Pairing HT receiver with Samsung un55d8000 LED TV

First of all, I have zero experience with Home Theater.

Second, we have decided to buy a Samsung un55d8000 LED 2-3D TV for our family room and discrete components are not an option. Did i mention that I am married?

We are in the market for an AV Reciever that can serve the function of the HT system and a good audio system for my collection of CDs. Ideally, it will have an ipod connection.

And it has to be simple to use. I really appreciate all your help
NAD stuff is the easiest to use (does not all the extra crap) and sounds very musical. Depending on budget the T747 or T765 HD2.
Integra receivers have Pandora built in that my wife and I use a lot and you can also connect an iPod (onkyo dock) or even an external hard drive. I'm really happy with my 50.1. The 40.2 is also a good option for about 2/3 the price.

What speakers are you planning to use?
Marantz SR7005. Drives difficult loads. Only negative it's hard to get.