Well, that'll teach us to talk about lulls after storms: we've just been sitting here watching a near-biblical deluge outside the office window, wondering when it would ever end, whether there'd be serious flooding and if we'd be able to get out for lunch.

We blame it on our esteemed Editor – she takes a day off, it buckets down. Mind you, looks like she's been suffering some iPod retribution.

This week, apart from at least one of us being woken up so early by start of this morning's storm that he was posting on the forum at 5.30am, we've mainly been...

• Listening to some home cinema systems for a test in October's magazine, and marvelling at just how tiny the speakers are for Sony's DAV-IS10 system...

• Watching a few exclusive VIP sessions on the Tiscali web site...

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• Explaining how OFCOM's dabbling in DAB and the EU's stamping its foot over TV on mobile phones...

• And looking forward to Terminator 2 on HD DVD.

Meanwhile over in the forums, with getting on for 1000 users contributing, we've been kept busy answering questions on subjects as diverse as HDMI connections, stabilising racks and building a complete new system. If you're not asking or contributing yet, what're you waiting for? Click here and join in...

Oh, and there's a new issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision on the way next week, including tests of the best ideas for boosting your TV system, B&W's new 685 speakers, Onkyo's TX-SR875 receiver and a stack of pre/power amplifiers.

Check back here early next week for more details, or click here to subscribe.