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Apr 13, 2009

InFocus To Be Taken Private By Oregon Company

Image Holdings Corporation (IHC), an Oregon-based private company run by John Hui, has entered into a definitive merger agreement with the formerly public company InFocus. This deal makes InFocus private, as it is now part of IHC. Continue Reading
InFocus To Be Taken Private By Oregon Company

Apr 12, 2009

Toshiba Buys Panasonic's Stake In LCD/OLED Business

Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology (TMD) is no more. Panasonic has agreed to sell its shares of the LCD/OLED panel production company to Toshiba, which plans to change the name to Toshiba Mobile Display and put a strong focus on OLED. Continue Reading
Toshiba Buys Panasonic's Stake In LCD/OLED Business

Mar 31, 2009

Is Cheap The New Green? Not For Long In This Economy...

Yes, right now, while the economy is in bad shape, luxury stores like high-end a/v retailers are not doing well. It is easier to sell less expensive items right now than products with a lot of bells and whistles. While this may be the case right now, will it hold long term the way promoting "green" or environmentally friendly products will? Not in the USA it won't. Continue Reading
Is Cheap The New Green? Not For Long In This Economy...

Mar 25, 2009

Plasma Pat Sought By Tampa Area Police

Tampa Bay police are searching for a man who is defrauding people with the promise of budget HDTVs. If you live in the area and a guy named Pat tells you he can use his Wal-Mart employee discount to get you a great deal on an HDTV, keep your wallet in your pocket. Continue Reading
Plasma Pat Sought By Tampa Area Police

Mar 24, 2009

Saving Audiophila Part 2: The Role of the Major Record Labels

Major record companies were caught off guard as music downloads replaced the SACD. Napster proved consumers could now copy their products without actually paying for them. But record labels still may have a role to play in the future of music and it could be by using Blu-ray to sell their products. There are many advantages to it. Continue Reading
Saving Audiophila Part 2: The Role of the Major Record Labels

Mar 15, 2009

Home Theater Enthusiasts Can Take Control of Their Credit Cards As Banks Act Poorly

HomeTheaterReview.com tells you how you can continue to purchase the specialty audio and video equipment that quickens your heartbeat and causes you to strategize financially, without falling prey to horrendous credit card interest rates. Continue Reading
Home Theater Enthusiasts Can Take Control of Their Credit Cards As Banks Act Poorly

Mar 12, 2009

Nowhere To Sell: Specialty AV Makers Look For New Channels To Sell Their Goods

Like most American businesses, the specialty audio/video trade has gone through quite a roller-coaster ride over the last several years. Once tried and true customer-attracting techniques need to be changed to accommodate different times and new clients. Continue Reading
Nowhere To Sell: Specialty AV Makers Look For New Channels To Sell Their Goods

Mar 06, 2009

Last Chance at Circuit Liquidation Sale is This Sunday

Great American has pulled the plug on the Circuit City chain a week earlier than expected. One possible reason is that the going-out-of-business sale in the stores has caused such a rush of purchasing that there isn't a whole lot left for bargain hunters to buy. Continue Reading
Last Chance at Circuit Liquidation Sale is This Sunday

Mar 03, 2009

Dish Network Loses Over 100,000 Subscribers In Q4 2008 - More Expected

Echostar's Dish Network is in a little trouble. The satellite provider lost over 100,000 subscribers in the forth quarter of 2008. This news comes as Dish Network is about to end its relationship with AT&T Continue Reading
Dish Network Loses Over 100,000 Subscribers In Q4 2008 - More Expected

Feb 24, 2009

First-Ever McIntosh Boutique Opens in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil is one of the most trend-setting places on Earth, let alone South America. The country can now boast one more trend - Stefo Jabra, Brazilian distributor for McIntosh, has now opened the first McIntosh boutique in either American continent in the city of Sao Paolo. Continue Reading
First-Ever McIntosh Boutique Opens in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Feb 24, 2009

