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Panasonic SC-PT760

5-disc DVD home theater system with wireless rear speaker kit and built-in iPod® dock

9 Reviews

Item # 133SCPT760

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Bring vibrant DVD video and detailed surround sound into your living room with Panasonic's SC-PT760 home theater system. Your movies will look crisp and clear thanks to this system's built-in five-disc DVD/CD changer. It can even upconvert the video signal from standard DVDs for a better picture with your HDMI-equipped high-def TV. The five-speaker system and subwoofer are driven by 428 watts of amplification to immerse you in your favorite movie soundtracks and music.

Bring vibrant DVD video and detailed surround sound into your living room with Panasonic's SC-PT760 home theater system. Your movies will look crisp and clear thanks to this system's built-in five-disc DVD/CD changer. It can even upconvert the video signal from standard DVDs for a better picture with your HDMI-equipped high-def TV. The five-speaker system and subwoofer are driven by 428 watts of amplification to immerse you in your favorite movie soundtracks and music.

Dock your iPod and browse your tunes
Slip your iPod into the integrated dock and enjoy your digital music collection through your home theater speakers. You can even browse through your playlists, and songs on your TV screen and play videos stored on your iPod.

Innovative materials and design
This sleek system blends nicely into almost any space. The front left and right speakers feature floor stands, and you can mount the two rear speakers on a wall. The center speaker features a rigid, low-density bamboo diaphragm for cleaner, more responsive mids. And the specially designed subwoofer uses a dual chamber structure and 10-inch passive radiator to pump out clean, intense bass.

Wireless technology for easy setup and multi-room audio
A small rear-channel amp receives wireless signals from the system's main unit and powers the two surround speakers, so you won't have to run wires from the front of your room to the back. And you can add up to three optional powered speakers that connect wirelessly to the SC-PT760 for convenient music playback in multiple rooms.

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Product Highlights:

  • home theater system with 5-disc DVD/CD changer/receiver, 5 speakers, and a subwoofer
  • includes built-in iPod dock
  • includes small rear amplifier to power the rear speakers, with wireless connection to main unit
  • multi-room playback ready (requires optional SH-FX85 wireless speaker/receiver system)
  • VIERA Link™ technology for simplified operation with a compatible Panasonic TV (HDMI-CEC)
  • digital video upconversion for DVD playback
  • selectable 720p/1080i/1080p output via HDMI digital interface
  • plays DVD-Video discs, DVD-Rs & DVD-RWs
  • plays CDs, audio CD-Rs & CD-RWs, MP3 CDs and WMA CDs
  • plays digital picture CDs (JPEG)
  • built-in Dolby® Digital, DTS®, & Dolby Pro Logic® II processing, for surround sound from DVD, VHS, and stereo sources
  • 6-channel amplifier (63 watts x 2 for front speakers, 113 watts for center speaker, 34 watts x 2 for surrounds, 121 watts for subwoofer)
  • Energy Star® compliant
  • analog audio input
  • optical digital audio input
  • video output for TV (composite, component video, HDMI)
  • headphone output
  • remote control
  • DVD changer/receiver: 16-15/16"W x 2-1/2"H x 13-9/16"D
  • front speakers with stands: 9-7/8"W x 44-3/8"H x 9-5/16"D (each)
  • center channel speaker: 10-5/8"W x 3-11/16"H x 3-3/4"D
  • rear speakers: 3-5/8"W x 5-5/8"H x 3-3/4"D (each)
  • subwoofer: 7-3/16"W x 14-3/16"H x 12-7/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

I'm so glad that I purchased this system! It has everything I want. It took a few days to set-up, but it was worth it. The wireless back speakers work great. The Crutchfield website and customer service was also great to work with.

