Awesome. Sorry to hear about your receiver.
I was just about to post a similar thread, as mine had just crapped out this morning.
My issue is that there is no sound to any of the speakers, and it does not detect any speakers. The test tone function does not produce any sound either. I performed a factory reset and the issue still persists. There was no smoke or anything as dramatic, it simply worked last night and did not this morning.
So now, I too am at a crossroads to get it serviced. Anyone have a range as to what it would cost to get fixed? Does anyone think I should even get it looked at? My local place has a $35 non-refundable diagnostic fee and it will take a month for them to even look at it.