Find your home cinema bargains with our March 2014 issue – on sale today

It's that time of the month when the latest edition of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision hits the shelves – both in print and online.

And in our March 2014 issue, find out how to build a brilliant home cinema system on a shoestring – or how best to break the bank on some high-end gear.

From £350 TVs to £150 soundbars, we take a look at some of the home cinema bargains currently available on the market. You don't have to spend a fortune to get great home cinema sound and vision.

Or, you could blow your whole budget as £1K CD players and £2K AV receivers are put to the test. We've finally got our hands on the Pioneer SC-LX87 which goes head-to-head with rivals from Arcam and Yamaha.

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In the Insider section, we look back to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to round-up the most notable announcements, and we also preview the Bristol Sound and Vision Show later this month.

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Be sure to check out our First Tests too, especially because we've managed to get our hands on the Sony NWZ-ZX1 – the Japanese company's first premium high-resolution audio Walkman. And we can tell you now – it's a winner.

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"It's an understated but deeply impressive unit" – that's just a taster of what we thought about the £7000 Bricasti Design M1 DAC, just one of our Temptations this month.

The £5140 GamuT M'inenT M3 speaker also gets our in-depth review treatment.

Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl forge a convincing partnership as James Hunt and Nikki Lauda in the Formula 1 biopic Rush. It's one of the releases to make its way onto this month's Playlist, plus the latest games, music and more.

This is just a taster of what you can find in the March 2014 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, available now at your local newsagent.

And don't forget you can download the mag directly to your iPad or buy a single copy online.

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by Pete Hayman

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Pete was content editor on What Hi-Fi?, overseeing production and publication of digital content. In creating and curating feature articles for web and print consumption, he provided digital and editorial expertise and support to help reposition What Hi-Fi? as a ‘digital-first’ title; reflecting the contemporary media trends. He is now a senior content strategist.