Been doing a lot of searching on this lately and haven't found a product that suits my needs. I'm upgrading my audio platform from an old college Aiwa bookshelf system. Looking to buy component pieces rather than an HTiB set-up. This system's gotta last. I've got a Samsung LNT4066F and a MBP that I will be connecting to it and hope to have an TV/Blu Ray player(hopefully in one package someday). My budget for the reciever is around $500, hopefully less. I haven't picked the speakers out yet, but hope to get some recomendations on those as well. So far been looking Acoustech speaker products becasue of the great reviews and pricepoints. Figured I should start with the receiver first and go from there. Connections are a big deal and digital optical would be the preffered route. Sooooo, I can't find a purely audio receiver. Everything I'm seeing so far is A/V and this just seems like a big waste for my money. I'm more of a videophile than I am an audiophile, so I don't want my video going anywehre near a separate reciever. Having said that, I do love to listen to my collection of Apple lossless files, and be blown away by a movie's sound effects. Does anybody have knowledge of the type of product I'm searching for? Your help is appreciated.