impression after first listenning:
deacent spaker system, clear high and low, a bit lacking of mid range. Good quallity but a bit over priced for quallity of sound-who can go for Monitor Audio full size speaker system it will be very impressed.
works fine, only thing that I didnt like are display options:
-once choosing Sorround Modes, due to small in line display, takes ages to understand what option was selected. For me, sometimes very dissopointing
-no back function in choose of Sorround Modes-forced to go to the end of list and to watch carefully what to select
with proper speakers it gets warm sounds and better mid range, clear and full of details.
on the other hand, it has very nice feature-you can setup 4 modes of screen light, including totaly off!!
Overall, AVR has clear sound & picture quallity, lots of power and (probbably) enough power to push far more serrious 7.1 + in second zone 2.1 speaker systems
Great option for 2 subs, lots of HDMIs but..,lack of that USB for PC connectivity on the back panel might be dissopointing.
No LAN ports-this means no updates available..
Awoid Audyssey - did far more better speaker ajustment by myself, something that suits my taste and got more quallity from those small Minx-es
great player, fast in loading (<10sec) on startup, fast in loading DVD (~6-7 seconds), BD in loading was faster than other players.Fast in loading USB files ( <5seconds from plug in of USB memory)
Playing anything, even scratched CDs from the car..great in picture quallity, sound and overall its one of the best sounds besides Oppo, almost nothing can be close (my impression) to it.
Great touch of processors and DAC so usually bad recodings become something like totaly new experience and this is great!
Lacking of that nice feature of 651 to change modes of light on display..
Internet works fine via provided USB dongle, it supports Youtube and Picassa. Quallity vise, it does termendous job on low quallity videos from Youtube and makes this experience as nicely discovered feature!!
I was shocked with quallity of video / sound that was delivered!!
And there is HUGE BUT arround 751bd:
-Youtube, for example can freeze player! what happens? once you drill down in listed videos till the end of the lists from suggested searches, it can get stucked for a momment and after, if there is loss of connectivity with Internet, it freezezes it self totaly. Only power off helps!
-if there is happening allready described scenario of freeze during surfing, you can not use front USB port for example to plug in USB stick into it, only few power offs can help.
-generally, it freezes on Youtube from time to time, only power off helps-no go back or top many can help to get out, sometime helps HOME button
the worst ever thing arround 751 BD
-if it is connected via USB dongle to Internet, it can not play USB from front panel-either Internet, either USB external connectivity!!!!!
after, to get USB recognition, only power off helps. Will try to update SW version and see if it helps.
seems like USB and its split is lousy done, or my device is mallfuncitonning!!
didnt test ESATA but have some doubts arround it am I going to face the same problem as with pairing USB dongle for Internet and USB flash.Edited by NeshaS - 5/29/13 at 2:13pm