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Panasonic SC-PT870

Panasonic SC-PT870
alaScore 80

25 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Panasonic SC-PT870. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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-PT870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Ian Morris (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic SC-PT870

 

The Panasonic SC-PT870 is a good all-round home-cinema system. Offering excellent picture quality, its performance with movies is great. But, while sound quality via the iPod dock is impressive, it's abysmal via the USB socket. Overall, we'd suggest...

Good picture quality ; Impressive sound when playing back movies ; High-quality iPod dock

MP3 playback via the USB socket is pretty horrible ; Speakers are a pain to assemble

The Panasonic SC-PT870 is a terrific system for everything except playing music via the USB socket. We like the DVD playback and the iPod dock, and, although the speakers don't feel particularly high-quality, they produce a pleasant-enough sound.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Aryan (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic SC-PT870

 

Agree with what other people said But overal worth buying and recomended.

Its Panasonic

Speakers Loooking Cheap

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Trino (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic SC-PT870

 

I assume this is the successor of the 865 version.

better centre speaker than predecessor

USB MP3 got worse

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Aaron (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic SC-PT870

 

I had the previous version (SC-PT865W) and it sucks. Totally regret it. Only one optical port. Ticking sound in rear speaker due to the crap wireless system (and not interference) which I didn't even need. That whole viera link between the panasonic...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

PANASONIC SCPT870 HOME THEATRE SYSTEM

 

The Panasonic SC-PT870 is a good all-round home-cinema system. With excellent picture quality, its performance with movies is great. The sound quality via the iPod dock and cd/dvd is impressive.

The sound quality via the USB is hurrendously bad and the speakers should be wireless as they are a pain to assemble but these are really the only drawbacks.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Neil (reevoo.com)

PANASONIC SCPT870 HOME THEATRE SYSTEM

 

Its a nice little package for the price

When people are talking its would be nice to have the front speaker louder, it may be me as I'm not sure how to get the center speaker louder, that's if you are able too.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: helen (reevoo.com)

PANASONIC SCPT870 HOME THEATRE SYSTEM

 

feels as if your in the cinema at times

only bad point is not all tower speakers necessary could do with choice of numbers

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

PANASONIC SCPT870 HOME THEATRE SYSTEM

 

fantastic product, exactly as other reviews said... very very happy with it on my PS3 and on HDTV!

maybe just one bad point is that Optical Input cannot carry DTS through it, so on some PS3 games I had to put back to 5.1, otherwise great.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Jack (reevoo.com)

PANASONIC SCPT870 HOME THEATRE SYSTEM

 

I bought this unit as I wanted a good quality home cinema system with tallboy speakers. It's easy to set up and works perfectly. I don't have anything to compare to, as this is our first system, but the sound is great in stereo and dolby surround....

It doesn't pick the radio stations well.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

PANASONIC SCPT870 HOME THEATRE SYSTEM

 

Great value for money and fantastic sound

Rear speaker cables too short, I had to extend but easy done,

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Audio output channels:5.1
Equalizer: Yes
RMS rated power:1000
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10

Center speaker

Center speaker impedance:6
Center speaker RMS power:250

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 12.9 x 2.48
HDMI ports quantity:1
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):10 x 10 x 40.2
Surround speaker weight:5.07

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio optical in:1
I/O ports:1 x Dock for iPod\n1 x Phone Out
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Radio

Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:4
Satellite speaker impedance:3
Satellite speakers RMS power:125

Subwoofer

Subwoofer impedance:6
Subwoofer RMS power:250

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):9.84 x 3.72 x 3.19
Center speaker weight:2.54
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):10 x 10 x 40.2
Front speaker weight:5.07
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):7.13 x 12.4 x 14.2
Subwoofer weight:10.4