First, please move this to another forum, if this is the wrong place. Pioneer Elite VSX 26TX. It's 2 years old and was purchased new. It isn't driven very hard, though used daily. Connected to the receiver are: 3 very poor speakers, 27" Sony TV, Pioneer DVD player (digital audio coax), Mitsubishi SVHS, and a DISH network receiver (optical digital audio). All speaker connections are with 12 gauge speaker wire. All video connections are with Liberty S-video. Other than the digital audio connections for the DVD & DISH, the audio connections are using Liberty connectors. All components are working great and there are no problems with the speakers. The symptoms began a few weeks ago. Periodically, the receiver would not output sound on power-up. I could switch it from TV to DVD to VCR to TUNER and not get any sound from anything. I checked all of my connections and all of the internal settings: made sure that analog/digital audio was set correctly, made sure no tape monitors were on, made sure no cables/wires had fallen out or were otherwise compromised, made sure correct speakers were selected (A, B, A+B, etc), went through troubleshooting guide in manual, etc. Sometimes toggling between settings would make the audio come back. For example, toggling between SPEAKERS -> A and SPEAKERS -> B and then back to SPEAKERS -> A would suddenly render the receiver functional. However, I was never able to find any pattern; there wasn't any one switch that would consistently work. Now, nothing works. I can't get any audio output from the receiver. All functions work and the video switching performs as usual. Just no audio. What are my option? What should I be doing? Does this sound symptomatic of a common problem? Thank you for any help, guidance, or insight you have to offer.