I am looking for a decent receiver that will cost me under $500, preferably under $400. I have a 2009 54-55" Panasonic Plasma TV, Cable TV with the scientific atlanta 8300HD DVR, a Panasonic DVDr, and older 80's turntable, and a Mac computer. My speakers are not expensive, they are Polk Audio RM 6750 and I am not an audiophile. I want a receiver that I can connect to my MAC to play from ITunes, add a pre-amp to connect the TT, is not difficult to watch TV WITHOUT the speakers, is not too difficult to set up. I can't seem to make up my mind. The HDMI handshake has me worried with the DVR and I don't know what to look for when searching for one where it is easy to listen to the TV and not the speakers. I would say this may be more for music than TV, but I would always use the speakers for DVD movies. Any suggestions?