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The October issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision goes on sale today, August 21st, packed with all the latest TV, hi-fi and home cinema news and reviews

We've a bumper new issue of the magazine lined up for you this month, with a whole host of exclusive reviews, including Wadia's extraordinary £349 iTransport/iPod dock, Panasonic's SC-BT100 Blu-ray-in-a-box home cinema system, new budget Blu-ray players from Samsung and Sony, a monster AV amp from Pioneer and Pure's clever Evoke Flow internet radio.

Our cover Supertest is a a battle between the best £340-£500 standmount and floorstanding hi-fi speakers from the likes of Acoustic Energy, B&W, KEF, Mission, Monitor Audio, QAcoustics and Tannoy.

And if it's hi-fi that floats your boat, don't miss our Group Test of £1500-£2000 turntables.

We've also run our First Test ruler over the Arcaydis SM35A speakers, Denon's D-M37DAB micro system, Pro-ject's new £140 Genie 2 turntable, Sony's impressive VPL-VW60 Full HD projector, Dynaudio's Excite X32 floorstanders and Onkyo's TX-SR576 £300 multichannel receiver.

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Home cinema enthusiasts are equally well catered for. Did you know you can now buy a 46in flatscreen TV for close to the same price as a 42in? We prove the point by testing a mix of 42in and 46in screens from LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.

And if you're looking for a budget DVD player for a second room in the house, we've rounded up four sub-£100 models to choose from.

In our Temptations section we take along, hard look (and listen) to Monitor Audio's PL100 stereo speakers, and the Roksan Xerxes 20 Plus turntable, yours for a cool £5225.

At the opposite end of the price and performance scale, we've pitted the new Apple iPhone 3G against rivals from Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

So don't miss the October 08 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, on sale from August 21st.