Since we came back from NZ it won't stay on for more than a couple of minutes.
I bought it in Dec 2004 and thus its 2-year Warranty has expired. I got a letter in the mail from Sony saying that my Warranty expires on Apr 4 and would I like to purchase an Extended Warranty.
I called Support and in spite of the two repairs they would not extend the Warranty. I could send it back and for ~$120 + shipping (perhaps both ways) they would work on it. I'm not going to do that.
I called the Extended Warranty people and they said - oh if you bought it in Dec 04 the offer doesn't apply and it was their mistake to send the offer. I wasn't going to buy it anyway.
I tried to find out on the Sony Web site the name and address of the Customer Support VP but it couldn't be found. Oh and the Sony Web site didn't work properly with Safari - FireFox was ok.
I bought this receiver because when we got the Lord of the Rings DVDs we wanted better Surround Sound so we had to get new speakers too. And since I wanted to be able to play records (which I rarely do) I needed one with a preAmp.
So its time to buy a new receiver.