In my opinion ... do not get an AVR unless you specifically have use for an AVR, that is to say -
If you want a Music System, then get a Music System, meaning a Stereo. It will still do Movies very nicely.
If you want a Movie System, then get a Movie System, meaning Surround Sound, it will still work for Music.
But get purpose drive system. One does not buy a Mini-Cooper to haul Cargo Freight.
Just off the top of my head I can think of three Stereo amps that have HDMI Inputs. Though only one is on the higher caliber end.
But one does not need HDMI to listen to movies through a Stereo. This has already been covered, you just need a DAC. Connect the Digital Audio Out of the TV to your the DAC, and set the TV output to PCM - DONE.
There is a reason why you are seeing more and more Stereo Amp equipped to accommodate Movies and TV, because many prefer a Stereo but still love Movies. To most that simply mean adding a DAC to the Amp to others and more recently, that mean adding HDMI Inputs to a Stereo. By the way, there are HDMI to Stereo DACs available.
As to digital becoming dominant ...well.. yes and no, mostly no, but sort of yes....
As mentioned - CD Player/BluRay Players/Network Players
- are predominantly Digital, however Network and CD Player have DACs built in, so functionally they are Analog Out. Higher End BluRay have quality DACs and Analog Outs, but most low to mid BluRay will have HDMI, and Optical and/or Coaxial Out for Stereo. For those in a pinch, who need DVD/BluRay plus CD/SACD, a good BluRay Player can be a reasonable choice as an all-in-one Universal Player. The best of these were the OPPO,
sadly no longer in production, but Pioneer, Panasonic,
and I think Sony
, and I'm sure others, have higher end BluRay that have Analog Outs with Universal Disc capability as well as Digital Out.
The Cambridge Audio CXUHD
is classed as a Universal Player, but only has HDMI, Optical, and Coaxial Outputs, no Analog, but that is also true of the CXC CD Transport,
they depend on a DAC being outside the player or in the Amp. But this is still a very good player, and with more Amps coming with DACs built in, this is not a problem.
As to Media, rather than players, Digital Music is becoming more dominant. Streaming is pretty much taking over, but I and many feel this is a substitute for physical media, which means at some point in the somewhat near future, there is going to be a day of reckoning, artist are simply not compensated adequately, billions of streams generate pocket change in revenue, and why buy music, then you can get all you can consume for $10 per month. The point is, the cost is going to go up to generate more revenue for the artists.
Digital Downloads are also replacing physical media. But ownership rights are very different. If you own a Vinyl Album or a CD then you own that physical thing, you can buy it, sell it, trade it, record it for personal use, but with downloaded media you don't own anything, you are merely leasing the right to play the music for your lifetime. However, technically, you can not leave your digital non-physical media to your children. The lease technically only lasts a lifetime.
Given that the Original Poster posted in the 2-Channel forum, I think it is safe to assume he is looking for a Stereo. Which Stereo will depend on his specific needs. If he feels he might need to add Bass Management at some time in the future, then either a Pre-Amp/Power-Amp or a Amp/Receiver with Bass Management built in. If he doesn't think he will need Bass Management/Subwoofer, then any Integrated Amp with a DAC will do.
Again, rephrasing, you have to understand your needs in order to get what you need.
As to BluRay with ONLY HDMI, yes there were a few, but I suspect they were and are in the Minority.
Focus on the Objective and buy to that objective.