I’m trying to pick out a system for my mother. It must be very simple to operate, aesthetically pleasing, and not take up too much space. She is absolutely enamored with the Bose Lifestyle line. The integrated receiver and dvd player look great to her (nice and flat), and seem to be very easy to operate (switch back and forth between sources, adjust volume, power on, etc.). And, it doesn’t take up much space and sounds great to HER ears. However, I am sure I can find something similar in design, but of much better quality at a lower price by going with another brand (Yamaha, Sony, Onkyo, etc). But since I’ve never been interested in an integrated system before, I just don’t know much about them. Can anyone recommend a ‘Bose Alternative’?