"Smoking hot deal"5.0 starson by g4rfc
Pros: Multiple listening modes, ample power, networking abilities, 7.2, priced competitively and offers more features than the competition in it's price range. Audyssey Mult EQ speaker calibration is awesome.
Cons: Are you kidding me? If you don't like it, don't buy it.
Summary: I love this receiver, it fills the channels so well, it immerses you in the action, YOU ARE THERE!! You get a basic 5.1 speaker layout and can add either: Wide, High or Rear channels and a second sub. I added "wide" channel and positioned them high and wide on the wall and moved my surround speakers to the side rear and added a second sub. I've owned it for 4 months now and I'm impressed e v e r y time I watch a movie. My blu-ray player plays CD's and I have many audio options, sweet!Updated review to "Smoking hot deal".
What I think is really cool about some of the features here, after you've calibrated your speakers and you're watching a movie (and your not in THX mode), you can hit "audio" on the remote and adjust the bass, center, treble and sub level as well as use the Dynamic Volume and night time listening, way cool.
Updated on Dec 2, 2012
I've been using this AVR for over 2 years now. The biggiest complaint I've read on the forums with this model is the HDMI board going bad. I've been very fortunate and have had no problems with mine. The 807 continues to impress me with performance. Since I've had this AVR, I'm now on my third flat panel, my second bluray player, my third set of speakers and I've added two power amplifiers. So the 807 is actually being used a pre-amp. The 807 does run more than warm, I'd say almost hot. I use this http://www.buyextras.com/evavcoblfanf.html and behold, problem solved. I did an exhaustive search before purchasing my first AVR (the 807) and I've had no remorse. I'm glad I made the right choice.