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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.

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

 
WADIA Founder, Don Wadia Moses Dies

WADIA Founder, Don Wadia Moses Dies

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

In sad news for both the audio industry and those who knew the man personally, sonic innovator Don Wadia Moses, who founded the highly-respected (especially in audiophile circles) WADIA brand, died on November 29, 2008. Read More

 
Rotel Selected as CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

Rotel Selected as CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Receivers need love, too. Happily, Rotel's RSX-1560 Home Theater Receiver is receiving some (pardon the pun). The Consumer Electronics Show is bestowing its Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award upon the product. Read More

 
New Home Theater and Audio/Video Review Site Launches at HomeTheaterReview.com

New Home Theater and Audio/Video Review Site Launches at HomeTheaterReview.com

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Jerry Del Colliano, who has published and edited some of the world's most popular home electronics publications, announced on November 14, 2008 the start of a new online publication serving the professional and consumer AV community: HomeTheaterReview.com. Read More

 
QED Cables Issues HDMI White Paper

QED Cables Issues HDMI White Paper

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

For those who have questions about the intricacies of HDMI cable, QED, a U.K.-based company that produces specialty cable, has produced a white paper on the subject. QED imports its products to the United States via Lenbrook America. Read More