Excerpt: The Onkyo CR-545UKD receiver is compact, and has its iPod dock under a flap in the lid, which also acts as a support for the player. It's one of the least expensive systems of this type, and one of the simplest, too. There's a composite video output to feed menus to a TV, but the scrolling display on the receiver is clear and easily read at distance.
Pros: Compact, built-in iPod dock keeps things tidy, honest, involving sound via standard speakers, very affordable
Cons: Remote a little fiddly, avoid the Super Bass feature, limited extra connectivity