Panasonic SC-HTB550 reviews: Home Cinema System

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+ This home cinema system has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on surround sound effect.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 30 reviews.
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Tracey, Grantham Music listener

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Amazing cinema soundand looks great
Bad points:
None
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2013

David, Caernarfon Older male

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
As you get older your high frequency hearing ability decreases and dialogue with background noise (noise meaning any sounds including music) becomes difficult to interpret because the noise masks out the frequencies you have difficulty in hearing in the first place. The Panasonic Soundbar goes a considerable way to improving dialogue in background noise which in part is due to forward facing speakers. You will need to experiment with the various settings to suit your particular hearing ability. I recommend this Soundbar and ask AV programme makers to reduce the level of background music and sound effects because not everybody has good hearing.
Bad points:
None really - it does what it is supposed to do. If I have to think of something then it would be that the amplifier gets quite hot and a bit of air circulation is advised.
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 6.0
Clarity of instruction manual 7.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 9.0
Overall rating 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2013

Gary, West kingsdown normal guy

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
wireless subwoofer can be hid behind furniture etc.
Bad points:
bought this basd on the reviews I read, unfortunately my requirements for surround sound must be higher than those that wrote the reviews. have a panasonic Hd tv and the overall improvement in sound effect was minimal, I went for the sound bar because I did not want wires around the room, unfortunately if you want good surround then that is a necessary evil. At over 300 when I bought it, it is rather expensive if I coud take it back I would. I would recommend that you either save up and get a good surround system or stick with what you have and save your money.
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 3.0
Clarity of instruction manual 5.0
Range of features 3.0
Value for money 4.0
Overall rating 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2013

Stephen, Maldon Gadget lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Used HDMI cable to connect straight into my SKY box, and worked a treat. Bluetooth to my iphone and ipad works really well and very easy to sync. Looks great, sounds great.
Bad points:
Had to go into "Hotel" mode on my Panasonic TV to get the start up to be on the correct HDMI channel, then the SKY controller controls volume correctly. The Sound bar also then powers up and down with the TV being turned off and on.
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 7.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 9.0
Overall rating 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Feb 2013

Neil, Stevenage Movie fan

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Excellent sound and optional speaker arrangement, wireless subwoofer is also very good.
Bad points:
Audio cuts out I think this is due to the ARC setup I have so I may need to change it to dual mode (ARC and optical) if you have a Panasonic tv you probably won't get any problems.
Ease of use 7.0
Ease of setting up 5.0
Surround sound effect 8.0
Clarity of instruction manual 5.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 6.0
Overall rating 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2013

Daniel, Airdrie Gadget lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sound quality superb
Bad points:
white cables really everything else black
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 5.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 7.0
Overall rating 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jan 2013

Michael, Gadget lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Simple and works well with Panasonic tv and blueray.
Bad points:
Not a surround sound system in reality.
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 3.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 8.0
Overall rating 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jan 2013

Product Features

Sound channels 2.1 surround
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Wireless system Wireless
Connections HDMI
Audio technology Dolby Pro Logic II
Extra functions Sound projector
Number of scart ports 0
3D 3D Mode
Number of speakers 1
Width in cm 31
Height in cm 4.4
Depth in cm 19.5
Release date 2012-05-01
 

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