I am now looking at buying a receiver again but it can be from any store.
As someone suggested, the Onkyo TX-SR309B seems quite good. Could anyone tell me if this will require me to plug an digital output (coax spdif) on top of the HDMI? I think some receiver just don't let you provide the sound + picture through one single HDMI cable. Not sure where to look to get the answer to that question...
So I am leaning towards the Onkyo with the hope of being able to resuse my old speakers for now, and then buy an entry level speaker pack later on. I had a look on jbhifi and their cheapest pack doesn't look too flash and is already $750... What would be the minimum cost for an entry level but decent 5.1 speaker pack?