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BRISTOL NEWS: Welcome to the Bristol Sound and Vision Show 2008!

The What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision team has been up half the night putting the finishing touches to our stand, and everything's now in place for when the doors to the show open at 10am today.

We've got a fantastic demo in store, with the latest in high-quality audio and video to show you, and you'll be in for a real treat with a host of world exclusives here in Bristol.

Just to give you a taste of what's in store over the next three days, here's a sneak preview of the Aurora Optix projector from Projectiondesign.

It's part of a new upmarket range of projectors coming to the UK from April, with a lineup of five models planned for release by the third quarter of this year. Prices will range from £3500 to £50,000. The Aurora models will replace the existing Action Home Cinema range.

The AurorarOptix is likely to cost between £16,000 and £24,000, depending on lens options, when it goes on sale in the second quarter of this year.

You'll be able to see the Optix in action here at the show as part of the £60,000 Blu-ray demonstration by Denon in the Berlin Suite on the ground floor of the hotel.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.