Well, with some help from some of you on this thread, I think I have pretty much everything setup and working on my new SR-5007. Got it working well with my Logitech Harmony One remote control ( I would be lost without my remote)...but it sure does add some complexity to getting everything setup and working.....however it makes it so nice to have buttons for 1) watch TV 2), Watch BR/DVD surround sound 3). Watch TV surround sound, 4). Listen to CD's...5). Play Xbox360 on TV 6). Play Xbox360 surround sound.....and one button press turns everything on and sets it all to the correct inputs. And only 1 remote control needed.
Very impressed with the sound quality and surround sound experience. In looking at my receipt for my older Harman Kardon unit...it was purchased in Sept of 2005....so it was over 7 years old....so certainly due for a replacement. My rear channels have never produced so much sound before and my subwoofer is far more active than it ever was before. I always though my sub under-performed....but now it's working as I would expect. Actually have set the volume on the sub to around 40-50% rather than 60-70% from where it was before.
I got the Marantz Remote App working on my Asus Tablet. Makes it nice to be able to do things without having the TV on...like FM tuning or Internet radio. Obviously with the small porthole display, you cannot do a whole lot directly on the unit itself.
I was a bit concerned about heat on this unit. The display unit at Best Buy was always very hot to the touch, while the 7007 was never hot. My 5007 is right in line with where my Harman Kardon was. When in standby, it's room temp. Nothing alarming at all when it's on and we are watching a movie.
I like the fact that I can limit the volume output. I have small kids (5 and 8) and they sometimes get a little crazy. With the volume limiter, I know they cannot do any damage to my equipment.
My only complaints thus far would be:
1). the connecting posts could have been a bit nicer. Those clear plastic screw in jobs are a bit on the cheap side....but they are in the back and never seen...so no big deal.
2). It would have been nice to have a light or otherwise to indicate that it's decoding multichannel properly. But hey..I went with the Marantz because I loved the minamalistic look...so I knew this going into it.
Having a full set of 7.2 pre-outs is nice, but likely nothing I will ever use. I bought the Marantz almost solely based on aesthetic reasons. And my wife really liked the way it looked and didn't give me any hassels when I said I wanted to buy it.