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Panasonic SC HT740

Panasonic SC HT740
alaScore 73

124 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of Panasonic SC HT740. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, 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 HT740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 124 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Panasonic SC HT740 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HT740 5 DVD Home Theater SystemPanasonic SC-HT740 5 DVD Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Panasonic SC-HT740 5 DVD Home Theater System

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: shocor (

solid system for the price


good upscaling and sound

no tv in, can be poor for voices, too many wires

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: lil_goldie (

Good Sounds, Bad Remote


We purchased this HTIB for our Hitachi 42" Plasma. The sound quality is as good as you would expect for basic listening to movies, sports and music. We're not techies so we found this system was easy for us to set up. The major drawback is the remote...

Easy to set up

Remote is Horrible

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: emigre459 (

Wonderful product


Easy setup, decent features

Lacks multiple AUX connections, little equalizer control

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: appman67 (

Highly Recomended


If you're looking for a home theater with great sound for a reasonable price - this is it. I did a side by side comparison to the sc-ht940 and felt that the sc-ht740 actually sounds better. I've read one of the posted reviews that rated this unit at a...

Great sound - picture and wireless rear speaker option

I've got nothing negative I can think of to say about this unit

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: mlcgruhlke (

Be careful about specifications


I don't own this system, BUT I do own a Panasonic SC-HT830V which is basically a better system with a combination DVD/VHS player. While it's nice to get a HTIB like this one, be very careful about the specifications posted by Panasonic on the box....

All in one

Low end price and low end specs

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: TS042282 (

Great system for beginners.


I purchased two other Sony systems before purchasing the panasonic. I am satisfied with this system due to its quality sound. I have yet to turn the unit up very high, but there is little to no distortion when it is turned to a higher volume. I haven't...

Nice sound for price. Great for your first system. Easy to install. Stylish

Small gauged speaker wire. Just one audio input (Aux). Remote is complex

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: jbui59 (

Great system for the money.


For the money, this system worked great with my Panasonic 50" Plasma. The theater sound is great with deep subwoofer base eventhough the speaker wire is small.

Easy set up and speaker calibration to fit my room

Only 1 HDMI hook up

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: rakhta01 (

Great system for the price


I bought this system as an open box from bestbuy after reading about it the same day on CNET. The price was unmatched at $240 and nothing was missing; just another after xmas return. Prior to buying, I had my eye on more powerful systems, but for the...

Well-designed, crisp sound with smooth sub, quick disc change, easy setup

Not very poweful, minimal auxiliary inputs

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: erichinkle (

great sound


I think this is a great system for the money the sound fills the whole room and would compair it to systems that cost twice as much. You will be happy with the system

easy to install and sut up

the remote could be better layout

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: jiriste (

Great quality for price.


Have had a 56" Panasonic DLP (720p) for about half year and it became more obvious all the time that to fully utilize it, a home theater system was needed.

5 CD/DVD changer w/ HDMI upconvert; Attractive Front Tower speakers; Almost no distortation at all volume levels; easy set up

Intermittent signal interference with rear wireless receiver; No digital audio inputs

May, 2006

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: 1000 Watt digital DVD home theater system; HDMI output with 720p and 1080i up-conversion; DVD Audio, Dolby Digital, dts 5.1 surround sound decoders; 5 Disc DVD changer with super multi-format playback capability; 108 MHz/12-bit video D/A converter; HD Enhancer for outstanding detail; Advanced progressive scan with 4: 4: 4 video processing; Auto & manual zoom modes; H. Bass for extended low frequency output; Front speakers include speaker stands; 6 Speaker system featuring subwoofer with 16 cm woofer.


Output Power / Total:1000Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

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

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Headphone Jack: Yes


Changer Capacity:5
Type:DVD changer


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC

MD System

Type: None


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control


Type: None