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Panasonic SC HT940

Panasonic SC HT940
alaScore 75

44 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Panasonic SC HT940. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, 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 HT940 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SC HT940


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Panasonic SC HT940 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

37% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HT940 Deluxe 5 DVD Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Panasonic SC-HT940 Deluxe 5 DVD Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (



Panasonic SC-HT940

The Panasonic SC-HT940 is a stylish all-in-one home-theater-in-a-box system that includes a single head unit with a combined A/V receiver and five-disc CD/DVD changer, as well as an HDMI output for upscaling DVDs to 720p and 1080i resolution. The...

Other than HDMI, the connectivity options are minimalist at best--don't expect to connect more than a couple of audio devices to this system.

The keenly balanced Panasonic SC-HT940 home-theater system boasts an affordable price tag, a generous and truly useful feature set, and decent all-around performance.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (

Bombastic home theater system!


Great system though it should have had a plethora of inputs due to this being panasonic's deluxe home theater in a box system. But besides that small drawback this system is GREAT. Great bass, surround sound. Once done tweaking this thing thumps at...

I just purchased this system 2 days ago and let me tell you it is a BLAST! Though you have to do some tweeking to bring out the full potential of this system. I read some of the previous reviews for this system and let me tell you some of the other...

No digital inputs/optical inputs. Still able to hook up tv, pc, and dvd player simultaneously though. Just made things a bit more difficult

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Good Home Theater System


Panasonic home theater system can handle PAL and NTSC standard system of two discs progressive scan signal. In the PAL system mode, the interlaced scanning an interactive display only 288 scan lines. And progressive-scan images of each frame can...

apperaence practice


Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

Panasonic Home Theater .... Awesome


Products from Panasonic this time is a home theater, the name is a Panasonic SC HT940 Home Theater System . Great product from Panasonic ... good opportunity for you who like to listen to music or watch movies at home . Panasonic SC HT940 Home Theater...

It was very easy to setup and connect all components


Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

Peice of Poo!


Sounds really clear, until you turn it up.Really flat receiver.Its silver...I like silver

Too much power to cheap speakers...Now i know why it was on sale!

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (

Amazing Sound


We got this for our livingroom and we are amazed at how great it sounds. We can truely feel like we are in the theater or if we are watching music videos it sounds like we are at a concert. You can feel the bass or feel the thunder. You can't imagine ...

Nice looking, sounds wonderful, great price


Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

Nice Home Theater System - But How About A Digital Input


Price is great, wireless surround speakers, lots of nice features.

Lack of a digital audio input limits when you can use 5.1 surround sound.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Nice Home Theater System - But How About A Digital Input


I was in the market for a home theater system to hook up to my Mitsubishi 62" DLP Television, but I did not want to have a bunch of wires running across the room to the surround speakers. While at COSTCO one day I saw the Panasonic HT940. The ...

Price is great, wireless surround speakers, lots of nice features

Lack of a digital audio input limits when you can use 5.1 surround sound

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Great buy


All around great system. Great versatility for any room or setting.

Needs a digital input for surround sound from the satellite.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (



Good Sound - Reasonable Price

Instruction Manual not too helpful. Don't be shocked by the huge box it comes in.

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

Get a great-sounding home theater up and running quickly with this DVD home theater system. Hook it up to your TV, and you'll have everything you need for the full theater experience: a DVD player, home theater receiver, 5 surround sound speakers, and a powerful subwoofer. All you have to provide is the movie and the popcorn - the Panasonic SC-HT940 will handle the rest. The amplifier built into this home theater system pumps out high power levels for driving the speakers at satisfying volumes with low distortion. You'll feel like you're in the front row at your local multiplex as the sounds from Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks travel all around you. If you wanted, you could have a 10-hour movie marathon using the built-in 5-DVD changer in this home theater system. Load your favorite movie trilogy and watch all of them back-to-back without changing a single disc. Do your kids insist on watching the same movie over and over? Just leave it in the changer and cue it up when the time comes. You can even swap out 4 discs while one is in play. The goal of any playback device should be accurate reproduction of the original content. In the case of DVDs, most of that content is film-based. Utilizing advanced progressive scan playback techniques and very accurate MPEG video decoders, this home theater system provides an image that faithfully represents the image you see at your favorite movie theater. The speakers included with the home theater packages come in all shapes and sizes, from slim tall-boy tower speakers to unobtrusive bookshelf satellites, so they'll fit into your room no matter what your space restrictions may be. Feel free to put the center channel speaker on top of your TV and the left/right speakers close by. It won't cause any problems because the speakers feature magnetic shielding that prevents the magnets inside your speakers from affecting your TV's image. When compressed digital audio such as MP3s and movie soundtracks is created, higher frequencies are lost due to limited frequency response. Most of these frequencies can't be heard by human ears, but their presence conveys subtle nuances. When they're missing in a digital recording, it doesn't quite sound the same as the live performance. Panasonic multi re-master feature examines the audio signal and helps compensate for these lost frequencies, providing sound quality closer to the original performance.


Output Power / Total:1200Watt

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):AV receiver / DVD changer
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:Super Surround Sound
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Headphone Jack: Yes


CD Playback Modes:All disks repeat / All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
Changer Capacity:5
DVD Repeat Modes:Chapter / Title
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