I want to be able to stream music from my iTunes library to the speakers in my home theater as well as other rooms in the house. I have a Sony STR-DN840 receiver which supports Airplay. However, I was testing it out and nearly blew out my speakers when my iPhone set the receiver volume to the maximum level. I did some research and other users seem to have this problem as well. I don't see a way to set the maximum output level via my receiver. I was thinking about using an Apple TV as the device receiving the Airplay connection and then controlling the volume like any other input on my receiver. Is anyone else doing the same thing? Does the Apple TV communicate with the receiver over HDMI to set the volume or have a volume control? I have a WD TV live that I use for streaming mkv files from my linux box but I don't like it as a music streaming device. The UI isn't that great and I want to be able to have multiple speakers receiving the same audio. I'd also like to be able to control the current track and volume from my iPhone. I think this is the best solution: iPhone (remote app) ---> macbook with iTunes library ---> Apple TV ---> receiver ...and at the same time... iPhone (remote app) ---> macbook with iTunes library --->other airplay capable speakers This would also give me the ability to share the screen of my MacBooks, iPhones, or iPads. The Apple TV wouldn't be just an expensive volume restrictor. Thoughts?