Just to give an ETA on the replacement process, it took them about 5 days (including weekend) to get the e-mail with the shipping label to me. Then, I dropped it off at UPS on May 1st, and they shipped out a replacement on May 8th, which according to FedEx will arrive on May 14th. Shipping from California to Michigan.
I'm tempted to just turn around and flip the receiver on e-bay, but I'm guessing I'll be lucky to clear $475 after fees, shipping charges, etc. There's a couple of refurb receivers on accessories for less in the $750 to $800 range, so that's close to another $300 out of pocket.
I'm hoping the 809 comes with some type of warranty when its received, otherwise I'll look into a 3rd party warranty like Square Trade, etc for some type of replacement protection.