audio/video technology. Unfortunately, because of the problematic economy, many of today's twenty-and thirty-year-olds are unemployed or at least under-employed. Read More

 
Consolidation Is Taking the

Consolidation Is Taking the "Special" Out of Specialty Audio-Video

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about the downsides of what can happen when one specialty audio-video company absorbs another, sometimes jettisoning some or all of what made the acquisition special in the first place. Read More

 
What if HDMI Actually Worked?

What if HDMI Actually Worked?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's Jerry Del Colliano takes a look at some of the problems associated with HDMI and why this new technology often frustrates audiophiles... Read More

 
Dynaudio's Puccini Sound System For The New Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

Dynaudio's Puccini Sound System For The New Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

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By virtually any standard, the Bugatti Veyron is a triumph of engineering and performance in a sports vehicle. For the debut of Bugatti's latest offering, the Veyron Grand Sport, the company wanted a sound system befitting the quality of the automobile. Read More

 
AV Manufacturers Need To

AV Manufacturers Need To "Floor" High-End AV Gear for Dealers as Part of an AV Stimulus Plan

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano makes some suggestions for what audio/video manufacturers can do to help themselves when they need to secure large bank loans during this period of difficulty for independent business owners. Read More