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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.

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

 
Sirius XM In Fear Of Takeover From EchoStar (Dish Network)?

Sirius XM In Fear Of Takeover From EchoStar (Dish Network)?

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Once upon a time - okay, back in 2008 - two satellite radio providers, Sirius and XM, got hitched at the behest of Sirius CEO Mel Karamzin. Now it seems that the radio marriage may include a cable TV partner, namely Echostar's Dish Network. Read More

 
Sunday's Super Bowl Was 2nd Biggest TV Broadcast of All-Time

Sunday's Super Bowl Was 2nd Biggest TV Broadcast of All-Time

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Never mind all that fretting over shrinking television audiences. The Nielsen ratings show that the Sunday Super Bowl football game, with the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers facing each other on the gridiron, got the second biggest viewing figures in history. Read More

 
Porn Interrupts Super Bowl Broadcast In Tucson

Porn Interrupts Super Bowl Broadcast In Tucson

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Theoretically, the only balls anybody is supposed to see during a football game are the ones being tossed around and run with by the players. However, Comcast subscribers in Tucson, Arizona wound up seeing something else during the Super Bowl telecast. Read More

 
A Filmmaker's Guide to Why You Need to Calibrate Your HDTV Today

A Filmmaker's Guide to Why You Need to Calibrate Your HDTV Today

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

As a filmmaker who has witnessed the painstaking process of color correction in post-production, Andrew Robinson discusses the importance of HDTV calibration. For the movie lover who truly wants the most accurate picture possible, there are a number of calibration options. Read More