Alpharetta, Ga.

A bit of excitement actually creeps into Scott Oglum’s voice when he talks about the falling prices that make most retailers shudder with apprehension and resentment. Lower prices and improved technologies on high-end products open the market up to the masses, bringing solutions that were once targeted to the luxury class to a much broader customer set, explained the founder and CEO of TheaterXtreme, from the new Wilmington, Del., flagship store of the growing front-projection home theater franchise operation. “I’m not a high-end guy. If you’re looking for a home theater solution for about $200 a month over a few years then I’m

Theater Xtreme Entertainment Group, the firm that designs and installs “real movie theaters” for homes, announced Tuesday that it will open a store in Alpharetta, Ga., near Atlanta. The move marks the company’s first foray into the Atlanta market, its 25th location, and its 10th franchise. The new store is expected to open by December. The company approved a franchise for the Atlanta-based entertainment company Badkhan Entertainment Group, which will own and operate the new store. Badkhan’s head, Kurt Lewis, is a graduate of the THX(R) training program at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, and was previously known for installing home theaters for

In 2006, Dell was affected by a massive recall of Sony batteries—batteries Dell uses to power many of its laptops. In early 2007, the company opened its first store in Shanghai. Store counts and sales represent the company’s United States operations only. Best Buy Canada is covered elsewhere in this registry. Wal-Mart is aggressively remodeling many of its stores, and some analysts believe that it will take several months before its sales begin to benefit from those efforts. Sales and store counts represent United States and Canadian operations only. Falling prices on flat panel TVs helped account for Circuit City’s disappointing third quarter sales,

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