What comes after 4K? 8K of course! This issue we report from the IFA technology expo where Samsung, LG, Sharp and even JVC debuted 8K displays. The future of home cinema is certainly packed with pixels… On the test bench this issue is Samsung’s Q8 QLED TV, which promises to get the best from 4K HDR Blu-rays via its combination of class-leading brightness, a direct backlight and wide colour processing. We also run the rule over Elipson’s Prestige Facet 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos speaker package; Panasonic’s affordable UB420 Ultra HD Blu-ray player; entry-level 4K TVs from TCL and Philips; in-wall LCR speakers from Focal; LG’s C8 OLED flatscreen and more. Whatever your budget, we’ve got you covered. On the software side, we check out new Blu-ray and 4K releases including Deadpool 2; Bad Boys I & II; The Deer Hunter and Trespass, plus Amazon’s Jack Ryan spy thriller TV reboot. We also sort out your Halloween movie playlist with a selection of horrors from zombie comedies to supernatural shockers. Elsewhere, we look back at the birth of digital TV in 1998; report on Sonos’ plans for 2019; roundup our ten favourite Oliver Stone movies; get blown away by two Dolby Atmos custom install projects; and head out to the cinema to witness a Ray Harryhausen classic remastered in 4K… Plus: all the usual opinion, news, disc reviews and competitions. Enjoy the show!