WADR, I think you're completely missing the point. This isn't about exchange rates....it's about Denon's marketing and pricing choices. Wherever you live, anywhere in the world, it's not very easy to buy a version of a product you want from a different market. Our European and Australian friends are sold a version of the AVP that lacks tuners and Audyssey Pro capability, and yet it costs a lot more. Not a function of exchange rates. And then, they get charged for Dynamic Volume. Not a function of exchange rates. Entirely a function of Denon.