Dealerscope News Collection

New from Dish: A Guide Menu That Goes Back in Time
November 13, 2014

Dish, at the CES Unveiled mini-trade show in New York Tuesday, unveiled a new upgrade to its Hopper software, which makes video on-demand (VOD) information available in its channel guide. Therefore, if a viewer opens the guide and realizes that the show she wants to watch started ten minutes ago, the guide easily enables her to instead start that show, from the beginning, on demand. 

Beats Electronics Announces Solo2 Wireless On-ear Headphones
November 13, 2014

After Apple acquired Beats Electronics, we’ve all been anxiously waiting to see what new products would come after the acquisition. Now, we have our first in the form of the Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones. Of course, they just had to use an exponent in the product name to make our lives just a little more difficult.

CEA, DEG, Ben Lyons Team to Tout Blu-rays, Ultra HD
November 13, 2014

Amid its many announcements about International CES at Tuesday’s CES Unveiled and press conference event, Consumer Electronics Association president/CEO Gary Shapiro revealed a collaboration next year between CEA and the entertainment industry’s DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. 

CEA Adds Denise Medved
November 13, 2014

The Consumer Electronics Association announced that Denise Medved has been named vice president of sales and business development for the International CES  and International CES Asia.

Digital Home Systems is Newest HTSA Member
November 13, 2014

The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) announced Thursday that Digital Home Systems is its newest member. Based in the New York area, Digital Home Systems was founded in 1999 by lifelong musician Tom Manna.

Harman, XM Veteran Acker Dies at 49
November 13, 2014

Robert Acker, a longtime 12 volt industry executive who spent time at XM, RealNetworks, Aha Mobile and Harman International, passed away this week at the age of 49. A San Jose Mercury News report said a man found unresponsive near a jogging trail in Redwood City, Calif. was identified Thursday as Acker. 

Revenue Down For Tablets
November 13, 2014

While slightly more tablet computer units have been sold this year than last, revenues are down, especially since the end of back-to-school station. And the

JBL Debuts Horizon Clock Radio
November 13, 2014

Harman International's JBL brand this week introduced the new Horizon clock radio. The product offers JBL stereo sound and ambient light, while also charging all devices.

CEA Policy Roundup: The Election, Trade and Net Neutrality
November 13, 2014

CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro didn't bring up net neutrality during the policy section of his initial remarks during the CEA press conference Tuesday in New York, touching on such other issues as trade, immigration reform and infrastructure investment. But in the Q&A period, and in a brief interview afterward, Shapiro made it clear that he has major misgivings with President Obama's announced intention this week to regulate the Internet as a utility.