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Hello,


My trusty Pioneer vsx-45tx is pretty much toast. Even though I only use it as a pre-amp, I get 'amp err' messages and it fails to lock onto any inputs. It makes a mechanical click sound every few seconds like it's trying to do something but can't quite get there.


Anyway, I have an older Sony ES receiver I am able to use for now and I'm planning to get the Emotiva umc-1 (for the new codecs and hdmi) when it is released later this year. However that looks like it could be another 6 months.


The Sony is okay, but I really miss the Pioneer for all of the ease-of-use it provided -- video switching, universal remote, 12V trigger, etc. Does it make sense to get it repaired or shall I accept the fact that it is toast? If a repair is reasonable, I'm all for it. But just shopping a bit, the HK 254 is under 400 at Big River so the repair would probably have to be half that to justify it.


Has anyone ever had a 6-year old receiver repaired and if so what is the ballpark range? Thanks very much.


--Tom
 

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Hello,



Has anyone ever had a 6-year old receiver repaired and if so what is the ballpark range? Thanks very much.


--Tom

Probably between $60-$90 hr labor plus parts if they can find them. I would guess $300 plus to repair. Not worth it since it is outdated anyway.
 
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