Didn't get much chance to research this fully before buying, but at this price I'm sure it's a bargain!! Anyway I took the plunge!
Only second post so be kind - and can someone please add a pic as it doesn't seem to accept the one I tried. Thanks.
Yes, I know the .97p means it's discontinued but my local store had one on display and three brand new boxed. No idea what stock there is elsewhere.
It is available in black or silver (I could only find silver ones) and Currys helpline won't give any info as to stock levels anywhere, never mind what colour is available.
Worth a trip to your local store though - if this is what you are after.
Quick Google search shows the price to be £600 plus!
Just need to find some good speakers now without breaking the bank!
Here's the spec's from Denons site:
High Definition A/V Surround Receiver featuring Dolby TrueHD, dts-HD Master Audio and 1080p HD Video to enhance your level of entertainment pleasure
The AVR-2309 monitors the structural elements of sound sources and uses Audyssey Dynamic Volume to adjust volume without sacrificing dynamic range
This A/V receiver masterfully controls a variety of media for optimum playback of high-quality audio and video content
Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoders
Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
4 HDMI inputs (Audio and Video)
Identical quality and power over all 7 channels, 135W x 7ch (6 ohms)
Discrete devices for ultimate performance in each block
New 32-bit floating point high precision DSP
Direct Mechanical Ground for stable drive
Compressed Audio Restorer
Denons High Picture Quality Circuitry, to enhance enjoyment of existing DVDs -> Faroudja DCDi Video Processing
Discrete devices for ultimate HD video performance in each block
Digital Media Connectivity (Network Audio/Photo Ready/iPod Audio/Photo and Video playback)
Multi-Zone Capability (2 source/2 zone capability with fixed pre amp output)
Available in Premium silver and black
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, for real-time volume adjustment. Large changes in volume sometimes occur between documentaries where the sound is mainly narrative, and movies which often contain loud sound effects. Viewers often raise the volume for documentaries to hear the narrative more easily, but then turn it down again when a commercial with loud sound effects comes on. They do this numerous times during a program of this type. Audyssey Dynamic Volume constantly monitors the sound sources and adjusts the volume to the optimum level for the particular source being heard without sacrificing dynamic range. The AVR-2309 is also equipped with Audyssey Mult EQ which measures the acoustic characteristics of the room to obtain the optimum acoustic effects; and Audyssey Dynamic EQ which reproduces the high and low range with the optimum acoustic effect during low volume levels. Dynamic Volume combines these two functions to achieve maximum performance.
Be interested to hear what you think?