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Panasonic SC HT940

Panasonic SC HT940
alaScore 71

99 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Panasonic SC HT940. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, 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 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 99 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Panasonic SC HT940 from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

41% 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 SystemPanasonic SC-HT940 Deluxe 5 DVD Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: jaesays (

Buyer beware! You get what you pay for.


These home theatre systems look good and sound okay but read the reviews of earlier models and you will see that after a few months, often when they have just gone out of warranty, they will begin to develop problems. My system, developed loud popping...

cheap system

cheap system

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: kjv77 (

Great System! Strong Sound! Very Pleased


I really am enjoying this system; I think the sound quality is great. I am not a pro speaker guy, but this system is great for a home theater that the average guy can afford. The HDMI really makes a big difference in picture quality. I upgraded to 14...

Deep Bass, HDMI, Big Speakers, Solid System

Thin speaker wire, what where they thinking

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: litano (

bought this a best buy new under $350


best buy matched sams club online price, they were selling it at $450. got it for undr $350 so I got the 4 year ext. warrenty.

good sound and features

setting the radio presets is confusing

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: 964dawg (

Don't touch this


If you are considering buying this or any other Panasonic audio product do a Web search for Panasonic error f61. You will find repeated cases of Panasonic audio equipment that have this problem which renders them useless. Within days of buying this...

none to speak of

Poor quality produces power malfunction

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: knuth38 (

Great System for the Price


I was originally looking at getting an LG Theatre System that was about the same price but this was recommended to me instead. I am more than glad that I listened to the person who recommended this because the sound quality with some different speaker...

Easy to Assemble and it Sounds Great

Stock Sound Wire is Horrible

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: fai-yen (

Almost Perfect Home Theater


All the features with SC-HT940 sounds perfect to me. The only one problem that I had is I couldn't figure out how the noise problem that comes out from three front speakers. Even I set the volume at no.1, the buzzing noise still remain the same. I...

2 ways wireless capability, contemporary design

Buzzing noise comes from three front speakers

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: miatapete (

For a system less than $400 it is great


The sound after initial set up was good but not great and volume seemed very weak. Volume was solved by turning the TV volume up first. Now if the TV volume is maxed I could turn the volume on the 940 up and blow the windows out. (Don't have the guts...

Sound when adjusted is great

manual is a little confusing

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: enovikoff (

Reviews are relative


I keep reading CNET's reviews about how sound systems and speakers sound, and I shake my head in disgust. Not just at CNET editors, mind you, but also at the state of affairs in general. CNET very rarely reviews a system as sounding bad. However, I...


Sounds terrible

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: villanim (

Good system for the money


This is a good sounding HTIB for the price. It was very easy to setup and connect all of my components to (including my VCR, plugged it in to the aux port, if cnet to the time to study the unit a little more they would have found that this is the...

Good sound, easy setup

Crappy wires, passive sub

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: elonnc (

Good for the Money


Not that bad of a system, isnt as loud as I thought only goes up to 50, the Universal remote basically controls the on/off for your tv and the unit itself. I am disappointed that they did not include capatability with cable boxes seeing how hearly...

Ease of Setup

Universal remote isnt Universal

Oct, 2006

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