We Specialize

We spend 100% of our time keeping up on the latest developments and nuances of the industry. We are consistently on the cutting edge of electronic home entertainment technology.

Experienced Consultants

In 2007, we were named by The Business Review of Albany as one of the best places to work in the Capital Region. We staff the most knowledgeable and experienced sales consultants who have a genuine passion for sound and video. We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible electronic entertainment experience, and understand that no matter how great a product is, if it does not fit your needs then you won’t be satisfied.

Low Price Guarantee

Hippo’s will match any legitimate price from a local store stocking the same item in a factory sealed box. This price guarantee does not apply when the price includes bonus or free offers, manufacturer rebates, special financing, one-of-a-kind or other limited quantity offers, or negotiated price. Written proof of the competing offer required.

Return Policy

We will gladly give you a full refund within 7 days of your purchase if you are not completely satisfied. We will also be glad to issue a credit toward any other product we stock within 30 days of your purchase. Simply return the product in as purchased condition with your sales receipt, packaging, and all other materials. Open box televisions are available for exchange/store credit only.

Special Orders

We will do everything we can to obtain any product we do not stock for you.


We honor all rainchecks from our local competitors for products we have in stock.


Our vendors offer a variety of financing options, and we offer Synchrony Financing as well.

See Hippo’s In Home Audio/Video Experts

Our staff includes home entertainment design and installation professionals. We can design and install whole house audio systems, home entertainment systems, and lighting control. We also offer simple hook-up services such as the connection and programming of televisions & DVRs, in-wall speaker installation, audio system set-up, etc.

President’s Letter

Dear Friend,

Thank you for choosing Hippo’s! We’re here to work with you from beginning to end; we strive to meet your needs and desires from the moment you walk through our door. Here at Hippo’s we offer a wide spectrum of the cutting-edge consumer electronics from premier manufacturers in the industry. Our sales personnel and design staff are experienced, highly trained and up-to-date on current technology and products. Installation of your system is performed by our own in-house professional, trained technicians.
We make every effort to exceed your expectations and take your entertainment pleasures to the next level. Let us help you transform your home or workplace.


Anthony P. Hazapis


See what our customers are saying about our expert services
and professional work.

Great job guys…my TV looks great on the wall! Bruno, Waterford

We had a great experience. Hugh, Coxsackie

JPaul and his staff were excellent, patient and knowledgeable! Asher was great! Anonymous client

Working with Paul is always a pleasure. Paul is a Professional and is very knowledgeable on the products. The installers did a great job and were very courteous. Thank you. Bob, Loudonville

Paul is great. We like how you fit the TV or system to the customer’s needs. It’s how retail should be done. It’s a pleasure to work with you folks. Anonymous client

I want you to know how please we were with the professional service of your delivery man, Carl. Sally Houlow

…I’m happy to report that the staff at Hippo’s has so consistently delivered service which is so above and beyond the ordinary that I feel compelled to congratulate you on it. A Happy Delmar Customer

I wanted to let you know that I had a very good experience buying a receiver and bookshelf speakers this last Saturday with Al. He introduced me to Totem Acoustic bookshelf speakers. He listened to the kind of equipment I was looking for and then took an hour explaining the company, the speakers, and the proper use of the product. I was always a bit intimidated by your store due to the brand names and fancy equipment but that all vanished as soon as I met your nice colleague I’m a customer for life. Numan Rashid

It’s amazing and best of all (at over 60 years old) we can use everything without an issue. On top of that if we have questions they are more than happy to help us. Thanks Hippo yet again!!!! Kim L.

We certainly did “shop around” but with my insistence came to Hippo’s before making a decision. From now on Hippo’s will be a one-stop shop for us. You know it all – we loved it! Muriel, Chatham

Staff seemed eager to assist, and conscious of existing space at the home so everything looks good in the long run! Richard, Rensselaerville