Here is an affordable home theater receiver you can check out. The Sherwood Newcastle R-972 delivers a strong and sustained power output featuring on-board Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD. It has the usual HDMI ports (4), multi-zone operation and 2 remote controls.
A bonus comes in the form of the Trinnov Optimizer Room Correction System. While it is affordable and high-end, it is not easy to use. Also, if you are picky when it comes to video delivery, this may not necessarily be the right receiver for you.