Panasonic SC-PT170 reviews: 5.1 Surround Sound Home Cinema System

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This home cinema system is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
Panasonic SC-PT170: DVD, With HDMI See full product description

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Peter, Lincoln

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good DVD reproduction even though not blu-ray.
Bad points:
Difficult to understand some of the settings in particular when linking to Panasonic TV with viera link.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Aug 2009

Owen, Newry Bargain hunter

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellect value for money. Sound quality better than expected for the price. Very easy to install
Bad points:
No real bad points
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2009

GEOFFREY, HIGH ERCALL, TELFORD Think objectively.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set-up using logic and common sense. My set-up procedure involved simultaneous coupling of digital TV, DVD and Home Theatre System; all Panasonic purchases.
Bad points:
The three Panasonic Operating Instructions booklets are; DVD Home Theatre SC-PT170; DVD Recorder DMR-EX79EB; LCD TV TX-L37U1OB. All are printed in English only, and total 244 pages. Surely they are capable of being vastly reduced in content whilst becoming simpler to understand. Too often, a booklet-answer/instruction begets several questions in the mind of the user - none of which are covered! PANASONIC experts must realise their instruction booklets must be written in simplistic terms to be aimed aimed at buyers who know nothing! Experts must never 'assume' nor use the word 'obviously'. Not that 'obviously' appears in a PANASONIC user guide, but the IDEOLOGY of teaching must be aired for the guidance and promulgation of ALL concerned.
My current new-user problem concerns SOUND. Using stereo headphones I am unable to hear CD music with TV and Surround speakers OFF.
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Oct 2009

Graham, Bala

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great sound for such compact speakers
Bad points:
Not convinced whisper mode is that brilliant
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Sep 2009

Graham, Bala

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very compact but quite powerful with a clear sound quality
Bad points:
Whisper mode is next to useless
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy initial setup
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Oct 2009

Antony, Rugeley, Staffs

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excelent sound from small speakers.
Easy to connect and set up.
Bad points:
Only 1 external digital input (optical)
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Oct 2009

Product Features

Sound channels 5.1 surround sound
Built-in disc player DVD Player
Built-in disc player CD Player
Wireless system Wired
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats CD
Audio technology Dolby Digital and DTS
Extra functions iPod control
Upscaling Yes
Number of scart ports 1
3D No
Number of speakers 5.1
Power (W) 330
Width in cm 43
Height in cm 6.3
Depth in cm 32.5
Release date 2009-03-23

Also known as: Panasonic SC-PT170EB-K, Panasonic SCPT170EBS, Panasonic SCPT170EB-K, Panasonic SC-PT170EB, Panasonic SCPT170

 

Manufacturer's Description

Panasonic DVD home cinema systems share the same lofty goal as the Blu-ray Disc player ― to bring astonishingly high image quality to today’s HD viewers. They feature a 1080p up-conversion function that converts standard definition (720 × 576 pixels) images from DVD sources to high definition (1920 × 1080 pixels) 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. *Video sources converted to 1920×1080 resolution, while of high quality, will exhibit somewhat lower subjective image resolution than true, native 1080p full-HD sources. See dealer for details.

The Navigation GUI screen is displayed when the home cinema system is connected to a VIERA TV with an HDMI cable and the power is turned on. Anyone can then easily set it up by following the directions on the screen, for movie enjoyment with the best possible sound.

During Stand-by Mode: A 50% Reduction reduction in power consumption (Approx.0.2W) has been achieved compared with 2008 model (SC-PT460/PT160), when the power is turned off. During Active Mode: By controlling the power consumption depending on the audio output level, a 20% reduction in power consumption has been achieved compared with 2008 model (SC-PT460/PT160).

After using the home cinema system, it is automatically turned off when you return to TV operation using the VIERA Link menu. * 2009 VIERA TV ** For Home Cinema System, to activate Intelligent Auto Standby, both video and audio input switching is necessary.

In the past, when you were watching a movie late at night with the volume turned down, the surround effect would be lost. Not with Whisper-mode Surround. It compensates for the sound pressure level of the lowfrequency component (which contains the signals that affect the surround effect), so you’re enveloped in a rich surround sound even when watching movies at low volume


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