That only problems I have with my old Pioneer is the frequent HDMI handshake issues (which I may be able to lessen with some remote macros) and the fact that it only has 4 HDMI inputs. I have about $1,700 in my budget for a new receiver, but I am not sure if I will be getting that much more with a new receiver other than extra HDMI inputs. I've borrowed a nice 2 channel amp to power the front speakers and there was a noticeable improvement in sound quality, so I don't know if more power is needed.
The current front runner is the Onkyo 3010. I had an Onkyo in the past and liked it. It was certainly powerful although it did run hot. However having not been in the receiver market for quite some time I am not sure what else is out there or what to look for.
So first of all, is it even worth upgrading if I am only getting some extra ports?
Next, here is what I am looking for/what I use the receiver for/need...
About 10% lossless music streaming, 20% Blu-Ray, 30% streaming movies, 40% gaming
7.1 surround, but 7.2 would be very, very nice.
I would like some type of midnight listening mode / DRC option
Minimum 5 HDMI
As future proof as possible (I guess that means 4K?)
Speakers are Dali Ikon 6's, 91 db sensitivity, I think.
I don't care about multiple zones or multiple HDMI out. I have no interest in 3D.