You may not need a new audio receiver to go with your new TV!
I then thought I needed to upgrade my 10-year old Sony receiver, since it doesn't have any HDMI inputs.
I hooked my tv up with all new high-speed HDMI cables to the PS3, cable, and 3D blu-ray player, and used component cables to hook up the Wii, and everything worked great, except the sound was no longer going to my reciever, just the TV. I assume the HDMIs took over and turned off the basic audio out on each device.
So, I began my search for a new receiver with 3D capability, at least 4 HDMI inputs, 2 component inputs, and a few regular video inputs. The prices ranged from $250 - $500. I looked around on my lunchbreak a few times and had one narrowed down, and was about to plunk down at least $275.
Then it hit me!!! I do NOT need a new reveiver!!!
I remembered seeing "audio out" inputs on the back of my tv... could I just put whatever sound was coming from the TV out into my receiver? It was worth a try! and it worked!!
I just saved close to $300!
The TV works just fine on it's own, and I do not need the receiver to be on to watch and listen to anything. But when I want real surround sound, I lower the volume on the TV and turn on the receiver, and I no longer have to change inputs on the receiver, since I'm only using one input.
This is way better than purchasing a new receiver, because if everthing went thru the receiver, then it would probably have to be on all the time, and that would just make things complicated, especially for the wife and kids.