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Panasonic SC-PT850

Panasonic SC-PT850
alaScore 81

71 reviews

Jan, 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

Jan, 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: untitledshine (

easy and simple home theatre


has not denied again, panasonic already experienced in the electronics industry. home theatre Panasonic SC-PT850 can play MPEG4 data [adapted to SD VIDEO specifications (ASF standard) / MPEG4 (Simple Profile) video system/G.726 audio system] recorded...

high quality picture, entertainment networking

resolution image that is sharp

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: meriev (

System Home Cinema


PANASONIC SC-PT850 PANASONIC SYSTEM gives spek impressive. Such as LG, it is quite plastic, with four tower speakers from the high front and rear channel speakers is also a more compact middle, and small sub-units of the main. Panasonic also provides a...


disappointing picture

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: robertbob (

Feel the sound as though you are there...


It definately works best with Panasonic HD plasmas as they contain viera link. Viera link really is the best function I have come across for easy set-up. You literally plug everything together and the viera link automatically syncs every panasonic...

Amazing clarity surround and bass output, intelligent surround depth, DVD player with upscaler


May, 2008

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

Product Specifications


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

Center speaker

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):1000

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Center speaker driver diameter:25.6
Centre speaker driver size:25.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 14.3 x 2.36
HDMI ports quantity:1
Media types supported:MP3, WMA, JPEG,MPEG4
Satellite speaker driver size:25.6
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):9.92 x 44.2 x 9.25
Surround speaker weight:6.83

Other features

Satellite speaker driver diameter:25.6

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

Satellite speakers

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


Subwoofer crossover frequencies:100
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):6.3
Subwoofer driver size:6.3
Subwoofer impedance:6
Subwoofer RMS power:250


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):10.6 x 3.74 x 3.7
Center speaker weight:2.87
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):6.02 x 16.3 x 10.1
Subwoofer weight:7.94