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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.

The Limitation On Specialty AV's Next Generation Is Leverage

The Limitation On Specialty AV's Next Generation Is Leverage

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano explores the link between the baby boomer generation and the rise of the specialty audio/video market. With the boomers aging, what can the market due to appeal to new customers? Read More

 
Parks Associates forecasts over 1.4 billion subscribers worldwide for TV services by 2013

Parks Associates forecasts over 1.4 billion subscribers worldwide for TV services by 2013

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Consumer electronics research company, Park and Assc. are predicting 1,400,000,000 people for worldwide TV subscriptions by 2013. That's a lot of people watching and paying for TV and or HDTV but nowhere near half of the world's population Read More

 
Samsung Inks a DRM Deal with Intertrust

Samsung Inks a DRM Deal with Intertrust

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Samsung Electronics has partnered with Intertrust Technologies Corporation on a deal that encompasses all products brought forth by Samsung's Digital Media and Communications (DMC) department. The products include mobile devices and consumer electronics. Read More

 
InFocus To Be Taken Private By Oregon Company

InFocus To Be Taken Private By Oregon Company

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Image Holdings Corporation (IHC), an Oregon-based private company run by John Hui, has entered into a definitive merger agreement with the formerly public company InFocus. This deal makes InFocus private, as it is now part of IHC. Read More

 
Toshiba Buys Panasonic's Stake In LCD/OLED Business

Toshiba Buys Panasonic's Stake In LCD/OLED Business

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology (TMD) is no more. Panasonic has agreed to sell its shares of the LCD/OLED panel production company to Toshiba, which plans to change the name to Toshiba Mobile Display and put a strong focus on OLED. Read More

 
Is Cheap The New Green? Not For Long In This Economy...

Is Cheap The New Green? Not For Long In This Economy...

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Yes, right now, while the economy is in bad shape, luxury stores like high-end a/v retailers are not doing well. It is easier to sell less expensive items right now than products with a lot of bells and whistles. While this may be the case right now, will it hold long term the way promoting "green" or environmentally friendly products will? Not in the USA it won't. Read More

 
Plasma Pat Sought By Tampa Area Police

Plasma Pat Sought By Tampa Area Police

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Tampa Bay police are searching for a man who is defrauding people with the promise of budget HDTVs. If you live in the area and a guy named Pat tells you he can use his Wal-Mart employee discount to get you a great deal on an HDTV, keep your wallet in your pocket. Read More

 
Saving Audiophila Part 2: The Role of the Major Record Labels

Saving Audiophila Part 2: The Role of the Major Record Labels

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Major record companies were caught off guard as music downloads replaced the SACD. Napster proved consumers could now copy their products without actually paying for them. But record labels still may have a role to play in the future of music and it could be by using Blu-ray to sell their products. There are many advantages to it. Read More

 
Home Theater Enthusiasts Can Take Control of Their Credit Cards As Banks Act Poorly

Home Theater Enthusiasts Can Take Control of Their Credit Cards As Banks Act Poorly

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com tells you how you can continue to purchase the specialty audio and video equipment that quickens your heartbeat and causes you to strategize financially, without falling prey to horrendous credit card interest rates. Read More

 
Nowhere To Sell: Specialty AV Makers Look For New Channels To Sell Their Goods

Nowhere To Sell: Specialty AV Makers Look For New Channels To Sell Their Goods

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Like most American businesses, the specialty audio/video trade has gone through quite a roller-coaster ride over the last several years. Once tried and true customer-attracting techniques need to be changed to accommodate different times and new clients. Read More