Is anyone else having this problem?
I have had the 706 since November, I run 7.1, all HDMI (PS3, cable, BD35) and one analog input from my SMS-1. About 2 weeks ago the problem began where I would turn on my receiver and the right speaker wouldn't work. Even if I went to the SETUP screen and ran test tones it would just be silent. I would have to power cycle the receiver 10+ times for it to come on. I checked and rechecked all connections, no problems, and only when I power it on for the first time each day (after being off all night or all day at work). Now it has migrated to nearly all speakers but my center and my sub, I am power cycling the unit over 50 times just to get all the speakers to work. Sometimes it's just the right front and left rear that don't work, sometimes it's just the center that does work. I check the connections, even redid them, no luck. The I reset the receiver to factory defaults by holding VCR and the power button. When I turned it on, same issue remains. Had to power cycle it for 10 minutes just so I could rerun Audessey. The front panel of the receiver shows all speakers connected, just will not produce sound with out an unbelievable amount of turning the unit on and off. I'm afraid by next week it simply won't work, this will be the second Onkyo receiever I have to send back to them for servicing due to malfunctions