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Does this receiver have any use at this point?

The other day as I was rummaging throughout my family's garage I came across a 5.1 surround system.

After further inspection and some research, I now know that is the Panasonic SC-HT744 DVD Player and receiver from the early 2000s. I understand that it pretty outdated now, but it would still be much more surround sound than I currently have.

Now onto the big problem. It only seems to have one audio input, L and R aux. Because I'm not very familiar with audio I'm not sure what it is, but more importantly whether it can carry 5.1 signals.

Should I leave it in the garage or is there a way for me to use it as a 5.1 audio output. Any help is appreciated.

Extra question : Since it is also a DVD player would I be able to burn 5.1 surround sound discs and play them? As it does have hdmi output.
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It has stereo input which more than likely is up-mixed to 5.1 using Dolby Logic.
It will play a 5.1 mix DVD and more than likely output it through the HDMI cable and/or the 5.1 speakers.

I still have a couple of these HTIB for quick and easy surround sound setups in a couple of bedrooms.

My Media Room
AVR 1-Yamaha RX-A3050 (7.2.4), AVR 2 Pioneer VSX-815-K(Used for 4ch Amp TF+TR)
Mains-Polk Audio RTi8, Center-Polk Audio CSi5, Surrounds-Polk Audio RTi4, Ceilings-Micca M-8C, Sub 1- UM18-22 (4cu.ft DIY) - iNuke 6000DSP, Sub 2-Klipsch RW12D
Projector-BenQ 3550 4K, Screen-110" Silver Ticket STR-169110, TV-Vizio P-65 4K
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Thanks for the quick response, I'm new to the website and was expecting to wait a lot longer. I've decided that I'm going to try the speakers in the coming days and hopefully they won't disappoint. Happy New Year's
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