I have a somewhat involved project that I would like to initiate. For my birthday, my wife and I are thinking about getting a reciever and a couple of decent speakers. I don't think I need a CD player because I can always use the iPod or the computer - and I think the DVD player can handle CDs (also, if I can use the computer I can have audioscrobbler counting up my statistics, which I prefer!) I would like to get a very decent reciever for later updating and building of a nice system. For now, we live in a smaller apt. so getting massive speakers isn't such an important issue. Any suggestions? For connecting the computer: I have an iMac but I don't think it has an airport card. I need that to broadcast to the airport express, correct? Is there an advantage of that as opposed to somehow directly linking the computer and stereo with cables - which I also don't know how to do... Ultimately, I want my computer to be capable of broadcasting/ linking up to a nice reciever/speakers combo. If I have to use the iPod I think that would be simple with a monster RCA adapter. We're just starting to think about how to get everything hooked up and what we would need. Please post suggestions, I want to get this right!