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Yahama is the only AV receiver manufacturer to include S-Video out for a while now, so other than something used or last year's RX-A1010 which you may still be able to find, the RX-A1020 would be your only single box solution.
If you do go with the RX-A1020 (or RX-A1010) then I would suggest upgrading the quality of the analogue video cables you're using where possible. The receiver supports converting both composite and component video to S-Video, and component video is much better than composite.
You can connect your SNES using higher quality S-Video using either a SNES, Nintendo 64 or GameCube S-Video cable. If your Sony DVD player has component video outputs, I'd recommend using them. While S-Video cables are available for the Xbox and Wii, at this point component cables would be easier to find and maybe cheaper.
If your LaserDisc player only has an RF AC-3 digital audio output then no receiver manufactured in a long time is compatible with it. You'd need some sort of converter to get Dolby Digital audio from your LaserDiscs. If your LD player has SPDIF digital audio outputs (or no digital audio outputs at all) then you can hook it up directly to any new receiver you get.
No receiver is capable of converting HDMI to S-Video or any other analogue video format. You won't be able to connect sources using HDMI untill you get either the new TV or projector. The Wii doesn't support HDMI, neither does the original Xbox.
Does your magazine-loading Pioneer CD player really have a composite video output?