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Aug 16, 2010

Peanuts Worldwide Announces New Five Year Deal With ABC Network for the Classic 'PEANUTS' Holiday Specials

The Snoopy dance. The Great Pumpkin. The yanked-away football. All of these are part of the childhood of every American who grew up with a TV set. Now the ABC network has made a deal with Peanuts Worldwide to run the classic Peanuts holiday specials for the next five years. Continue Reading

Aug 16, 2010

Parent Of HomeTheaterReview.com Changes Its Name To Luxury Publishing Group

After spending time being named after its founder Jerry Del Colliano, Del Colliano Enterprises, Inc., which owns HomeTheaterReview.com, HomeTheaterSpot.com, HDTVetc.com and other high-end home theater-related websites, has changed its name to Luxury Publishing Group. Continue Reading
Parent Of HomeTheaterReview.com Changes Its Name To Luxury Publishing Group

Aug 16, 2010

Will Private Label AV Brands Kill Off Specialty AV?

Back in the day all a specialty retailer had to do was open up a boutique shop, stock a few name brand products and be open a few minutes longer than then their local bank and sit back and watch the money flow. Nowadays, with the proliferation of brands like Vizio and their endless distribution chains that include Costco and Wal-Mart can the specialty AV retailer survive let alone compete. Continue Reading
Will Private Label AV Brands Kill Off Specialty AV?

Aug 06, 2010

Dr. Sidney Harman to Purchase Newsweek from The Washington Post Company

In an intriguing and unusual marriage of print media and consumer electronics, the Washington Post is selling its long-running and famous publication Newsweek to Dr. Sidney Harman, the founder of AV products firm Harman International. Continue Reading
Dr. Sidney Harman to Purchase Newsweek from The Washington Post Company

Aug 06, 2010

DTS Announces Partnership With Onkyo To Launch DTS Premium Suite Technology Into PC Market

Onkyo, which makes all sorts of electronics, is now partnering with DTS Inc. This union will bring DTS Suite technology into Onkyo's desktop personal computers. Some of the benefit to consumers of this business marriage will be vastly enhanced audio. Continue Reading
DTS Announces Partnership With Onkyo To Launch DTS Premium Suite Technology Into PC Market

Aug 06, 2010

AV Forum Home Theater Spot.com Acquired by Parent of HomeTheaterReview.com

HomeTheaterReview.com and HDTVetc.com are both online publications that offer professional, expert views of home electronics technology. Now the two magazines' parent company, Luxury Publishing Group, Inc., has acquired reader-content-oriented site Home Theatre Spot.com. Continue Reading
AV Forum Home Theater Spot.com Acquired by Parent of HomeTheaterReview.com

Aug 06, 2010

HomeTheaterReview.com Turns Two Years Old

Different species mature at different rates. For instance, a two-year-old human is still a toddler, but as HomeTheaterReview.com turns two, it is very grown up by online publication standards, with a Google Page Rank (PR5) and a sub-100,000 Alexa rating. Continue Reading
HomeTheaterReview.com Turns Two Years Old

Jul 27, 2010

Consumer Confidence in Economy and Tech Drops, According to CEA-CNET Indexes

Given all the aggravation quite a few people are having with their personal finances, a bout of pessimism isn't too surprising, and that's what was indicated in an index report from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and CNET Continue Reading
Consumer Confidence in Economy and Tech Drops, According to CEA-CNET Indexes

Jul 26, 2010

Is Today's Home Theater Equipment Too Good?

For those who have grown up or just lived in Southern California for a long time, the closing of Ken Crane's chain of AV stores is an especially painful (and for many, downright inconvenient) example of the toll the economy is taking on the home theater equipment market. Continue Reading
Is Today's Home Theater Equipment Too Good?

