I have an xbox hooked up, but no special surround settings, mostly because it gets used for netflix movies as well as games. I did have to set it up as a CDR or something, but that's because of the IR control I'm using.
Mine is in the 'network closet' in the basement. For control it is wired to the home LAN and assigned a static IP (iOS apps), and an IR line in (via RF bridge for universal remotes). Zone 1 feeds the basement 5.1 and tv, zone 2 feeds the outside audio. Input is xbox and directv (normally to zone 1) and Airplay (normally to zone 2)
My experiences so far with setup are generally good, but some tweaking is harder than it should be and overall I'm a little confused about how and where to edit what. This is all I've figured out so far, if anyone has tips I'd appreciate it.
avnavigator (iPad only setup app) was really good the first time I set up the receiver. It can't read the current setup, and it can't save how the setup is, so you can't load a setup or skip some (or any?) steps, so editing a setup this way is horrible, you're basically starting from scratch. Use this app to give the inputs a friendly name on the front display (HDMI 3 to "Xbox").
iControl2013 (any iOS device) is fantastic for sampling sound modes or status / trouble shooting without being in front of the reciever. You can edit which inputs show up in the app and their names, but I'm not sure this updates the front display.
Web interface is the only place I've found to give a friendly name to Airplay input, otherwise it always shows up as "VSX-70" under Airplay.
Some IR codes URC remotes send for discrete inputs aren't recognized via the IR in port. The discrete names (BR, DVR, etc) works fine, but discrete numbers (hdmi1, hdmi2, etc) don't. This, combined with some odd input assignments (xbox to hdmi 3, which doesn't have a name) and no easy tweaks to the setup made everything more painful than it should have been. Hopefully URC will update their codes but there are workarounds (use named ports or use an IR blaster instead of the port).