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The Panasonic SC-HT440 is an 850 watt, all-in-one 5.1 channel surround system offered by Panasonic with a budget friendly price.

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speakers are fairly small, easy to fit them in a smaller space

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good range of inputs for different types of legacy equipment

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easy to set up, everything is well labelled and simple to hook up

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surround sound effect is very good, creates a 3D feeling

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Cons

prone to overheating and component failure within the year of ownership

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remote will only work on Panasonic TVs, doesn't have an Eject button

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no HDMI, digital Coax or digital Optical inputs

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The Panasonic SC-HT440 is an 850 watt, all-in-one 5.1 channel surround system offered by Panasonic with a budget friendly price.  The package consists of a 5-disc DVD player/AV receiver, a 225 watt subwoofer with 160mm driver, two 90 watt front speakers with a full range 65mm driver, two 90 watt rear spearks also with a full range 65mm driver and a 225 watt center speaker with dual full range 65mm drivers. The receiver has built in decoders of DTS decoder, Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound audio. The DVD player/AV receiver can play audio CDs and DVDs as well as burnable discs including MP3, WMA, WMV and JPEG photo discs, and also has a built in AM/FM tuner. There are component, s-video and composite video outputs as well as two RCA and a mini-jack audio input. The rear speakers can be connected wirelessly using an optional wireless receiver, and it is also ready for wireless connection to a second room with optional kit.  There are 5 subwoofer level options, which can be controlled via the included remote control. 

Specifications
  • System Configuration:
    • Progressive Scan 5-DVD Changer / Receiver
    • 2 Front Speakers
    • 1 Center Channel Satellite Speaker
    • 2 Satellite Surround Speakers
    • 1 Subwoofer
  • Output Power - Home Theater Mode (RMS):
    • Total Power: 850W
    • Front: 110W x 2 (1kHz, 3 ohms, 10% THD)
    • Center: 225W (1kHz, 6 ohms, 10% THD)
    • Surround: 90W x 2 (1kHz, 4 ohms, 10% THD)
    • Subwoofer: 225W (100Hz, 6 ohms, 10% THD)
  • Output Power - Home Theater Mode (FTC):
    • Total Power: 360W
    • Front: 40W x 2 (120Hz-20kHz, 3 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Center: 75W (120Hz-20kHz, 6 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Surround: 70W x 2 (120Hz-20kHz, 4 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Subwoofer: 65W (45Hz-120Hz, 6 ohms, 1% THD)
  • Dolby Digital Decoder
  • DTS Decoder
  • Dolby Pro Logic II Decoder
  • Rear Wireless Ready: Yes, 2-Way Wireless when used with optional Panasonic SH-FX60 2-Way Wireless Receiver
  • Wireless 2nd Room Audio Ready: Yes, when used with optional Panasonic SH-FX80 Wireless 2nd Room Receiver Kit
  • Sound Field Control (SFC): 7 Presets
  • Center Focus
  • Surround Music
  • Subwoofer Level Control: 4-step subwoofer level control (1/2/3/4) accessible via Subwoofer Level key on remote
  • FM/AM Digital Synthesizer Tuner
  • Remote Control: universal
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • DVD PLAYER: 
    • 5 DVD/CD Changer
    • Progressive Scanning
    • Playable Disc Type; DVD: DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
    • Playable Disc Type; CD: CD (CDDA), HDCD, CD-R/RW (including MP3, JPEG, WMA, and HighMAT)
    • Video D/A Converter: 54MHz/10-bit
    • Audio D/A Converter: 192kHz/24-bit
    • Depth Enhancer
    • Dialogue Enhancer
    • Cinema Mode
    • Variable Zoom
    • Monitor Select
  • Speakers - Wall-Mounting Holes and Built-In Nuts 
  • Receiver Dimensions (W x H x D): 16 15/16" x 2 3/4" x 17 19/64"
  • Receiver Weight (lbs): 10.36
  • Front Speaker Cabinet Dimensions (W x H x D): 3 5/8" x 10 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Front Speaker Weight (lbs): 1.9
  • Color: silver
  • Connectors:
    •  1 x Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear
    •  1 x S-Video output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - Rear
    •  1 x Composite video output ( RCA phono ) - Rear
    •  1 x Audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - Rear
    •  1 x AM antenna - Rear , 1 x FM antenna - Rear
    •  1 x Headphones ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - Front
    •  1 x Audio line-in ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - Front
  • Driver Details:
    • Right/left channel speaker : 1 x Full-range driver - 65 mm
    • Center channel speaker : 2 x Full-range driver - 65 mm
    • Right/left rear channel speaker : 1 x Full-range driver - 65 mm
    • Subwoofer : 1 x Subwoofer driver - 160 mm 
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