I am really getting ticked off with this receiver. So much so, that I've now decided to sell it off and order a different model. This receiver's firmware has some bugs and limitations that are just too limiting for my needs. Can someone else confirm these bugs on their 607?
1. First Bug:
When you go into Setup -> Listening Mode Preset, and change the listening modes for a source, it is not engaged immediately. When you exit the Onkyo menu, and start audio playback from a source, the receiver doesn't engage the new mode. It still uses the previous mode. To get your settings to fully engage and be saved, you have to turn off the receiver, and then turn it back on. Then the receiver uses the new listening modes.
2. Second Bug:
This may be related to Bug #1 above. Audyssey 2EQ occasionally does not engage properly after exiting the 607 Setup menu. Audio sounds really odd. I found this out while playing around with the Setup menu, while listening to music CD's. Sometimes the CD's sounded good, other times they sounded worse, like the EQ was totally off.
3. Not really a bug, but a limitation. No Reference Level Offset feature to switch from movie to listening to music. Your only option is to go into the Setup menu and adjust the Intellivolume trim level to -10db for music playback. If you are like me, and switch a lot from music to movies, this gets irritating. It takes at least 5 button presses to get to the menu to set the trim level. Onkyo should have made this available through the front panel Audio button, like the Treble/Bass/Subwoofer level controls.