Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and
safety, please read these instructions carefully.
≥ These operating instructions are applicable to models
SC-HT740, SC-HT743 and SC-HT940 for a variety of regions.
≥ Unless otherwise indicated, illustrations in these operating
instructions are of SC-HT740 for U.S.A. and Canada.
≥ Operations in these instructions are described mainly with the
remote control, but you can perform the operations on the main
unit if the controls are the same.
[HT740]: indicates features applicable to SC-HT740 only.
[HT743]: SC-HT743 only.
[HT940]: SC-HT940 only.
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF
PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY
RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK
OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPARATUS TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR
SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH
LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
≥ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
≥ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
≥ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
≥ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would
void the user’s authority to operate this device.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Telephone No.: 1-800-211-7262
≥ DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN
CABINET OR IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE UNIT
IS WELL VENTILATED. TO PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE THAT
CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT
THE VENTILATION VENTS.
≥ DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNIT’S VENTILATION OPENINGS WITH
NEWSPAPERS, TABLECLOTHS, CURTAINS, AND SIMILAR ITEMS.
≥ DO NOT PLACE SOURCES OF NAKED FLAMES, SUCH AS
LIGHTED CANDLES, ON THE UNIT.
≥ DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and easily
accessible. The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain
To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC Mains,
disconnect the power supply cord plug from AC receptacle.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A. AND CANADA
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that may be of suffi-
cient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the ap-
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed
below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference.
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other.
A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
2 replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-
supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have
fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.