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Jan 18, 2018

When Did CES Jump the Shark for AV?

Jerry Del Colliano weighs in on the current state of affairs between CES and the specialty AV market. When did things go sour, and can they be reconciled? Continue Reading
When Did CES Jump the Shark for AV?

Jan 15, 2018

Lenbrook Becomes the U.S. Distributor of DALI Loudspeakers

Lenbrook International--parent company of NAD, PSB, and Bluesound--has announced that it will become the U.S. distributor of Danish speaker company... Continue Reading
Lenbrook Becomes the U.S. Distributor of DALI Loudspeakers

Jan 15, 2018

Adieu, CES

Adrienne Maxwell reflects on her latest (and probably last) trip to the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Continue Reading
Adieu, CES

Jan 08, 2018

Sound United Acquires Class� Audio from B&W

Sound United has announced another major acquisition, purchasing Class� Audio from Bowers & Wilkins.�Class� joins Sound United's ever-growing repertoire of... Continue Reading
Sound United Acquires Class� Audio from B&W

Jan 01, 2018

How the FCC's Net Neutrality Decision Could Affect You

Adrienne Maxwell explains net neutrality rules and how their recent repeal could affect our little corner of the consumer electronics world. Continue Reading
How the FCC's Net Neutrality Decision Could Affect You

Dec 25, 2017

Google v. Amazon: the War Is Escalating

Google recently announced that it is pulling YouTube off Amazon's Fire TV platform. If this seems like a sudden and unexpected move, then you haven't been paying attention to the growing hostilities between these two companies. Continue Reading
Google v. Amazon: the War Is Escalating

Dec 19, 2017

LG Partners with Meridian Audio to Develop Audio Products

LG and Meridian Audio have teamed up to deliver future audio products, such as soundbars and wireless speakers, under the... Continue Reading
LG Partners with Meridian Audio to Develop Audio Products

Dec 18, 2017

Best Buy Needs to Focus on the Experience to Compete with Amazon

As Amazon continues to expand its presence in the AV market, Best Buy needs to leverage its strongest asset: the ability to help people experience AV gear in a hands-on way, using well-trained salespeople to do so. Continue Reading
Best Buy Needs to Focus on the Experience to Compete with Amazon

Dec 14, 2017

Disney Acquires 21st Century Fox for $52.4 Billion

In a move that will shake up the entertainment industry in major ways, The Walt Disney Company has acquired 21st... Continue Reading
Disney Acquires 21st Century Fox for $52.4 Billion

Dec 11, 2017

How Much Do Aesthetics Matter When Buying AV Equipment?

How much does a product's appearance factor in to your purchasing decision, especially with higher-end components? Are you willing to pay more to get the sexier speakers or electronics, or is performance all that matters? Continue Reading
How Much Do Aesthetics Matter When Buying AV Equipment?

Dec 11, 2017

Sonos Partners with IKEA

Sonos and IKEA have announced that the two companies have partnered to provide music-related products and/or services, starting in 2019--with... Continue Reading
Sonos Partners with IKEA

Nov 30, 2017

Where Are Smart Home Shoppers Buying Their Devices?

Parks Associates has announced the results of its most recent smart home research study, which found that a majority (26... Continue Reading
Where Are Smart Home Shoppers Buying Their Devices?

Nov 27, 2017

Dolby AC-4 and MPEG-H Vie for ATSC 3.0 Adoption

You may already know about ATSC 3.0's video upgrades, but did you know that it will deliver enhanced audio, too? The question is, will those features come through the Dolby AC-4 or MPEG-H format? Jeff Berman gives us an update in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
Dolby AC-4 and MPEG-H Vie for ATSC 3.0 Adoption

Nov 06, 2017

Should You Save Your AV Boxes?

To save or not to save? That is the question posed by Jerry Del Colliano in this week's featured news story. Holding on to your original AV gear boxes does have its advantages, but are they really worth it in the long run? Continue Reading
Should You Save Your AV Boxes?

Oct 30, 2017

What is the Magic Price Point for Top-Performing AV Components?

Walk around any of the growing number of audiophile and/or consumer electronics trade shows like CEDIA Expo, CES, or Munich... Continue Reading
What is the Magic Price Point for Top-Performing AV Components?

Oct 26, 2017

CTA Unhappy with New ENERGY STAR Proposal for TVs

On October 24, ENERGY STAR released its revised final draft specification for the latest ENERGY STAR requirements for TVs, and... Continue Reading
CTA Unhappy with New ENERGY STAR Proposal for TVs

Oct 12, 2017

HARMAN Joins Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association

HARMAN has announced that it has joined the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association, a group working to advance and... Continue Reading
HARMAN Joins Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association

Oct 09, 2017

HDMI 2.1 Is Coming Soon to AV Gear Near You

We should begin to see AV gear with HDMI 2.1 hit the market soon. What does the latest HDMI spec offer, and how will it affect your current system? Adrienne Maxwell answers those questions in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
HDMI 2.1 Is Coming Soon to AV Gear Near You

Oct 02, 2017

Are AV Manufacturers Finding Success Via Crowdfunding?

Is crowdfunding the best way for a small or new AV manufacturer to finance a product? Have crowdfunded AV products enjoyed success? Jeff Berman explores the topic in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading
Are AV Manufacturers Finding Success Via Crowdfunding?

Sep 18, 2017

CEDIA 2017 Show Wrap-up

The annual CEDIA Expo--which celebrates high-end home theater, whole-house AV, and all things custom-oriented--took place recently in San Diego. Adrienne Maxwell and Dennis Burger discuss the latest trends and new products on display. Continue Reading
CEDIA 2017 Show Wrap-up

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