Just a couple of quick observations about the 5007 (I know this is not the offical 5007 thread but joerod has yet to set that up
Comparing the 5007 to the 4310.
First off I like the look of the 4310 better. It's finish looks richer, it's style sleeker and the sides and top a little sturdier.
The 5007 is a beast, very heavy... the 4310 is a lightweight by comparison.
I love the business end of the 5007. Nice gold connectors, extra large analog connectors for phono and cd inputs. Great layout of rear panel as well.
5007 remote is much better, enough said.
Front panel display, 5007 is much better, you can actually see what it says from across the room. 4310's display is useless more than 6 feet away.
Onscreen GUI/Setup menus, no comparison, 4310 hands down.
Hopefully this won't be such a big deal once I get the 5007 completely setup since I shouldn't be using the setup menus so much. I sure wish the 5007 would overlay menus instead of knocking out both picture and audio to get into the menu system.
Big Advantage 4310
The 5007 makes a lot of (internal) clicking noises as you navigate through it's different audio and surround modes, and it has a ton of modes (so many modes that I wish there was a way to browse modes in each direction instead of just one) The 4310 doesn't make as much internal noise.
No advantage just an observation.
5007 doesn't allow a way of using a subwoofer with Direct mode in 2 channel audio, at least I haven't found a way, the 4310 has a very cool separate Direct mode setup which I really liked and miss.
Initially I was having handshake issues between the 5007 and my OPPO BDP-83. That issue has gone away, for now, I hope.
That's it for now......... first impressions of audio and video performance are both very positive.
Video processing looks to be doing an excellent job, at least on par with the ABT of the 4310.
Audio performance is in a word.... powerful.
To be continued.........