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Panasonic SC HT40

Panasonic SC HT40
alaScore 77

17 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Panasonic SC HT40. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Panasonic SC HT40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 17 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Panasonic SC HT40 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HT40 Home Theater Speaker SystemPanasonic SC-HT40 Home Theater Speaker System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Panasonic SC-HT40 Home Theater Speaker System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (

Panasonic SC-HT40


Considering its bargain-basement price, Panasonic's SC-HT40 home theatre in a box is outstanding value.

Rock-bottom price ; Sweet-sounding satellite speakers ; Powerful compact subwoofer ; Easy connections for portable music players and optional wireless speaker attachments

DVD player not included ; Connectivity options are sparse ; No onscreen display during setup

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great for the money


Easy setup, high quality 2 optical and 1 digital coax. The speakers sound so clear and crisp

Can u really complain its 174.00 dollars

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Dark Lacky (

Great Sound!


Great bang for the buck. I can really get the house rocking.

Easy setup, high quality EVERYTHING! I was impressed. For my home this is perfect

Wish it was wireless but it is "wireless ready

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Trainsauceage (

Its well worth it


probably don't want to get this if you have a few game consoles and other devices in your home theater setup. Perfect for a (satellite/cable) reciever and a DVD player though.

I got this primarily for my HDTV cable box supplied from charter. I was afraid of messing up my expensive hdtv by using the cheesy built in speakers. Also figured there was'nt a point in burning a load of cash on an HDTV and to settle for the 20watt...


Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: thewizard16 (

For the price, it'd be hard to beat


INTRODUCTION: A few months ago I spent a day going around to Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, and Circuit City looking for home theater systems that didn't have DVD players built in. At Circuit City they had this system on sale for $169, so I spoke with an ...

Excellent sound quality and bass, stylish, available wireless rear transceiver

Overlapping inputs limit ease of use, menus are difficult to navigate

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: thewizard16 (

Panasonic SC-HT40 Theater System


Excellent sound quality and bass, stylish, available wireless rear transceiver

Overlapping inputs limit ease of use, menus are difficult to navigate

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Jared (

Panasonic SC-HT40


I've had one of these for about a year and it's great... when it's functional! After about 6 or 7 months it blew a capacitor which I was told is somewhat common with these units. Now a few months after having it repaired it's showing signs of another...

Easy to use and in my opinion good connectivity. Good remote. Sounds fine for TV and PS3

Explodes apparently! And has a hiss to it. It also gets very hot which may be related to the capacitor issues

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. PRODUCT FEATURES: 800 Watt digital home theater receiver & 5.1 speaker system; Dolby Digital, dts 5.1 surround sound decoders; 6 Speaker system featuring subwoofer with 16 cm woofer.


Output Power / Total:800Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control