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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.

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

 
Study Says HDTVs in More Than 50 Percent of American Homes

Study Says HDTVs in More Than 50 Percent of American Homes

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

According to a report supplied by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, 53 percent of U.S. households now own at least one HDTV. That's an 18-point jump from 2008. The report also shows that more HDTV owners are adding HDTV service. Read More

 
Cash For Clunkers - Meet The AV Business

Cash For Clunkers - Meet The AV Business

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about how a longstanding audio industry practice - giving cash or trade-ins on old jalopies so that their owners can afford new rides - can be applied to the audio/video business. Read More

 
Kaleidescape Loses Legal Appeal - Might Be Forced To Stop Making Products

Kaleidescape Loses Legal Appeal - Might Be Forced To Stop Making Products

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

In bad news for both the company and its consumer purchasing base, Kaleidescape has had a court judgment against it upheld on appeal. The judgment prevents Kaleidescape from digitally reproducing DVD-Video content onto its servers. Read More

 
Dish Network's Profit Dips 81 Percent

Dish Network's Profit Dips 81 Percent

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Call your broker because Dish Network's profits are taking a nosedive. The company blames litigation over DVR services for the loss of profit. The "low cost" satellite provider is trying to keep up with DirecTV who also has the NFL exclusively on their sports package. Read More

 
Hitachi To Acquire Remaining Shares of Hitachi Maxell Ltd.

Hitachi To Acquire Remaining Shares of Hitachi Maxell Ltd.

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

In what may seem to outsiders like a lateral move, Hitachi is buying up the rest of the stock of Hitachi Maxell Ltd., which Hitachi believes will increase the value of both companies, as well as creating synergistic benefit through the acquisition. Read More

 
Going Direct - The Gold Rush in Today's Specialty Audio-Video Business Has a New Set Of Rules

Going Direct - The Gold Rush in Today's Specialty Audio-Video Business Has a New Set Of Rules

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about how the world of selling has changed, particularly when it comes to selling specialty audio/video products to spending-wary consumers in the new economic climate. Read More