Summary: Well, it DID work. We paid $209.99 for this in January 2007 and for a while the system met our needs. Not a very strong rear (wireless) speaker, but okay. It was adequate. In September 2007 however, the rear speaker stopped working. Today the whole system stopped working altogether.
Summary: I bought this because of the wireless rear speaker that comes with it. Problem is though I have a wireless network set up in the house for my computer and printer. When I use the internet it interferes with the speaker and the sound cuts in and out.
Summary: The sound was never that good. But I didn't have to worry about that since 6 months later it died. Kaput. Error F65. I replaced it with a Phillips purchased on sale at BestBuy. The quality & sound is so much better! Shop around on this one, it's not worth it.
Summary: A good sound through the front set of speakers, wireless rear speaker set-up that works OK. But overall works fine. There is no interference with wireless internet. Ocassionaly stops working to avoid interference with other electronics in the house..
Summary: Be careful, very careful when purchasing Home theatre systems such as this. They are not as advertised in most cases. This products best feature is the wireless transciever, yet it has a few bugs, such as distance and how close speakers can be placed.
Summary: My old roommate took her stereo system back, and we always had cords running in the living room because of the rear speakers. I invested in this product because I wanted to take full advantage of the wireless rear speakers.
Summary: First to clear something up - this unit DOES have an AM/FM tuner depending on where you look online this may or may not be understood! Well I looked at an awful lot of different HTIB (Home Theatre in a Box) systems before deciding on this one.
Great value for product, interferes with wireless computer signal
Garrick Z. Larson, Amazon
31 January 2007
Summary: Overall I am very pleased with the Panasonic SC-HT640W 5 DVD Home Theater System. It sounds great and is a great value for its price. It is extremely convenient NOT to have wires to the rear speaker. I do wish the rear volume was a bit louder, but again a minor problem for me.
Summary: This unit doesn't exactly perform to the level that I was expecting but I am content with my purchase. The sound production is clear and defined, but I wouldn't recommend it in a large area. Works great in my small townhouse living room.
Summary: I knew I had made a bad purchase when the shipping charge was higher than advertized. I have used the system - lightly - for about three weeks and already one of the speekers has gone out. I should have shopped around.