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Jun 05, 2009

Best Buy Plans Thirteen New Stores As Other Retailers Fail

What better way to exert your dominance over your enemies than to build your castle upon their badly beaten bones? Well that is precisely what Best Buy is doing for as the rest of the specialty AV industry withers into oblivion the blue and yellow march triumphantly forward in their quest for AV dominance. Continue Reading
Best Buy Plans Thirteen New Stores As Other Retailers Fail

Jun 02, 2009

HD Giants Files Chapter 11

The HD music market isn't foolproof. Case in point: the firm HD Giants, which went into business to supply high-definition music to a variety of sources, including the huge PC media center market, has had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Continue Reading
HD Giants Files Chapter 11

May 27, 2009

What The AV Business Can Learn From Chef Alice Waters and The Slow Food Movement

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano talks about why, even though they would seem on the surface to be completely different topics, the audio/video industry and the slow food movement have certain similarities that can benefit the former. Continue Reading
What The AV Business Can Learn From Chef Alice Waters and The Slow Food Movement

May 26, 2009

Hitachi Splits Off Consumer Group From Parent Company

In order to streamline production and better respond to shifts in the marketplace, Hitachi plans to separate the consumer electronics division from its parent company. Shutoku Watanabe, Hitachi's CEO and president, will run the new company. Continue Reading
Hitachi Splits Off Consumer Group From Parent Company

May 22, 2009

Circuit City To Relaunch As An Online Play

Circuit City, which feels to most of us like it went into business back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, has been gone from the landscape for awhile now. However, as HomeTheaterReview.com expected, the company is making a return on the Internet. Continue Reading
Circuit City To Relaunch As An Online Play

May 20, 2009

Sirius XM Shows Loss In Overall Subscribers (404k) For First Time

Sirius XM has been a big hit with listeners for a long time - it offers both better sound quality and better music/listening choices than commercial radio. Therefore, the company has been surprised by a quarter that saw its subscriber base recede by over four hundred thousand. Continue Reading
Sirius XM Shows Loss In Overall Subscribers (404k) For First Time

May 20, 2009

A New World Order - Where and How To Sell Specialty AV Gear Going Forward

HomeTheaterReview.com publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano examines where a number of specialty audio/video manufacturers and dealers have gone wrong in marketing their wares to consumers and offers advice on how to start closing the deals again. Continue Reading
A New World Order - Where and How To Sell Specialty AV Gear Going Forward

May 19, 2009

Global TV Revenues Decline 12 Percent in Q1-2009

DisplaySearch reports a six percent decline in global TV shipments and (surprise, surprise) and 12 percent decline in TV revenues in the first quarter of 2009. China is the number-one region for TV shipments, with especially strong growth in the LCD category. Continue Reading
Global TV Revenues Decline 12 Percent in Q1-2009

May 17, 2009

HDTVetc.com Relaunches Online HDTV Educational and Review Site

Del Colliano Enterprises, Inc. announces the relaunch of HDTVetc.com. Formerly a print magazine aimed at the home theater enthusiast, the new HDTVetc.com site will be an online research tool for anyone who has questions about HDTV and related categories. Continue Reading
HDTVetc.com Relaunches Online HDTV Educational and Review Site

May 14, 2009

First Annual Loss for Sony in 14 Years

There is good news and bad news for the Sony Corporation today. The good news is that financially, the company is in better shape than expected. The bad news is that for the first time in almost a decade and a half, Sony has posted annual losses. Continue Reading
First Annual Loss for Sony in 14 Years

May 13, 2009

Klipsch Sells Aragon and Acurus Brands to Former Employees

Klipsch has dumped the Aragon and Acurus brands to former employees to raise money and add profit. Klipsch is much more focused on speakers than electronics at this stage and very well may sell in the coming months Continue Reading
Klipsch Sells Aragon and Acurus Brands to Former Employees

May 02, 2009

Apple Rumored To Be Adding Blu-ray To Computers and iTunes 8.2

Although the big Mac company doesn't like anybody to talk about its doings before it is ready to make an announcement, generally credible computer news site CNET.com is reporting that Apple is likely to bring Blu-ray to its computers and iTunes 8.2. Continue Reading
Apple Rumored To Be Adding Blu-ray To Computers and iTunes 8.2

Apr 29, 2009

Krell Takes On An Investor To Make New Future-Minded Products

The acclaimed high-end audio firm Krell is bringing KT Capital Partners aboard as an equity partner in order to finance upcoming innovative projects, a spokesperson from Krell recently confirmed for this article by HomeTheaterReview.com. Continue Reading
Krell Takes On An Investor To Make New Future-Minded Products

Apr 28, 2009

Parent Company of Stereophile & Home Theater Mag Files Chapter 11

In a startling development that means a lot of bad news for technophiles who like to read, Source Interlink, a vast company partially owned by Ron Burkle, which owns a great many magazines aimed at the audio/video market, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Continue Reading
Parent Company of Stereophile & Home Theater Mag Files Chapter 11

Apr 24, 2009

Should Sirius-XM (SIRI) Fire Their Jocks?

Take a listen to Sirius XM's 80's channel and you might want to wring the neck of one or two of the former MTV "veejays" as they tell tired, old stories about the old days and the music that they've been playing for 30 years. Wouldn't the format be better with just the music? Continue Reading
Should Sirius-XM (SIRI) Fire Their Jocks?

Apr 20, 2009

Critics Say All HDMI Cables Sound The Same - And They Are Wrong!

Whether those who claim that all HDMI cables sound alike due to faulty reasoning - proceeding from the premise that everything digital sounds the same, which it doesn't - or simply less than acute hearing, these naysayers are mistaken. Continue Reading
Critics Say All HDMI Cables Sound The Same - And They Are Wrong!

Apr 20, 2009

Embattled Final Loudspeakers Files For Bankruptcy In Belgium

Belgian loudspeaker company, Final Loudspeakers, just filed for bankruptcy in Belgium after years of investigation over the action of the company's CEO's past actions with a European technology company. Continue Reading
Embattled Final Loudspeakers Files For Bankruptcy In Belgium

Apr 20, 2009

The Limitation On Specialty AV's Next Generation Is Leverage

HomeTheaterReview.com's publisher/editor Jerry Del Colliano explores the link between the baby boomer generation and the rise of the specialty audio/video market. With the boomers aging, what can the market due to appeal to new customers? Continue Reading
The Limitation On Specialty AV's Next Generation Is Leverage

Apr 15, 2009

Parks Associates forecasts over 1.4 billion subscribers worldwide for TV services by 2013

Consumer electronics research company, Park and Assc. are predicting 1,400,000,000 people for worldwide TV subscriptions by 2013. That's a lot of people watching and paying for TV and or HDTV but nowhere near half of the world's population Continue Reading
Parks Associates forecasts over 1.4 billion subscribers worldwide for TV services by 2013

Apr 14, 2009

Samsung Inks a DRM Deal with Intertrust

Samsung Electronics has partnered with Intertrust Technologies Corporation on a deal that encompasses all products brought forth by Samsung's Digital Media and Communications (DMC) department. The products include mobile devices and consumer electronics. Continue Reading
Samsung Inks a DRM Deal with Intertrust

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