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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.

Last Chance at Circuit Liquidation Sale is This Sunday

Last Chance at Circuit Liquidation Sale is This Sunday

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Great American has pulled the plug on the Circuit City chain a week earlier than expected. One possible reason is that the going-out-of-business sale in the stores has caused such a rush of purchasing that there isn't a whole lot left for bargain hunters to buy. Read More

 
Dish Network Loses Over 100,000 Subscribers In Q4 2008 - More Expected

Dish Network Loses Over 100,000 Subscribers In Q4 2008 - More Expected

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Echostar's Dish Network is in a little trouble. The satellite provider lost over 100,000 subscribers in the forth quarter of 2008. This news comes as Dish Network is about to end its relationship with AT&T Read More

 
First-Ever McIntosh Boutique Opens in Sao Paulo, Brazil

First-Ever McIntosh Boutique Opens in Sao Paulo, Brazil

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Brazil is one of the most trend-setting places on Earth, let alone South America. The country can now boast one more trend - Stefo Jabra, Brazilian distributor for McIntosh, has now opened the first McIntosh boutique in either American continent in the city of Sao Paolo. Read More

 
NHT Goes

NHT Goes "Dark" In Bad Economy

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Now Hear This, aka NHT, is a speaker company with an interesting way to get around tough financial times. NHT isn't filing for bankruptcy or going out of business. Instead, the firm plans to sell its current inventory and then simply take a break for awhile. Read More

 
Vizio Now Number 2 Flat HDTV Seller in America - Samsung Is Tops

Vizio Now Number 2 Flat HDTV Seller in America - Samsung Is Tops

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Look out, Samsung. The breath you feel on the back of your neck comes from Vizio, who has just passed Sony to become the second largest HDTV seller in the United States with a 14.3 percent market share. Samsung currently leads the market with a 20.2 percent share. Read More

 
Specialty AV Brands Look To Dealers To

Specialty AV Brands Look To Dealers To "Push" Their Products Over Creating New Consumer Demand

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

If you are a manufacturer of specialty audio/video products, you want to retailers carrying your products to do something more aggressive about moving the merchandise than just directing customers to the right aisle and swiping the occasional credit card. Read More

 
DirecTV Investor Lends Over $500,000,000 To Sirius XM (SIRI)

DirecTV Investor Lends Over $500,000,000 To Sirius XM (SIRI)

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The company behind much of the backing of DirecTV has come to the rescue of struggling satellite radio provider, XM Sirius. Draws like Howard Stern and to a lesser extent Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart have helped the network but its not out of Read More

 
Pioneer To Leave The HDTV Business - Slashing 10k Jobs

Pioneer To Leave The HDTV Business - Slashing 10k Jobs

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

It's with a heavy heart that we report that Pioneer plans to stop producing HDTVs in 2010. The company's KURO line of plasma HDTVs has been almost universally hailed as the best panels money can buy, but that alone could not ease the company's economic woes. Read More

 
Is Dish Network Looking To Get More HD Bandwidth By Buying Sirius XM?

Is Dish Network Looking To Get More HD Bandwidth By Buying Sirius XM?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Okay, we know that one of satellite provider DirecTV's top investors has loaned $500,000 U.S. to Sirius XM Radio. Now we can begin speculating about whether DirecTV will benefit from this development, and if so, what's there for DirecTV at the end of this rainbow? Read More

 
Elevator Music Kings Muzak File For Chapter 11

Elevator Music Kings Muzak File For Chapter 11

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Muzak is one of those brands like Xerox or Scotch tape - people use the name to describe a whole genre, whether it's really that specific item or not. Muzak is the generally cutesy-fied version of music that seemed to forever be playing in elevators and supermarkets. Read More