i had posted in the wrong location so here you go.
i bought mine yesterday from fry's in anaheim. so far i love it. i have a ps3, an xbox 360 , and directv connected to it. my speakers are energy C-5's for mains, center is an energy CC-1 and my rears are insignia b2111's . im running two subs a Mirage BPS150i, and a sony SWA 2500 for extra/light support and effect.
my previous av's were an old onkyo HTR 557 Htib, then i bought a used Yamaha HTR 5760 which i liked. I then purchased an onkyo tx sr 606 But i RETURNED it the next day. i really didn't notice to much diff. from my yamaha even with the the audio codecs ( DDtrue and DTS HDM). so i waited a bit and did some research. i was either going to pick up a pioneer 1019, or harmon kardon 354, i was really turned off by onkyo because of the 606. well fry's doesn't carry pioneer so i didn't pick that up, and they were all out of the 354, and the sales guy swore by the 607.
i decided to give it a shot. and man, it's great. set up for me was a breeze. i usually spend hours fine tuning if not a whole day, and i really had no need to other than maybe bringing down the bass 1db, it took me under an hour to be content, CRAZY. The one major thing i noticed apart from great surround sound was the sound/LFE my Mirage Sub is making now. it sounds so much cleaner and powerful than when i had it connected to the onkyo tx sr 606 not sure why. my rear surrounds the b2111's ( budget/poor man audiophile speakers) sound sooo much better as well, they are not distracting, but always there and clean sound comes out when they need to be heard but once again not overpowering - more like well balanced with the rest of the speakers. a testament i belive to the auto set up.
as far as sound goes, it's the best sound i've heard as of yet, but i haven't heard any of them 1-3000 dollar machines so take my opinion with a grain of salt. i read in a review it's compared to and chalenges the denon 3808i and that machine is $1600. and honestly i believe the sound is really nice.
i watched U5791, the Incredible Hulk, and Quarintine so far and man - IT PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE. to me thats a good thing. cause most of the time i look tired or frustrated and run tests and tests and mess with settings and so on and so on until i stop and say well " thats the best i can do" and then i watch a movie and im like " eh " . not the case yesterday let me tell you. fast set up and i was smiling.
apart from my PS3 and the new HDaudio codecs blowing my mind, my direct tv sounds better aswell ! as im wrighting this armageddon is playing and i have it set to only 19 and it sounds crazy good, and thats just regular old Dolby Digital. ( side note : make sure you enable Dolby Digital on your Direct tv box. i have an HD DVR and the tek didn't set that up right i watched tv for like a year before i saw that option under the menu.lol
anyways if your thinking of trying out the 607 do so. my only grip is it looks ugly and plain IMO. i also rather have the db type of volume and maybe speaker recognition on the display. it's just really plain. it actually looks kind of cheap and for some of you ballers out there it is, LOL. but i can't deny the sound. when it all comes to it. it's the reason why i got into this hobby. i want to watch movies at home as if im in a theater or close to it. and this does the job nicely. what good is looks if it doesn't sound as good. me and my wife watch American Idol , Lie , Lost , And 24. and enjoy movies , well me more than her, anyways they all sound Auwesome!
P.S. i dont' have it set up in 7.1 because of WAF. but i wanted to future proof.
whats crazy tho, is that on " Transformers" the part where the little guy throws that ninja star looking thing and it goes around the room. it sounded as if i did have speakers behind me it was cool :0)