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Panasonic SC PT960

Panasonic SC PT960
alaScore 78

144 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Panasonic SC PT960. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 PT960 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SC PT960


alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Panasonic SC PT960 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-PT960 Deluxe 5 DVD Home Theater SystemPanasonic SC-PT960 Deluxe 5 DVD Home Theater System

Sep, 2018

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Panasonic SC-PT960


The SC-PT960 is an excellent home theater system at a very reasonable price. Whether you want to avoid the hassle of piecing together separate components or you're looking for a home theater system that's a cut above the budget class, the SC-PT960...

5 DVD/CD changer1250W RMS amplifierWireless rear speakersDVD upscaling to 1080pKelton subwoofer

Panasonic gets high marks here for a handsome system that should...

Mar, 2009

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Panasonic 5.1 sub woofer volume


Many have mentioned the subwoofer control. The remote near the bottom has a dedicated "Subwoofer Level" button which toggles X1, X2, X3 (shows on display) so you can cut the sub down enough for apartment listening. X1 is still audible but pretty quiet.

Good sound, wireless surround worked first time, excellent sound. Need to use remote DolbyII button between "off", "Movie", "Music" to acchieve best surround. (Off= 2.1 stereo). The big surprise was how well the surround worked with just plain TV sound...

Not a con but mine is the SC-PT760, same remote etc

Dec, 2008

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Haven't gotten yet...


Gotaa be a good Product :D Best buy had it at 450 sears had it at 470 had it at 500 but Tiger had it FOR 380!!!!!!!!!!! A steal ;P

Soo.. the Panasonic SC-PT960 1080p Up-Conversion DVD 5.1 CH Home Theater System is for 380 with free shipping ; my dad ordered it today on black friday 11/28 and im hoping for it to come as fast as it can be ; this HTiB looks nice and the upconversion...

The cons ; i havent gotten this product yet so idont know what are the bad/good but as others people said it doesn't have enough wires.. but idont think that my dad needs that many wires since ima be hogging the TV all day long

Nov, 2008

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Trouble at first - tweak your settings


I've seen a lot of reviews which have pointed out issues with the rear speakers. At first I had the same issue and was very disappointed - then thought it through a bit more. It's not that the rear speakers are weak, it's that the center speakers are...

Audio: Audio is pretty decent for the price. Speaker balances need tweaking to get an appropriate surround sound effect (see below section). Rear wireless speakers are a very nice feature ; Aesthetics: Speaker stands are great. I had considered other...

Setup: Screws could be easier to get in ; Wireless: Interferes with wireless internet (set your router to use channels 1, 7, 11) ; Interface: Could be a lot better (honestly they could of spent an extra 1-2 hours making it nicer) - remote is not as...

Sep, 2008

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Great Sound


Modern looking and terrific sound. Newegg was extremely helpful in issuing an RMA for returning a defective unit and replacing it without any hassles. They even paid for the return shipping. Very professional people. I will deal with them again and again

The wirekess speakers are a little weak. that is why I rated it at 4 instead of 5

Sep, 2008

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Panasonic SC-PT960 1080p Up-Conversion DVD 5.1 CH Home Theater System


i really wanted a great surround sound system and i needed a dvd player too so i got this I am pleased with the overall sound and speakers that come with the unit and the IPod dock is great. The DVD player is horrible in my opinion and there is a real...

Sounds very very good ; Speakers are skinny and fit well in just about any enviroment ; Adjustable sound modes for Whisper and different EQ Bands. You should note that you can't make your own EQ's or your own modes tho... Not much tweaking you can do...

No Cables (HDMI/Component/Optical) Included ; Channels(Front/Center/Rear) are not adjustable. Most surround systems willl let you tweak channels in dB's, this has no such feature ; Subwoofer is not wall powered ; Subwoofer has only 3 levels which makes...

Sep, 2008

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Panasonic SC-PT960 1080p Up-Conversion DVD 5.1 CH Home Theater System


Great Price. The sound is awsome. I love the wireless rear speakers

None yet

Aug, 2008

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Panasonic SC-PT960 Home Theater


This works well if you do not want to expand the system much futher than original configuration.

Easy to hook up, Great sound, Syncs well with Panasonic VIERA Link® tv. 5 disc DVD easy to load and use. I-pod interface to TV is great

Wish I could better balance front speakers with center speaker, the center speaker domanates even when I have set to -6dbs. Display of radio & I-pod is good but if you have plasma you will need to turn tv off after slecting station or songs to prevent...

Aug, 2008

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Great Package


Great job Newegg. This item was processed and shipped in an extremely timely fashion.

Excellent system. Crisp, clean sound, user-friendly interface, adequately powered. Overall great value and a good HTIB

None thus far

Aug, 2008

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Free noise with every purchase!


I won't buy an entry level home theater system again after this experience.

Nothing beyond what is indicated in the description

The major problem, as indicated by another review, is the hissing/buzzing/humming noise emanating from the speakers. Either Panasonic didn't properly design the electrical shielding for the system or my particular unit is defective. Either way, the...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Use of a highly rigid bamboo material in the center speaker helps achieve an extremely pure, clean sound. A Kelton Subwoofer system with a dual diameter structure delivers a deep, powerful bass. Whisper-Mode Surround allows you to enjoy rich surround sound even when watching movies at low volume. Panasonic DVD home theater products feature a 1080p up-conversion function that converts standard definition images from DVD sources to high definition images. These up-converted signals draw out the maximum performance of an HDMI compatible 1080p HDTV, giving you vivid, sharp and exceptionally detailed high-resolution images to enjoy. With the included Wireless Kit for Rear Speakers, no cables means no clutter. You can also expand your music listening into three additional rooms with the wireless multi-room speaker kit (sold separately). Play your favorite music from your home theater's built-in hard drive in your living room and listen to it in your bedroom, in the den, or even in the garage. The built-in Universal Dock for iPod gives you a great way to enjoy music and video. Just slip your iPod into the cradle and enjoy. The dock charges your iPod, allows you to use the home theater remote to control the iPod, has on-screen audio menus, and also plays back iPod video. The enhanced Viera link displays a menu on the TV screen, making it easier to operate your connected home theater system. For example, you can display a menu with a list of the movies or music stored on your iPod, and use the Viera remote control unit to select one and begin playback.


Output Power / Total:1250Watt


Audio output channels:7.1
RMS rated power:1250

Audio System

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

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Optical Digital Input: Yes


Changer Capacity:5
Type:DVD changer


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

MD System

Type: None

Optical Drive

Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other Features

Front speaker weight:8.38
HDMI ports quantity:1
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):9.91 x 9.25 x 44.2
Surround speaker weight:5.2

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical in:1
FM antenna: Yes


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):3.69 x 3.75 x 10.6
Center speaker weight:2.91
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):44.2 x 9.25 x 9.91
Front speaker weight:8.4
Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):3.53 x 6.47 x 6.5
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):44.2 x 9.25 x 9.91
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 7.12 x 12.4
Subwoofer weight:9.32