Research

Study: Integrators Are #3 Choice Contractor for Home Tech Installation

By Jason Knott · July 1, 2011 • Consumer study shows that security companies, followed by IT companies, are the preferred contractors for integrated home control, HVAC, lighting and energy.

State of Front Projector Market: Comeback on the Horizon?

By Jason Knott · March 28, 2011 • Report details state of home theater front projector market in terms of sales volume and prices.

Study: Smart TVs Account for 21% of Shipments in 2010

By Jason Knott · December 30, 2010 • Researchers speculate, however, that if connected TV market continues to grow, the download traffic could cripple the Internet infrastructure.

Smart Sensor Technology to Help Fight Fires

By Jason Knott · November 30, 2010 • Researchers testing sensors in smoke detectors, cameras and heat sensors that predict how a fire will spread.

Why It Pays—Literally—For Integrators to Know IT

By Jason Knott · October 6, 2010 • In a sign of how much CE pros value IT, wages for technicians with IT skills have risen a staggering 12 percent since 2006.

Is Your Service Department Profitable?

By Tom LeBlanc · September 8, 2010 • A CE Pro survey shows that 69 percent of you say your service department is profitable, but it also shows several common profit leaks.

Report: TV Margins Lousy in 2009, Better in 2010

By Julie Jacobson · May 28, 2010 • DisplaySearch: 2009 LCD TV selling prices fell twice as fast as they did in 2008 -- about 24% year-over-year. Plasma didn't fare much better, but margins will rebound in 2010.

2010 State of the Industry: Where Is the Market Going?

By Jessica Camerato · April 26, 2010 • During CEProLIVE! on June 17, editor Jason Knott will delve into business trends unveiled in CE Pro's industry analysis.

Early 2010 Housing Trends Are Encouraging

By Daryl Delano · April 21, 2010 • Following a bad 2008 and a worse 2009, housing market data for the first two months of 2010 are improving.

Brand Analysis: Receivers

By Daryl Delano · April 20, 2010 • Denon is the brand of A/V receiver used most frequently by CE pro installers, according to information collected in EH Research’s annual Brand Awareness, Use and Preference survey.

Market Analysis: Housing Market Improves … Slowly

By Daryl Delano · February 18, 2010 • The $8,000 homebuyer tax credit extended by Congress until the end of April 2010 may help.

Report: Building Automation Provides Tall Opportunities

By Tom LeBlanc · February 10, 2010 • Report suggests residential installers are poised to benefit from a surge in building automation convergence, but CE pros raise flags.

Apple’s iPad Hysteria Fizzles

By Tom LeBlanc · February 9, 2010 • More consumers wanted to buy the product before they knew what it was than after.

InfoComm: Commercial A/V Industry to Reach $91B by 2012

By CE Pro Editors · February 5, 2010 • The fastest-growing product categories are displays, A/V conferencing equipment, streaming media and webcasting, wireless connections and software.

Digital Signage Market Worth $3.9B in 2009

By Tom LeBlanc · January 21, 2010 • That 2009 figure is expected to grow by 20% over each of the next four years. Opportunity for CE pros is huge, but not without challenges.

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