Home Theater Review

 

Industry Trade News

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.

Netflix Pops 45% Gains In Q4 In Terrible Economy

Netflix Pops 45% Gains In Q4 In Terrible Economy

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

While a lot of other businesses are in trouble, it seems that the marriage of escapism (movies, television, other video entertainment) and convenience (home delivery, downloads) is a more popular combination than ever before, as evidenced by the popularity of Netflix. Read More

 
U.S Credit Freeze Hurting The Home Theater Business Badly

U.S Credit Freeze Hurting The Home Theater Business Badly

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

You have to wonder what the point of credit is when even people who have plenty of money and have never failed to pay a bill in their lives can't borrow money from the banks. This situation is having a devastating effect on the home theater industry. Read More

 
Sirius-XM (SIRI) To Raise Rates While Destroying Programming

Sirius-XM (SIRI) To Raise Rates While Destroying Programming

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There is a whole movement growing to protest the phenomenon of cereal boxes and bags of potato chips that cost more than their recent forebears, while containing less actual food. Sirius-XM seems to be following the same trend as the snack packagers. Read More

 
CES 2009 Home Theater and Audiophile Highlights - Jerry Del Colliano

CES 2009 Home Theater and Audiophile Highlights - Jerry Del Colliano

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about all that he saw and heard at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in the realms of home theater and audiophile products brought forth by some of the world's most prestigious AV companies. Read More

 
Mark Levinson, Lexicon and Revel To Merge To With Harman Professional - Over 130 Jobs Lost

Mark Levinson, Lexicon and Revel To Merge To With Harman Professional - Over 130 Jobs Lost

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There are several things that generally happen with business mergers, no matter what industry is under discussion. One is that some specialty items that were available from the individual companies cease to exist. The other is that a lot of people lose their jobs. Read More

 
CES 2009 Report From HomeTheaterReview.com Editor Andrew Robinson

CES 2009 Report From HomeTheaterReview.com Editor Andrew Robinson

By Andrew Robinson

 

The 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada wasn't all that HomeTheaterReview.com editor Andrew Robinson had hoped it was going to be. In this exclusive report, he talks about what he feels was lacking at the event. Read More

 
Polk, Bose & Video Players To Suffer From Circuit Liquidation

Polk, Bose & Video Players To Suffer From Circuit Liquidation

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

A lot of average Joes and Jills are going to be severely inconvenienced (at minimum) once Circuit City goes away, removing yet another easy source of obtaining electronics from the landscape. However, the closure is hitting a lot of manufacturers even harder. Read More

 
Circuit City Liquidates But Could Be Reborn After Auction

Circuit City Liquidates But Could Be Reborn After Auction

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There is at least the possibility of a silver lining in the massive, dark clouds currently sending rolling thunder and incendiary lightning down onto poor Circuit City. The company has gone from filing Chapter 11 to door-closing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Read More

 
CES Show Attendance Slips To 110k At First Report

CES Show Attendance Slips To 110k At First Report

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

For most trade shows, one hundred and ten thousand attendees isn't a bad number (unless we're talking Comic-Con, in which case it would be a sign of the Apocalypse). However, for the Las Vegas-based Consumer Electronics Show, that's a drop from previous years. Read More

 
Obama Calls For Feb. 17 DTV Switchover Delay

Obama Calls For Feb. 17 DTV Switchover Delay

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

President Obama, responding to reports showing that a lot of TV owners still relying on "rabbit ears" antennae to get broadcast signals haven't yet obtained digital converter boxes, has asked for a delay in the previously announced Feb. 17 national DTV switchover. Read More