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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.

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

 
Home Theater Review Improves On-site Search Functionality

Home Theater Review Improves On-site Search Functionality

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

After only one year in business, Home Theater Review has 130,000 monthly readers. The publication aims to better serve these readers, and attract more of them, by improving the functionality of the HomeTheaterReview.com home website. Read More

 
Winning and Losing In Las Vegas - Why The AV Business Desperately Needs More Consumer Demand

Winning and Losing In Las Vegas - Why The AV Business Desperately Needs More Consumer Demand

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Okay, we all know the economy has trouble. But instead of working together to get consumers to buy products, it seems that all too often, audio/video manufacturers and dealers have an adversarial relationship, rather than a cooperative one that would benefit both. Read More

 
Sony's Quarterly Profit Dives $390,000,000

Sony's Quarterly Profit Dives $390,000,000

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Bloomberg.com is reporting that Sony posted a huge loss in the quarter that ended on June 30, 2009--to the tune of $390,000,000. The loss wasn't actually as bad as some experts were predicting, so at least the consumer electronics giant has that going for it. Read More

 
Home Theater Review Celebrates Its First Year With 128,500 Monthly Readers in July 2009

Home Theater Review Celebrates Its First Year With 128,500 Monthly Readers in July 2009

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Happy Birthday to us! HomeTheaterReview.com turned a year old in July 2009, with 128,5000 monthly readers as part of the family buoyed by the site's reporting in the areas of audio, video, equipment, installation, automation and much more. Read More