Summary: Setup couldn't be easier, but the proprietary speaker connectors and limited overall connectivity mean the SC-BTT195 can't grow if needs demand. Still, as a low-cost, stress-free way to add true surround sound to your home theater experience, the Panasonic SC-BTT195 is one of the better deals in its class.
Pros: Easy to set up, Internet streaming, Good Blu-ray performance
Cons: Suitable for only smaller rooms, Precut speaker wire may be too short, Proprietary speaker connectors, limited connectivity
Conclusion: The Pansonic SC-BTT195 is an inexpensive, easy way to get a 5.1-channel surround sound experience and Blu-ray player in one box, but it's not the most impressive-sounding home theater system.
Pros: Satisfying surround imaging. Great Blu-ray performance. Decent bass.
Cons: No Wi-Fi out of the box. Speakers are small and feel flimsy. Midrange and treble response underwhelming.
Panasonic SC-BTT195 Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System Review
19 September 2012
Conclusion: Given its $399 suggested retail price, the SC-BTT195 offers a whole lot of bang for the buck. It sets up quickly, providing a 3D-capable Blu-ray player and provides access to a nice selection of audio and video streaming services. While the speakers seem a little flimsy, for the price this can be overlooked, especially for anyone who loves movies but lacks the budget and space for a full-fledged component home theater system.
Pros: Simple to set-up, simple to use, Very nice appearance, Great upgrade from TV sound, Good selection of streaming apps, Excellent bang for the buck
Cons: Speakers seems a bit cheaply made, Front tower speakers are a little bulky, a little thin-sounding in the midrange, No built-in Wi-Fi (requires optional adapter)