Lots to think about. I ordered the Yamaha RX-A2010, though it's on backorder until April. Fine, since that's when we're moving anyway. Got a very fair price from a local dealer too, I much prefer than to ordering online for something like this.
Looking at installing the new Fiber Optic service available here in Atlantic Canada. Bell Aliant Fibre Op, offers true Fiber To The Home, with 30 mbps for download AND upload speeds, plus TV and home phone all in a bundle that makes it cheaper than Bell Satellite and home DSL/phone. I hear the HD TV quality is not quite as good yet, but the convenience factor sounds amazing, and they're expecting tweaks to HD channels over time.
I got a Slingbox Pro HD to hook up to the TV receiver in the home theater room. That way we'll be able to stream TV to computers and iPads throughout the house, plus watch from our cottage without having to get a satellite receiver out there.
Got a barely used Lutron 6 zone Graphik Eye for $300 from an Amazon seller - great deal.
Wow, saving all kinds of money I guess! Makes me feel less guilty about splurging on that new receiver.