I have a Yamaha HTR-5890 that's been dead about two years. I finally got new speakers (four Polk Monitor 70s and a CS2 center) so I want a decent receiver. Apparently my Yamaha needs a new 'Power Supply Function board', the local shop said it would be $286 (parts and labor, in addition to the $52 diagnostic fee I already paid.)
My question is if you all think it would be better to cut my losses spend ~$400 more to get a new receiver or repair the Yamaha? I have my eye on the Onkyo TX-NR807, but I'm open to other suggestions as well. Having HDMI switching would be nice, but I can't say that alone is worth $400 to me.
Also, does anyone know how hard it would be to do the repair myself? I'm fairly technically inclined (I've built computers from scratch and whatnot, but never really done this type of work.) Is soldering involved, or is it more like installing a power supply or video card in a desktop computer?