You may have to consider an AVR that is a few model years old that still include Multi Channel In that can be had for a reasonable price. I personally can't think of many 2011 models that include Multi Channel In for less than $1.5K. Someone correct if I am wrong but if you fancy Pioneer AVRs you would have to step up to the Pioneer Elite SC-57 to get Multi Channel In, because all the other models don't include this feature. This has been the trend for the past several years where we are being charged a premium for Multi Channel In on an AVR or PrePro.
The room correction software in most of the current AVRs trumps multi-channel analog for movie watching. Especially on the setup side where multi-channel analog can be a challenge to setup properly. In addition, you don't have to mess with the nest of wires that is multi-channel analog. In my own setup I use the room correction in the AVR for all my movie watching, but I must confess that I use the analog of my blu-ray transport (not my BDP-05FD) for all things musical (stereo and multi-channel). If I were buying an AVR in the year 2012 and I was not already vested in analog and my modest setup I would look for a reasonably priced AVR with a competent DAC implementation that way my entire system benefits from the improved sound.
All of this is just one man's opinion.