Ahh right, my AVR is getting a bit long in the tooth, no ARC no streaming services etc. I'm currently debating ditching the AVR and going to a high quality intergrated amp.
I have space limitations in the entertainment unit the misses brought. Current avr doesn't fit, centre channel doesn't fit, and I get tired of dragging the rear speakers out and putting them on stands for movies, Mostly I'm using 3.1. A little apprehensive about ditching the AVR for a stereo amp.. I think I'd miss the HD audio codecs on blurays.