Summary: It's quite unfortunate when a good brand takes a truly bad turn. I've decided to purchase this mostly due to Onkyo's reputation of having great reliable receiver, but I really should have read more reviews of their other similar products. I truly believe they have a bad design on ALL of their receivers where it simply just stops working. If you read reviews of the HT-RC180 to HT-RC460, across all models you will find customers that have their receiver just die on them.
Summary: JANUARY 2013 UPDATE: DO NOT BUY ONKYO. My receiver has stopped working again, just a year after warranty repair by an authorized Onkyo service center for what is a known issue with this model (it just stops producing sound one day). This unit is only 3 years and 3 months old, and has stopped working again. I called Onkyo and they will not warranty repair it a second time, so I am stuck either paying for repairs myself or buying a new receiver.
Summary: Receiver's sound Amplifier burned out in a planned obsolesence period of warranty + one month. In the state of Colorado, there is one certified Onkyo tech who wanted 3 months and more $$$ to fix it than I originally paid. Looking online, the blown amp is exceedingly common for this unit.