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A full home theater system with in one package, the new SC-HT885 is packaged with what may be the world's slimmest DVD/CD player, continuing the trend of thin and flat A/V components. On the video side, the DVD player features component outputs and progressive scanning. When connected to a digital-ready television with component inputs, progressive scanning offers viewers the very best DVD picture possible. The SC-HT885 comes with five detachable, Tall Boy surround speakers with an active subwoofer for a true home theater feel. An included digital optical input on the unit allows for multi-channel satellite broadcasting capability.

Panasonic SC-HT885 Features:
Modified for all region (Regions 1-6) playback
Guaranteed to play all old, current and future DVD movies including DVDs that are RCE coded
PAL/NTSC Playback of DVD/VCD
To play PAL movies you need a PAL TV or a Video converter
World Wide Power Supply: 110-240 volts 50-60 hertz
Advanced Progressive Scan (NTSC/PAL)
Playable Disc Type
Compatible Media Formats: DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, DVD-RAM/DVD-R, CD, CD-R/RW, Video CD, JPEG, MP3, WMA
High Output Power: Home Theater Mode Total Power Output of 700W*
Super Slim single DVD/CD player
Dolby Pro Logic II Surround*
Dolby Pro Logic II provides multi-channel sound with regular 2-channel sources as well as with Dolby Surround encoded sources. While Dolby Pro Logic reproduces monaural 100Hz-7kHz rear surround channel, Dolby Surround Pro Logic II reproduces two stereo 20Hz-20kHz rear channels. It creates a more natural 5.1-channel sound for a new level of Home Theater entertainment.

2-Way, 2-Speaker Bass-Reflex Front and Surround Speakers
Tall-boy Speakers with Detachable Stands
The speaker height aligns with the screen, so it is easy to position for optimum home theater sound.
Digital Input*
An included digital optical input on the unit allows for multi-channel satellite broadcasting capability.
DVD-Audio/Video Playback
The SC-HT885 can play back DVD-Audio discs. DVD-Audio delivers a full-range, multi-channel sound field more impressive than any current music format. Many of our receivers are equipped with an amplifier that can faithfully reproduce the wide frequency range, outstanding S/N ratio, and 5-channel surround sound of DVD-Audio.
DVD-Audio offers much more than standard CDs, including:
Exciting multi-channel capabilities with 96kHz/24-bit resolution for realistic and spacious audio reproduction that gives the feeling of "being there" on stage at a musical performance.
Spectacular 2-channel sound quality with up to 24-bit quantization and 192kHz sampling for extremely high resolution and an extraordinary dynamic range (up to 144db).
Because of the high storage capacity of DVD-Audio discs, they can also contain a wide range of graphic data such as artist biographies, music information, still images, full motion video, and even web site links for an enhanced audio experience.
Built-in DTS/Dolby Digital Decoders
Modern audio/video formats such as CDs, DVDs and laserdiscs often utilize Dolby Digital or DTS -- discrete digital multi-channel surround sound formats. With these formats, each of the five main sound channels (front left, center, front right, surround right, surround left) can cover the entire frequency spectrum from 20Hz to 20kHz. A separate low frequency effects (LFE) channel is devoted to bass effects, bringing the total to six channels (although this arrangement is often referred to as "5.1 channel surround sound"). This system is equipped with built-in dts and Dolby Digital decoders that let you experience the 5.1 channel digital soundtrack encoded on a DVD or laserdisc, producing a remarkably natural sense of ambience and dynamic realism.

Advanced Progressive Scan Video for PAL and NTSC
Progressive scanning (480P) is a method of creating a high-density video signal that doubles the scan lines of a conventional interlaced signal (480I) to create a noticeably sharp picture. Progressive scanning requires only one 1/60th of a second pass as it scans all 525 horizontal lines at once (480 displayed), thus doubling the scan lines of interlaced signals for higher playback density. As a result, progressive scanning offers high picture resolution and eliminates bothersome motion artifacts – the jagged edges on moving objects that are typical of a converted interlaced signal.

The heart of Progressive Scan's advancement in picture quality is a high-density one-chip LSI (large-scale integrated circuit) that performs the critical progressive signal processing tasks with high precision. The progressive-scan DVD-Video player recognizes the differences between film and video source material and adjusts its processing accordingly. The natural quality of film is preserved, while special filtering and intelligent edge enhancement produce video source images with natural motion and minimized flicker.

To make movies look more true to life, the SC-HT1 converts the recorded luminance and color difference signals from 8 to 10 bits, and upsamples the color signal data. The unit doubles the 6.75 MHz frequency of the two color signals (PB and PR) to match the 13.5 MHz frequency of the luminance, or brightness, signal. This balanced 4:4:4 signal delivers striking colors along with an extremely accurate luminance level, for high resolution and minimal picture noise.

54 MHz/10-bit Video Digital-to-Analog Converter
A D/A converter using 54MHz over sampling helps bring out the stunning beautiful picture quality of the DVD player models equipped with progressive scanning capability. By processing the DVD video signal at 4 times the original 13.5MHz rate, this technology provides vivid and finely textured image reproduction. To provide a magnificent picture, the recorded 8-bit DVD image data receives 10-bit processing for faithful reproduction that extends to delicate signal details.

