I didn't do anything. I ended up buying an inexpensive Pioneer VSX-821-K. I was getting frustrated with having the picture go out so much but I figured it would cost too much to get it repaired. I didn't actually buy the Elite to begin with; I won it in a contest and it is a fantastic receiver. I don't know what to do with it now. If someone wanted to use it strictly with component cables, or were willing to get it repaired, I might be able to sell it.I have the same problem you described in your post. What did you do to fix it?