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The SC-PT960 home theatre system once again pairs a 5-disc DVD player and 5.1 surround speaker system.

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Pros

all the cords are color coded

4 agree

upscales standard definition DVDs to 1080p

4 agree

affordable

3 agree

wireless rear speakers

3 agree

5-disc changer

3 agree

The optical connection is a step up from the older models (PT750)

2 agree

AM/FM Tuner

2 agree

Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, DTS decoders

2 agree

ability to view song titles and artist names on the TV monitor

2 agree

slim speakers will look good with a flat screen TV

2 agree

iPod dock

2 agree

comes with required wires

2 agree

instructions are well written

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Only 1 HDMI output (no HDMI input!)

3 agree

there is not a generic MP3 player port/input

3 agree

non-universal remote

2 agree

only 4 settings in EQ

2 agree

in 1080p, the movies have too much visual distortion/noise

2 agree

The setup menu cannot be accessed unless your input source is DVD/CD. That means if you are listening to anything else (iPod, Digital-in, Radio, Aux), you must first select DVD/CD, and wait for a disk to load (a slow process).

2 agree

not satellite radio ready

1 agrees

does not include a Blu-ray DVD player

1 agrees

The wireless speakers are not really wireless. They are powered by an attachment that does NOT connect to the DVD player (this is the "no wires part")

1 agrees

included speaker wires are thin

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Edit

 

The top of Panasonic's SC-PT line, the SC-PT960 home theatre system once again pairs a 5-disc DVD player and 5.1 surround speaker system. The speakers feature the same tall, slim design as the SC-PT760 and Kelton Subwoofer system, for dynamic surround sound even at the lowest volumes, with the help of Panasonic's proprietary Whisper-Mode Surround technology. The SC-PT960 provides high definition picture even from 480p standard DVDs with the help of a 1080p upscaling function and HDMI cables for minimal signal loss. Unlike the other models in the line, it includes Panasonic's wireless speaker kit for rear speakers, keeping cable clutter to a minimum, and it still supports Panasonic wireless multi-room speakers, which are sold separately. The theatre features a built-in hard drive for storage of digital media, and fully supports iPod listening with the built-in Universal Dock. The SC-PT960 also features Panasonic VIERA Link, which surrenders basic control functions to an attached Panasonic VIERA HDTV for ease of set-up and simplified control.

Features
  • 5-disc DVD player with HDMI
  • 5.1 surround sound with Kelton Subwoofer and special design wireless rear speakers
  • iPod-ready and build-in hard drive for storage of digital media
  • VIERA Link for owners of Panasonic VIERA HDTVs
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