There seems to be a lot of the Aconda 9381, 2400 chassis still around. I have the option with HOF of a 2400 now or waiting approx 3 weeks for a 2500. Same money for both, (good price match deal). I went for the 9381 over 9281 because of the Tosh/Philips tube issue, discussed here in Forum and confirmed to me directly last week by Linn. I've read the reports about enhancements on the new chassis, though some of the tech stuff I'm sorry to say is above me at present, eg Pal/NTSC scanning. Linn say the 2500, on the downside, does not retain 3-way multi pip but on the upside has a more user friendy menu, a proper alarm switch, plus Bose surround and home automation upgradeability. (Nothing said about the scanning and performance issues). The general feel I received from Linn was that there wasn't a great deal in it, though I realise they don't want old product clogging the system and annoyed retailers. Have to say myself that the only thing on the list from Linn that I might wish I had is the better menu. But what about these other issues not on the Linn list, but that I'm reading on these pages? Can someone give me a hand please?