Peter Tyson have the brand new 508 from Onkyo for only 50 quid more than most places have the entry level 308. Its certainly worth the extra ! Most places are pitching this at £350.
Onkyo TX-SR508 AV Receiver
Onkyo Once Again Brings Advanced Features to Entry-Level Home Cinema, featuring a massive 130 Watts per Channel at 6 Ohms
At Onkyo, our mission is to deliver outstanding audio and video quality to your home, no matter what budget youre on.
With the 7.1-channel TX-SR508, you get an entry-level home cinema centerpiece built to unleash the potential of your favorite entertainment sources.
The TX-SR508 arrives brimming with processing and connectivity features previously unheard of at this level: Four 3D-ready HDMI® 1.4 inputs for connecting your high-definition sources; Studio master-quality HD audio formats from Dolby and DTS; Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for new surround-sound possibilities; Powered Zone 2 and bi-amping for more speaker flexibility; and a Universal Portand front-side input for connecting peripherals and portable devices.
Meanwhile, Audyssey volume and equalization technologies ensure comfortable listening and a room-fitting soundstage.
Underpinning it all is decades of Onkyo amplifier expertise in the form of WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) and a high-current, low-impedance drive
Dimensions (WxHxD): 435 x 151.5 x 328.5 mm - 9.4 kg