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14 products

  1. Panasonic SC-BTT775 review

    Panasonic SC-BTT775 review

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    Panasonic's slimline 3D Blu-ray system majors on picture and sound quality

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    Panasonic SC-BTT350D review

    Panasonic SC-BTT350D review

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    This inexpensive, 3D-capable Blu-ray home theatre system is lacking a little lustre

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    Panasonic SC-PTX7 review

    Panasonic SC-PTX7 review

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    While movie viewing is the main use for home cinema systems, most people use them just as often to play CDs. Panasonic has taken this idea to the next logical step by building a system that rips CDs onto an 80GB hard disk, enabling you to create your own music library.

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    Panasonic SC-HT1500 review

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    The SC-HT1500 is Panasonic's new flagship system, and combines sophisticated looks with impressive features. Panasonic was one of the first brands to incorporate recording capabilities into its home cinema systems...

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    Panasonic SC-PTX7 review

    Panasonic SC-PTX7 review

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    This mirror-finished miniature looks like a similar proposition to LG's Chocolate box at first sight, but the price has doubled. So what has Panasonic sneaked in here? Quite a lot, actually.

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    Panasonic SC-PT850 review

    Panasonic SC-PT850 review

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    With its muscular black finish and 'tall boy' speakers, the Panasonic SC-PT850 makes an imposing statement in the living room. The four floorstanding surround speakers are easy to assemble, and can be wall-mounted or perched on a table-top

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    Panasonic SC-HT545W review

    Panasonic SC-HT545W review

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    Unsightly speaker cables are a real pain, but wireless 5.1 systems like this are making them a thing of the past. The SC-HT545W uses radio waves to beam surround audio signals to a receiver box connected to the rear speakers

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    Panasonic SC-HT545W review

    Panasonic SC-HT545W review

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    When it comes to installing a home cinema system, nothing causes more grief than the rear speakers. Cables trailing across a room is an ugly sight, but hiding them in the walls or under the carpet can be troublesome

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    Panasonic SC-HT990 review

    Panasonic SC-HT990 review

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    Despite the appearance of DVD-Audio, DiVX and DVD-RAM playback on the spec sheet, there's something about the SC-HT990 that feels a bit old-fashioned. HDMI output has gone AWOL (taking with it any chances of video upscaling)

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    Panasonic SC-HT540 review

    Panasonic SC-HT540 review

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    The ultra-affordable Panasonic SC-HT540 home cinema system is feature-packed. It's neatly put together with two floorstanding speakers to the front and smaller satellite models for the centre and rear surrounds.

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    Panasonic SC-HT990 review

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    One of the more affordable of the four home cinema systems from the brand, the SC-HT990 slots into our roundup at a price of around £350 - probably less by the time you read this...

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    Panasonic SC-HT37R review

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    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.

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    Panasonic SC-HT37R review

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    Like the SC-HT1500, Panasonic's SC-HT37R boasts an 80GB HDD and stylish, floor-standing speakers. (Also like the SC-HT1500, setup is more time-consuming than with the other systems owing to the extremely fiddly nature of the speakerstan

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