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Apr 20, 2011

NHL Picks Comcast-NBC Over ESPN For Long Term TV Deal

In another example of corporate synergy, NBC/Comcast, which has ties with Philadelphia Flyers' owner Ed Snider, just made a deal giving the network the rights to televise the games of the National Hockey League for the next ten years, according to the Wall Street Journal. Continue Reading
NHL Picks Comcast-NBC Over ESPN For Long Term TV Deal

Apr 16, 2011

LG Electronics Begins 2011 Recycling Program: Great American Cleanup

Keep America Beautiful is sponsoring the Great American Clean-up, the largest U.S.-based volunteer "green" program. LG Electronics is on board with its push to recycle electronic components, including items like old DVD players, speakers and other units. Continue Reading
LG Electronics Begins 2011 Recycling Program: Great American Cleanup

Apr 14, 2011

An Industry Icon Gone: Sidney Harman Passes Away at 92

The firm of Harman-Kardon was formed in 1953, when Sidney Harman and designer Bernard Kardon joined forces in a company that has become one of the top names in the audiophile world. Harman passed away at the age of 92 on April 13, 2011, after a struggle with leukemia. Continue Reading
An Industry Icon Gone: Sidney Harman Passes Away at 92

Apr 08, 2011

DISH Network Buys Blockbuster

It seems a little unconventional for a home content video provider to buy a brick-and-mortar store chain, but that is just what has happened with DISH Network's purchase of Blockbuster's DVD/Blu-ray sale and rental business after the latter firm filed for bankruptcy. Continue Reading
DISH Network Buys Blockbuster

Apr 07, 2011

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy and LG Team Up to Make 3D Available to Filmmakers and Consumers

The noted film school and the electronics company have come together in a just-announced partnership to put up-to-the-minute 3D technology, until now the domain of the major studios, into the hands of new and independent filmmakers, with the Tribeca Film Festival as one destination for the results. Continue Reading
Tribeca Flashpoint Academy and LG Team Up to Make 3D Available to Filmmakers and Consumers

Apr 03, 2011

Sale of Knock-off Audio Equipment Brought to an End

Chinese law enforcement in Guangdong has cracked down on the manufacture and sale of cheap, illegal copies of brand-name audio equipment after receiving complaints from the firms Harman, Sennheiser, Shure and AudioTechnica. Continue Reading
Sale of Knock-off Audio Equipment Brought to an End

Mar 31, 2011

Milestone AV and Da-Lite Announce Merger

The Da-Lite Screen Company, which makes a variety of brands of video projection screens for both residential and commercial purposes, will be joining forces with Milestone AV Technologies, which designs and manufactures mounts and display solutions. Continue Reading
Milestone AV and Da-Lite Announce Merger

Mar 28, 2011

Panamax/Furman Joins Forces with LiteTouch

Power meet control. Control - power. Panamax and Furman are joining forces with control system Litetouch to offer lighting control solutions to the consumer and dealer base of Panamax and Furman. Continue Reading
Panamax/Furman Joins Forces with LiteTouch

Mar 27, 2011

CEA Offers Tech Enthusiast Membership for Individuals

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), unlike, for example, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or the Screen Actors Guild, has become more and more welcoming to civilians. Now the CEA has introduced the Tech Enthusiast Membership. Continue Reading
CEA Offers Tech Enthusiast Membership for Individuals

Mar 22, 2011

Digital Projection Brings 3D Experience to Hollywood's Pacific Design Center

Digital Projection, leaders in both the professional and consumer front projection space, are showcasing their dominance in the front projection marketplace by putting on a clinic at the Pacific Design Center this weekend. At the center of the demonstration -DP's 3D enabled Titan DLP projector. Continue Reading
Digital Projection Brings 3D Experience to Hollywood's Pacific Design Center

Mar 21, 2011

How Bose Can Teach The AV Business How To Sell More Systems For More Profit

All highs no lows it must be Bose has been an adage used among audiophiles for years and while Bose may laugh at the notion it's not because the saying is funny-no Bose is laughing all the way to the bank for they remain one of the most prolific and profitable brands in all of AV. Continue Reading
How Bose Can Teach The AV Business How To Sell More Systems For More Profit

Mar 14, 2011

How To Avoid Internet Dependence In Your Home and Home Theater

Today's hot, new A/V products all have Internet connectivity and a host of Web-oriented applications. Of course we're all addicted to the Internet, but is it a good idea to get our home theater and home automation systems addicted, too? Continue Reading
How To Avoid Internet Dependence In Your Home and Home Theater

Mar 07, 2011

AV Retailers Aggressively Push For The Upsell Despite The Down Economy

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano weighs in on the various methods audio/video retailers are employing to move product, even in an economy where most consumers are feeling the pinch and are consequently reluctant to spend money. Continue Reading
AV Retailers Aggressively Push For The Upsell Despite The Down Economy

Mar 04, 2011

Sound Advice to Re-Open with New Showroom

In what reads like a never-ending game of musical chairs, that included a sale to the now defunct Tweeter, the once popular AV retailer, Sound Advice, appears to be getting a new lease on life with the re-opening of one of their more popular locations. Continue Reading
Sound Advice to Re-Open with New Showroom

Mar 01, 2011

The Rise of Gray-Tech

Although advertising targets the young, a report by Investments.com, a publication aimed at (per its name) investors, indicates that the bulk of buying power is in the hands of the baby boomers, the oldest of whom are turning sixty-five this year. Continue Reading
The Rise of Gray-Tech

Feb 25, 2011

Mark Levinson Celebrates the Launch of the Lexus CT200h

Hybridization isn't just for vehicles any longer. Casio Electronics (remember when the company was known primarily for its electronic keyboards?) has a new Laser & Light hybrid light engine that will appear at the 2011 Digital Signage Exposition. Continue Reading
Mark Levinson Celebrates the Launch of the Lexus CT200h

Feb 21, 2011

Control4 and Cisco Sign Agreement to Deliver Network-enabled Communities

Electronic communities are likely to benefit from a new strategic agreement between Cisco and Control4, which is aimed at delivering network-enabled automation platforms for connected "smart" networks and home energy deployments around the globe. Continue Reading
Control4 and Cisco Sign Agreement to Deliver Network-enabled Communities

Feb 09, 2011

New Canadian Speaker Line Enters American Market

The Great White North has given us many good things - Firefly fans are forever grateful for Nathan Fillion. Now Canada brings us Sinclair Audio, a success in its homeland, from Jam Industries, which is the parent company of American Audio & Video. Continue Reading
New Canadian Speaker Line Enters American Market

Feb 07, 2011

Ultimate Electronics Asking Bankruptcy Court To Close All Stores By April Says Twice

Oh Ultimate Electronics how did things go so wrong? First, you extended your credit and resources beyond their means. Then you stiffed some charities of well-deserved money you promised and now you want the courts to shut down all your stores to stop the blood letting. Perhaps they should appoint you a get away car and an evening's head start too. Continue Reading
Ultimate Electronics Asking Bankruptcy Court To Close All Stores By April Says Twice

Feb 05, 2011

Update: It's Official Audiovox Owns Klipsch

What does $166 million buy? If you are Audiovox, it reportedly buys you Klipsch and its worldwide subsidiaries, according to a report by the industry trade publication, Twice, which says that Audiovox has entered into a definitive agreement to make the purchase. Continue Reading
Update: It's Official Audiovox Owns Klipsch

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