The December issue of the magazine is now on sale, complete with a free 32-page Best TVs You Can Buy supplement; the next Ultimate Guide, covering 2008's new technology, has gone to the printers and hits the shops on December 6th; and we're just about wrapping up the January issue, on sale December 13th. Think you can say we're keeping ourselves busy!
Soon to be keeping herself not so busy is our Buying Guide Editor, Caroline Osborn, who's hanging up her keyboard today after 30 years on the magazine. She's planning to travel the world in her well-earned retirement, and at last get some more time to enjoy her hi-fi and home cinema system.
So welcome onboard Chris Gilson, who'll be endeavouring to fill her shoes. He's struggling with the high heels a bit...
Meanwhile the website has two great competitions on the go and more on the way. This week we've...
- Given you not one but two chances to win Sony's new BDP-S300 Blu-ray player: one direct from Sony, the other from Disney complete with a set of the three Pirates of the Caribbean movies on Blu-ray disc.
- Brought you news that HD TV on Freeview is definitely on the way, told you about the BBC's plans for a full HD service, and wondered whether the International Space Station is about to go HD, too.
- Told you about Onkyo's new all-in-one system, Denon's latest receiver and a new amp and speakers from Linn.
- And brought you news of the iPod pillow to help you sleep.
Over in the forums, we now have over 6600 users and almost 15,000 threads to keep you entertained and informed: this week we've been discussing 37in TVs for Sky HD, undergoing a vinyl revival, wondering whether Pioneer has got it right with its upmarket plasmas, and thinking about the right TV size to choose. Why not join in? Click here to start talking hi-fi and home cinema with fellow enthusiasts, or here to subscribe to the magazine.