If anyone is seriously considering the purchase of this receiver, Best Buy currently has it on sale for $299 + local tax if it applies. The receiver is also this price via BestBuy.com - however, I've heard that BB has started to charge for handling fees in addition to the shipping charges, so it might be better to pick it up locally. I'm not sure how long the sale is good for. But, I would suspect that today - Saturday 12/14/2002 could be the last day for the sale. [Edit]: Best Buy has kept the 811 @ $299.99 for the past several weeks. It is now estimated that this sale will end on 1/4/2003.