Originally Posted by Scottedge267
The Onkyo 706 has video overlay via HDMI. So the 607 does not is that correct?
That is incorrect. I just received my 607 today and did a quick setup. The OSD runs through the HDMI. It really doesn't matter how the OSD looks, as you will only use it when changing settings. You definitely won't be using this as a background.
I would like to also comment on my first few hours with the 607:
After setting it up, my wife wanted to watch American Idol, so we watched it quickly without any calibration whatsoever. At first, I was scared that I made the wrong decision. I replaced an older Yamaha RX-V750 with the 607. It sounded bland, low, and just uninspiring. American Idol seemed to last forever tonight. Anyway, it ended and the setup process began...
I like to do my own calibration for the speakers and I can say that the level calibrations are a God send. After tweaking the dB levels for each channel, I was blown away by the sound. It was like I was listening to 2 different receivers (before calibration and after). I have a pretty large living room (21x25) and it filled the room with sound with no problem. By the way, I am running Klipsch for the center, fronts, surrounds and back surrounds. I have a 15" Cambridge Soundworks sub. They seem to have more presence and crispness.
It is getting late, but I felt I had to put something up on the site to give you guys something to read. If you are on the fence with this receiver, don't hesitate. It is a beauty! Tomorrow, I will attempt the auto mic setup (I started it, but it is pretty loud and my kids and wife are already asleep).
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to fire them at me. I will be visiting the site daily to give updates and answers.
So far, so good. Oh so good! I am pleasantly surprised.