Summary: I read about a POP of death but only after I purchase this Receiver. Mine just died get this I have one month of warranty left. It was bought March 19 2010 and died today Poped on Feb 19 2013 while watching the news noting was pushing its buttons but it is now in standby mode. It worked great up today will bring it in tomorrow and see what is said. If your buying extend your warranty there is a good chance you may need it.