• New Patreon Tier and Early Access Content available. If you would like to support AVForums, we now have a new Patreon Tier which gives you access to selected news, reviews and articles before they are available to the public. Read more.

AVR-989 or AVR-890


Standard Member
Hey all,
I'm considering changing out my reliable AVR-3802 with something a little newer for hdmi and video upscaling. the local future shop has the avr-890 on sale for $799(reg 999) or last years 989 for $679. ( it was 1199 last year). I was trying to figure out pro/cons of either. the 989 only has 4 hdmi's and no PLIIz but has a little more power (negligable i would guess). the 890 has plIIz and i thin 5 hdmi in's but no pre-outs i think. For the price the 989 looks like a better deal. Or maybe just stick it out with the 3802

TV smansung lnt4661
front Paradigm reference studio 60 v2
center paradigm reference studio cc v2
rear paradigm reference studio adp v2
sub paradigm PW-2200
bell Expressvu 9242
xbox 360 elite hdmi
pioneer dvd player with hdmi (can't remember model)
wdtv multimedia player

thanks for any advice


The latest video from AVForums

Is 8K TV dead? Philips OLED+907, Pioneer LX505 AVR plus B&W 700 S3 Reviews & Visit + AV/HiFi News
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom