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Jun 05, 2017

Promising Signs for Broadcast UHD TV at the NAB Show

Ultra HD TV broadcasts and ATSC 3.0 were hot topics at the recent NAB trade show. Although many players in the broadcast industry are enthusiastic about UHD, challenges still remain. Continue Reading
Promising Signs for Broadcast UHD TV at the NAB Show

May 06, 2017

Best Buy Partners with Vivint to Launch Smart Home Service

Best Buy has partnered with Vivint Smart Home to introduce a new smart home service, which will be offered in... Continue Reading
Best Buy Partners with Vivint to Launch Smart Home Service

Apr 12, 2017

LeEco Will Not Acquire VIZIO After All

LeEco has informed us that its acquisition of VIZIO is not going to happen, due to "regulatory headwinds." Last July,... Continue Reading
LeEco Will Not Acquire VIZIO After All

Apr 10, 2017

Selling Audio/Video to Gen Xers Versus Baby Boomers

Since Baby Boomers aren't buying as much AV gear as they used to, who is the new audience for home theater systems? Jerry Del Colliano says it's not Millennials but rather Generation Xers who should be the focus of the sales efforts. Continue Reading
Selling Audio/Video to Gen Xers Versus Baby Boomers

Apr 04, 2017

Z-Wave Alliance Initiates Mandatory Security Protocol for All Certified Devices

The Z-Wave Alliance has announced that, effective immediately, all new Z-Wave certified devices must adhere to a new security protocol... Continue Reading
Z-Wave Alliance Initiates Mandatory Security Protocol for All Certified Devices

Mar 27, 2017

What Gear Would You Choose to Build a $5,000 System?

If you had $5,000 to spend on a new home theater or audiophile system, what gear would you buy? We posed this question to our team of writers. Find out how they answered. Continue Reading
What Gear Would You Choose to Build a $5,000 System?

Mar 24, 2017

The CTA Develops Smart Home Security Checklist for Installers

As cyber-security concerns grow, AV installers need to be sure that they are following best practices to make smart home... Continue Reading
The CTA Develops Smart Home Security Checklist for Installers

Mar 12, 2017

Luxman Enters U.S. Market with New CD Player and Tube Amp

Luxman Japan has announced the formation of an American subsidiary: Luxman America, Inc., based in New York. The company manufactures... Continue Reading
Luxman Enters U.S. Market with New CD Player and Tube Amp

Mar 01, 2017

Sound United Acquires D+M Group

Sound United, the parent company of Polk and Definitive Technology, has acquired the D+M Group, which owns Denon, Heos by... Continue Reading
Sound United Acquires D+M Group

Feb 28, 2017

Control4 Purchases Triad Speakers

Legrand buys Luxul. Samsung buys Harman. Razer buys THX. SnapAV buys, well, whoever it is that SnapAV bought this week... Continue Reading
Control4 Purchases Triad Speakers

Feb 27, 2017

A Dark Day Without the Internet

The Internet has crept into every aspect of our lives--from our AV entertainment to our employment to our home automation. Is your Internet as robust and reliable as it needs to be? Continue Reading
A Dark Day Without the Internet

Feb 26, 2017

Audio Hardware Sales Are Up, Thanks to Wireless Speakers and Headphones

Futuresource Consulting's most recent tracking report on audio hardware sales highlights some interesting trends in the market, both positive and... Continue Reading
Audio Hardware Sales Are Up, Thanks to Wireless Speakers and Headphones

Feb 06, 2017

Emerging Technology Stars Over AV at CES

In recent weeks, we've discussed video and audio trends at this year's CES. Now we turn to a category that, arguably, overshadowed both: emerging tech like AI and virtual reality. Jeff Berman discusses how these categories made their strong mark on CES 2017. Continue Reading
Emerging Technology Stars Over AV at CES

Jan 30, 2017

High-End Audio at CES: A Post Mortem

The High Performance Audio area at CES is not what it used to be. Dennis Burger discusses the apparent decline: what might be causing it and what can be done to fix it. Continue Reading
High-End Audio at CES: A Post Mortem

Jan 30, 2017

HDMI Forum Announces HDMI 2.1 Specification

HDMI Forum has announced that the latest HDMI spec, version 2.1, will be released in the second quarter of 2017.... Continue Reading
HDMI Forum Announces HDMI 2.1 Specification

Jan 29, 2017

CEDIA Sells Ownership of Annual Expo to Emerald Expositions

CEDIA has announced that it has sold ownership of its annual CEDIA Expo to Emerald Expositions, which is one of... Continue Reading
CEDIA Sells Ownership of Annual Expo to Emerald Expositions

Jan 21, 2017

THX Launches Streaming Certification Program

THX has announced a new certification program for streamed audio and video content, with the goal of establishing "a universal... Continue Reading
THX Launches Streaming Certification Program

Jan 20, 2017

Cary Audio Introduces Brand Ambassador Program

Cary Audio continues to expand its online footprint with the introduction of the Brand Ambassador program. Consumers who purchase Cary... Continue Reading
Cary Audio Introduces Brand Ambassador Program

Dec 26, 2016

Surging 4K Demand Helped TVs Remain King on Black Friday

Once again, TVs were a big sales draw over the long Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, but this year saw a huge jump in 4K TV sales, thanks to a huge drop in 4K prices. Continue Reading
Surging 4K Demand Helped TVs Remain King on Black Friday

Dec 19, 2016

The Year in Review ... and a Look Ahead

Adrienne Maxwell looks back at the major home theater news and developments of 2016 and questions what will happen in the year ahead. Continue Reading
The Year in Review ... and a Look Ahead

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