The new SC-PT865 is a fantastic looking home theatre system, which is designed to seamlessly match with your flat panel TV. With HDMI connection you can easily connect to a flat panel TV and enjoy the benefits of true HD quality and with 1080p Up-conversion you'll get the best picture quality from a standard DVD. Much improved is Panasonic's Viera Link. When you connect the SC-PT865 home theatre system to a Panasonic Viera TV you can now use the TV's remote control to work the home theatre system. The menu control for the SC-PT865 will appear on the Viera TV, this means you can now put the home theatre system away in a cabinet or even have the system in another room from the TV and yet you will still be able to control it from the Viera's remote control.
Modified for all region (Regions 1-6) playback
Guaranteed to play all old, current and future DVD movies including DVDs that are RCE coded
PAL/NTSC Playback of DVD/VCD
Video disc playback system: PAL, NTSC ALL REGIONS
World Wide Power Supply: 110-240 volts 50-60 hertz
The SC-PT865 comes with many more useful features, such as a USB port which allows you to easily connect an MP3 player and with 1250W RMS you will never be short of power. Plus you will not need to run speaker wires from the PT865 receiver to the rear speakers, because the SC-PT865 comes with the FX67 wireless rear speaker system. Often when the volume is turned down low the 5.1ch surround sound effect is lost. The SC-PT865 now comes with Whisper-mode Surround, meaning even at low volume levels you will still be able to enjoy true 5.1ch surround. The SC-PT865 now comes with an in-built integrated docking station.
Simply slot your iPod into the docking station and you will be able to listen to music or video through the SC-PT865. The docking station will also charge your iPod and if you connect via Viera Link you'll be able to control the iPod using the Viera remote control and on-screen menus will appear on the Viera TV for total ease of use. The new Kelton subwoofer outputs deep thunderous bass sounds, while the new bamboo speaker diaphragms on the centre speakers gives clearer top end. To top off your home theatre listening experience the SC-PT865 comes with auto speaker setup. Simply place the microphone where you will be sitting and the SC-PT865 sends out test signals and will then automatically set the speaker levels so you will get the best home theatre listening experience.
For those who prefer a clutter-free surround sound setup, having wireless rear speakers does away with unsightly cables between the DVD receiver and these boomboxes. Aesthetics aside, it also helps to simplify installation, and is particularly handy for bridging open aisles and rooms without false ceilings. In this case, surround effects are transmitted over-the-air via Wi-Fi-like radio frequency. This has a favorable line-of-sight-independent advantage for uninterrupted playback even with occasional obstructions, though interference is still possible due to its highly congested 2.4GHz bandwidth.
A significant upgrade over its predecessor is its souped-up Apple iPod playback and connectivity. Unlike most of its competitors, the multimedia player dock is integrated right into the main deck, concealed under a flap when not in use. So you'll have one less piece of component to fiddle with and set up, while enjoying the luxury of streaming videos from your iPod onto the big screen. Users with huge song compilations should also appreciate the SC-PT865's seamless navigation, carried out easily through playlists reproduced on TV and selectable using its bundled remote controller.
Non-Mac supporters may be more interested in its new Kelton subwoofer and bamboo diaphragm center speaker. According to its documentations, the sleek tower woofer is loaded with an internal 160mm driver and a side-firing 250mm equivalent, designed to deliver robust and responsive bass. The exotic bamboo material, on the other hand, is supposed to dish out cleaner and crisped dialog. If you're still not convinced, perhaps its generous 1,250W audio output and an auto surround sound calibration system are reassuring enough for credible large room performance.