Issue #259 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

This month's cover star is Panasonic's TX-65DX902B 4K TV. Inside we reveal why this dazzling 65in Ultra HD Premium and THX-certified flagship flatscreen kickstarts a new era in TV tech.

Of course, there's no point having an Ultra HD TV if you don't have any 4K content to watch on it – so we've also put Panasonic's debut Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the £600 DMP-UB900, to the test.

Also: the HCC team rounds up the Blu-ray demo sequences that are guaranteed to give your system a workout, from the seismic destruction of San Andreas to the HDR highlights of Exodus. We also chat to Curzon Home Cinema about its unique strategy for movies-on-demand; tell you what you need to know about High Dynamic Range video; show you how to upgrade an old Humax PVR; check out a pair of professional cinema installs that’ll have you drooling; spin up the first Criterion Collection UK Blu-rays; and wonder whether the DTS:X vs Dolby Atmos war is over before it had a chance to begin…

More tests: Swedish speaker manufacturer XTZ's Cinema Series 5.1.4 array is sure to appeal to film fans with high-end ambitions; Denon's sweet-sounding AVR-X1200W Atmos receiver; JVC's HDR-ready DLA-X7000 projector... and a whole lot more! 

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