Well sports fans, turned on the receiver this evening and guess what..........failure #3.First time soldered,second time board replace.I'm not sure there is anything else that can be done,in fact I know nothing else can be done,units are defective.
Unit has had very little use as I have been working quite a few hours including weekends.Never had one of those movie marathon weekends to generate much heat.I believe unit board degrades even in stanby mode as a result of design flaws.
If Onkyo customer service is open tomorrow I will ask for a replace unit.
If they agree and send me an 809 it will be for sale.I will keep you posted.I am through with Onjunko
P.S. When I got the unit back this second time I was going to sell it but couldn't bring myself to do so becuase I knew it would fail again.
I would feel guilty knowing someone busted their butt earning the cash to buy it and then getting a brick.