All In Audio/Video

The Rise and Fall of Tweeter

How executives built a specialty store concept into nearly 200 stores and almost $1B revenues — and then squandered it.

Tom LeBlanc · March 03, 2009

Undercover at Monster Mini-Golf: No Confusion Found

Editor and five-year-old daughter find no lingering trademark confusion during trip to company recently sued by Monster Cable.

Jason Knott · February 03, 2009

The Ultimate Guide to Flat Panel Mounts

Attachment sales are where it’s at, and there may not be anything more important than selling a mount to go along with a flat panel sale. Indeed, many integrators aren’t even selling the TVs anymore … just the mount (and cables) to go along with installation labor. That’s why it’s important for every integrator to […]

February 02, 2009

The Ultimate Guide to Flat Panel Mounts

Attachment sales are where it’s at, and there may not be anything more important than selling a mount to go along with a flat panel sale. Indeed, many integrators aren’t even selling the TVs anymore … just the mount (and cables) to go along with installation labor. That’s why it’s important for every integrator to […]

CE Pro Editors · February 02, 2009

Crestron’s DigitalMedia Switchers Offer Ultimate HDMI/IP Distribution & Control

DM-MD8X8 and DM-MD16X16 switchers fix HDMI problems related to distance, switching lags, HDCP authentication and more. Gig Ethernet switch built in for IP.

Julie Jacobson · August 31, 2008

Big CE Vendors Rally Around WHDI for Wireless HD

Hitachi, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are rallying around WHDI technology from Amimon for whole-house 1080p video.

Julie Jacobson · July 24, 2008

Planar Reaffirms Satisfaction With Runco Acquisition

Planar has no regrets about last year’s acquisition of Runco International for $37 million, says Scott Hix, VP and GM of the company’s home theater business unit.

Robert Archer · April 28, 2008

Nortek Companies Embrace Digi5 Home-Grown Cat5 Audio Technology

Elan, Linear, Niles, SpeakerCraft and Xantech to develop multiroom-audio products around their own Cat 5-based Digi5 technology.

Julie Jacobson · October 14, 2007

Planar’s Acquisition of Runco: No End to the Party

Runco is known as much for creating “the world’s finest home theater products” as throwing the world’s greatest parties. The company announced yesterday it would be acquired by Planar Systems, a publicly traded company with considerably less sex appeal.

Julie Jacobson · May 24, 2007

Planar Acquires Runco International

Acquisition advances Planar into a leading position in the high-end, custom home theater display marketplace.

CE Pro Editors · May 23, 2007