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Panasonic SC-HT930 5-Disc DVD Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 2 Tower + 2 Surround + Center Speakers
- Diamond Design 260 Watt Powered Subwoofer
- Front Tower Speakers With 360-Degree Sound
- Built-in DTS & Dolby Digital W/ Dolby Pro Logic II
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- Brand Name: Panasonic
- Model Number: SC-HT930
- Output Wattage: 1000 Watts
- Component Type: Home theater system
- Audio Output Mode: 5.1 channel surround
This system also features built-in Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II decoders. It can be paired with an optional 2.4 GHz SH-FX50 rear wireless transmitter and receiver (sold separately), which eliminates the need for speaker cables running to the back of the room.
The 5-disc DVD player/changer is compatible with a wide range of disc formats, including DVD-Audio, DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW, as well as HighMAT, JPEG, MP3 and WMA file formats. The incorporated High-Performance Media Access Technology (HighMAT) provides enhanced the method of storing, arranging and playing back personal digital photo, music and video collections on recordable discs such as CD-RW media. Other features include a 10-bit, 54 MHz DAC (digital to analog converter), cinema mode, dialogue enhancer, and Depth Enhancer feature (for startling depth and true-to-life skin tones, as well as a soft, movie background focus). It also features an AM/FM tuner with 30 total presets (10 AM, 20 FM). It provides the following connections:
- Composite Video Out: 1
- S-Video Out: 1
- Component Video Out: 1
- Analog Audio In: 2
- Headphone: 1
What's in the Box
5-disc DVD player/changer with integrated amplifier/receiver, 1 subwoofer, 2 tallboy front speakers, 2 surround speakers, 1 center channel, remote control, speaker cords, printed instructions
Top Customer Reviews
The other thing that is obviously my fault for not realizing it, is it doesn't include digital inputs so you can't listen to cable shows that are broadcast in surround or video games that support surround in true surround. I didn't understand that requirement when I bought it and was disappointed when I figured it out. Seems like a system that nice should have the ability to generate surround sound from an outside source.
Also got the wireless rear speaker kit and it has worked really well so far. It will occasionally fight with my wireless laptop if I sit between the unit and back speakers, but it switches channels by itself and works perfectly after a few seconds.
The system is very stylish looking for the price and its silver appearance perfectly matches my TV and HDTV cable box, so when you walk into the room it looks like all of these components are part of one package.
The sound is crisp and clear, and the subwoofer sounds even better than some more expensive components I have listened to. It has four levels of adjustment, and on the highest setting you can actually feel the vibrations, which makes watching an action scene in a movie even more enjoyable.
The FM radio is OK, but lacks the ability to enter stations digitally. Instead you have to find stations the old fashioned way by scrolling through, though you can enter up to 15 preset stations and access them with the channel control. Since I do not plan to use the radio very much, this does not matter to me.
I also have not tried playing music cds since they are all on my ipod, which easily attaches to this system and sounds great. Just go to Radio Shack and buy (i)audio RCA plugs with a headphone adapter on the other end and (ii)a stereo cord. Plug the audio plugs into the AUX opening on the back of the unit, plug one end of the stereo cord into the headphone adapter, and the other end into the headphone jack on the ipod. Voila! You can listen to all of your music without expensive adaptors.
The instruction manual is not always that clear, but Panasonic does have live customer support via telephone that I found helpful in answering my questions.Read more ›
By rearranging the audio inputs on the TV and DVD player my husband was able to achieve the desired results - Total Surround Sound on the TV (with cable) or with the DVD player.
From the low frequency to the high frequency ranges, the sound is full and satisfying. I would definitely encourage anyone looking in this price range to seriously consider this offering from Panasonic.
This guy "Kal" writing a bad review obviously has not tried the 930 model. His impression is totally on the 700 model and I believe its just a singular case of a dvd player having problems, and not a widespread problem with all Panasonic equipment. I traded up from a Harmen/Karden HT speaker system (100 watts), Pioneer digital receiver, Sony Progressive scan DVD player, 2 high end VCR's and a HD satellite receiver all tangled together in a cobweb of wires and the Panasonic HT930 takes very few wires and takes way less room than the stand full of electronics I was using. So get a grip on life "Kal". I used to think Sony TV's sucked based on a small 13" set I bought that fried on me. But then I bought a 51" HD widescreen projection set and loved it. I've also talked to about a dozen salespeople and HDTV enthusiasts about what I should get for a plasma tv. All say their first pick is a "Panasonic" for a plasma flat screen. My advice is to go to a store and check this out for yourself, play around with it, ask questions, and look at all the features. Comes with a decent warranty (extended as optional) so you can hook it up at home and play with it and see if you like it or take it back.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this sound system, I love it !!! I wish if it can be wire less but for this price you can't find better, clear sound.Published on December 30, 2012 by Sam
HOW DO I GET THE SURROUND SOUND TO WORK WITH CABLE TV AND NOT JUST THE DVD.
ALSO THANKS FOR THE IPOD HOOK UP.
(April, 2006) HOME THEATER? - PANASONIC MAKES GARBAGE! I bought a similar DVD Home Theater Sound System, Panasonic Model SC-HT900 less than three years ago and the sound has gone... Read morePublished on April 10, 2006 by Granville W. Angell
I just wanted to make the point that for $300-$350 you can get the SC-HT820/HT830/HT833 system, which despite the lower number is arguably better. Read morePublished on March 26, 2006 by Donald Gillies
this is the fourth one i have purchased from amazon for the various rooms in my house , and as always, fast delivery and flawless. Read morePublished on March 16, 2006 by Roy L. Wong
Exactly what I was looking for. Great price, delivery and support.Published on March 11, 2006 by D. Bristol
The product quality is exemplary although complicated to set up and the instruction not easyPublished on March 9, 2006 by R. Darrell Swartzell