My parents have asked for my help setting them up with a better speaker system than what comes stock on their TV. They'll use it for movies and TV, but almost primarily music. I thought I'd set up a 2.1 system with some floor standing Polk Audio speakers that have a cherry wood finish on them with the matching subwoofer.
I use my PC and it's Creative X-Fi along with my Klipsch Promedia 2.1's for everything, so my experience with home audio is very minimal.
I see no shortage of 2 channel receivers they can buy, but one thing isn't clear: does a "stereo receive"r normally include another channel for the subwoofer to connect to? A low frequency channel?