Summary: If you're in the market for a home entertainment system, and space is a limiting factor, the Panasonic SC-BFT800 is well worth a look. It can easily be wall mounted below a flatscreen TV, and it also has a stand so it can be self-standing. It offers a neat design, loads of features and great quality.
Excerpt: Having a built-in Blu-ray player is convenient, as the LG HLX56S proves, but it can make for a deep unit. The Panasonic SC-BFT800 sorts that with a vertical drive – which means the unit is slim enough to wall-mount. The Panasonic has another neat little trick up its sleeve, too: the front panel slides one way to reveal the disc-drive, and reveals an iPod/iPhone dock in the other.
Pros: Slim, neat dock and disc-drive, tonally balanced, excellent 2D and 3D image
Cons: No HDMI inputs, wi-fi or iPlayer, doesn’t sound as crisp as the LG HLX56S