This system boasts DVD-RAM/DVD-R and hard-disk recording, floor-standing speakers and a powerful amplifier.

There are also prog scan-capable component video sockets for top-notch pictures from your flatscreen. For audio, meanwhile, there's Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro-Logic II processing.

The Panasonic turns in an impressive performance with both DVD and HDD recordings. And DVD playback is just as enjoyable. This is backed up nicely by the Panny's audio - you won't miss any details from movie soundtracks, and the sub provides plenty of bass depth.