Component Video Out
A picture-enhancing advancement in DVD-Video technology. It keeps the black and white, red, and blue signals of the video image intact (and separate) during transmission, to maintain incredibly high picture quality. Component video connections offer outstanding image quality -- better than S-video or composite video connections. Use this method to connect Panasonic home theater systems to a compatible TV for a clear, vibrant image.

Magnetically Shielded Speakers
Speakers contain large magnets that can interfere with your TV's picture if placed too close to the screen. Magnetic shielding lets you put your speakers close to your TV without affecting the image -- essential for home theater use.

ENERGY STAR® Compliant for Low Energy Consumption
FM/AM Digital Synthesizer Tuner
Cinema Mode for DVD Playback
Cinema mode combines brightness control with picture noise canceling to provide better picture quality in certain viewing conditions. It lessens glare, giving you colors that are more cinema-like and picture resolution that is gentler to the eyes. Cinema mode also improves the visibility of details in dark scenes by automatically adjusting picture contrast, and helps to suppress color smearing, as well.

Dialogue Enhancer for DVD Playback
Most of the movie dialogue recorded in surround sound formats (either Dolby Digital®, DTS® or Dolby Pro Logic®) is heard through the center channel speaker. At times, dialogue can be overwhelmed by particularly loud sounds emanating from the other speakers in your surround sound system. The dialogue enhancer increases the center channel volume (relative to other channels), making movie dialogue easier to hear and understand.

Multi-Channel Sound Field
Sound Field Control
Creates a simulated surround sound field from regular 2-channel stereo sources, such as a CD or a cassette. Using the front, center, and surround speakers, this feature gives you the atmosphere of a live performance. Choose from four settings -- Heavy, Clear, Soft and Hall -- to suit the type of music and your preference.

Super Surround Sound (Music and Movie) for Stereo Sources
Now you can enjoy surround sound with virtually any source or format.
Subwoofer On/Off Switch with 5-Step Level Control
(Subwoofer Off), 1, 2, 3, 4 level control accessible via remote control.

HighMAT Compatible
High-Performance Media Access Technology (HighMAT), co-developed by Panasonic and Microsoft, designed to significantly improve interoperability for digital media content between PCs* and popular electronic devices such as CD players, car stereos and DVD players. HighMAT is a digital-media standard that provides a dramatically improved method of storing, arranging and playing back personal digital photo, music and video collections on recordable discs such as CD-RW media.

Consumers worldwide use an increasing variety of electronic devices to store, organize and access digital media. HighMAT delivers a simple, standardized approach that allows consumers to:
Create and manage personal collections of digital music, video and photography on a PC.
Move digital media files (using recordable media such as CD-R and CD-RW) between the PC and various playback devices such as CD and DVD players.
Microsoft plans to support HighMAT in the final release of Windows Media(TM) Player 9 Series and in future versions of Windows Movie Maker 2, the digital video editing and publishing feature of Windows(R) XP.

DVD-R and DVD-RAM Playback Capability
This unit can play back Panasonic DVD-R and DVD-RAM discs recorded with Panasonic DVD-RAM video recorder. It may not be able to play some DVD-R discs depending on the condition of the recording.
CD-R/RW Playback
This unit can play CD-DA format audio CD-R and CD-RW. It may not be able to play some CD-R or CD-RW due to the condition of the recording.
MP3/WMA Playback

For contents recorded on CD-R/RW media from CDs for your personal use. The 2003 Panasonic Home Theater Systems play back both MPEG Layer 3 (.MP3) and Windows Media (.WMA) Internet audio formats. WMA is a compression format developed by Microsoft Corporation. It achieves the same sound quality as MP3 with a file size that is smaller than that of MP3. Playability may vary depending on contents and discs.

JPEG Still Image Playback
Digital camera enthusiasts can play back JPEG digital still images recorded to CD-R and CD-RW on their TV screens.
Universal Remote Control
Gives you control over many brands of TVs and VCRs, letting you replace a pile of remotes with a single convenient all-in-one solution.
Audio Inputs
Depth Enhancer

Panasonic HT885 Specifications:

Power Output
Home Theater Mode -- Total Power Output of 700W:
Remote Control
Receiver/DVD Player Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
16-15/16" x 2-21/32" x 16-29/32"
Receiver/DVD Player Unit Weight
9.7 lbs.
Speaker System
Front Speakers (2)
Configuration: 2-way, 2-speaker bass-reflex
Weight: 9.0 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 9-27/32" x 41-25/32" x 9-27/32"
Center Speaker (1)
Configuration: 1-way, 2-speaker bass-reflex
Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 9-27/32" x 5-1/2" x 5-23/32"
Surround Satellite Speakers (2)
Configuration: 2-way, 2-speaker bass-reflex
Weight: 9.0 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 9-27/32" x 41-25/32" x 9-27/32"
Subwoofer Speaker (1)
Configuration: 1-way, 1-speaker Bass-reflex
Weight: 27.7 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 6-5/32" x 17-23/32" x 16-11/16"
World Wide Power Supply: 110-240 volts 50-60 hertz

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