The weirdest thing happened today with my AVM-20. I was trying to put the thing in DD-EX from auto to ON. First of all, I can't get it out of auto. When I turn the knob, it just goes back to the volume. I swear this is how I switched to auto in the first place a couple days ago. Anyway, when I go to hit the MODE button, my AVM display went almost totally dark.... and then displays half "garbage characters" in the display and nothing functions and the red lights (THX, DD, etc) are all off. The only way I could get it to stop was to unplug it and let it sort of "reset" itself. It then did it a second time... so far only when I pushed the MODE button. It hasnt done it again yet since this afternoon. It was freaking me out. This AVM was bought new in FEB and upgraded in March. I bought it from Fred's Sound of Music in Portland.... thing is, I am moving back to San Diego, July 1st. If this persists, can I get it repaired in San Diego at an authorized retailer? Or should I get it done in Portland?