Just thought I'd tell you guys of an interesting conversation I had with a technical guy at Hi-fi bitz two days ago. I wanted to purchase a 2805 and had a question regarding 7.1 before I purchased. I was put through to this guy and on hearing me start with, I'm just about to purchase.... he stopped me and said "Sorry it's no longer available via the internet. The 2806 is due out end of October early November". Okay maybe I'll wait I said. "I won't be able to sell you a 2806 over the internet either I'm afraid" he said. What? Well he went on to tell me that Denon will no longer allow internet sales of what they call category 2 - midrange (2805, 2806, etc.,) or category 3 - top of range, equipment. You'll have to go into a dealer and purchase it in their shop. I could not believe my ears Anyway he was not too happy either and said he felt it was insane as the internet is a growing market, but if he were to break this rule his retail outlet would lose their Denon contract. I luckily got one online cause I found a seller with one in stock Coming early in the week and I'm quite excited. Sorry if this is of no interest but thought as a Denon forum you guys might like to know.