Summary: For less than $200 this is a great system. This is my first venture into surround sound and also my first bluray player. I only rate it at 4 stars because most people tend to read the 4 star reviews. I am a network admin and love playing with electronics. I took a solid hour or more to setup the system and layout the speakers where I wanted, then connected the unit to the tv. I like to get things perfect and play around with little settings.
Summary: Great system for the price! Set up was fairly quick and easy, arrived on time. Sound is awesome! Wish that the back of the player had regular speaker wire terminals instead of Panasonic plugs. But after some research, it seems that this is the new industryy standard for this level of system, Sony had the same thing. The one thing about this compared to the RCA and Sony brands I looked at is the speakers have a regular terminals to hook up to.
Great sound quality for the price, could use some simple fixes
22 January 2014
Summary: For under $200, I don't think you could find a better system. You get full 5.1 surround sound, a Blu-Ray player, and internet connected apps for streaming other content all in one package. Granted, this is not going to blow a top of the line entertainment system out of the water, you will not be disappointed. There is one annoyance that really should have been fixed by the manufacturer, but otherwise it seems to work well.
Summary: This system is pretty much on par with what you pay for. The menu and setting are nice - lots of options, easy to navigate. Slim player and light-weight. Remote reaches far (used at 25+ feet). The speakers are mediocre (again, they are as expected for this price and description). Volume has good range and goes up high (fills a 15x30 room easily).
Summary: I want to give this 5 stars but I can't.... here's why: - Speaker mounts. OK, or lack there of. If you get this, DO NOT BUY MOUNTS. The front (including center) and surround are small and have no bracket to mount on the wall or ceiling. There's a slot on the back for a drywall screw mount only. If you want to tweak the position, you'll need a mount for this type of connection. - Speaker wire.