Pioneer just dropped two new receivers, the VSA-AX4AVi and the VSX-AX2AV. The VSA-AX4AVi is tres hot because it accepts USB connections from audio players including something called the Apple iPod. Otherwise, the differences are pretty standard: the 7-channel VSA-AX4AVi rocks at 220W per channel and the VSX-AX2AV runs 200Wx7 channels. They support HDMI and WMA9 encoding. Not sure about the gold, though. A bit gauche?
AV, HDMI and iPOD inside amplifiers by Pioneer [AkihabaraNews]