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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.

What's the Skinny on Skinny TV Bundles?

What's the Skinny on Skinny TV Bundles?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Tired of paying too much money for too many TV channels that you don't watch? Adrienne Maxwell discusses the new trend of offering "skinny" TV bundles and lets you know what's available in that category. Read More

 
The Demographics of AV Enthusiasts Are Changing Faster Than the AV Business

The Demographics of AV Enthusiasts Are Changing Faster Than the AV Business

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The demographics of AV shoppers are changing. Baby Boomers are spending less, and Millennials are reluctant to spend more. Jerry Del Colliano suggests ways for the AV industry to adapt to this sea change. Read More

 
Kaleidescape to Close Its Doors

Kaleidescape to Close Its Doors

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Over the weekend, CEPro's Julie Jacobson reported that Kaleidescape, maker of high-end media servers and streamers, will close its doors. The article, which you can read in its entirely here, includes an interview with Kaleidescape CEO Cheena Srinivasan, who confired... Read More

 
Meridian Partners with Barco Residential

Meridian Partners with Barco Residential

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Meridian Audio has announced a new partnership with Barco Residential that will add Barco displays to the Meridian distribution channels in North America. The partnership mates two high-end companies in the custom-installation market. Barco products will also be integrated into... Read More

 
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Why the "Store Within a Store" Approach Makes Sense for CE Manufacturers

By Jeff Berman

 

Apple has had a good amount of success with its dedicated retail stores, but other manufacturers haven't fared as well. Jeff Berman discusses why the "store within a store" approach might be the safer way to go. Read More

 
Legrand Introduces HDMI Cable Line

Legrand Introduces HDMI Cable Line

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Legrand has introduced its first certified High Speed HDMI cables with Ethernet. The line includes eight options, all of which carry the official Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program label issued by HDMI Licensing, LLC, to verify that the cables can... Read More

 
VIZIO Acquired by China-Based LeEco for $2 Billion

VIZIO Acquired by China-Based LeEco for $2 Billion

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Major news came out of Southern California yesterday, as VIZIO announced it is being acquired by LeEco for $2 billion. LeEco, a well-known media conglomerate in China, will acquire all of the VIZIO hardware and software operations, technology, and intellectual... Read More

 
How to Become a Millionaire in the Audio/Video Business

How to Become a Millionaire in the Audio/Video Business

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The old adage in Napa Valley is that, if you want to become a millionaire in the wine business, start with $20,000,000. This is becoming truth in the specialty audio/video business, as well. This business was created and supported by... Read More

 
Are Active HDMI Cables Right for You?

Are Active HDMI Cables Right for You?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

What is an active HDMI cable, and when should you consider buying one? Adrienne Maxwell explains in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
Circuit City May Soon Return to Retail

Circuit City May Soon Return to Retail

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

TWICE is reporting that Circuit City will soon make a comeback, both in an e-commerce form and in new retail stores. Global sourcing executive Ronny Shmoel acquired the brand last year and had hoped to open a prototype store in... Read More