Issue #238 of Home Cinema Choice is now on sale – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness.

In our grouptest we roundup eleven soundbars and soundbases to find out which is best for giving your flatscreen TV a sonic boost. Sonos, Samsung, Sony, Pioneer, Canton, Tannoy and Panasonic are among those brands battling for top spot.

Meanwhile, we review the new Sony STR-DN1050 AV receiver, Full HD TVs from John Lewis, Panasonic and Samsung, DALI's on-wall Rubicon LCR speakers, JVC's DLA-X700R high-end projector, and much more, in our hardware section.

Also in the issue: We chat to CEO of Hammer Films, Simon Oakes, about bringing the legendary studio back from the dead; showcase the UK's best home cinemas in our CEDIA Awards special; have our ears battered by Noah on Blu-ray; report on the specification shenanigans of 4K/Ultra HD; reveal the audio and video stars of the 2014-2015 EISA awards; and explain why you need an air-conditioner in your cinema room...

Plus all the usual opinion, news, disc reviews and competitions. Enjoy the show.

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