Not a receiver. Yamaha, Denon, and Onkyo make some of the better minisystems. Beyond that, I'd look at Parasound's 'Z' line.
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NAD makes a CD/DVD Receiver. Various models over the years. This is the current model (L53).
The old NAD CD Receiver was the L40. Might be used ones around.
Integra Research (Onkyo) makes a 5.1 channel compact DVD receiver. Model DSR-7.3
Others you may want to consider:
The Arcam Solo or the Cyrus Audio line of separates might fit your specs. If you can make enough room the Magnum Dynalab MD208 would also be nice but again not compact. The NuForce line (while not a receiver) is small enough to consider, just add a good CD player and/or tuner.
Any of the systems listed in this thread will be a worthy upgrade to your current equipment. Just be sure to audition your selection with the speakers you are considering/using (since you did not mention those).
I use a yamaha/piano craft series. It has a built in cd player and tuner. It blossomed when I added a pair of yamaha subs. I would recommend this for any small room. Perfect for the collge student. It will rock a large room. It's in my bedroom. I also use it when I'm upgrading my main system. This is where Best Buy, Circuit City, JR World, etc. come in handy.
Dont laugh. I have one like the second one hooked to a set of Mirage M-190's in my office.
The combo is very smooth and detailed for "work tunes" and much better than any of the "allin one" things I have heard.