NHT Goes "Dark" In Bad Economy

Now Hear This, aka NHT, is a speaker company with an interesting way to get around tough financial times. NHT isn't filing for bankruptcy or going out of business. Instead, the firm plans to sell its current inventory and then simply take a break for awhile. Continue Reading
NHT Goes

Feb 20, 2009

Vizio Now Number 2 Flat HDTV Seller in America - Samsung Is Tops

Look out, Samsung. The breath you feel on the back of your neck comes from Vizio, who has just passed Sony to become the second largest HDTV seller in the United States with a 14.3 percent market share. Samsung currently leads the market with a 20.2 percent share. Continue Reading
Vizio Now Number 2 Flat HDTV Seller in America - Samsung Is Tops

Feb 17, 2009

Specialty AV Brands Look To Dealers To "Push" Their Products Over Creating New Consumer Demand

If you are a manufacturer of specialty audio/video products, you want to retailers carrying your products to do something more aggressive about moving the merchandise than just directing customers to the right aisle and swiping the occasional credit card. Continue Reading
Specialty AV Brands Look To Dealers To

Feb 17, 2009

DirecTV Investor Lends Over $500,000,000 To Sirius XM (SIRI)

The company behind much of the backing of DirecTV has come to the rescue of struggling satellite radio provider, XM Sirius. Draws like Howard Stern and to a lesser extent Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart have helped the network but its not out of Continue Reading
DirecTV Investor Lends Over $500,000,000 To Sirius XM (SIRI)

Feb 12, 2009

Pioneer To Leave The HDTV Business - Slashing 10k Jobs

It's with a heavy heart that we report that Pioneer plans to stop producing HDTVs in 2010. The company's KURO line of plasma HDTVs has been almost universally hailed as the best panels money can buy, but that alone could not ease the company's economic woes. Continue Reading
Pioneer To Leave The HDTV Business - Slashing 10k Jobs

Feb 11, 2009

Is Dish Network Looking To Get More HD Bandwidth By Buying Sirius XM?

Okay, we know that one of satellite provider DirecTV's top investors has loaned $500,000 U.S. to Sirius XM Radio. Now we can begin speculating about whether DirecTV will benefit from this development, and if so, what's there for DirecTV at the end of this rainbow? Continue Reading
Is Dish Network Looking To Get More HD Bandwidth By Buying Sirius XM?

Feb 11, 2009

Elevator Music Kings Muzak File For Chapter 11

Muzak is one of those brands like Xerox or Scotch tape - people use the name to describe a whole genre, whether it's really that specific item or not. Muzak is the generally cutesy-fied version of music that seemed to forever be playing in elevators and supermarkets. Continue Reading
Elevator Music Kings Muzak File For Chapter 11

Feb 07, 2009

Sirius XM In Fear Of Takeover From EchoStar (Dish Network)?

Once upon a time - okay, back in 2008 - two satellite radio providers, Sirius and XM, got hitched at the behest of Sirius CEO Mel Karamzin. Now it seems that the radio marriage may include a cable TV partner, namely Echostar's Dish Network. Continue Reading
Sirius XM In Fear Of Takeover From EchoStar (Dish Network)?

Feb 03, 2009

Sunday's Super Bowl Was 2nd Biggest TV Broadcast of All-Time

Never mind all that fretting over shrinking television audiences. The Nielsen ratings show that the Sunday Super Bowl football game, with the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers facing each other on the gridiron, got the second biggest viewing figures in history. Continue Reading
Sunday's Super Bowl Was 2nd Biggest TV Broadcast of All-Time

Feb 02, 2009

Porn Interrupts Super Bowl Broadcast In Tucson

Theoretically, the only balls anybody is supposed to see during a football game are the ones being tossed around and run with by the players. However, Comcast subscribers in Tucson, Arizona wound up seeing something else during the Super Bowl telecast. Continue Reading
Porn Interrupts Super Bowl Broadcast In Tucson

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