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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.

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

 
Cary Audio Launches Direct-to-Consumer Web Store

Cary Audio Launches Direct-to-Consumer Web Store

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Cary Audio has announced a major change to its sales and distribution procedures, launching its first direct-to-consumer web store at www.carydirect.com. The new e-commerce site will feature Cary's entire product line, with free shipping and a 30-day return guarantee. Rather... Read More

 
Orange Is the New Black When It Comes to Speakers

Orange Is the New Black When It Comes to Speakers

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Are you brave enough to step away from the black, white, and silver boxes that are so common in the speaker industry and try something a little more bold--a bright color or unique finish? Read More

 
The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Used AV Gear

The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Used AV Gear

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Are you thinking of selling or buying used AV gear? The upside can be huge, but so can the downside. Jerry Del Colliano offers his advice on how to ensure the best experience on sites like Audiogon, Ebay, and Craigslist. Read More

 
M&K Sound Chooses Audio Gear Group as New U.S. Distributor

M&K Sound Chooses Audio Gear Group as New U.S. Distributor

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Well-known speaker brand M&K Sound of Denmark has chosen Audio Gear Group as its new U.S. distributor of both consumer and professional speakers. Audio Gear Group, formerly called OSD Audio, will distribute M&K Sound products through specialty audio distributors, retailers,... Read More

 
CES 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

CES 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell took in all the sights and sounds of CES 2016. Here is her wrap-up on trends to watch for and new products to crave. Read More

 
Making Show Demos More Compelling for Real-World Consumers

Making Show Demos More Compelling for Real-World Consumers

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Jerry Del Colliano ponders some of the most common mistakes that audio manufacturers make during trade-show demos and offers his advice on how to make these demos more compelling. Read More