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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.

An Important Fact That the Vinyl Zealots Missed

An Important Fact That the Vinyl Zealots Missed

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Jerry Del Colliano revisits the vinyl topic to explain why audiophiles should let go of the past and embrace the future. Let the debate commence. Read More

 
Home Theater in the Great Outdoors Is Less Expensive Than You Might Think

Home Theater in the Great Outdoors Is Less Expensive Than You Might Think

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Outdoor home theater is a popular trend, and a variety of affordably priced projectors, speakers, screens, and accessories make it easier than ever to entertain family and guests with a movie night under the stars. Read More

 
Rovi to Acquire TiVo for $1.1 Billion

Rovi to Acquire TiVo for $1.1 Billion

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Variety and other outlets are reporting that Rovi will acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion. We first reported on this possibility a little over month ago, and now it appears to be official. Rovi CEO Tom Carson will lead the company,... Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins Acquired by EVA Automation, Inc.

Bowers & Wilkins Acquired by EVA Automation, Inc.

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Major news in the world of high-end audio: Bowers & Wilkins has been acquired by EVA Automation, Inc.--a technology company based in Silicon Valley. Both Bowers & Wilkins and EVA Automation founder Gideon Yu have issued formal statements, presented below.... Read More

 
Pro Audio Technology and Trinnov Partner to Show Off 3D Audio

Pro Audio Technology and Trinnov Partner to Show Off 3D Audio

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The best way to explain how effective a great 3D audio system can be is to let people hear it for themselves. That's what Pro Audio Technology aims to do in its new PRO Experience Center, which was unveiled to... Read More

 
Evolve or Die: The Changing Face of the CE Retail Landscape

Evolve or Die: The Changing Face of the CE Retail Landscape

By Jeff Berman

 

There's no question that the CE retail landscape looks very different now than it did 10 years ago. With the rise of online retail and the fall of prices in AV categories like televisions, big-box and specialty retailers must adapt their inventory or risk going out of business. Read More

 
Cary Audio Announces New Trade-In Program

Cary Audio Announces New Trade-In Program

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Cary Audio has initiated a new trade-in program that allows consumers to trade in a variety of Cary Audio and non-Cary Audio components for credit toward new Cary Audio gear, sold via either the recently launched CaryDirect website or a... Read More

 
Foxxconn to Purchase Majority Stake in Sharp

Foxxconn to Purchase Majority Stake in Sharp

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Bloomberg reports that Foxxconn has finalized a deal to purchase a majority stake in Japan's Sharp Corporation. Foxxconn will get 66 percent of the company for $3.5 billion. Industry analysts say that Sharp's primary allure is that it provides screens... Read More

 
Smart-Home Product Owners Want More Voice Control

Smart-Home Product Owners Want More Voice Control

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

In its recent Home Automation Report, The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Division found that the smartphone is the preferred control method for a majority of smart-home product owners. Nearly two-thirds of smart-home product owners control and/or monitor their system via... Read More

 
High-Performance AV Companies Need to Find New Distribution Pipelines or Face Certain Peril

High-Performance AV Companies Need to Find New Distribution Pipelines or Face Certain Peril

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The distribution channels for high-performance AV gear aren't as plentiful as they used to be, and it's time for manufacturers to get creative if they want to survive. Read More