Generally, extended warranties are poor investments. Most modern electronics will fail early (and within the manufacturer's warranty period) if there are defects or else perform for whatever the designed life is. Receivers, in general, are pretty reliable and should last for many years. The only time I would consider an extended warranty is when there is considerable totally new and unproven technology in a product. If your peace of mind requires an extended warranty, there are aftermarket ones available on-line or from Costco that are much cheaper. Just be sure that with any extended warranty you understand exactly what it does and doesn't cover. Many extended warranties have many, complicated loopholes that end up giving you very little.