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I have no idea what your budget is, but the best solution for ease of use is going to be something like a Logitech Harmony remote. On that remote, once it's properly programmed you hit a button called activities, and then hit 'Watch DVD' or whatever.
As for what receiver to buy, I think you are going to have to list a budget. The Yamaha RX-V663 is my default reccomendation for people for it's price and feature set. Of course I have no idea what your needs are. Are you planning on getting Blu-ray ? Do you plan on using HDMI ?
My suggestion is to get a receiver with HDMI as that's rapidly becoming the standard AV connector. HDMI is not perfect though.
I just moved to an all HDMI setup (no component or composite) in the living room. The DVD changer, Tivo Series 3 and XBox Arcade are connected via HDMI. The only other connection is for iTunes/Airport express which uses optical.
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