It is 5 AM, I have been up all night doing working on whole house audio system (side project to the new 807). I have about 80 monoprice speakers in boxes so I figured I would bust open some of the boxes and hook them up to the new 807 to see what is going on with the crazy way Onkyo designed the speaker bindings. At this point, from everything I have read, I do not see why in the world Onkyo designed it like this unless they planned for a future firmware upgrade that will give some new capabilities. Either that, or the way they mixed the Zone2 and Zone3 with surround sound posts is the more likely culprit.
Anyways, my wife already woke up once and screamed when I was setting the speaker levels so my testing is done for the night. When she wakes up I am going to re-run Audyssey so it can detect all the speakers. Then i will test some more. The OSD menu on this thing is very complex, when combined with the nightmarish remote, I think Steve Jobs would throw the whole 807 directly in the dust bin. The remote control is a total nightmare, I hate it very much.
joerod, I am not sure how you got a firmware update, mine says "no update" when it tries to phone home and check the version.
When the OSD is brought up, it completely renegotiates the resolution on the TV, and causes massive scrambly picture for about 10 seconds. Onkyo should have figured out a way to simply overlay the OSD. I have not been able to resolve this even by changing it from1080i to passthrough.