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  1. Panasonic SC-HTB520 review

    Panasonic SC-HTB520 review

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    We audition a low-rise soundbar system with a rich output that makes any flat TV sound better

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    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-HTB10 review

    Panasonic SC-HTB10 review

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    Does the lack of a dedicated subwoofer hinder the performance of this soundbar?

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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 SA-XR700EG review

    Panasonic SA-XR700EG review

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    Although the features and functionality are virtually the same as the other receivers in this test, this Panasonic is a radically different design.

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    Denon DVD-2930 review

    Denon DVD-2930 review

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    Blu-ray and HD DVD are certainly shaking up the way we watch movies, but not everyone has the cash (or the energy) to buy all their favourite films again on one of these new HD formats

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    Panasonic SA-XR700 review

    Panasonic SA-XR700 review

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    Panasonic has nailed its colours to the mast on high-definition disc formats and those colours are blue - well, Blu to be precise. Its first Blu-ray disc player, the DMP-BD10, is in the shops and a partnering AV amplifier

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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 SA-XR55 review

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    Digital amplifiers have been hailed as the next big thing in audio amplifier design. Of course, this claim has been made for at least the last 15 years, during which time the technology has consistently failed to attract audiophile interest.

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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 RF-D3 review

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    Despite its attractive price, this debut DAB is a lightweight option in many ways, and is only suited to a small kitchen. Branching into the world of DAB radio, Panasonic has aimed squarely for the bottom end of the market...

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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 RF-D3 review

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    On board is a DAB tuner with FM mode for back-up, with just a headphone jack and an analogue line-out for company. That's a pretty basic roster of features and connectivity, giving nothing along the lines of pausing, rewinding...

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    Panasonic RF-D3 review

    Panasonic RF-D3 review

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    At only £60, Panasonic's new DAB radio is among the cheapest around - and it shows in the rather flimsy casing. On board is a DAB tuner with FM mode for back-up, with just a headphone jack and an analogue line-out for company.

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    Panasonic RP-WF930 review

    Panasonic RP-WF930 review

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    For a few pounds more, Panasonic's RP-WF930s are a wireless pair of cans. At £63, they're a straightforward affair, but the leatherette ear-pads add a sense of luxury and they're solidly constructed.

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    Panasonic RPWH5000 review

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    Panasonic's RPWH5000s are wireless headphones with a difference. Instead of transmitting the signal using radio waves, they use a digital infrared system. There's integrated decoding for Dolby Digital, Pro Logic II and DTS soundtracks

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    Panasonic SC-HT520 review

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    Panasonic's entry-level all-in-one system has been around for a while now, but it's still great value for money and can be picked up for as little as £170 from some online retailers.

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