Jul 23, 2010

Monster Partners with Yao Ming to Launch "Yao Monster" Electronics and Lifestyle Products in China

Bad news for anime fans and good news for Chinese electronics aficionados. Yao Monster is not a new creature in the horror pantheon, but rather the combined joint venture of Monster and Yao Ming to bring electronics and other products to the Chinese market. Continue Reading

Jul 22, 2010

CE Industry To Surpass $174 Billion in 2010, Reach Record High by 2011

Great news for both the economy in general and consumer electronics professionals in particular: according to a report by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the consumer electronics industry will do even better than expected in 2010. Continue Reading
CE Industry To Surpass $174 Billion in 2010, Reach Record High by 2011

Jul 15, 2010

NASA Television Debuts Full-Time High Definition Channel

NASA is known for its exploration of space, but they've got big plans here on Earth as well. In fact, the agency is bringing these two aspects together with a 24-hour channel, accessible to all types of television content providers, which will show NASA at work. Continue Reading

Jul 14, 2010

Beavis and Butthead To Return To MTV

Before Mike Judge made King of the Hill and Office Space, back when MTV not only stood for Music Television but actually aired it, Beavis and Butthead was the gold standard of brilliantly moronic and taboo-breaking cable animation programming. Continue Reading
Beavis and Butthead To Return To MTV

Jul 07, 2010

Sound Import Gets US Distribution Rights To Wharfedale Speakers

Sound Import will become the exclusive importer of Wharfedale speakers in the United States. Sound Import is run by Walter Schofield who is the former executive in charge of Mark Levinson, Linn and the President of Meridian. Continue Reading
Sound Import Gets US Distribution Rights To Wharfedale Speakers

Jul 07, 2010

JVC Shows Facebook Community Some 'Like' With the Launch of New Summer Sweepstakes

Facebook is becoming quite a tool for manufacturers and consumers alike for no other social networking service, save maybe Twitter, is being relied on more heavily to keep fans in the know. JVC has hopped on the bandwagon and has used Facebook to announce their new summer sweepstakes promotion. Continue Reading
JVC Shows Facebook Community Some 'Like' With the Launch of New Summer Sweepstakes

Jun 25, 2010

Harman's Mobile Entertainment Showroom Arrives in Stamford

What's got 18 wheels is painted black and rolls into town like a slow moving thunderstorm? Why it's Harman's Mobile Entertainment Showroom, their demonstration room on wheels where they showcase their latest products including their JBL Synthesis home theater system. Continue Reading
Harman's Mobile Entertainment Showroom Arrives in Stamford

Jun 14, 2010

Legacy HDTVs Should Fear 2010 Analog Sunset Cutoff

It seems like HDTVs should be safe from the 2010 analog signal transmission cutoff that will affect old analog TV sets (and cripple those only receiving signals from "rabbit ears" antennae), HomeTheaterReview.com explains why there could be trouble. Continue Reading
Legacy HDTVs Should Fear 2010 Analog Sunset Cutoff

Jun 09, 2010

Sony Introduces New Versions of Consumer Software for Creative Content Production

While people inside the "industry" may use Avid or Final Cut, truth be told there are a few out there that insist on using Sony's suite of editing and post production tools. Sony is hoping to parlay their professional success into a consumer one by offering new products to go head-to-head with the likes of Adobe and Apple for prosumer dominance. Continue Reading

Jun 07, 2010

Crestron Reacts To Apple's iPad By Opening Up More Local Distribution

You've heard the saying, "You can't fight City Hall." In the case of portable electronics, City Hall equates with Apple's line of i-devices. However, the home automation company Crestron is putting up a challenge to City Hall - that is, Apple's iPad - with an expansion of local distribution. Continue Reading
Crestron Reacts To Apple's iPad By Opening Up More Local Distribution

Jun 01, 2010

HARMAN Announces Premium Infotainment System for Entry-Level Luxury Market

Somewhere in the realm between the utility vehicle and the Masarati dwells the entry-level luxury vehicle. Harman says that it will be serving this market with its development of a new top-level infotainment system for such vehicles and, of course, the vehicles' owners. Continue Reading
HARMAN Announces Premium Infotainment System for Entry-Level Luxury Market

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