Ok, lovely mild sunday afternoon and I decide to watch a movie with the family. Put the PJ on, switch on the onkyo receiver.. suddenly - POP and check SP wire comes up on the screen. A few seconds later a burning smell. the power amp i have on loan from a forum member wasn't switched on. That had remained off. Now the receiver will only switch on for a couple of seconds, show the volume sign and then switch itself off. The receiver is also giving off a god awful metal smell. I suspect a resistor has blown. I've shut it down and will go ahead and unplug all wires which are connected bare and re-wire. It's strange. I've not moved to reciever at all. Suddenly , a loud pop and its shut itself down. Think the reciever may now be toast. Will report back. If so, it looks like I'll be taking it back to Richer Sounds. I've had one Onkyo in the past, a resistor failed on that too. Oh well.. wish me luck chaps! Thats my sunday movie gone down the pan..