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Dec 01, 2009

CEA Says Black Friday Electronics Sales Are Strong

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) brings glad tidings a month before Christmas - despite what has been going on with the economy, on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), consumers came out in droves to purchase electronics. Continue Reading
CEA Says Black Friday Electronics Sales Are Strong

Dec 01, 2009

Comcast Cleared To Buy NBC Thanks To Vivendi Deal

In a deal that has stirred controversy over monopoly and anti-trust laws, cable giant Comcast has negotiated to purchase Vivendi's shares of NBC/Universal - the already combined network and studio - for the sum of $5.8 million. Continue Reading
Comcast Cleared To Buy NBC Thanks To Vivendi Deal

Nov 24, 2009

More Black Friday Specials From Nuforce, Aperion and Orb Audio

Although they position themselves as the only games in town, Walmart and Target aren't the only places to get good deals on merchandise - especially if you're shopping for name brand specialty audio/video equipment the day after Thanksgiving. Continue Reading
More Black Friday Specials From Nuforce, Aperion and Orb Audio

Nov 16, 2009

Meridian Opens a Concept Store in Bangkok

We've all heard about what one night in Bangkok can do, but now Meridian and MRD Audio Company, Meridian's exclusive dealer for Thailand, are joining forces to put one store in Bangkok, specifically the world's first Meridian Concept store. Continue Reading
Meridian Opens a Concept Store in Bangkok

Nov 09, 2009

Too Big To Fail: AV Manufacturers Look To Big Distributor AVAD For Their Future

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about how many of America's audio/video manufacturers feel about the electronics distribution company AVAD, which has been acquiring something of a monopoly in the trade. Continue Reading
Too Big To Fail: AV Manufacturers Look To Big Distributor AVAD For Their Future

Nov 01, 2009

VIZIO Licenses Digital TV Patent Portfolio to SONY - Ends Dispute

Vizio and Sony have resolved recent patent disputes, with Vizio now becoming a licensee under Sony's color television patent portfolio. Meanwhile, Vizio will continue to expand its own intellectual property and patent portfolio. Continue Reading
VIZIO Licenses Digital TV Patent Portfolio to SONY - Ends Dispute

Oct 30, 2009

AV's Next and Biggest Generation of Clients Deeply Affected By Unemployment and Under-employment

Historically, consumers in their twenties and thirties are the most avid purchasers of new audio/video technology. Unfortunately, because of the problematic economy, many of today's twenty-and thirty-year-olds are unemployed or at least under-employed. Continue Reading
AV's Next and Biggest Generation of Clients Deeply Affected By Unemployment and Under-employment

Oct 20, 2009

Consolidation Is Taking the "Special" Out of Specialty Audio-Video

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about the downsides of what can happen when one specialty audio-video company absorbs another, sometimes jettisoning some or all of what made the acquisition special in the first place. Continue Reading
Consolidation Is Taking the

Oct 13, 2009

What if HDMI Actually Worked?

HomeTheaterReview.com's Jerry Del Colliano takes a look at some of the problems associated with HDMI and why this new technology often frustrates audiophiles... Continue Reading
What if HDMI Actually Worked?

Oct 12, 2009

Dynaudio's Puccini Sound System For The New Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

By virtually any standard, the Bugatti Veyron is a triumph of engineering and performance in a sports vehicle. For the debut of Bugatti's latest offering, the Veyron Grand Sport, the company wanted a sound system befitting the quality of the automobile. Continue Reading
Dynaudio's Puccini Sound System For The New Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

Sep 29, 2009

AV Manufacturers Need To "Floor" High-End AV Gear for Dealers as Part of an AV Stimulus Plan

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano makes some suggestions for what audio/video manufacturers can do to help themselves when they need to secure large bank loans during this period of difficulty for independent business owners. Continue Reading
AV Manufacturers Need To

Sep 27, 2009

Parks and Assoc. Say Consumers Intend To Spend More On AV Later in 2009

A silver lining may be appearing on the storm-clouded electronics consumer horizon, according to a survey by Parks Associates' Decision Process, which says that although the economy has been a big factor in a downturn in spending, the public may purchase more later in 2009. Continue Reading
Parks and Assoc. Say Consumers Intend To Spend More On AV Later in 2009

Sep 22, 2009

AV Identity Crisis: Radio Shack and Wilson Audio Abandon Well Known Names

Radio Shack is one of those brand names like "Xerox" or "Mc" anything - people use it when they are talking about an entire type of products, whether they literally mean it's from Radio Shack or not. Now Radio Shack is changing its name to The Shack. Continue Reading
AV Identity Crisis: Radio Shack and Wilson Audio Abandon Well Known Names

Sep 17, 2009

Legendary Speaker Designer Jim Thiel Passes Away

In sad news for the audio industry, a reliable source has confirmed that acclaimed loudspeaker designer Jim Thiel, founder of the Thiel loudspeaker line, has passed away. The cause of death has not been made known to the press at this time. Continue Reading
Legendary Speaker Designer Jim Thiel Passes Away

Sep 15, 2009

CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Andrew Robinson

The CEDIA Tradeshow is one of the best places to get scoops on the latest and greatest from the world of home theater and custom installation. Andrew Robinson gives you his winners and losers from Atlanta. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Andrew Robinson

Sep 15, 2009

CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Ken Taraszka, MD

Live from Atlanta is Dr. Ken Taraszka's CEDIA show coverage including a look at what's new from MartinLogan, Wadia, Theta, Revel, Pioneer, Mark Levinson, Toshiba, Anthem/Paradigm and many others from the world of home theater, audiophila and beyond. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Ken Taraszka, MD

Sep 14, 2009

CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Jerry Del Colliano

Despite a down economy and a shaking specialty AV space 2009's CEDIA show in Atlanta, Georgia wasn't a complete disappointment according to Home Theater Review publisher, Jerry Del Colliano, for there were more than a few bright spots worth writing home about. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2009 Show Report - Jerry Del Colliano

Sep 11, 2009

Parent Company of Sunfire, Panamax, Speakercraft To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

While there were plenty of hits on view, not all of the news coming out of the CEDIA trade show in Atlanta, Georgia was happy. Case in point was Nortek's announcement that their firm, the parent company of many name brands, has had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Continue Reading
Parent Company of Sunfire, Panamax, Speakercraft To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Sep 04, 2009

Procella Audio Launches With High End Horn Loaded Speakers For Home Theater Use

Procella Audio will now launch operations in the United States and will debut at CEDIA Expo 2009 this September in Atlanta. Chuck Back, formerly EVP of Miller & Kreisel Sound will be directing Procella's U.S. operations. Continue Reading
Procella Audio Launches With High End Horn Loaded Speakers For Home Theater Use

Sep 01, 2009

Home Theater Review Launches New Facebook Fan Page

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it - okay, the Cole Porter song is about falling in love (or at least lust), but birds, bees, educated fleas and an enormous chunk of the world's human population are on Facebook. Home Theater Review is joining the club. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review Launches New Facebook Fan Page

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