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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.

Howard Stern Banned From Sirius-XM App on New iPhone

Howard Stern Banned From Sirius-XM App on New iPhone

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

They call him the King of All Media but just not smartphones - thanks to Sirius XM. Shock Jock Howard Stern is being kept off of Sirius XM's phones for now because of the nature of his show. He is also kept from broadcast in many rental cars that have satellite radio. Read More

 
Paradigm Cinema 90 CT System To Be Featured on CBS' The Price Is Right

Paradigm Cinema 90 CT System To Be Featured on CBS' The Price Is Right

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

It isn't too often that high-end audio gets in front of the camera on a network TV game show, but the Paradigm Cinema 90 CT System is getting ready for its close-up on CBS' long-running and extremely popular price-guessing series The Price is Right. Read More

 
HDMI 1.4 - Another New Example of Planned Obsolesce Imposed On The Home Theater Market

HDMI 1.4 - Another New Example of Planned Obsolesce Imposed On The Home Theater Market

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano weighs in on the way that a lot of home video products, including HDMI L4, are designed in ways that mean they will either not be compatible with newer items or fail to work altogether in the foreseeable future. Read More

 
Best Buy Plans Thirteen New Stores As Other Retailers Fail

Best Buy Plans Thirteen New Stores As Other Retailers Fail

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

What better way to exert your dominance over your enemies than to build your castle upon their badly beaten bones? Well that is precisely what Best Buy is doing for as the rest of the specialty AV industry withers into oblivion the blue and yellow march triumphantly forward in their quest for AV dominance. Read More

 
HD Giants Files Chapter 11

HD Giants Files Chapter 11

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The HD music market isn't foolproof. Case in point: the firm HD Giants, which went into business to supply high-definition music to a variety of sources, including the huge PC media center market, has had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read More

 
What The AV Business Can Learn From Chef Alice Waters and The Slow Food Movement

What The AV Business Can Learn From Chef Alice Waters and The Slow Food Movement

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about why, even though they would seem on the surface to be completely different topics, the audio/video industry and the slow food movement have certain similarities that can benefit the former. Read More

 
Hitachi Splits Off Consumer Group From Parent Company

Hitachi Splits Off Consumer Group From Parent Company

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

In order to streamline production and better respond to shifts in the marketplace, Hitachi plans to separate the consumer electronics division from its parent company. Shutoku Watanabe, Hitachi's CEO and president, will run the new company. Read More

 
Circuit City To Relaunch As An Online Play

Circuit City To Relaunch As An Online Play

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Circuit City, which feels to most of us like it went into business back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, has been gone from the landscape for awhile now. However, as HomeTheaterReview.com expected, the company is making a return on the Internet. Read More

 
Sirius XM Shows Loss In Overall Subscribers (404k) For First Time

Sirius XM Shows Loss In Overall Subscribers (404k) For First Time

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Sirius XM has been a big hit with listeners for a long time - it offers both better sound quality and better music/listening choices than commercial radio. Therefore, the company has been surprised by a quarter that saw its subscriber base recede by over four hundred thousand. Read More

 
A New World Order - Where and How To Sell Specialty AV Gear Going Forward

A New World Order - Where and How To Sell Specialty AV Gear Going Forward

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano examines where a number of specialty audio/video manufacturers and dealers have gone wrong in marketing their wares to consumers and offers advice on how to start closing the deals again. Read More