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Loss of Speaker Test, Progressive Scan option, FF/RW Scanning, and DTS Sound

My system has "lost" a few features, as in they are no longer on the setup menu or able to be used on the remote. To wit: The DVD Setup menu no longer has the option to perform Surround Speaker setup or to change to progressive scan mode. Also, during playback, the Fast Forward and Rewind scan functions do not work correctly; the buttons only allow me to skip chapters even if I press and hold them for a few seconds. Finally, no sound is produced when I select the DTS track on DTS-capable DVDs. I have only tried unconnecting and reconnecting all external wires as well as poring over the manual only to find no solution.

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Re: Loss of Speaker Test, Progressive Scan option, FF/RW...

First thing to try, would be to unplug all your equipment overnight to see if the microprocessors reset. If your still having problems , then you have a firmware problem and you should contact the manufacturer to see if its downloadable and upgradeable. Good Luck

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Is the Panasonic Home theater SC-HT 900 bought in 2005 a good system, someone is trying to sell it to me used for 200.00

Hi,here it is some tech info and the user ratings from is a fair price for ebay has the similar seems to be a good deal...

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Product Features and Technical Details
  • Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS-decoding home theater receiver with 5 speakers and a powered subwoofer
  • 35 watts per channel x 4 "tallboy" speakers, 140 watts for the center channel, and 150 watts for the subwoofer
  • High-resolution DVD-Audio playback; JPEG, MP3, and WMA CD playback
  • Magnetic shielding for distortion-free placement near a TV or computer monitor
  • Includes digital FM/AM tuner and a universal remote control
Technical Details
  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: SC-HT900
  • Output Wattage: 390
  • Component Type: Home theater system
  • Audio Output Mode: Surround Sound
  • Surround Sound Effects: Super Surround Sound
  • DVD Type: DVD changer
  • Built In Decoder: Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital, DTS decoder
  • Remote Control Description: Universal remote control
  • Optical Digital Input: Yes
  • Audio Input: None
  • Tuner Technology: Digital
  • Radio Bands Supported: AM/FM
Panasonic SC-HT900 Home Theater System with 5-Disc DVD Changer
Very attractive system with many features. Progressive scan DVD player looks great on my projector, thanks to the high end video circuitry in the 5 Disc DVD changer. Sound is very clear and accurately reproduced though the six speakers. Movie dialogue comes through very naturally. Does a fine job at decoding Dolby Surround. Movie "bass" effects are clear and pronounced through the active subwoofer. I've tested this system in store next to an expensive Bose and the quality is more or less comparable. It is a known fact Panasonic DVD players are among the best in the business. Many more expensive DVD players(costing considerably more than this system) made by other brands use Panasonic internals for their players.
All DVD players must contain an MPEG decoder. In addition, progressive scan DVDs must contain a special device called a deinterlacer. Interlaced video frames are sent to a television in two pieces, by first drawing all of the odd lines, then the even ones. The deinterlacer essentially doubles each frame of video(producing a very defined picture) by filling in missing information. That is the true meaning of "progressive scan." This is the basis for HDTV, and be aware that your (Projector,TV,LCD) must be able to display HDTV or progressive to take advantage of this great feature. As with any other product, deinterlacers vary in quality and must be able to handle various film encodings. Panasonic uses top notch internal hardware to perform the deinterlacing(DCDi) and decoding. The results are spectacular!
Don't expect the bass to blow your ears out - no system at or near this pricepoint will. The subwoofer is powered but yet conservative (but more than other systems in its class). Don't buy this unit to play at maximum volume. System can be cranked up to loud but not extreme voulme. Sound will be more than enough for rooms This unit also makes a great system for listening to FM Radio, CD/R etc. Unit supports many types of Discs. Music seems rich and pleasing, in some cases exceeding much more expensive units.
The speaker stands will save you the cost of buying wall mounts. This system has a plethora of features that are stated in the manual. For example, there are multiple surround modes, seating placement adjustments and digital input capability. Unfortunately the owners manual is written like an engineering course lab manual - so it may take the non- technical some time to learn all of the arcane features. Also, you should purchase at least a 16 gauge spool of speaker wire - do not use the doorbell wire that is supplied with the unit.
Overall I will give this unit 5 stars, because it is priced very well with respect to its competition (Sony Dream system 990) and it exceeds that and other products in its class in terms of quality and features. On the other hand, if you desire a very loud, extreme bass systems - don't consider a home theatre in a box. Purchase a component receiver/amp with large poweful speakers. And of course, a Panasonic progressive DVD player for the best video!

Jun 21, 2011 | Panasonic Home Theater Systems

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Why do my tv screen appears in three sections when i put a dvd disc? it appears normal when i put a vcd!

check is your tv supports progressive scan, if not switch off the progressive scan mode on your sony home theater system.

For switching off the progressive scan mode do the following in ur home theater's remote.

Do this setting if your connected the component video

1. Press the FUNCTION BUTTON on the remote.
2.Press the VIDEO FORMATE button to select interlace scanning.

If you are connected the HDMI then do the following setting

1. Press the FUNCTION BUTTON on the remote.
2.Press the VIDEO FORMATE button to select the resolution
Select 720 * 480p

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How to get non-hd DD or DTS sound from blue-ray on old receivers

It is not necessarily what features you have to look for, it is what connections you need to look for. Most blu ray players have the hdmi ports. On my blue ray I found it and it has the fiber optic end. I have used that and to me it sound just as good.

Oct 28, 2009 | Home Theater Systems

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I only play CD`s on my THT 160B surround Sound system, please help me to setup the system to play with all speakers - what do you need to setup on the system?

Do you checked for the Audio Options to enable the DTS sound on your player?
And please check the DVD is DTS supported or not?
And check for the Audio speaker connected properly or not?

Jan 07, 2009 | Home Theater Systems

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Progressive Scan Mode

Check for video out in the dvd setup menu, and set it for composite,
It may be set for component.

another thing to try is setting the the progressive scan option off in the setup menu, you wont benefit from it, but at least it might work.
if you already tried using the prog scan and your T.V isnt compatible, you'll need to reset. press stop to stop any playing disc, and press stop again holding it for 5 seconds to reset the system.

good luck!

Jan 29, 2008 | Zenith XBS344 System

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Progressive scan mode will not disable

Hi, you must hold 1st remove the disc (if you have one in) then hold down the STOP which is just under the RECORD button. Hold it for about 6 to 8 seconds. That should clear it.

Good luck

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Surround sound menu

try pushing the stop button for five seconds to reset the tuner.

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Static/White Noise

Scroll down to the speaker set option. activate it then push the > button. You will see the test below the speaker diagram.

Feb 08, 2007 | Zenith XBS344 System

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