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Panasonic SC-PT850

Panasonic SC-PT850
alaScore 81

71 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Panasonic SC-PT850. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Panasonic SC-PT850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-PT850 - 5.1 Home Cinema System - With HDMI & 1080P Up-ConversionPanasonic SC-PT850 - 5.1 Home Cinema System - With HDMI & 1080P Up-Conversion

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Paul Lester (

Panasonic SC-PT850 home cinema system


If you've invested in a decent sized HD-ready television, picking up a decent set of surround speakers is a vital addition to get the most from the high quality digital audio available with modern equipment. Overall this is an excellent setup for the...

Excellent sound quality, DVD player upscales to 1080p, choice of setup arrangement, easy to fine-tune, stylish

Lack of additional connectivity

Overall this is an excellent setup for the price, particularly when you taken into account the upscaling capabilities of the player.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Magazine Team (

Panasonic SC-PT850 review


For those who want to make a real statement

Wide compatibility ; Excellent sound

Can't handle high-def discs

This cracking home cinema system will find a perfect partner with Panasonic's latest generation of flatscreen TVs

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: (

Panasonic SC-PT850 review


It's important to have satellite speakers at the right height if you're going to get the best from your home cinema kit.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (

Panasonic SC-PT850


With its muscular black finish and 'tall boy' speakers, the Panasonic SC-PT850 makes an imposing statement in the living room. The four floorstanding surround speakers are easy to assemble, and can be wall-mounted or perched on a table-top

Wide compatibility, Excellent sound

Can't handle high-def discs

This cracking home cinema system will find a perfect partner with Panasonic's latest generation of flatscreen TVs

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: chris (

Panasonic SC-PT850


Sound is great and set up is reasonably straight forward.

Remote is fiddly and not as easy to use as some others ive seen.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: paul (

Panasonic SC-PT850


sound quality very good easy to set up


Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Peter (

Panasonic SC-PT850


Attractive unit of stylish design and finish. Easy 'initial-set-up'. I have had the unit for just over a month, now and have to say that the sound effect is excellent - clear and (if required) very loud! The picture up-scaling through the HDMI lead is...

Usual 'over-complicated' instruction manual. Speaker cables (as supplied) are too short for any room over 5 metres wide (to achieve surround sound effect). I should refer to the instruction manual more often to get the best from the unit but (as usual)...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Mike (

Panasonic SC-PT850


Looks, easy to follow instructions, output, value for money. etc.

I would like it to be multi-region.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Norman (

Panasonic SC-PT850


The sound is simply fantastic & the picture from DVD's is brilliant, you have got to get one of these!

The speakers are quite big.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Mervin (

Panasonic SC-PT850


Excellent design and quality with an amazing sound, and the volume will blow you away, highly recommended.

Would have been better with bigger wiring connections on each speaker to connect Monster Cables, and the bass should not have been hard wired. Would have liked more control over the bass output, but these comments in no way dissapoint.

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances.


Output Power / Total:1000Watt


Audio output channels:5.1
Equalizer: No
RMS rated power:1000
Sound enhancement technology: Yes

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Digital player / DVD player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theatre system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Center speaker

Center speaker crossover frequency:1000
Center speaker impedance:6
Center speaker RMS power:250


Headphone Jack:Built-in / Yes


Type:DVD player


Equaliser:Built-in / Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC

MD System

Type: None



Optical Drive

Disc types supported:DVD-Ram
Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other features

Centre speaker driver diameter:65
Centre speaker driver size:65
Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 363 x 60
HDMI ports quantity:1
Media types supported:MP3, WMA, JPEG,MPEG4
Satellite speaker driver diameter:65
Satellite speaker driver size:65
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):252 x 1123 x 235
Surround speaker weight:3.1

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
I/O ports:Music Port
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):1000

Radio System

Tuner Type:Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Satellite speakers

Satellite speaker crossover frequency:1000
Satellite speaker impedance:3
Satellite speakers RMS power:125


Subwoofer crossover frequencies:100
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):16
Subwoofer driver size:16
Subwoofer impedance:6
Subwoofer RMS power:250


Type: None


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):270 x 95 x 94
Center speaker weight:1.3
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):153 x 415 x 257
Subwoofer weight:3.6