www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Panasonic SA-BX500
5.5 out of 10

Panasonic SA-BX500

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Panasonic SA-BX500

Showing 1-6 of 6
Overall 10
10

What a deal!

Nick P., Newegg
5 June 2009
  • Summary: I bought this to replace my entry-level receiver from Onkyo. I was a little nervous about the purchase because of the 500 dollar "instant savings". The product arrived, I switched out the receiver, then found out what I was missing. The sound definition is great.
  • Pros: Auto speaker setup with included Mic Lightweight Tons of inputs for anything you would want Quality definition
  • Cons: -No on-screen menu -Initial Setup can be a little confusing
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

worth it @ 299

Brian B., Newegg
2 June 2009
  • Summary: To me, definitely worth it for the price. Please whatever you do, for a quality experience...do not skimp/cheap out for your new cables. Neighbor asked if I was opening up a dance club...lol
  • Pros: Sound definition I haven't had before, nice punch,stays cool,digital amp=very light but not a disadvantage
  • Cons: Defititely patience trying for inital set-up,rated for 130 per ch but seems less, no upvert to 1080,but tv has more than enough inputs.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

great bargain, but not worth the full price

William B., Newegg
30 May 2009
  • Summary: $800 for this is too much, in my humble opinion.
  • Pros: Cost. Cost. Cost again. Severely marked down, and bottom of the top tier of receiver/amp. The main inputs have specific menu buttons for you Harmony remote people. The more peripheral inputs (radio, cd, etc.) do not appear to. Runs very cool. The rear cooling fan is completely silent. Comes with ...
  • Cons: Does not upconvert Component/RCA inputs to HDMI out. Need a second output for components -- not sure if you would need a third for RCA. This is a big deal if you're running wires in the wall. Things get tight really fast.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Excellent Bargain!

Anonymous, Newegg
30 May 2009
  • Summary: Despite some snobbish, so-called professional reviews out there, don't let them deter you from purchasing this fine piece of audio equipment. Who care about not being able to upscale component video signals anyway? Everything is basically using HDMI nowadays. It also doesn't have an on-screen menu.
  • Pros: I've gone through quite a few A/V receivers, but none stuck out like this one. Packed with useful features. Not a bunch of useless options that will never get used, full HD surround, a cable connecting layout in the back of the unit that couldn't have been thought out any better. Binding post/ ba...
  • Cons: Absolutely none!
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Amazing deal

Anonymous, Newegg
28 May 2009
  • Summary: i really like how i can not turn on the receiver and hdmi will pass through, but only for hdmi which is no good for everything else.
  • Pros: all the feature of a $800 receiver for $300 comes HDMI 1.3 and DTS-HD, MA, DD True, etc
  • Cons: doesn't upscale to 1080p or even upscale at all. also doesn't support component to hdmi conversion.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

User Review

Daryl F., Newegg
21 May 2009
  • Pros: Runs very cool, I'm able to keep it in a closed entertainment center cabinet with no concerns with over heating. I didn't even think about this until AFTER purchasing the unit but that alone would have made me want to buy this. Despite all the reviews about it being hard to use I've had no troubl...
  • Cons: None so far
  • Read full review