Superb review of the receiver.
You must be getting good at it considering how many you've owned now.
I have had no reason to change out my 6.1 Onkyo DS797 since we bought it, though i've been contemplating moving to a 7.1 unit and because i like alot of the Onkyo features, i may stay with that brand. A friend owns a Denon and i found the rooting around the menu very unintuitive.
I think it is common ground to have crappy, horribly translated manuals.
There are four HDMI 1.3 inputs and one, HDMI 1.3 output.
This feature is a plus and a minus depending on your uses. I like the capability of video switching and having only one input being used on the video display for wire runs, but sometimes i want to play music but watch a game on the tv. Once i select dvd or cd on the receiver, the video gets flipped over accordingly.
I can setup the other way of wiring but then would have to change (add) to the startup sequence for any different activity.
Does this sound as confusing as it does to write it?
I’d suggest that you make sure the kids aren’t running around making noise and you do it when no one will interrupt you. If during the set up there is extra ambient noise and you need to re-do a position, you get to start from the beginning again (yes, it happened to me).