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Panasonic SC-DT310

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by AlexS, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. AlexS

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    Hey there..

    I am new at this, but i am looking for a surroundsystem to match my new Sony KV-32FX68..

    I've been looking at the Panasonic SC-DT310, because of its nice design, and very nice reviews at www.whatvideotv.com and http://www.whathomecinemamag.com/.

    But what do you think? Are there any much better buys out there for ~350£ ??

    I am buying in germany, since I am danish, but i think german and english prices are pretty much the same?
    Buying from germany, since we are so extremely expencive in denmark. Panasonic SC-DT310 costs 930 € in denmark, and only 449€ in germany.

    Any good ideas? ? I need some pretty good arguments, cause I am kind of hooked on the SC-DT310, but if you have some very negative points, i would like to hear them.

    Thanks in advance..

    /Alex
     
  2. jaymac

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    No rgb scart and can you live with the s-video lead hanging out the side of your tv?
     
  3. AlexS

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    There is S-Video in scart #1.. Scart #2 and #3 are RGB
     
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    Yes on the tv the310 aint got scart
     
  5. AlexS

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    Okay, but then luckily, i have a scart, where i can put a S-vhs in, and then it should work..

    Doesn't anyone want to say anything about it, outside the thing with Svhs
     
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    at £350 (dixons/currys online and instore!!!) i think the SCHT-900 is a winner check it out!
     
  7. DEmmerson

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    Had a multi-region SC-DT310 since last May.

    Thoroughly impressed with it. The reviews say it all and picture is excellent with S-VHS connection on my Panasonic 100hz Tau.
     
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    I suggest SCHT 900 as well.

    RGB scart, ntsc prog scan through component, 4 floor standing speakers, s-video in, 5disc changer, can handle dvd-a pseudo, great looking and great sounding.

    Wasabi
     
  9. WilliamSmith

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    Dear guys,

    If you're into loud movies playback, the HT900 wins.

    However, if you're concerned about the quality of the sounds in term of music in 2 channels stereo mode with not so loud playback, the SC-DT310 can be very good with it.

    I personally peferred SC-DT310 because:

    1. The front channels speakers are built in MDF board. It'll definitely sounds better than the plastic casing of HT900;
    2. Compactness. The DT310 is compact yet stylish;
    3. Sound. The front channels of the DT310 is bi-wired for higher quality of music playback;

    This is not to dismiss the HT900 as it has the following strong points:

    1. It's a 5 discs changer!!

    Personally I don't find it that much of convenient as you tend to forget what you've loaded into the tray until you open the tray and find out disc by disc. It actually make more noise than the single disc loading mechanism of DT310;

    2. It got a more powerful amplifier!!

    Bigger doesn't always mean better, right?

    3. The speakers can be floor standed.

    So the choice is still up to you. But I think you won't go much wrong with the DT310 if you are using it for a small to medium sized room. Don't expect anything that'll shake or move you. Yet you can add a powered subwoofer with speaker input to the DT310 for a more "touching" bass experience. This is something you can't do with the HT900 because the speakers outputs are located at the subwoofer itself. It has already filtered the low frequencies so you won't get any bass from your additional sub if you connect it.

    Regards,
    Will.
     

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