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The Panasonic SC-HT740 is an all in one 5.1 surround sound home theater system offered by Panasonic.

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Pros

HDMI output with upconversion to 720p/1080i

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5-disc changer

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wireless rear speaker compatible

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quick and easy to set up

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clear instructions

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sounds good

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Cons

common fatal F61 error - can show up at any time

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limited interfacing with other A/V equipment, only a single composite video/audio input

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poor stock speaker wire

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wireless rear speakers are transmitted to on the crowded 2.4GHz band

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cannot play the latest high definition optical media (Blu-ray)

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audio from auxiliary input is only played though the stereo speakers, no side speaker / subwoofer support

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complicated remote

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limited expandability/flexibility - receiver and DVD player are one and the same

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The Panasonic SC-HT740 is an 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 250 watt subwoofer, two front 60 watt slim-tallboy speakers, two rear surround 45 watt sattellite speakers and a 250 watt center speaker. 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 are several connectivity including composite, S-video, component and most notably HDMI which is capable of 720p and 1080i up-conversion. This system is 2-way wireless ready and 2nd room audio ready, with option receivers. Other features include depth enhancer, dialogue enhancer, cinema mode and a universal remote control.

Specifications
  • Output Power - Home Theater Mode (RMS):
    • Total Power: 1000W
    • Front: 90W x 2 (1kHz, 4 ohms, 10% THD)
    • Center: 320W (1kHz, 4 ohms, 10% THD)
    • Surround: 90W x 2 (1kHz, 4 ohms, 10% THD)
    • Subwoofer: 320W (100Hz, 4 ohms, 10% THD)
  • Output Power - Home Theater Mode (FTC):
    • Total Power: 740W
    • Front: 60W x 2 (120Hz-20kHz, 4 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Center: 250W (120Hz-20kHz, 4 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Surround: 60W x 2 (120Hz-20kHz, 4 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Subwoofer: 250W (45Hz-120Hz, 4 ohms, 1% THD)
  • Dolby Digital Decoder
  • DTS Decoder
  • Dolby Pro Logic Decoder: Dolby Pro Logic II
  • Rear Wireless Ready: 2-Way Wireless when used with optional Panasonic SH-FX60 2-Way Wireless Receiver
  • Wireless 2nd Room Audio Ready: when used with optional Panasonic SH-FX80 Wireless 2nd Room Receiver Kit
  • H. Bass Sound 
  • 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, controls most TV brands
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • 5 DVD/CD Changer
  • Progressive Scanning
  • Multi-Format Playback (Playable Disc Type)
  • DVD: DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
  • CD: CD (CDDA), HDCD, CD-R/RW (including MP3, JPEG, WMA, and HighMAT)
  • High Definition (1080p) Up-Conversion , using HDMI interface
  • Video D/A Converter: 108MHz/12-bit
  • Audio D/A Converter: 192kHz/24-bit
  • Depth Enhancer
  • Dialogue Enhancer
  • Cinema Mode
  • Variable Zoom
  • Monitor Select
  • HDMI Terminals: 1
  • Component Video Out
  • S-Video Out
  • Composite Video Out
  • Music Port, provides simple connection for portable audio players
  • Audio Inputs: 1
  • Receiver Dimensions (inches, W x H x D): 16 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 17 19/64
  • Receiver Weight (lbs): 11
  • Front Speaker Cabinet Dimensions (W x H x D): inches 9 29/32 x 44 7/32 x 9 7/32
  • Front Speaker Weight (lbs): 8.2
  • Color: silver
  • Weight: 31.25 lbs
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