Hi all, just thought I'd update on the situation with my TX-SR606.
I finally brought my receiver back to the authorized Onkyo repair facility nearest to me today. As I posted earlier, I started having the HDMI switching issues last summer and have already had the HDMI board replaced once in the beginning of November '09.
I dropped it off and was told that Onkyo has changed the repair procedure for this unit a couple of times. I was told that Onkyo originally recommended replacing the HDMI board (when I brought my unit in for repair last October), then they changed their procedure to add caps and replace the board, and now they are telling repair facilities to replace only the board again. I am assuming the board they are inserting into the units now is not the same board they inserted into them last year to fix this issue; hopefully that is the case, otherwise I fully expect my receiver to die again this summer sometime.
Anyway, the repair facility told me that I would be looking at at least eight weeks for a repair window. Unless, once again, I paid a $30 repair fee, then I could expect to get my receiver back within two to three weeks. It burns me to have to pay to get a warranty repair done in an acceptable time frame, but I really didn't want to be without surround sound for two months so I paid the $30.
My warranty ends in early November, so hopefully if it craps out again it will do so before then. According to a phone call I had last year with Onkyo customer service, if you have the bring the same unit in for repair three times for the same issue Onkyo will replace or upgrade your unit for free. We shall see.
I'll post again when I get my TX-SR606 back.