Originally Posted by mike85
I've also been running an Onkyo 805 and I have been looking at getting a Marantz 7007 too...
So far I'm happy with the 7007 - I primarily upgraded from the 805 to gain more HDMI inputs. I had considered another Onkyo, but (maybe like you?) I felt that the x05 series were over-built better than anything they've made since (IMO, I could be wrong). And the bad HDMI/network boards
I've read about also made me hesitate on a new Onkyo. To be perfectly clear, the 805 served me extremely well since buying it brand new in May 2008. The only minor issue was when using an Oppo HM-31 HDMI switch, for some reason the Xantech IR distribution system would stop controlling certain components - weird. I don't think the 805 was the problem, but decided to buy a new receiver with more inputs anyways. After some more research, I settled on the 7007 as the ideal replacement.
In regards to music, the Marantz is used in my dedicated media room primarily for Blu-ray movies. I will say that the Eagles Farewell I Tour sounds amazing, as I regularly put that on when I want to unwind. The audio quality might
sound a bit better than the Onkyo did, but I can't say with certainty. Note that my receiver is being used for pre-pro duties only, as I have four Emotiva amps driving all seven speakers. And since the media room recalibration earlier this week, I've been too busy to even fire up the system but will do so later tonight or tomorrow.
Oh, and I don't use the Zone 2 outputs so I can't comment on how well that works. My PJ is connected to Monitor 1 output, and like I mentioned earlier it seems to take a few extra seconds to lock onto the signal before I get an image onscreen. I will say I like the on-screen volume control...
I bought my 7007 from Amazon/Hi-Def Lifestyle in early Nov 2014 as an open-box w/ full 3-yr warranty (+1yr with AmEx). It looked brand new, though some Zone/Input names had been renamed by someone prior to me, along with their Pandora account still being active
. I had good timing and paid only one cent less than eight hundred, so this made it a no-regrets purchase for me.
Good luck w/ your search!
I'll be posting up questions/comments here as they arise...
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Ensure the "i/p Scaler" setting is OFF. You'll want Video Conversion set to ON if you want the GUI to overlay on the source video.
Thanks! I did do the reset before the calibration, and all checked out fine...