This receiver is on sale here in Germany at a dealer - new boxed -for 2100 euros or about 1500 pounds. I had set myself a limit of 1300 pounds to upgrade to 7.1- but hell i am tempted . I am really interested in upgrading the Arcam avr 200 I have and was going to buy one of the following- Yam 2400( auditioned this 2 months ago great- but decided to wait to see the new Arcam and Nad), Arcam avr 300 or the Nad t773. Does anyone think the Onk is better value than my original shortlist of 3??? Kid Rock System NEc ht1000, Nec Plasmasync, Arcam avr200, Pioneer dv737,Silicon Images I Scan Pro, Mission 773e fronts, 77c1 centre, 4 Mission m5ds on order for 7.1 duties,Mission 77ds rears B+w asw 675.Oehlbach and chord video cables,Nordost superflat speaker cable.