bakerwi - so sorry to here about your units failure. All of us X08/XX08 owners have been rooting for those who have the aptitude/skill/know-how/balls to attempt this repair on their own. Now I'm getting nervous about all the factory repaired units... like mine!
Hope your issues are quickly resolved.
Teseract - I would be a real **** if I didn't warn you... the X09/XX09 units (with I believe, specific production dates/serial numbers, are also experiencing problems that was again the subject of an Onkyo press release. Please be careful with picking up a 809, check the thread here on AVS for the specifics, and best of luck
21 months now, and although I haven't put in as much use as I had planned (probably about 200 hours movies, 50 hours music (alot at near reference level)) so far so good. If it turns out that the "fix" we have all hoped to work really doesn't, Onkyo's rep will suffer considerably, (regardless of how fast the turn around time for the next "fix" is) and many will be AVR shopping for anything but Onkyo. I wonder if Gibson knows what they might have just inherited... a potential exodus that could be of biblical proportion!
Still keeping my fingeers (and toes!) crossed!