Conclusion: 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.
Pros: One of the best bits about the Panasonic SC-BFT800 is its design, with clean and simple styling that looks perfect sitting below a flatscreen TV. The glossy central section is flanked by speaker grills, and it slides quietly either to the left or the right at the touch of a button. Move it one way and you'll find a dock for your iPod, move it the other and there's space for a Blu-ray or DVD. Either option is completely hidden, along with the small screen, adding to th...
Cons: We really struggled to find anything to dislike about the Panasonic SC-BFT800. It looks great, it sounds and works just as good as it looks, and features like the wireless sub are a great inclusion.
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