I just joined to say THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!!! to everyone who contributed to this amazing thread.
I've been a hobby solderist for most of my adult life, and am very confident in my skillset to do this myself. I picked up a TX-SR606 for free off of craigslist about 2 weeks ago and the original owner stated he was giving it away due to the HDMI handshaking issue. After getting it home, I tested it and it took about 15 minutes to display on my LCD TV and the OSD wasn't working either. Sound was great, but no video for 15 minutes.
I did some research and found this site noticing that many other ONKYO owners were experiencing the same thing as me and was almost ready to purchase the necessary caps when I read @HolderCJ's experience with ONKYO tech support (post #531). As a shot in the dark, I decided to try my luck and sent them an email via their web page stating my symptoms and if they could contact me to see what my options were.
To my surprise
, I received an email today from ONKYO authorizing a one time warranty accomodation even though my receiver is way past warranty and to ship it the local repair shop, which is about a mile from my house, so I can just drop it off there and save myself the shipping
I will update once I get my receiver back to see if they fixed the issue, but for them to cover it under warranty is pretty awesome and I just wanted to let others know that if you are at your wits end, at least try to email their support via the website and they might just surprise you with what they are willing to cover even if your receiver is not under warranty anymore.
Again, THANK YOU ALL for contributing as this is a great resource for those who are DIYers and hobbyists who really enjoy fixing things themselves.