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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.

Audio Overshadows Video at CE Week Show

Audio Overshadows Video at CE Week Show

By Jeff Berman

 

Video takes a back seat to audio product introductions and news at this year's CE Week in New York City, reports Jeff Berman in his show overview. Read More

 

Consumers Are Placing More Value on Sustainability and Social Responsibility

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

GreenBiz recently reported on findings from the 2015 Eco Pulse study showing that a growing number of Americans factor a company's sustainability and social responsibility into their purchasing decisions. When asked if they ever chose one product over another or... Read More

 

NBA League Pass to Add Single-Game and Team Packages

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The NBA will revamp its NBA League Pass service for the 2015-2016 season, allowing subscribers to purchase a single game or games for a single team. Up to now, there has been only one subscription package, costing over $200 per... Read More

 
What Is the Oldest Piece of AV Gear You Own That Still Works?

What Is the Oldest Piece of AV Gear You Own That Still Works?

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Some theaterphiles and audiophiles take special pride in that ancient piece of gear they still own. We asked our writers to tell us about the oldest piece of gear they own that still actually works. Read More

 
Does Google Have the Power to Take Control of Your Whole Home?

Does Google Have the Power to Take Control of Your Whole Home?

By Jeff Berman

 

Google's efforts to take control of the living room are being taken two steps further in 2015--first through the arrival of the first Android TVs, and second through the implementation of its Google Cast technology in various audio products from... Read More

 
Web-Connected TVs Are in 56 Percent of U.S. Homes, Study Shows

Web-Connected TVs Are in 56 Percent of U.S. Homes, Study Shows

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Multichannel News reports that about 56 percent of homes in the United States have at least one TV connected to the Internet to stream media content, based on a new Leichtman Research Group survey. This includes smart TVs, as well... Read More

 
Would You Go to an Audiophile Pop-Up?

Would You Go to an Audiophile Pop-Up?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Pop-ups are all the rage in fine dining, but would they work in the AV realm? Jerry Del Colliano thinks that creative AV dealers and manufacturers could generate a lot of excitement by taking their goods on the road. Read More

 
Should You Open an Audiophile Bed and Breakfast?

Should You Open an Audiophile Bed and Breakfast?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Would you stay at an audiophile-oriented bed and breakfast? Jerry Del Colliano believes this could be a great way to sell the gear and, especially, the high-end experience to prospective buyers. Read More

 
HDMI Forum Releases 2.0a Specification

HDMI Forum Releases 2.0a Specification

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The HDMI Forum has announced the release of the HDMI 2.0a specification that allows for the transmission of High Dynamic Range formats. HDR is one potential element of the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format that is expected to arrive later... Read More

 
Can DTS:X Get Off the Ground?

Can DTS:X Get Off the Ground?

By Brent Butterworth

 

DTS officially unveiled the details on its object-based DTS:X platform at an event last week. Brent Butterworth offers his initial observations on whether DTS:X will be viable for the home theater market. Read More