I want to get my best friend a receiver and a DVD player. He doesnt really have any brand I need to stick to so I was wondering a few things. He mentioned that he thought Sony was good, but from reading some threads I have seen people talk about Onkyo and kenwood. Also he is looking for a receiver with at least 100watts so he doesnt have to use an amp? I am clueless when it comes to electronics. I just want to know what is the best out there right now for a reasonable price. Could you please give me some examples and prices for something that would make a nice present? I would like to keep things in the $500 range for the receiver and $300 for the DVD but am willing to pay more for good quality. Thank you in advance.