March 2010 issue on sale now

March 2010 issue

We've a Supertest of the latest 40-42in flatscreen TVs, including a new range-topper from Philips and a Freesat-equipped Z-Series from Sony. LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharp also star.

And if you need a Blu-ray player to go with your new telly, check out our Group Test of next-generation models from £200-£250. We've rounded up new models from LG and Philips to take on rivals from Sony and Toshiba. You may be surprised by the result.

Our First Tests section, as ever, is crammed with exclusive reviews of great new gear, including budget speakers from Q Acoustics in the shape of the £140 2020, a fine DLP projector from Samsung, Revo's new Heritage internet radio, a pre/power amp pairing from Rotel, diminutive Wharfedale Diamond 10.0 speakers, an impressive iGroove iPod dock from Klipsch and Marantz's UD8004 universal Blu-ray player.

You want more? Oh, okay then, how about some active iPod speakers from Epoz, another mighty fine projector from JVC and our verdict on Monitor Audio's brand-new Silver RX1 standmount speakers, yours for £400 a pair.

In the News this month you'll find all the big announcements on 3D TV, Freeview HD, web TV and Blu-ray. Plus the Top 10 technology trends that will rock your world this year. And there's a full run-down of who'll be exhibiting at the Bristol Sound & Vision Show from February 26th-28th.

If you're thinking of replacing your TV with a projector, then don't miss The Big Question feature in which three readers compare two TVs against two projectors and discuss which is best.

A big picture needs a big sound, and to that end we've a Group Test of £2000-£2400 surround sound speaker packages from Cabasse, Dali, Monitor Audio and Mordaunt-Short.

"Where's the hi-fi?", we hear you cry. Worry not: we've got some cracking £275-£320 stereo standmount speakers in another Group Test, a pair of gorgeous-looking Audiovector S1 Avantgarde speakers in Temptations, our verdict on Cyrus's ultimate CD player and six pairs of noise-cancelling headphones go head to head.

And finally, you can win one of 10 Sonos S5/Zonebridge wireless music systems we're giving away in our March competition. Click here to enter.

The March 2010 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision is on sale now. Don't miss it!

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