Issue #241 of Home Cinema Choice is now on sale – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness.

With 4K Blu-ray due to launch next year, we reveal what the next-gen disc format needs to do in order to succeed. And speaking of next-gen home cinema, we put the Transformers: Age of Extinction Dolby Atmos soundtrack to the test and see how it compares to the more traditional Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mix.

Kit on test includes LG's high-end 65UB980V 65in 4k/Ultra HD 3D TV, Pioneer's Atmos-upgraded SC-LX88 AV receiver, Epson's mid-range EH-TW6600W 3D projector, Panasonic's sophisticated SC-BTT505 one-box 5.1 home cinema system and Orbitsound's airSOUND-powered M10 soundbar/subwoofer combi. Also: a quartet of high-spec 47in/48in Full HD Smart TVs from LG, Panasonic, Philips and Samsung go head-to-head in our exclusive grouptest.

Also in the issue: Treat yourself to some system upgrades with our Christmas gift guide; we chat to professional cinema brand Barco about its domestic CinemaScope projector; find out how mobile network EE is taking the fight to Sky and Virgin Media with its innovative new PVR; discover why LG believes its first 4K/UHD OLED TV rewrites the rulebook for display technology; pay a visit to a stealth cinema room that caters to its owner's AV needs both day and night; and get ready for 'Awards Season' in Los Angeles...

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

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