SHONEY, Redondo Beach, CA

What's in the Box:

  • SA-PT760 DVD/Receiver
  • SB-HW560 Subwoofer with attached 13' length of speaker wire with proprietary connector on other end
  • Two SB-HF760 Front speakers
  • Two SB-HS760 Surround speakers
  • SB-HC760 Center speaker
  • SE-FX65A Wireless System module
  • SH-FX65T Digital Transmitter
  • Wireless remote control (N2QAYB000214)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 2 Speaker stand upper shafts
  • 2 Speaker stand lower shafts
  • 2 Speaker stand bases
  • Two 5' AC cords
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • 45" Video cable (has an RCA composite video connector on each end)
  • Two 15' lengths of speaker wire with bare-tinned wire on one end and a proprietary connector on other end (installed inside stands shafts)
  • Two 13' lengths of speaker wire with bare-tinned wire on each end
  • One 13' length of speaker wire with a proprietary connector on one end and bare-tinned wire on other end
  • 8 Large machine screws
  • 4 Small machine screws
  • Sheets of speaker wire labels
  • Operating Instructions
  • Panasonic Customer Care Plan/Product Information card
  • Dolby Pro Logic II note
  • Speaker Connection Information sheet

Panasonic SC-PT760 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(9 Reviews)

Buy it with additional warrenty only.

cannan61 from Buffalo NY on 12/22/2010

I bought this item and enjoyed it for 16 months with no issues after that the DVD changer is not working getting change error with cracking noise. Since my warrenty expired 12 months only, I have to throw this item in junk. I would never buy a Panasonic item in future... Later I saw lot of other people are having the same issue.....



Great for the money!

Christopher from Silver City, NM on 2/17/2009

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I've been really impressed with this system... Like others, I was really worried about the wireless rear speakers and how well they would work, well I'm here to tell you; they work AWESOME!!! I was watching a movie the other night and the person threw a rock and it sounded like it landed in the back corner of our living room thats how clean and clear the sound is on this unit. The sub provides great bass and deapth to any move. I watched Pearl Harbor with this unit and the attack sene was amazing! Set up was the easiest I have done yet, everything is color coded and besides being color blind, you can't screw this up! I highly recommend this system!



Great Choice

Terry from Olean, NY on 1/29/2009

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Searched high & low for a good HT system. Spent A lot of time on the phone with an advisor. Couldnt decide between this model or the one with Blue Ray. I went with this one. I am so glad I did. This is paired with a panasonic 1080 P Full HD 50" plasma. HDMI hook up and everything automatically syncs. The rear wireless speakers are awesome. Great bass, very, very good sound. Regular DVD upconversion is superb. No lagging & a great picture. Highly recommend this to everyone who wants an affordable HT system with excellant sound. Not to forget the IPod dock, AM/FM tuner and CD player - total package - Great price!



Great sound

SHONEY from Redondo Beach, CA on 1/28/2009

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I'm so glad that I purchased this system! It has everything I want. It took a few days to set-up, but it was worth it. The wireless back speakers work great. The Crutchfield website and customer service was also great to work with.




Dee from Bellwood, IL on 1/27/2009

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I bought this system in September 2008. It works surperb!!! I love it! The sound is great and easy operation. I've attached a Blu-Ray player and use the digital output. The sound is wonderful. This was very cost efficient and the technical support team at Crutchfield is out of this world. Everyone knows how hard it is to get good support. Crutchfield's support team is exceptional. Online reviews for this product are 4.5 stars.



Good price for the big sound

Leonardy from Highland, CA on 1/22/2009

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I was doing a lot of researches for Theater system with my budget less than $400, I was a bit sceptical at first to purchase this product. I bought it for christmas. I setup my system to my 32" LCD w HDMI. I poped in my Surround sound DVD sample and I was amazed. The picture quality and the sound great. Even my 3,5,7 year old kids were saying it seemed like in the movie theater while I was playing them "Toy Story" movie. They loved it. I connected my PC w HDMI and VGA cable and played my DIVX movie also. The subwoofer is excellent. It was the best Christmas present for me. I recommend this product and you would not be disppointed. Now I'm planning to upgrade my LCD.



