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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.

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

 
DTV Converter Coupons Now On First-Come First-Served Basis Because of Vast Consumer Demand

DTV Converter Coupons Now On First-Come First-Served Basis Because of Vast Consumer Demand

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Apparently the federal government wasn't prepared for just how many American homes are still getting broadcast signals from conventional old-fashioned antennae, because they are currently being swamped by the demand for the new DTV converters. Read More

 
 Viacom and Time Warner Find Middle Ground In TV Channel Fee Deal

Viacom and Time Warner Find Middle Ground In TV Channel Fee Deal

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Avoiding the heavily publicized standoffs that have occurred between various networks - ABC and Fox come to mind - and a number of cable and satellite companies, Viacom and Time Warner have reached a deal allowing the latter to continue to carry the former's programming. Read More

 
Will CES 2009 Flop Because of The Sagging Economy?

Will CES 2009 Flop Because of The Sagging Economy?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Everybody who has ever been involved in running a convention knows the nerve-wracking dread of head counts. Will enough bodies come through the door to make the event worthwhile? It seems strange to imagine that this could be a consideration for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Read More

 
Panasonic Buys Sanyo

Panasonic Buys Sanyo

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Imagine what this would look like if it were dramatized in Claymation. Enormous electronics giant Panasonic has absorbed the smaller electronics giant Sanyo in a purchasing deal worth over six billion dollars, bringing Sanyo's projector manufacturing facilities into the Panasonic fold. Read More

 
Best Buy Offers Buyout To 4,000 Employees and Stock Soars

Best Buy Offers Buyout To 4,000 Employees and Stock Soars

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Here's one way to get stock value to go up - offer the employees the opportunity for a buyout. Normally, this kind of move seems like it would indicate a company isn't in good health, but it seems to have done wonders on Wall Street for Best Buy. Read More

 
Sony Cuts 16,000 Jobs as the Entire AV Business Cuts Back In Hard Economic Times

Sony Cuts 16,000 Jobs as the Entire AV Business Cuts Back In Hard Economic Times

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

This tough economic climate has hit the A/V industry hard, and even huge entities like Sony are feeling the pain. The company has announced that it will lay off over 16,000 workers specifically in the electronics division. The news only get worse from there. Read More