Originally Posted by FrankGriff
1. Does the Onkyo 894 come with the DVD recorder, or you purchase seperately?
B&HPhoto has it as having one.
It comes with a DVD player, not a recorder.
2. Does the Yamaha 5 disc have upconversion 1080?
Doesn't appear to upconvert.
1. What is 1080 (or HDMI) pass through?
2. HDMI Switching?
Passthrough means it sends the signal through the receiver unprocessed. What goes in is the same as what comes out.
Switching means it usually has two or so HDMI inputs and one output, so you can switch between two sources that use HDMI.
For all intents and purposes, HDMI passthrough and switching are the same thing.
What is the major difference between the 790 and the 894? .
HDMI switching and an upscaling DVD player for the 894. Two extra channels for the 790.
Honestly, I think it's a wash. You could probably get an upscaling DVD player separate and pair it with the 790, or take advantage of the HDMI switching of the 894.