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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.

TVs Ruled on Black Friday 2015

TVs Ruled on Black Friday 2015

By Jeff Berman

 

Consumer electronics are always hot commodities on Black Friday, with TVs leading the charge. This year, TVs seemed to be even more in demand than usual, Jeff Berman found, although that doesn't necessarily equal big profits for the retailers that open their doors early. Read More

 
Sorting the Sizzle From the Bacon When Choosing an AV Installer

Sorting the Sizzle From the Bacon When Choosing an AV Installer

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

We certainly need to encourage new, young AV installers, but make sure youth doesn't equal inexperience when picking a dealer for your next install. Jerry Del Colliano provides a list of questions to ask prospective installation companies. Read More

 
Six AV Trends We're Thankful For

Six AV Trends We're Thankful For

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

'Tis the season to reflect on everything we're thankful for, and that's exactly what we do in this week's featured news story. Adrienne Maxwell discusses six trends that we think are good for the long-term health and enjoyment of our hobby. Read More

 
Interest in Hi-Res Audio Is Growing, CTA Study Finds

Interest in Hi-Res Audio Is Growing, CTA Study Finds

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The Consumer Technology Association's most recent audio-oriented study, called Consumers Journey to Purchase: Audio--which explores audio purchasing trends by consumers who are shopping for either need or desire--found that more than 53 percent of consumers who purchased an audio product... Read More

 
Electronics Recycling Challenges Still Abound for the CE Industry

Electronics Recycling Challenges Still Abound for the CE Industry

By Jeff Berman

 

The consumer electronics industry has made a lot of strides in the area of recycling, but as Jeff Berman discusses, a number of challenges remain. Read More

 
CEA Changes Name to Consumer Technology Association

CEA Changes Name to Consumer Technology Association

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)--which is the major trade association that represents our industry and puts on the Consumer Electronics Show every year--has changed its name, effective immediately, to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The group explains that many of... Read More

 
The Importance of Good AV Support

The Importance of Good AV Support

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Every instance of bad customer service and support hurts our entire industry, says Jerry Del Colliano, who discusses some of the simple ways that AV dealers can build customer loyalty. Read More

 
Is Amazon Suffering an Identity Crisis?

Is Amazon Suffering an Identity Crisis?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

You probably know that Amazon recently introduced its second-generation Fire TV streaming media player, which supports 4K streaming, uses a faster processor, offers more comprehensive voice search, and includes internal storage. (I just picked up a sample for review, so... Read More

 
Stewart Filmscreen President/CEO Grant Stewart Passes Away

Stewart Filmscreen President/CEO Grant Stewart Passes Away

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

We are sad to report the passing of Stewart Filmscreen's president and CEO, Grant Stewart. Stewart, who had been battling cancer, passed away on Tuesday, October 27. He was the grandson of Stewart Filmscreen founder Roy Stewart. Our deepest sympathies... Read More

 
CEDIA 2015 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

CEDIA 2015 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell discusses general trends and highlights specific products that were on display at the recent CEDIA Expo. Read More