They want $700 to repair it and in my book a 7 year old Mini has depreciated beyond that. It's dead, Jim.
I wanted this device for better upscaling/deinterlacing and the multi-point CMS tweaks. The cheapest Lumagen today has only HDMI inputs so that severely limits its usefulness in upscaling to me. I'd like component inputs to upscale legacy equipment. Since they don't seem to make a unit that has analog inputs anymore that reduces my interest to well below the asking price. The Mini was cheap enough that I could live with it being only HDMI, but the incremental improvement provided by what's still being manufactured is something I can live without. I'm sure the money I save will give me more bang for the buck if spent on other components in the chain considering the way technology keeps advancing.