My Onkyo TX-SR 601 of 10 years just died, so no longer working. So I am thinking of buying a new AV receiver. I basically just need a simple AV receiver to hook-up to my Sony XBR 32 inch Bravia TV and IPOD Connection as well as hooking up my Sony Blue Ray DISC and Comcast Cable Box.

I heard the quality of Onkyo has gone down, so reluctant to go their. My thoughts are moving to Pionner which CNET had recommended some models. Any RJ tech buffs, with some input would be appreciated. My price budget is between $400 to $500.