At circuit city they were both the same price $299. I bought the vr-507 from what people have said about it here. i went from a old vr-209. One thnig I noticed, does the 509 have component cable inputs? If so, CRAP cause I use a ps2 and a xbox that i could have hooked 1 component to that and 1 component to my sony wega... if the 509 has component input and 507 doesnt, why r they the same price?