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Panasonic SC-HT850

Panasonic SC-HT850
alaScore 77

141 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Panasonic SC-HT850. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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-HT850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-PT350 - 5.1 Wireless Home Cinema System - With HDMIPanasonic SC-PT350 - 5.1 Wireless Home Cinema System - With HDMI

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

Panasonic SC-HT855


Although the minimal black and silver finishing looks attractive, the lightweight build quality of the speakers and unimaginatively styled main unit are not as impressive as its more expensive rivals. And the rear channels rely on small satellites that...

Affordability; video upscaling; recording disc compatibility; interactive features; excellent image quality

Lightweight build quality; basic features; restricted sound performance

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic SC-HT855


optical sound input, great picture

dvd draw a bit flimsy

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Steve (

Panasonic SC-HT855


picture quality, connectivity, price.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: alan (

Panasonic SC-HT855


Good sound system

To much to read for older users

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic SC-HT855


Very good value, Lots of features, Lots of connections.

Dolby PLII only works on digital inputs

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic SC-HT855


fantastic value for money.It cant be beat at this price.when coupled up with hdmi leads,picture and sound blow you away...........fantastic.


Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic SC-HT855


Sound and picture quality are very impressive for a unit of this price. It is an excellent piece of kit and well recommended.

Very few...the main one being it is a bit fiddlely to use some of the controls on the remote as several of them have double functions meaning if they are held in they do different things. OK once you are used to it.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: justin (

Panasonic SC-HT855


great upscaling for my hd plasma, the sound is immense

none that i can think of at present

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: Vinnie (

Panasonic SC-HT855


price, upscaling and terrific sound quality

complicated manual.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: Kenneth (

Panasonic SC-HT855


It does what it says it should do. Good cinematic sound obtained once you've got tha settings etc figured out.

No drawbacks noted.

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS / Dolby Pro Logic II
Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital Decoder, DTS Decoder, Dialog-Sprachmodus
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS / Dolby Pro Logic II
Equalizer: Yes
RMS rated power:1000 / 500 / 850
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10

Center speaker

Center speaker crossover frequency:1000
Center speaker frequency range:1000
Center speaker impedance:4 / 6
Center speaker RMS power:250 / 85

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):80

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD / CD, DVD
Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player type:DVD Player / DVD Recorder

Other Features

Center speaker driver diameter:25.6
Centre speaker driver size:25.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 14.3 x 2.36 / 16.9 x 2.68 x 14.1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Media types supported:DVD Audio, DVD Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW/DVD+RW, DVD-R/DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+R/DVD+R Dual Layer, Video CD/SVCD, Audio CD/CD-R/CD-RW / WMA, MP3, JPEG, MPEG4
Satellite speaker driver size:25.6
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):3.62 x 5.31 x 3.76 / 3.62 x 5.59 x 3.74 / 9.76 x 16.4 x 18.8
Surround speaker weight:17.6 / 21.2 / 26.5 / 36.2
Weight:4.85 / 7.72

Other features

Satellite speaker driver diameter:25.6

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio optical in:1
I/O ports:Component Video (Progressive)\nDV in\nScart\nS-Video uit\nVideo in\nMusic Port\nOptical digital in\n2x/TV\nVCR/AUX
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):80


Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:x 4
Satellite speaker crossover frequencies:1000
Satellite speaker crossover frequency:1000
Satellite speaker frequency range:1000
Satellite speaker impedance:3 / 4
Satellite speakers RMS power:125 / 740 / 85


Subwoofer crossover frequencies:1000
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):6.3
Subwoofer driver size:6.3
Subwoofer frequency range:100
Subwoofer impedance:4 / 6
Subwoofer RMS power:225 / 250 / 260 / 85


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Video compression format:DIVX, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video formats supported:Divx,MPEG4 / MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):10.6 x 3.74 x 3.7 / 10.6 x 3.76 x 3.62 / 12.6 x 3.66 x 3.82 / 5.59 x 3.74 x 3.7
Center speaker weight:17.6 / 2.76 / 2.87 / 3.31
Dimensions rear speaker (W x D x H):500
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):3.62 x 5.59 x 3.74 / 44.2 x 9.25 x 9.92 / 9.92 x 9.25 x 44.2
Front speaker weight:6.83
Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):3.54 x 6.46 x 6.5
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 10.1 x 6.02 / 6.02 x 16.3 x 10.1 / 7.2 x 15.6 x 10.5 / 9.84 x 45.7 x 9.72
Subwoofer weight:7.94 / 8.16 / 8.82