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HARMAN Joins Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association

HARMAN Joins Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association

HARMAN has announced that it has joined the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association, a group working to advance and standardize the use of high-resolution, multi-channel wireless technology in the home theater environment. HARMAN, which was purchased by Samsung last... Continue Reading

Industry Trade News

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.

For anything and everything that happens in the industry, such as company partnerships, read the news presented here.

Industry Trade News Archives

Oct 09, 2017

HDMI 2.1 Is Coming Soon to AV Gear Near You

We should begin to see AV gear with HDMI 2.1 hit the market soon. What does the latest HDMI spec offer, and how will it affect your current system? Adrienne Maxwell answers those questions in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
HDMI 2.1 Is Coming Soon to AV Gear Near You

Oct 02, 2017

Are AV Manufacturers Finding Success Via Crowdfunding?

Is crowdfunding the best way for a small or new AV manufacturer to finance a product? Have crowdfunded AV products enjoyed success? Jeff Berman explores the topic in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
Are AV Manufacturers Finding Success Via Crowdfunding?

Sep 18, 2017

CEDIA 2017 Show Wrap-up

The annual CEDIA Expo--which celebrates high-end home theater, whole-house AV, and all things custom-oriented--took place recently in San Diego. Adrienne Maxwell and Dennis Burger discuss the latest trends and new products on display. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2017 Show Wrap-up

Sep 11, 2017

Do You Own an AV Boat Anchor?

AV technology is always advancing (sometimes quite quickly), and that means some pieces of gear inevitably get left behind. Do you own a product that became obsolete far sooner than you would've preferred? Continue Reading
Do You Own an AV Boat Anchor?

Sep 04, 2017

Why Aren't There More Negative AV Reviews?

One question we get from some of our most loyal readers is, "How come there aren't more negative reviews on the website?" Jerry Del Colliano answers this question and gives more insight into our review process. Continue Reading
Why Aren't There More Negative AV Reviews?

Aug 28, 2017

MartinLogan Ends Online Partnership with Amazon and Other Retailers

MartinLogan has announced that the company will no longer sell its products through Amazon.com and other current online retailers. The... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Ends Online Partnership with Amazon and Other Retailers

Aug 27, 2017

Have You Attended a Listening Event Recently?

Looking for a pressure-free way to audition the latest AV gear? Check to see if your local specialty retailer hosts regular listening or AV demo events. Adrienne Maxwell describes a recent event she attended at Colorado's ListenUp store. Continue Reading
Have You Attended a Listening Event Recently?

Aug 24, 2017

Soundcast Speakers Now Available Through Best Buy/Magnolia

Soundcast has announced that its VGX Series of indoor/outdoor wireless speakers is now available through Best Buy's Magnolia Home Design... Continue Reading
Soundcast Speakers Now Available Through Best Buy/Magnolia

Aug 21, 2017

Should AV Retailers Worry About Amazon Smart Home Services?

Amazon has launched its Smart Home Services to provide in-home setup and tech support in limited markets. Should specialty AV retailers be worried? Jeff Berman asks industry analysts for their take. Continue Reading
Should AV Retailers Worry About Amazon Smart Home Services?

Aug 18, 2017

Klipsch Group Partners With AVAD to Distribute Jamo, Energy, and Klipsch Brands

Klipsch Group--parent company of the Klipsch, Jamo, and Energy brands--has announced a partnership with North American distributor AVAD, LLC. AVAD... Continue Reading
Klipsch Group Partners With AVAD to Distribute Jamo, Energy, and Klipsch Brands

Aug 08, 2017

MSE Audio Joins PowerHouse Alliance

MSE Audio--which owns the Phase Technology, Rockustics, Induction Dynamics, SoundTube, Soundsphere, and SolidDrive brands--has joined the PowerHouse Alliance, a network... Continue Reading
MSE Audio Joins PowerHouse Alliance

Aug 07, 2017

Savant Acquires Artison

Whole-home automation company Savant announced today that it has acquired Artison, an audio company that's perhaps best known for its... Continue Reading
Savant Acquires Artison

Jul 31, 2017

Amplifier Technologies, Inc. Acquires Datasat

Amplifier Technologies, Inc. (ATI) has acquired Datasat Digital Entertainment, which manufactures high-end audio processors for the home and professional markets.... Continue Reading
Amplifier Technologies, Inc. Acquires Datasat

Jul 24, 2017

The Top Mistakes That Electronics Retailers Keep Making

Why are so many CE retailers failing? Jeff Berman asks industry analysts to discuss the top mistakes the CE retailers are making. Continue Reading
The Top Mistakes That Electronics Retailers Keep Making

Jul 22, 2017

HARMAN Acquires Arcam

HARMAN International, which was itself acquired by Samsung last year, has now acquired Arcam, based in Cambridge, UK. The terms... Continue Reading
HARMAN Acquires Arcam

Jul 03, 2017

Inventory Matters in Specialty AV

There are many challenges facing specialty AV dealers as they try to compete with online retailers. Jerry Del Colliano discusses the importance of proper inventory management to help give brick-and-mortar stores an edge. Continue Reading
Inventory Matters in Specialty AV

Jun 19, 2017

How to Pull Off a Great AV Demo at a Show

Regional AV shows are growing in number and importance, and they might be the key to attracting younger enthusiasts. Jerry Del Colliano offers some tips on how exhibitors at these shows can make the most of their AV demos. Continue Reading
How to Pull Off a Great AV Demo at a Show

Jun 15, 2017

Audio Research Introduces Trade Up! Program

Audio Research has introduced its first ever trade-in program, allowing owners of older Audio Research electronics the opportunity to put... Continue Reading
Audio Research Introduces Trade Up! Program

Jun 13, 2017

Sharp Sues Hisense Over Quality of Sharp-Branded TVs

BBC News is reporting that Sharp is suing Hisense over the low quality of the TVs that the latter company... Continue Reading
Sharp Sues Hisense Over Quality of Sharp-Branded TVs

Jun 12, 2017

Millennials Prefer to Rent Versus Buy

Millennials represent a huge pool of potential shoppers, but how do you sell higher-end AV gear to a generation that prefers to rent instead of buy? Continue Reading
Millennials Prefer to Rent Versus Buy

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