Great HTiB w/DVD Changer & iPod Player

ANN from OC, CA on 11/14/2008

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I purchased this product on the strength of online reviews. And after combing thru a dozen online stores, Crutchfield had the best price (and free delivery), beating most other online retailers by $100 or more. I bought HDMI 1.3 cables and I was set. I did most of the set-up, w/DH working on the two front speakers w/stands. (So even a girl can handle set up the entire HTiB system quick & easy.) The sounds is great; it is much better than our previous 5.1 HTiB system which was three years old. I'd recommend this great sounding system for anyone looking for an inexpensive HTiB.



Exactly right for me

Joe from Yuba City, Ca on 11/14/2008

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My wife needed a sound system to use in her classroom. Being the crafty person I am, I said, "why don't you take our old stereo system to class and we can get a new one for the living room?" Pretty smart right? Upon reviewing what would be best for our setup, we decided to go with the Panasonic SC-PT760 because of price, compatibility (we have a panasonic viera plasma) and the wireless rear speakers. I must say, the sound is very nice. I was a little hesitant to have an "all-in-one" system as it reduces the ability to be flexible in adding components, but this is a very nice unit with nice features. Having a Panasonic TV and sound system works well; click one button and the stereo meshes with the TV. It is pretty great. The Ipod dock is good too. The Ipod menus are shown on the screen of the TV which makes it very convenient. Ipod user controls seem to work well, I have not tried to video out to the TV on my Ipod though so no review on that. Bottom line: Good Price Nice features Good sound wireless rear speakers are great!




Bruceky from Montana on 5/24/2008

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Surprisingly sounds better than a similarly priced BOSE accoustimass 5. Wonderful Bass Response and superb music reproduction. Fast shipping like always, and crutchfield was also fast about the return process of my BOSE accoustimass.




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DVD/CD Playback


Overview: The Panasonic SC-PT760 Home Theater System features a 5-DVD Changer/Receiver, 2 front satellite speakers with floor-stands, wireless rear speakers and module, high-quality picture & sound with 1080p up-conversion, VIERA Link HDAVI control, integrated dock for iPod playback & recharging and is expandable to multi-room wireless audio with optional SH-FX85 wireless kit (sold separately).

SA-PT760 Main Unit:The SA-PT760 is the control center of the system and includes a 5-disc tray-loader DVD/CD changer with a built-in amplifier, Dolby Digital/DTS decoder with Pro Logic II, a digital AM/FM tuner and integrated iPod dock.

Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The surround modes include:

  • Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
  • DTS: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
  • Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro Logic II is an advanced decoder that derives 5-channel surround from stereo sound sources, whether or not it has been specifically Dolby Surround encoded. You can choose from Movie or Music mode.
  • Surround Music: In this mode the sound fills the room and comes from all directions with equal intensity.

Sound Effects: The Panasonic DVD/CD integrated receiver allows you to choose from the following sound effects.

  • Surround Enhancer: Automatically adjust each speaker to enhance the surround sound effect of 5.1-channl audio.
  • Real Center Focus: Using this feature, you can make the sound of the center channel seem like it's coming from the TV.
  • Equalizer: You can select from the following sound quality settings.
    • Flat: no effect added
    • Heavy: adds punch to rock music
    • Clear: clarifies high frequencies
    • Soft: for background music

Dialogue Enhancer: The Dialogue Enhancer increases the center channel volume (relative to other channels), making movie dialogue easier to hear and understand. Dialogue Enhancer is available when playing Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks recorded in 3 or more channels with the dialogue recorded in the center channel.

Whisper Surround Mode: This mode allows you to enhance the surround effect for low volume 5.1-channel surround during last night viewing.

Speaker Adjustments: The Panasonic integrated DVD/CD player offers the following speaker adjustments.

