Summary: I was pretty excited to "upgrade" to these from the $50 RCA setup I had previously, but am sad to say I was disappointed. The RCA speakers put out more sound on everything, except playing a blu-ray. Blu-ray has really good surround, but nothing else plays nearly loud enough NOTE: I did update the settings as some of the reviews suggest, but am still disappointed in this. The Blu-ray player itself is also not that good.
Summary: Positive: Puts out enough sound to fill decent sized room. Nice having netflix and pandora. Negatives: Consistent lip synch issues on tv and netflix. Does not turn on to last input so I always need to change it to watch tv. No aux input for playing music from phone. After one year developed annoying buzz sound when playing dvd or watching netflix. Save your money and buy something better than this. Update: Above review is true for non-Panasonic TV.
Not great, ignore the power output claims, terrible instructions
29 April 2013
Summary: I bought this system from Currys for £179, to replace an ageing (but excellent) JVC DVD surround system, that I played a Panasonic 3D Bluray through. The picture quality is superb, equal to the Panasonic DMP-BDT120 3D Blu-Ray Player it has replaced, the sound quality is ok (just), but no where near as powerful or generally pleasing as the JVC system, which is perplexing as the JVC is 80 watts per channel, plus 120 watts for the subwoofer, and the Panasonic is a claimed...