Quoting myself to update .
So I dropped off my SC-95 at George Meyer , recommended by Pioneer on June 10 . They said it would be about 2 weeks for them to get to troubleshooting it . I gave them extra time , but got fed up today (July 10) and called in . They put me on hold , came back after about 5 minutes and said that they would call me later in the afternoon when they had an estimate for repair , said they had to get a price for parts . A MONTH to get around to opening it up and getting a price for an HDMI board? Yeah , I don't want to see how long the actual repair will take them .
I drive the 40 minutes to the shop and ask for my receiver back , they say " no repair?" I respond with " no , you decided to not evaluate it in a month even though you charged me $80 and I don't trust you to do the work now . The girl helping me grabs the ticket and goes to the back , comes back , tells the other girl whats happening , they both go in the back . couple minutes pass , some kid walks out , sets my receiver on the counter and walks away , no word. I make sure it's my receiver and stand around for a bit , expecting paperwork , an explanation of what they found , a slap across the face , something . Everyone stayed in the back room , so I pick up my avr and leave .
Driving away I get on the phone with my bank to contest the charge . They didn't tell me anything so the diagnostic fee should be refunded . My bank started a ticket and I'm mad that I still need my receiver repaired . Apparently while I was on the phone with my bank , someone from the shop called me , she said she heard what had happened and tht they wanted to refund the fee , so at least they somewhat admitted they screwed up .
She apologized and said that they value their customers , but this is a busy time of year for them and their tech got backed up . Come on , electronic repair in Southern California is seasonal? the brutal winter really takes its toll on receivers around here and we have to repair all the damage from road salt and tornadoes?
SO warning to anyone in Los Angeles , don't go to George Meyer AV if you need service . I'll be going to the shop that
recommended , I didn't notice that it was minutes from my house before , hopefully I'll have my Pioneer back soon , this temporary Denon is good , but doesn't come close to the Pioneer