Well, hard-resetting the AVR did not help. The right surround channel is dead. Just for grins(considering I will return this unit) I am trying to load my backed-up settings. The file is not all zeros, and like the first backup is 743984 bytes. I have the network standby set to "off" and the AVR just sits with the red LED on and "Loading" on the display for 20-30 minutes. Anyone encounter this?
Also, assuming a good backup, and assuming that I first update the replacement AVR to the latest FW if needed, are the saved config files applicable to a different unit? Of course I would re-calibrate via Audyssey but I have a lot of work into other config settings that I would prefer to be able to keep.