Originally Posted by dsunnym1
My friend has a Pioneer 5080 and is able to connect external speakers directly to his plasma without a receiver....
Is it possible to connect external speakers to the Pani without using a receiver??
No, the Pioneer has regular speaker wire connectors on the back but the Panasonic consumer models do not have such speaker connections. You'd have to either use the built-in speakers, or turn them off in the menu and route the audio to an A/V receiver instead.
However the speakers and audio quality on the PZ700U (and it's replacement PZ800U) is very good - probably better than any flat panel TV on the market. 2 main speakers + 2 woofers and a total of 31 watts of power.