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Panasonic SC-RT50 DVD-Recorder Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • Complete home theater system
  • DVD recorder able to record 500 lines of horizontal resolution in LP mode
  • Utilizes Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound
  • Progressive scan
  • Multi re-master feature compensates for lost frequencies, providing true to life sound
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Product Specifications

Brand NamePanasonic
Output Wattage750 watts
Color NameSilver/Black

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 17 x 53 inches ; 64 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 71.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000FOHPE0
  • Item model number: SC-RT50
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,005 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 11, 2006

Product Description

Product Description

Home Theater System with DVD Recorder, 1200 Watts, 6 Speakers

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A Full Surround Sound Package In One Box
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 recorder, home theater receiver, 5 surround sound speakers, and a powerful subwoofer. All you have to provide is the movie and the popcorn--we'll handle the rest.

Super Multi-Format Recording and Playback—Record and Play Almost Anything
Incredibly versatile and format friendly, this DVD recorder can record to and play back just about any DVD you can throw at it. Specifically, it can record to and play back DVD-R/-RW/-RAM/+R/+RW discs. It can also play back many more disc formats, including: DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-R(dual layer), DVD+R(dual layer), CD, CD-DA, and CD-R/RW(including MP3, JPEG, and DivX files). With a Panasonic DVD recorder, never think twice about what disc you need.

Record Longer with Twice the Resolution
This DVD recorder can record an amazing 500 lines of horizontal resolution in LP Mode, which is twice the 250 lines of resolution offered by conventional LP Mode recording. What does this mean? It means you can fit up to 4-hours of recordings on one DVD (4.7GB capacity) and still enjoy the crisp, vibrant images with exceptional detail that 500 lines of horizontal resolution deliver.

High Definition (1080i/720p) Up-Conversion with HDMI—Upgrade Your DVDs
When connected to an HDMI-compatible TV via an HDMI cable, this DVD recorder can up-convert the DVD content that you?re watching to 720p or 1080i resolution (depending on your TV?s display capability) so you can enjoy beautiful, high-quality imagery in high definition.

Powerful and Accurate Surround Sound
The amplifier built into this home theater system pumps out high power levels for driving our 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.

Film-Like Image Quality
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 scan1 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.

Flexible Speaker Placement
The speakers included with our 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 our speakers feature magnetic shielding that prevents the magnets inside your speakers from affecting your TV's image.

Digital Recordings Sound Like the Original Performance
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. Our multi re-master feature examines the audio signal and helps compensate for these lost frequencies, providing sound quality closer to the original performance.


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Customer Reviews

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The DVD recorder works very well & it's performance shines.
C. Kohnen
Now that I have the home theatre, the sound is so good that I do not have any desire to watch TV without the home theatre.
Jack
The only thing I don't like is the wiring, you have to connect the blue/white wire to each component separately.
J. Wagner

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Meyers on July 29, 2006
I was very excited by this items specs. Built-n DVD recorder, good power, wireless rear speaker capable. This is one of only a very small number of home theater-in-a-box systems with 2 S-video inputs. All very nice. There are a couple of serious limitations with the system though. One is that the picture through the S-Video inputs is a little soft. Using a regular $300 receiver in it's place my S-Video via satellite is really sharp, but not through the RT50. Two, this unit does not have any optical or coax digital audio inputs so even if you are watching a movie on say HBO or Showtime, you won't be able to hear it in Dolby Digital only regular stereo. Why limit the system in this way? This unit can decode these signals, but Panasonic doesn't allow us to get this signal into the unit, unless you are watching a DVD. Now the final nail in the coffin for me and why I returned this unit after only using it for 2 days is that it can not decode Dolby Pro Logic II. Pro Logic is being broadcast on nearly every channel on every cable and satellite service and why would anyone ever want to buy a home theater system and not be able to hear your favorite programs out of your center channel and surround speakers? What are they there for? If all you ever plan to do is watch DVDs then this is a great little system, but if you watch any amount of regular TV or own a video game system, then buy ANY other manufacturers system to get Pro Logic II decoding. Also, if you buy this unit, do yourself a big favor and buy 16 or 14 gauge speaker wire and use that for the speakers instead of the dental floss Panasonic bundles with the system. It will make a huge improvement.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Kohnen on January 17, 2007
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This system offers a fairly well rounded package for those looking for an all in one unit that offers DVD, CD, DVD-R, and Radio options. Setup will be simple for some, however cable customers may find a trip to Radio Shack necessary to make the appropriate connections. The particular instructions I needed were not provided in the documentation, & required some technical assistance from my local cable company. Sound quality is good, although bass is very "boomy" unless you make manual adjustments to the EQ system. Like many units that burn DVD's, this unit is fan cooled, and it runs constantly, even if you're just playing a CD. Do not expect the sound quality to match separate components...this unit simply can't do that, however this system is quite listenable. Like many similar units, midrange is lacking. The DVD recorder works very well & it's performance shines. Panasonic has obviously done their homework, and this DVD-R doesn't have any of the annoying glitches & problems that the other brands seemed to be plagued with. For $400, this unit is a very fair value.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Boyd on April 11, 2007
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I bought this unit to replace an older sound system that didn't have a sub-woofer. This Home Theater System has all the power you'll ever need for an average sized room. The fact that it can record DVD's makes it the perfect system. It is slightly complicated to operate as there are too many features on it, but as you figure them out, you will really appreciate this system. It would be nice if there was an HDMI input into this system, but there is only an HDMI output; this of course causes a few extra wires having to run into the unit from the cable box. The wireless rear speakers work very well. Also, don't try to run your HDTV signal through this unit as the Panasonic hook-up diagram shows you to do; you will lose way too much signal quality making for a terrible picture. You will need to just hook this up from the outputs on the television to use as a surround system where it will excell.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Wagner on November 6, 2006
I don't know what the other guy is talking about, but you can get sound out of all the speakers. I for one think this is a great system -- powerful bass, good sound out of all the speakers. The only thing I don't like is the wiring, you have to connect the blue/white wire to each component separately. I'm not an audiophile, so having all those connections is just setting me up for failure, though I guess I got lucky.

Customer support is obviously overseas (outside U.S.), but the guy was friendly, was able to resolve my problem (cable channels over 100 and no sound out of the center channel), and was able to decipher my stupid setup questions quickly.

I highly recommend this system.
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