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Sep 01, 2009

CEA and CNET Say Consumer Confidence Increased In August 2009

The Consumer Electronics Association and CNET have released a report saying that as the dog days of summer rolled around, Americans have a better feeling about the economy, which translates into more hope for optimism in the electronics industry. Continue Reading
CEA and CNET Say Consumer Confidence Increased In August 2009

Aug 24, 2009

Study Says HDTVs in More Than 50 Percent of American Homes

According to a report supplied by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, 53 percent of U.S. households now own at least one HDTV. That's an 18-point jump from 2008. The report also shows that more HDTV owners are adding HDTV service. Continue Reading
Study Says HDTVs in More Than 50 Percent of American Homes

Aug 18, 2009

Cash For Clunkers - Meet The AV Business

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about how a longstanding audio industry practice - giving cash or trade-ins on old jalopies so that their owners can afford new rides - can be applied to the audio/video business. Continue Reading
Cash For Clunkers - Meet The AV Business

Aug 14, 2009

Kaleidescape Loses Legal Appeal - Might Be Forced To Stop Making Products

In bad news for both the company and its consumer purchasing base, Kaleidescape has had a court judgment against it upheld on appeal. The judgment prevents Kaleidescape from digitally reproducing DVD-Video content onto its servers. Continue Reading
Kaleidescape Loses Legal Appeal - Might Be Forced To Stop Making Products

Aug 11, 2009

Dish Network's Profit Dips 81 Percent

Call your broker because Dish Network's profits are taking a nosedive. The company blames litigation over DVR services for the loss of profit. The "low cost" satellite provider is trying to keep up with DirecTV who also has the NFL exclusively on their sports package. Continue Reading
Dish Network's Profit Dips 81 Percent

Aug 11, 2009

Hitachi To Acquire Remaining Shares of Hitachi Maxell Ltd.

In what may seem to outsiders like a lateral move, Hitachi is buying up the rest of the stock of Hitachi Maxell Ltd., which Hitachi believes will increase the value of both companies, as well as creating synergistic benefit through the acquisition. Continue Reading
Hitachi To Acquire Remaining Shares of Hitachi Maxell Ltd.

Aug 11, 2009

Going Direct - The Gold Rush in Today's Specialty Audio-Video Business Has a New Set Of Rules

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about how the world of selling has changed, particularly when it comes to selling specialty audio/video products to spending-wary consumers in the new economic climate. Continue Reading
Going Direct - The Gold Rush in Today's Specialty Audio-Video Business Has a New Set Of Rules

Aug 08, 2009

Home Theater Review Improves On-site Search Functionality

After only one year in business, Home Theater Review has 130,000 monthly readers. The publication aims to better serve these readers, and attract more of them, by improving the functionality of the HomeTheaterReview.com home website. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review Improves On-site Search Functionality

Aug 07, 2009

Winning and Losing In Las Vegas - Why The AV Business Desperately Needs More Consumer Demand

Okay, we all know the economy has trouble. But instead of working together to get consumers to buy products, it seems that all too often, audio/video manufacturers and dealers have an adversarial relationship, rather than a cooperative one that would benefit both. Continue Reading
Winning and Losing In Las Vegas - Why The AV Business Desperately Needs More Consumer Demand

Aug 04, 2009

Sony's Quarterly Profit Dives $390,000,000

Bloomberg.com is reporting that Sony posted a huge loss in the quarter that ended on June 30, 2009--to the tune of $390,000,000. The loss wasn't actually as bad as some experts were predicting, so at least the consumer electronics giant has that going for it. Continue Reading
Sony's Quarterly Profit Dives $390,000,000

Aug 03, 2009

Home Theater Review Celebrates Its First Year With 128,500 Monthly Readers in July 2009

Happy Birthday to us! HomeTheaterReview.com turned a year old in July 2009, with 128,5000 monthly readers as part of the family buoyed by the site's reporting in the areas of audio, video, equipment, installation, automation and much more. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review Celebrates Its First Year With 128,500 Monthly Readers in July 2009

Jul 31, 2009

Audyssey Room Correction Going Into New Jaguars

Traditionally, the term "a room" refers to a section of a home or an office. However, when it comes to audio, the interior of a car, especially a luxury vehicle like a Jaguar, is also a room that needs to be adjusted for optimal sonic results. Enter Audyssey Room Correction. Continue Reading
Audyssey Room Correction Going Into New Jaguars

Jul 21, 2009

Krell To Recall Four Amp Products

Krell is recalling a number of their power amp products including the Krell KAV-250a, KAV-250a/3, KAV-500i, KAV-1500. The recall speaks to units makes from January 1997 to February of 2001. Continue Reading
Krell To Recall Four Amp Products

Jul 20, 2009

The 10 Best Up-and-Coming Companies In Audio-Video

With a lot of AV firms begging off from display engagements, shrinking or vanishing altogether, HomeTheaterReview.com is here to bring some good news about ten audio/video firms that you may not have heard much about in the past, but you'll probably hear about a lot in the future. Continue Reading
The 10 Best Up-and-Coming Companies In Audio-Video

Jul 07, 2009

Pound Wise and Penny Foolish - How The Home Theater Business Can Learn From Luxury Sectors Still Trying To Bilk Consumers

Rich people hate being ripped off. When a hotel charges $15 for Internet access or $45 per night for valet parking - they notice. Read Jerry Del Colliano's feature about how some of the best brands take good care of their most important assets - their clients. Continue Reading
Pound Wise and Penny Foolish - How The Home Theater Business Can Learn From Luxury Sectors Still Trying To Bilk Consumers

Jun 26, 2009

NHT To Relaunch As An Internet-Direct Speaker Company

After a long absence, NHT (now hear this), is reportedly relaunching as an Internet-direct speaker company. The company, after multiple owners is now being controlled by its founders but will face still competition from the likes of Orb Audio, Aperion Audio, Outlaw Audio, Emotiva and many others already powerful in this market. Continue Reading
NHT To Relaunch As An Internet-Direct Speaker Company

Jun 23, 2009

Silicon Image (SIMG) Show First HDMI 1.4 Parts For "Liquid HD" Over Ethernet Systems

Silicon Image has introduced the SiI9387 port processor and SiI9334 transmitter, the first semiconductor products to incorporate the latest HDMI 1.4 specification features. Continue Reading
 Silicon Image (SIMG) Show First HDMI 1.4 Parts For

Jun 19, 2009

Howard Stern Banned From Sirius-XM App on New iPhone

They call him the King of All Media but just not smartphones - thanks to Sirius XM. Shock Jock Howard Stern is being kept off of Sirius XM's phones for now because of the nature of his show. He is also kept from broadcast in many rental cars that have satellite radio. Continue Reading
Howard Stern Banned From Sirius-XM App on New iPhone

Jun 17, 2009

Paradigm Cinema 90 CT System To Be Featured on CBS' The Price Is Right

It isn't too often that high-end audio gets in front of the camera on a network TV game show, but the Paradigm Cinema 90 CT System is getting ready for its close-up on CBS' long-running and extremely popular price-guessing series The Price is Right. Continue Reading
Paradigm Cinema 90 CT System To Be Featured on CBS' The Price Is Right

Jun 09, 2009

HDMI 1.4 - Another New Example of Planned Obsolesce Imposed On The Home Theater Market

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano weighs in on the way that a lot of home video products, including HDMI L4, are designed in ways that mean they will either not be compatible with newer items or fail to work altogether in the foreseeable future. Continue Reading
HDMI 1.4 - Another New Example of Planned Obsolesce Imposed On The Home Theater Market

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