My XA777ES quit reading CD's properly last year. SACD's were unaffected. So, about a month ago I finally decided to send it in for warranty work. Bristol had it for about a month and I got it back yesterday. I sent it in double-boxed. It came back single-boxed and they lost one of the 4 end caps. They stuffed bubble wrap on that side in it's stead. I got the player out, hooked it up and lo and behold it played CD's again. Then I decided to test the digital outputs. BONK! Now neither the coaxial or optical digital outputs work. They were just fine before. I've heard alot of horror stories about Bristol. I'm recluctant to send my baby back to the Bristol house of horrors again but I would like it fixed. I'm even considering mod's at this point, maybe? Any suggestions???