Having had my beady eye on the Sony DB2000 for some time, the reviews for it's cheaper sibling, the 790 have started apearing and I can't believe the praise that's being heaped on this receiver. First review in What Hi (yes I know) was fair but not amazing, but then Alvin Gold's review in HCC was astounding, and now Hi-Fi choice have said virtually the same thing. Now I know all reviews should be taken with a pinch of salt, but I wonder if this is a case of Sony going out with an analogue bang as all future amps/receivers will be digital. I'll be interested to see if the DB2000 gets the same praise. Something tells me that won't be the case. Either way, the rediculous price of the 790 should sway it for most people.