Issue #242 of Home Cinema Choice is now on sale – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness.

As 2014 draws to a close we round up the year's best home cinema hardware, including 4K/Ultra HD and Full HD TVs, projectors, Dolby Atmos AV receivers, soundbars, 5.1 loudspeaker systems, all-in-one cinema packages and more.

But what's the point in owning a great home cinema set-up if you don't have the best discs to play on it? Which is why we're also revealed the winners of the 2014 HCC Movie Awards. From action blockbusters to Hollywood classics, TV shows to animated films, this is our unmissable guide to the year's most essential Blu-rays and DVDs for your collection. 

Also in the issue: Sony AV chief Ichiro Takagi talks to HCC about the Japanese tech giant's success in turning MP3 fans into hi-res audio freaks; we check out a stunning high-end home theatre with its own ten-pin bowling alley; British audio brand Arcam takes the wraps off its new Solo soundbar; Bluesound takes an audiophile approach to multiroom music streaming; Marvel's box office sensation Guardians of the Galaxy touches down on Blu-ray.

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

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