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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.

Parks and Assoc. Say Consumers Intend To Spend More On AV Later in 2009

Parks and Assoc. Say Consumers Intend To Spend More On AV Later in 2009

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

A silver lining may be appearing on the storm-clouded electronics consumer horizon, according to a survey by Parks Associates' Decision Process, which says that although the economy has been a big factor in a downturn in spending, the public may purchase more later in 2009. Read More

 
AV Identity Crisis: Radio Shack and Wilson Audio Abandon Well Known Names

AV Identity Crisis: Radio Shack and Wilson Audio Abandon Well Known Names

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Radio Shack is one of those brand names like "Xerox" or "Mc" anything - people use it when they are talking about an entire type of products, whether they literally mean it's from Radio Shack or not. Now Radio Shack is changing its name to The Shack. Read More

 
Legendary Speaker Designer Jim Thiel Passes Away

Legendary Speaker Designer Jim Thiel Passes Away

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

In sad news for the audio industry, a reliable source has confirmed that acclaimed loudspeaker designer Jim Thiel, founder of the Thiel loudspeaker line, has passed away. The cause of death has not been made known to the press at this time. Read More

 
CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Andrew Robinson

CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Andrew Robinson

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The CEDIA Tradeshow is one of the best places to get scoops on the latest and greatest from the world of home theater and custom installation. Andrew Robinson gives you his winners and losers from Atlanta. Read More

 
CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Ken Taraszka, MD

CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Ken Taraszka, MD

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Live from Atlanta is Dr. Ken Taraszka's CEDIA show coverage including a look at what's new from MartinLogan, Wadia, Theta, Revel, Pioneer, Mark Levinson, Toshiba, Anthem/Paradigm and many others from the world of home theater, audiophila and beyond. Read More

 
CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Jerry Del Colliano

CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Jerry Del Colliano

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Despite a down economy and a shaking specialty AV space 2009's CEDIA show in Atlanta, Georgia wasn't a complete disappointment according to Home Theater Review publisher, Jerry Del Colliano, for there were more than a few bright spots worth writing home about. Read More

 
Parent Company of Sunfire, Panamax, Speakercraft To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Parent Company of Sunfire, Panamax, Speakercraft To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

While there were plenty of hits on view, not all of the news coming out of the CEDIA trade show in Atlanta, Georgia was happy. Case in point was Nortek's announcement that their firm, the parent company of many name brands, has had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read More

 
Procella Audio Launches With High End Horn Loaded Speakers For Home Theater Use

Procella Audio Launches With High End Horn Loaded Speakers For Home Theater Use

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Procella Audio will now launch operations in the United States and will debut at CEDIA Expo 2009 this September in Atlanta. Chuck Back, formerly EVP of Miller & Kreisel Sound will be directing Procella's U.S. operations. Read More

 
Home Theater Review Launches New Facebook Fan Page

Home Theater Review Launches New Facebook Fan Page

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it - okay, the Cole Porter song is about falling in love (or at least lust), but birds, bees, educated fleas and an enormous chunk of the world's human population are on Facebook. Home Theater Review is joining the club. Read More

 
CEA and CNET Say Consumer Confidence Increased In August 2009

CEA and CNET Say Consumer Confidence Increased In August 2009

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The Consumer Electronics Association and CNET have released a report saying that as the dog days of summer rolled around, Americans have a better feeling about the economy, which translates into more hope for optimism in the electronics industry. Read More