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^Yes, it's a good idea to check with the repair place on their turnaround time. Some places wait a hell of a long time for that board replacement, others don't. The Western repair center in San Diego was turning them around very quickly when I had my repaired a few months ago.
Overall, I have come to really understand and appreciate this AVR. I hear the latest ones are even better, but I am not compelled to upgrade yet. I will probably stick with Onkyo, since I understand it, and unlike rival Denon, it requires less customization out of the box, and is more intuitive.
I would also recommend that anyone facing an expired warranty spend the $75 and extend it. This model does have a couple of chronic issues.
My sincere thanks to everyone who makes AVSforum such an awesome resource.