I'm helping my sister-in-law shop for a [very] low budget system in which she wants a receiver, DVD player, and speakers (just mains) for around $500-$600. We've already narrowed down the DVD player to the Panasonic RV32 (she wants it to play MP3), and are pretty much settled on Polk R10 bookshelves for speakers (although I'm open to other suggestions there - these can be had for $100). So that leaves about $250 for the receiver. She says all she needs is a stereo receiver (doesn't need any of the surround sound features), just wants it to sound good. She is gonna want to hook up the DVD player and possibly the VCR through the receiver though, so perhaps a lower end home theater receiver would suit her better than a stereo model? She will be using the DVD player primarily for CD music (including MP3), but also the occasional movie. Any ideas on the receiver? One possibility I've looked at is the Onkyo TX-8211 (stereo), or perhaps a Kenwood VR-505 (5 channel). Would it even be practical for her to hook up a DVD player to a stereo receiver? I'm assuming she'd have to go through the CD inputs. She will also be hooking up a tape deck and record player to it. I'd appreciate any help anyone could give!