July 30, 2021
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2020 ProSource Members Of The Year Announced
ProSource, the largest audio, video, and integration buying group in the United States, announced the 2020 Members of the Year annual honorees, to be celebrated at the ProSource Summer Conference 2021, being held at the La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas, from August 2 - 6, 2021.
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The Future of Television Has Arrived
NEXTGEN TV viewers experience stunning video, exclusive Dolby audio features, and interactive, upgradable technology on select models from LG, Samsung, and Sony. With NEXTGEN TV on schedule to reach 60% of U.S. households by the end of year, make sure your retail locations are ready. Learn more.
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Rheem Making Moves To Acquire Friedrich Air Conditioning
"The Friedrich team is very excited to join the Rheem family of brands," said Chuck Campbell, CEO of Friedrich Air Conditioning. "Our companies complement each other in many ways with our long legacies in the HVAC market, strong focus on customers, and similar corporate cultures and values. Joining Rheem will allow us to increase that customer focus and to accelerate the development of more innovative products."
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Best Of Show At CEDIA 2021 Awards Nominations Now Open
Best of Show at CEDIA, the program that celebrates the best custom installation and home entertainment technology launches at CEDIA Expo, is back in person this year! Residential Systems, TWICE, and What Hi-Fi? will all have judges on site to examine each of the entries and bestow honors on the most deserving. To enter, complete and submit the nomination form. All entries must be received on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at midnight PST, unless otherwise noted.
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TCL Kicks Off 8K Smart TV Price War With $2,200 Roku-Powered 6-Series Set
Even as consumers continue to lament the scarcity of 4K programming, prices for next-generation 8K TVs are descending within reach. China's TCL, which has a history of undercutting its Korean and Japanese CE rivals in the smart TV arena, announced the addition of 8K sets to its popular 6-Series line of Roku-powered QLED TVs, starting with the 65-inch 65R648 model, priced at $2,199.
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Dyson Supersonic review
More than five years since the Dyson Supersonic hit high-street shelves, it's still topping our list of the best hair dryers you can buy today. Now, Dyson has innovated again by releasing a new attachment for the Supersonic that tames fly-away hairs so you don't have to reach for hair straighteners to create a sleek, smooth style.
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GE Appliances Opens Preorders For New Trattoria Pizza Oven
The Innovation Studio by GE Profile has announced the Trattoria Pizza Oven, a revolutionary home appliance that enables consumers to create restaurant-caliber pizza with technology built into a conventional range. By integrating cutting-edge precision algorithms and the Innovation Studio engineers' passion for pizza, the Trattoria Pizza Oven heats twice as fast as a pizza steel, giving consumers the pizza they love in half the time.
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