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Calibration Equals Cash: Offering Professional Calibration Can Set Integrators Apart

By Robert Archer · April 3, 2018 • Audio and video system calibration provides integrators with the opportunity to differentiate their installations from mass-market competitors. Calibration also provides additional revenue opportunities that dealers can use to bolster their businesses.

Vudu, Gracenote Team for In-Home Disc-to-Digital UltraViolet Conversion

By Robert Archer · June 11, 2013 • Vudu partners with Gracenote on new In-Home Disc-to-Digital program that lets users convert DVD and Blu-ray collections into UltraViolet copies.

Walmart, Vudu Ripping DVDs to the Cloud

By Grant Clauser · March 14, 2012 • Walmart is prepping a cloud-based movie service where users can bring their DVDs into stores in order to access the same material online.

TiVo Identifies Most-Watched Electronics TV Ads

By Jason Knott · January 13, 2012 • TiVo's third annual "Battle of the Consumer Electronics Brands at CES" finds Walmart beat Best Buy for the most-watched TV commercials among CE retailers.

Vudu & Walmart Movie Cards are ‘Stupid, Overpriced’

By Julie Jacobson · June 17, 2011 • "Why would you want to go to a brick-and-mortar shop to get a card that gives you access to a digital copy ...?" My thoughts exactly.

Vudu Adds More TV Shows, Not All HD

By Rachel Cericola · May 4, 2011 • Vudu adds "Glee," "Modern Family" and more to its TV lineup. But not every title is available in HD.

Best Buy, LG, Kindle Have Most-Watched TV Commercials

By Jason Knott · January 12, 2011 • TiVo says consumers fast-forward commercials the least for Best Buy, LG, and the Kindle. Amazingly, Kindle beats out iPad.

Best Buy’s Marketshare Down 1.1%: Good or Bad News?

By Jason Knott · December 15, 2010 • CE pros shouldn't be too happy, the Internet and Walmart are the real boogeymen these days.

DIY Didn’t Work, So I Turned to Walmart

By Julie Jacobson · June 24, 2010 • After trying to remove my own stitches with a nail clipper, I finally gave up and went to The Clinic at Walmart. What CE pros can learn from the experience.

Onkyo to Sell Through

By Steve Crowe · May 18, 2010 • Products to start being sold exclusively on in the coming weeks, including select receivers.

Report: Amazon and Walmart Take Bites Out of Best Buy

By Tom LeBlanc · January 17, 2010 • Study shows Amazon’s electronics reputation and Walmart’s market share are growing — at Best Buy’s expense.

Walmart Partner Offers Free PC Tech Support During Holidays

By Julie Jacobson · November 24, 2009 • India partner provides $100 worth of free remote service, including Windows 7 migration, for Walmart PC customers

Zip Express President: Walmart/NEW Validate Zip’s Biz Model

By Julie Jacobson · November 19, 2009 • Zip founder Chris Mauzy was "deeply concerned" about the similarity between his A/V and PC install business and that of NEW's Walmart install program; now he's flattered

Walmart, NEW Talk Installation Program

By Tom LeBlanc · November 17, 2009 • The retailer rolled out a TV, home theater and computer installation program administered by a third-party installer network. Both companies discuss the venture.

Consumers Not Quitting on Circuit City

By Tom LeBlanc · November 12, 2009 • has “reactivated” the chain’s old customer base, according to positive Q3 2009 earnings.

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