That is a huge discount. Pity it is out of my price range! Did you get one?
I was told by a few dealers that Denon products are not marked down when a new model is coming. I was hoping to pick up a DVD-1930 cheap but no one would come down much even though the 1940 is due out soon.
My advice is to try and hunt down a ex-demo unit as you can get great deals on these. I got a Denon dvd3930 for £550 with a retail price of £1100, thats half price and with 2 years gurantee. I am sure even in the land down under you will get a deal like this.