So as the title suggests I'm looking for thoughts and help in rebuilding my HT. A little background........\n\nI had (emphasis on HAD) my theater going for about seven years and was really happy with it. This all came to an end about a month ago when during a thunderstorm lighting struck my neighbors house. The resulting static discharge fried all my theater gear and microelectronics. The Emotiva Pre\/Pro actually started to catch on fire approximately 30 minutes after the strike. All in all we were very lucky as nobody was hurt and we were home to shut the breaker off to kill the power to the rack components. I think if we had not been home my house would have likely caught on fire.\n\nSo fast forward a little over a month and I'm tasked to rebuild my system. I'm lucky that my speakers survived, still not 100% on the subwoofer as I have no way to test it yet. The original system consisted of the following.\n\nEmotiva XMC-1 Processor\nEmotiva XPA2 Gen1\nEmotiva XPA3 Gen1\nEmotiva UPA2 Gen 1\nPanamax MB5400\nPanasonic Blu ray player\nPanasonic PTAE8000 projector with 110" screen\nSVSound PB13 Ultra subwoofer\n\nI was running in a 7.1 configuration but only standard HD and no 4K or UHD. I've been reading a lot, watching a lot of audioholics youtube videos but it's getting a little over complicated with all the new features that are offered. I think I would like to add 2 or maybe 4 Atmos speakers and upgrade fully to 4K and UHD. The insurance company is coming back with approximately $17k of which $13k was the retail values of the original equipment. I'm not sure what I want to spend any more. Should I stick with separates or go with AVR? I've had a Rotel HT processor and the Emotiva XMC, liked them both, but honestly though the Rotel had better overall sound but that's subjective to my ears. I only have one Stereo\/Theater shop where I live which has very good people working there. They sell affordable up to sky's the limit. In talking with them they recommended the Anthem AVM60 or the newer Rotel.\n\nSo I'm all ears to opinions and suggestions. I appreciate the help.