  • Speaker Delay: You can set an audio time delay for your center and surround speaker in regards to how far they are positioned from your listening position. You can adjust the center speaker's time delay between 1.0 to 5.0 ms and the surround speakers' time delay between 5.0, 10.0, or 15.0 ms.
  • Speaker Level: You can adjust the level of each speaker in the system from -6 to +6 dB.
  • Subwoofer Level: You can increase or decrease the amount of bass by adjusting the subwoofer level control from 1 (weakest) to 3 (strongest).
  • Subwoofer Boost: You can enhance the subwoofer effect with strong bass using the Subwoofer Boost feature.

iPod Dock: The SA-PT760 features an integrated front-panel iPod dock which flip-down when in use and folds-away when not in use. The unit's integrated iPod dock allows audio/video playback, control and charging of your iPod through the receiver. During Music mode of your iPod, theSA-PT760 will display a music menu on your connected TV's screen so you can select songs via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer or Audiobook. During Vide/Photo mode of your iPod, you will need to use the iPod's display and controls to operate your iPod. Basic functions such as Play, Pause, Stop, Skip, and Search are available for both Music and Video mode of your connected iPod through the SA-PT760. The Panasonic DVD/CD integrated receiver is compatible with the following iPod models.

  • iPod video (5th generation)
  • iPod classic (80/120/160GB)
  • iPod touch (1st/2nd generation)
  • iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation)
  • iPod color display (4th generation)
  • iPod mini (1st/2nd generation)

Note: The iPod dock will not charge the iPod nano (4th generation) or the iPod touch (2nd generation).

VIERA Link HDMI Control (HDAVI): VIERA Link is a convenient function that offers linked operations of the receiver and a compatible Panasonic TV through the HDMI connection. The HDAVI control allows for One Touch Playback where the Receiver and TV will turn on at the same time and automatically switch to the appropriate input for playback. When the TV is turned off, the receiver also automatically turns off.

Optical Digital Input: The unit features a rear-panel optical digital input for playing back Dolby Digital/DTS multi-channel surround signals output by your Satellite or cable box.

Auxiliary Input: The Panasonic integrated DVD/CD receiver features a stereo RCA audio input for connecting an external analog audio source to the home theater system.

Headphone Jack: The main unit features a 3.5mm (1/8") mini-jack headphone output on the front panel for private listening. When headphones are used the speakers are muted automatically.

Unified Remote: The SA-PT760 comes with an IR wireless remote control, which is pre-programmed to operate this system and a number of functions on select Panasonic brand TVs.

Dimmer: The unit's display can be set to Bright, Dim or Auto. Auto allows the display to be dimmed, but brightens the display when you perform some operations.

DVD/CD Playback

Compatible Discs: The integrated DVD/CD receiver will playback the following types of discs - DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD+/-R DL, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, Video CD, and SVCD. The unit supports playback functions such as Repeat, Random, Program Play (up to 30 tracks) Slow-motion and Frame-by-Frame.

MP3/WMA Playback: This unit will play MP3 and WMA files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 level 1/level2 format. MP3 files can also be played from DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Compatible MP3 compression rates range from 32-320 kbps, WMA a compression rates from 48-320 kbps.

Note: This unit is not compatible with ID3 tags or multiple bit rate WMA.

JPEG Disc Playback: This unit will play JPEG files recorded onto CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM discs. All JPEG files on a disc can be played back in a slide show with an adjustable interval. Additionally you can rotate an image. This unit can recognize up to 4000 pictures in 400 groups. Compatible picture resolution varies from 160 x 120 to 6144 x 4096.

HDMI HD Enhancer: The HD Enhancer's 1080p up-conversion function converts standard definition (720 x 480 pixels) images from DVDs to high definition (1920 x 1080 pixels). This means you'll get the most out of your HDMI-compatible HDTV, with sharp and exceptionally detailed high-resolution images. And unlike ordinary video up-converters that produce images with thicker edges and decreased sharpness, the HD Enhancer keeps edges crisp and clear, for outstanding detail. You can select for the unit to up-convert to 720p, 1080i or 1080p to match the resolution of your HDTV.

Progressive Scan Output: The integrated DVD player also features a component monitor output with progressive scan. Progressive-scan video has less flicker and fewer motion artifacts than the traditional interlaced-scanning method, resulting in a superior picture.

TV Type: The unit allows you to select what type of TV you are using - Standard (Direct View TV), Projection, CRT, Plasma TV or LCD.

