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May 2014

How to build a brilliant AV system on a shoestring: home cinema bargains with big-screen TVs for less than £500, plus affordable soundbars to boost their sound. And if you want to upgrade, we've tested the latest £2000 AV receivers, surround speaker packages, high-def projectors and more. Oh, and given the best £1000 CD players a run for their money.

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SUPERTEST: Soundbars £150-£250

Once you've heard the difference a soundbar can make to your TV viewing pleasure, you'll wonder how you managed without one

GROUP TEST: CD players £800-£995

Rather than fading in the face of newer tech, CD players have gone from strength to strength. And this quartet proves it

GROUP TEST: Bargain sub-£500 big-screen TVs

A 40-50in screen for less than £500? Oh yes, you'd better believe it

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