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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
- 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
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!