Panasonic SC-BT205 reviews: 5.1 Surround Sound Home Cinema System

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+ This home cinema system scores very high on design. - It scores poorly on sound quality.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 20 reviews.
Panasonic SC-BT205: Blu-ray, With HDMI See full product description
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Stephen, Great Ryburgh Gadget lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Awesome surround sound with sharp speech and an excellent balance achieved by the auto set-up. The bass response from the sub-woofer creates a real cinema expereince and moies such as "Star Trek" make you feel like it's relaly there in your livng room.
Even just playing the standard Digital signal from regular TV stations through the procesor makes a big impact and HD comes alive.
Blu-ray picture deifinition is fantastic
Bad points:
Blu-ray is slow to start up and naviagation can be cumbersome but this is only a small niggle and I am getting acclimatised to it.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 9.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Nov 2009

JIM, IPSWICH Pop, rock or dance fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Blu-ray player looks nice and solid, speakers are impressively tall and have a nice minimalist appearance. There is a lot to be said for surround sound all in one box,you get all the stuff you need for a great surround effect, and very little hassle setting it up. Sub woofer is heavy with rounded rubber feet and gives a deep loud bass level. Blu-ray movies look beautiful with this machine, and the surround sound is better and clearer than regular dvd's.
Bad points:
Remote control is not well laid out. Surround speakers look huge but only have one small cone in each(which feels like a bit of a swindle because you could easily fit ten in each) Player occasionally freezes whilst playing blu-ray discs (a fault common to many blu-ray players) Sound from the speakers is effective, but lacks any real depth. The machine takes forever to open the disc tray, and then ages to load a disc, and last but by no means least, there is no HDMI lead provided with this set, which is super-annoying since the only way you can watch high definition content on this machine is with an HDMI connection, so you will spend hundreds of pounds on this box of tricks only to discover that the one thing that makes it all work aint in there.
Overall rating 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Jul 2009

Barry, Bitmingham Bargain hunter

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
good quality product at an excellent price.
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2010

Mark, Aberdeen Gadget lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Sound is ace! Love the bass makes films come to life. Picture is very goods. I have set it up to play the radio and we use the online link to Youtube plus we use the BD Live feature. I also wall mounted all the speakers.
Bad points:
Lots of wires. Bit slow starting up a disc. Bottom half of speakers are dummys.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Ease of setting up 6.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2009

Confirmed purchaser Movie fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact, easy setup, good picture and sound quality for the price.
Bad points:
Not enough cable on the rear speakers and proprietary connectors means DIY is mor of a hassle.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 8.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Mar 2010

george, middlesbrough

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Beautiful 'full' sound.
Bad points:
Rear speaker cables little too short.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 9.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Nov 2009

Confirmed purchaser Gadget lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great audio, video and features. Attractive speaker and unit. Install Sky for a living so have much experience in different surround units from the cheap and nasty, to the way out of my price range. This all in one system suits me to a tee
Bad points:
Menus a bit annoying, slightly tacky feeling build quality...not a major issue
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 9.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Mar 2010

This Panasonic SC-BT205 is reviewed on Pocket Lint

Product Features

Sound channels 5.1 surround sound
Built-in disc player Blu-Ray Player
Wireless system Wired
Connections Ethernet
Connections USB
Connections HDMI
Playback formats CD
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats MP3
Audio technology Dolby Digital and DTS
Extra functions iPod dock
Upscaling Yes
3D No
Number of speakers 6
Power (W) 125
Width in cm 43
Height in cm 6.3
Depth in cm 32.7
Release date 2009-03-23

Also known as: Panasonic SCBT205EB, PANASONIC SCBT205, Panasonic SCBT205EB-K

 

Manufacturer's Description

Bamboo Cone Speaker is a rigid, low-density bamboo material used in the front and centre speaker cones helps achieve a clean, responsive sound. Vocals are pure and clear, and dialogue is crisp and easy to understand. Kelton Subwoofer has an internal structure that is divided into two completely sealed spaces. The drive unit that is mounted to the space in the back causes the air in the front space to vibrate. This causes an Acoustic Filter effect in the front space to absorb unwanted noise while also vibrating the Passive Radiators. It produces highly robust, reverberating bass sounds.
Panasonic’s Home Cinema System is a great way to enjoy the music, video and photo contents on your iPod. The list* of iPod content can be displayed on the TV screen, and you can use the remote control from the home cinema system or a VIERA TV to select and play it. * Only for Music and VIDEO ** To enjoy iPod video/photo contents, please connect your home cinema system with SCART cable to your TV.
Because these models are compatible with the VIERA CAST function, you can access YouTubeTM, PicasaTM, and other Internet sites from the special VIERA CAST screen. YouTubeTM lets you watch the newest video clips, and PicasaTM lets you view Web-based photos. You can also check weather and stock information on other sites.
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, or when the Smart Setup button on the main unit is pressed. The Auto Speaker Set function, which optimises the speaker output levels by using the included microphone, also eliminates the need for any special knowledge or experience. Anyone can then easily set it up by following the directions on the screen, for movie enjoyment with the best possible sound.
A reduction in power consumption (Approx. 0.3W) has been achieved compared with 2008 model (SC-BT100), when the power is turned off.D21 By controlling the power consumption depending on the audio output level, a reduction in power consumption has been achieved compared with 2008 model (SC-BT100).
After using the Blu-ray DiscTM home cinema system, it is automatically turned off when you return to TV operation using the VIERA Link menu. * 2009 VIERA TV

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