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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.

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

 
Global TV Revenues Decline 12 Percent in Q1-2009

Global TV Revenues Decline 12 Percent in Q1-2009

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

DisplaySearch reports a six percent decline in global TV shipments and (surprise, surprise) and 12 percent decline in TV revenues in the first quarter of 2009. China is the number-one region for TV shipments, with especially strong growth in the LCD category. Read More

 
HDTVetc.com Relaunches Online HDTV Educational and Review Site

HDTVetc.com Relaunches Online HDTV Educational and Review Site

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Del Colliano Enterprises, Inc. announces the relaunch of HDTVetc.com. Formerly a print magazine aimed at the home theater enthusiast, the new HDTVetc.com site will be an online research tool for anyone who has questions about HDTV and related categories. Read More

 
First Annual Loss for Sony in 14 Years

First Annual Loss for Sony in 14 Years

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There is good news and bad news for the Sony Corporation today. The good news is that financially, the company is in better shape than expected. The bad news is that for the first time in almost a decade and a half, Sony has posted annual losses. Read More

 
Klipsch Sells Aragon and Acurus Brands to Former Employees

Klipsch Sells Aragon and Acurus Brands to Former Employees

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Klipsch has dumped the Aragon and Acurus brands to former employees to raise money and add profit. Klipsch is much more focused on speakers than electronics at this stage and very well may sell in the coming months Read More