The January issue is due on the shelves next week, since you ask, and we'll have more details on that nearer the time.

Meanwhile, the Christmas festivities have started unfeasibly early - the old festive bough went up in the lobby here at Haymarket-sur-Riviere this morning - and the new Ultimate Guide, covering 2008's new technology, is in the shops.

The winners of the Pirates of the Caribbean competition have now been notified by email, but you can still win a great prize in our Sony Blu-ray competition.

This week we've also...

Over in the forums, we now have over 7250 users and almost 17,000 threads to keep you entertained and informed: this week we've found out what Chinese hi-fi buyers like - hmm, What Chinese Hi-Fi?, now there's a thought... -, discovered just how much you want to get behind the scenes here at WHFSV, and discussed the audio quality of HD DVD.

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