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The Panasonic SC-HT720 is an entry level all in one 5.1 surround sound home theater system offered by Panasonic.

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Sound clarity overall is better than expected at this price point

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Maximum output power is higher than expected at this price range

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Midrange channels have additional punch that improves dialogue in movies

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No manual bass or treble equalizer controls, just presets

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High instances of product failure after several months of use

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Remote control design is poor, only seems to work intermittently

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User interface is frustrating and takes a long time to load discs and photos

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Subwoofer has high-pitched distortion at higher volumes

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The Panasonic SC-HT720 is an entry level all in one 5.1 surround sound home theater system offered by Panasonic. The package consists of a 5 disc DVD/CD player / recevier, a 150 watt subwoofer, two front 45 watt two-way speakers, two rear surround 45 watt one-way speakers and a 140 watt center speaker. The speakers can be wall mounted with the built in wall mounting holes and nuts, and speakers are magnetically shielded. There are 4 subwoofer level options, which can be controlled via the included remote control. The DVD player/receiver can play nearly all disc formats including DVD, CD, DVD-Audio and writable discs, and has encoders for Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Dolby surround sound. There is a component video out and three audio inputs for other devices, and there is also a built in AM/FM digital synthesizer tuner tuner. Other features include depth enhancer, dialogue enhancer, cinema mode and a universal remote control.

  • System Configuration
    • Progressive Scan 5-DVD Changer / Receiver
    • 5 Satellite Speakers
    • 1 Active Subwoofer
  • Output Power - Home Theater Mode (FTC):
    • Total Output Power: 470W
    • Front: 45W x 2 (120Hz-20kHz, 4 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Center: 140W (120Hz-20kHz, 4 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Surround: 45W x 2 (120Hz-20kHz, 4 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Subwoofer: 150W (45Hz-120Hz, 4 ohms, 1% THD)
  • Dolby Digital Decoder
  • DTS Decoder
  • Dolby Pro Logic Decoder: Dolby Pro Logic II
  • Multi-Channel Sound Field
  • Sound Field Control (SFC)  (7 Presets)
  • Super Surround Sound
  • 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
  • 5 DVD/CD Changer
  • Progressive Scanning
  • Multi-Format Playback (Playable Disc Type): DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, DVD-RAM/DVD-R, CD, CD-R/RW, Video CD, JPEG, MP3, WMA, HighMAT (Level 2)
  • Video D/A Converter: 54MHz/10-bit
  • Depth Enhancer
  • Dialogue Enhancer 
  • Cinema Mode
  • Speakers - Wall-Mounting Holes and Built-In Nuts
  • Magnetically Shielded Speakers 
  • Component Video Out
  • Audio Inputs: 3
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