TV Aspect: The unit allows you to choose between the following aspect ratios to suit your television and preference - 4:3 Pan&Scan (the sides of the widescreen picture are cut off so it fills the screen), 4:3 Letterbox (widescreen picture is shown in letterbox format), 4:3 Zoom (the picture zooms in and out), 16:9 Normal (laterally stretches image), 16:9 Shrink (images appear at the center of the screen) or 16:9 Zoom (expands to a 4:3 aspect ratio).

Picture Mode: You can choose one of the following picture mode settings:

  • Normal: normal picture
  • Cinema 1: mellows images and enhances detail in dark scenes
  • Cinema 2: sharpens images and enhances detail in dark scenes
  • Animation: suitable for animation
  • Dynamic: enhances contrast

Black Level: You can change the black level of the picture if you have connected the TV through the component video outputs. You can select either Lighter or Darker.

Time Delay: If you notice audio is out of sync to your video display you can adjust the time delay between 0ms, 20ms, 40ms, 60ms, 80ms or 100ms

Play Speed: You can decrease (0.6x) or increase (1.4x) the audio and video play speed of a DVD disc.


Wireless Rear Module: The home theater system comes supplied with Panasonic's Wireless Rear Module used to create a wireless rear speaker system. The Wireless Rear Module features a integrated 34 watt x 2 channel amplifier for the rear speakers with a 2.4 GHz RF receiver to communicate to the main unit. A supplied digital transceiver card plugs into the back of the DVD player/receiver. The Wireless Rear Module connects to the rear surround speakers using the included speaker wire and then plugs into an AC outlet, but no connection to the main unit across the room is needed. The Wireless Rear Module operates off of a 2.4GHz frequency and has a range up to 33 feet from the main unit.

Surround Speakers: The SB-HS760 surround speakers feature a video shielded, 3-ohm, 2.5" cone type full-range driver in a bass-reflex enclosure. The drivers are covered by a non-removable black cloth grille. There is one 5mm (M5) threaded insert on the back of the speaker for use with optional wall brackets. Additionally there is 1 keyhole slot provided for vertical wall mounting. There are four rubber feet on the bottom so it can sit securely on a shelf or speaker stand. The surround speakers come with 13' length of speaker wire each.

Front Speakers With Floor-stands:The SB-HF760 front speakers use a single video shielded, 3-ohm, 2.5" cone type full-range driver in a bass-reflex enclosure. Each enclosure is made from plastic and its front-panel covered by a non-removable black cloth grille. The speakers can be mounted on the included floor-stands or wall mounted using the key-hole slot on the back. They can also sit on a table or shelf securely and safely due to the rubber feet on the bottom of each speaker. The front speakers come each with a 15' length of speaker wire which is installed inside the shafts of the supplied speaker stands so the wire is hidden. Using the supplied floor-stands the front speakers measure - 9.875" wide x 44.375" tall x 9.3125" deep.

Center Channel Speaker: The SB-HC760 Center Channel speaker has two video shielded, 6-ohm, 2.5" cone type full-range drivers in a bass-reflex enclosure. The enclosure is made from plastic and its front-panel covered by a non-removable black cloth grille. There are two 5mm (M5) threaded inserts on the back of the speaker for use with optional wall brackets. Additionally there are 2 keyhole slots provided for horizontal wall mounting. There are three rubber feet on the bottom so it can sit securely on the TV or a shelf. The center speaker comes supplied with 13' length of speaker wire.

SB-HW560 Subwoofer: The Panasonic home theater system features a non-powered subwoofer, powered by an amp in the DVD/Receiver unit. The subwoofer uses an enclosed 6-ohm, 6.5" woofer and a side-firing 10" cone Kelton passive radiator. The subwoofer is not video shielded. The woofer's enclosure features four rubber feet to prevent vibration. There is a 13' length of speaker wire attached to the rear of the subwoofer's enclosure.

Optional Wireless Multi-Room Kit: You can also expand your music listening from the integrated DVD/Receiver into three additional rooms of your home with the optional Panasonic SH-FX85 wireless multi-room speaker kit (sold separately).

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