Summary: AVR 354, not the solid old school H/K your father owned that is still working. The new mass produced 354 features software problems switching HDMI, which are said to be now resolved. Look forward to finding a 232 plug, loading software to resolve issues and updates that take 1 Hr+ if they work.
Summary: ONE month out of warranty, I began hearing constant static and occasional popping from my right front speaker. I though I had blown the tweeter, but when I plugged in the left front speaker to the right front output of the $600 HK AVR 340, the same static was now in the left speaker.