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Panasonic SA-XR700

Panasonic SA-XR700
alaScore 77

31 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Panasonic SA-XR700. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Panasonic SA-XR700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 31 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Panasonic SA-XR700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SA-XR700 - Av Receiver - 7.1 ChannelPanasonic SA-XR700 - Av Receiver - 7.1 Channel (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Panasonic SA-XR700EG review


It's styled to match its Blu-ray players, but can this Panasonic keep up?

Great styling ; Digital amps are more efficient ; Slim and light

Slightly brittle sound at high volume

Some nice touches, but this receiver it outdone by its rivals

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: staff (

Panasonic SA-XR700 review


Panasonic has nailed its high-definition colours to the mast

Good atmospheric sonic performance ; Lightweight and cool-running

Expensive for what it is ; Clinical rather than passionate

A worthy partner to a Panasonic Blu-ray player, but hard to recommend for any other purpose

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Ella Morton (

Panasonic SA-XR700


This AV receiver has been designed with Blu-ray in mind, but its degradation-free output and flexible sound modes make it a solid-looking choice for any HD home.

Outlook While the SA-XR700 is optimised for Blu-ray action, it's certainly not overkill for those who aren't so enthusiastic about adopting the next generation disc format. With its dual HDMI inputs, 1080p compatibility and lossless output, the...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: Boatsbeatwork (

Panasonic SA-XR700


This baby hooked up to a 7.1 JBL satilite spkr pack sounds clear and powerful.

Grunt + excellent sound , easy to set up

HDMI inputs easily damaged

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Begreen (

Panasonic SA-XR700


Sweet receiver, fully featured in a tasteful compact package. Sound is excellent. It has a robust dynamic sound stands up to anything we've thrown at it.

Compact size, runs cool, HDMI in/out, powerful, can bi-amp, easy to use, great FM reception, auto-spkr setup

plastic knobs, awkward speaker binding posts, unlit remote

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

An AV receiver for the HD age must be able to amplify digital source signals containing a massive amount of information without degrading them, and produce sounds that match the HD images. In addition to reproducing sounds, however, it is more important than ever that the AV receiver have sufficient AV selector capabilities for outputting the input images free of degradation. The ease with which the user can control its advanced performance is also a performance benchmark. The SA-XR700 satisfies all of these needs. The SA-XR700 receives in their original form the 7.1-channel digital audio signals sent by HDMI cable from the DMP-BD10, digitally amplifies them without degradation, and generates more than enough power to cleanly drive the speakers. The unit's advanced audio features include triple amp drive, which allows up to three amps to drive each of two front speaker channels. Exclusive to Panasonic, this drive system makes optimal use of the receiver's multiple amps to provide a superior sound even from a two-channel audio source. The SA-XR700 doesn't stop there. It also excels at receiving the 1080p full-HD video signals sent by HDMI cable from the DMP-BD10, and outputting them in their original digital form, free of degradation, over a second HDMI cable to the TV. The SA-XR700 adds convenient operation too. HDAVI Control lets you operate all system components at the same time by pressing one button on the remote control. And Auto Speaker Setup makes it extremely easy to make the optimal speaker settings. Combining superb audio and video performance with easy operation, the SA-XR700 is the perfect building block for creating a home cinema system that will satisfy even the serious audio enthusiast.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SA


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control