Originally Posted by JediMindTrick
Not sure how Frys makes any money selling these at 20% off their 'normal' sale price?!? I feel like I robbed them...
Will post impressions as soon as I get everything setup (likely tomorrow; NBA playoffs + Avengers will take up the rest of my day).
I will say, it looks really nice! Hopefully Onkyo/Pioneer have figured their stuff out this time around (I do not recall hearing anything bad about the 303, 503, 630, 730, 830 yet *knocks on wood*).
Welp, never got a chance to set it up until Saturday. So far, I really like it. Originally had my Chane 2.4's (LCR, no other speakers yet, recently moved and trying to figure out where to put the surrounds and the atmos speakers) connected to the AVR and I thought it sounded fine [same as they sounded on every other AVR I have hooked them up to]. Hooked everything up to my Outlaw 7100 on Sunday and everything still sounds the same (good thing), but I have not turned the volume up to high on them yet. FWIW, I have to turn the volume up 'higher' to get the same volume as before (previously used a Yamaha 7810 and a DH770), as far as I know this is common and not an issue. Have not used the MCACC feature yet.
Overall, very please with the unit so far. No ARC/CEC issues (with a C6), looks great, feels extremely well built, plenty of connections, and a simple/easy to navigate OSD/remote/face buttons (both the Yamaha and the Sony were 'sub-par' in my opinion). Definitely would not have been mad about paying the 'full' Frys price for this; eARC should hopefully mean that I won't feel the need to upgrade this for quite some time.
Will try to post a better 'review' when I finally get around to buying and setting up the rest of the speakers (planning on cheap/easy to hang Dayton satellite speakers for Atmos duties to complete a 5.2.4 setup).