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The Panasonic SC-PT650 is a 1000 watt DVD home theater system in-a-box offered by Panasonic.

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user friendly interface that doesn't have a real learning curve

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setup is simple enough for anyone to handle, despite how long it takes

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provides full control of the iPod, can browse songs with the remote

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Cons

limited number of inputs for external audio sources

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main player is extra long and may not fit into the case properly

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takes a long time to get it all hooked up

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power to the various speakers is a bit uneven

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The Panasonic SC-PT650 is a 1000 watt DVD home theater system in-a-box offered by Panasonic.  The system includes a 5-DVD changer / receiver, two 125-watt front speakers, two 125-watt rear speakers, a 250-watt center speaker and a 250-watt subwoofer. The progressive scanning 5-disc DVD changer can play virtually any disc type including writable WMA, MP3 and JPEG discs. It has composite, component and HDMI video output with 1080p upconversion and has three audio inputs including  RCA, iPod Dock and Music Port to enjoy other audio sources. There are built in Dolby Digital, DTS and Pro Logic surround sound decoders and other audio features such as multi-room playback up to 3 rooms and various audio-enhancing options. There is an included Panasonic Universal Dock for iPod playback and recharging, and the system is expandable to provide wireless audio to the rear speakers and other rooms with optional wireless kits.

HOME THEATER RECEIVER:
  • System Configuration: NTSC
  • Output Power - Home Theater Mode (RMS): 
    • Total Power: 1000W
    • Front: 125W x 2 (1kHz, 3 ohms, 10% THD)
    • Center: 250W (1kHz, 6 ohms, 10% THD)
    • Surround: 125W x 2 (100Hz, 3 ohms, 10% THD)
    • Subwoofer: 250W (100Hz, 6 ohms, 10% THD)
  • Output Power - Home Theater Mode (FTC): 
    • Total Power: 428W
    • Front: 63W x 2 (120Hz-20kHz, 3 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Center: 113W (120Hz-20kHz, 6 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Surround: 34W x 2 (120Hz-20kHz, 3 ohms, 1% THD)
    • Subwoofer: 121W (45Hz-120Hz, 6 ohms, 1% THD)
  • Dolby Digital Decoder
  • DTS Decoder
  • Dolby Pro Logic Decoder
  • Auto Speaker Setup: No
  • Playback in Multiple Rooms: 3 Rooms
  • Simple Operation to Host from Client to Model (Play, Stop, Skip, Preset Tuner Up/Down): Yes
  • Multi-Room 2-Source: Yes
  • Runs on iPod with included Dock: Yes (Playback, Recharge)
  • XM Ready: Yes
  • Changer Type: 5-Disc Changer
  • Digital Outputs: No
  • Option Port for Universal Dock for iPod: Yes
  • LAN Terminal: No
  • Audio Ready: Yes
  • Rear Wireless Ready: Yes, with the purchase of a SH-FX65 Wireless Speaker Kit
  • Wireless 2nd Room Audio Ready: Yes, when used with optional Panasonic SH-FX85 Wireless 2nd Room Receiver Kit
  • 360° Sound: Yes
  • Surround Enhancer: Yes
  • H. Bass Sound: Yes
  • EZ Sync HDAVI Control: Yes, HDAVI Control II
  • Multi-Channel Sound Field: No
  • Sound Field Control (SFC): No
  • Super Surround Sound: Yes
  • Center Focus: Yes
  • Surround Music: Yes
  • Double Re-Master Processing: No
  • FM/AM Digital Synthesizer Tuner: Yes
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Energy Star Qualified: Yes
  • CD, CD-R/RW to HDD Ripping: No
  • MP3 and WMA PC Files Transferring to HDD via LAN: No
  • AUX to HDD Recording: No
  • Music Shuffle: No
  • Digital Re-Master: No
DVD PLAYER:
  • Built-in DVD Recorder: No
  • Recordable Disc Type: No
  • 5 DVD/CD Changer: Yes
  • Progressive Scanning: Yes
  • Multi-Format Playback (Playable Disc Type): 
    • DVD: DVD-Audio, DVD Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R/R(DL)/+R/+R(DL)/+RW
    • CD: CD-R/RW, HighMAT (lvl 2), WMA, MP3 and JPEG
  • High Definition (1080p) Up-Conversion: Yes, using HDMI interface
  • Video D/A Converter: 108MHz/12-bit
  • Audio D/A Converter: No
  • Depth Enhancer: No
  • Dialogue Enhancer: Yes
  • Cinema Mode: Yes
  • Variable Zoom: Yes
  • Monitor Select: Yes
SPEAKER SYSTEM:
  • Speakers - Wall-Mounting Holes and Built-In Nuts: Yes
  • Tall-Boy Speakers: No
  • Magnetically Shielded Speakers: Yes
  • Front Speaker Configuration (drivers per speaker): Full Range, bass-reflex
  • Front Speaker Full Range: 2-1/2" cone type
  • Front Speaker Woofer: No
  • Front Speaker Tweeter: No
  • Center Speaker Configuration (drivers per speaker): Full Range, 2-Speaker, Bass-Reflex
  • Center Speaker Full Range: 2-1/2" Cone Type x 2
  • Surround Satellite Speaker Configuration (drivers per speaker): Full Range, bass-reflex
  • Surround Satellite Speaker Full Range: 2-1/2" Cone Type
  • SUBWOOFER:
    • Subwoofer Woofer: 6-1/2" Cone Type
    • Subwoofer Configuration: Bass-reflex
INPUT/OUTPUT:
  • HDMI Terminals: Yes
  • Component Video Out: Yes
  • S-Video Out: No
  • Composite Video Out: 1
  • DV Input: No
  • Music Port: Yes, provides simple connection for portable audio players
  • Digital Inputs: No
  • Audio Inputs: 3 (Composite Audio, iPod Dock, Music Port)
  • Wireless Terminal: Yes
  • SD Card Slot: No
SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Receiver Dimensions (inches, W x H x D): 16-15/16" x 2-15/16" x 16-11/16"
  • Receiver Weight (lbs): 1.54
  • DVD/CD/BD Dimensions (inches, W x H x D): 16-15/16" x 2-15/16" x 16-11/16"
  • DVD/CD/BD Weight (lbs): 11.02 (Approx.)
  • Front Speaker Cabinet Dimensions (W x H x D) inches: 3-5/8" x 5-19/32" x 3-3/4"
  • Front Speaker Weight (lbs): 1.32
  • Center Speaker Cabinet Dimensions (inches, W x H x D): 10-5/8" x 3-11/16" x 3-3/4"
  • Center Speaker Weight (lbs): 2.9
  • Surround Satellite Speaker Cabinet Dimensions (inches, W x H x D): 3-5/8" x 5-19/32" x 3-3/4"
  • Surround Satellite Speaker Weight (lbs): 1.32
  • Subwoofer Cabinet Dimensions (inches, W x H x D): 7" x 16-23/32" x 10-1/8"
  • Subwoofer Weight (lbs): 8.8
  • Color: silver
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