I saw a couple of posts in the official TX-NR708 thread, but they were scattered about with other information, so I thought I'd start a new thread specifically to discuss issues related to remote control failure which appears to now be affecting a number of people.
Anyhow, if anyone else is experiencing this issues, please respond to help others track down the problem. In particular, is the issue intermittent, or does it happen all the time, does it appear to be with the remote or with the receiver, and is there any resolution (i.e. send back for repair, etc).
In my case, I've had my receiver for about 5 months now and suddenly it stopped responding to the remote. The problem is not intermittent, it's 100% all the time. Nothing appears wrong with the remote. I've replaced batteries and repowered the receiver, to no avail.
I'm somewhat disappointed that a receiver I've owned for less than a year and only lightly use now has a crippling problem. My ten year old Sony 777ES never gave me a spot of trouble.