Summary: I have had this for over a year now and it is still performing great. I have no complaints. I admit that I had to have some help getting it all hooked up but it that said I have no complaints!
Summary: The quality of these speakers is spot on for the price.' Everything sounds really good for this price, including the Dolby Surround sound integration. The only shortcomings are mostly software related. For example: the unit does not automatically accept the ARC connection when switched on... Instead it switches the tv to it's video output for Blu-Ray/Dvd to play whatever is in the tray. Also I cannot seem to find the area to disable the auto-shutoff in the settings.
Summary: Purchased in early 2011 and it is now late 2012 but I am finally getting around to writing this review - the system sucks. It broke after about 8 months of use. Three of the five speakers stopped working (the center channel, and left and right rear channels). Had I not already run cabling and pretty permanently installed it I would have returned it. But, like an idiot, I was lazy and kept it in place. Now, after 20 months the front left channel speaker is going out.
Summary: The sub-woofer is small and cant believe it can produce such a great bass effect. The input from TV and other players can be fed into this one so the home theater is always on with other devices. Great ipod and iphone connectivity. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a in-expensive HT solution, well done Panasonic.
Summary: I have several Panasonic products: TV, Home Theater, DVD Player, Camcorder. This is the first time I have had to contact their customer service. I was trying to view the pictures that were on my IPhone 4. I was informed during my second call to them that the unit was designed to operate with the original IPhone 4, but if you have updated the phone software then they could not guarantee compatibility!!!
Summary: The sound is excellent in any mode, however I need to turn it up to at least 35 - 40 to hear anything. It has awesome picture quality using either standard DVD's or Blu-Ray disc. I haven't used the 3D function as of yet. Small, stylish and powerful. The internet apps are amazing, wish I could add additional. Upon setting the system up I found that I needed to purchase an optical cord to hear the tv in surround sound.
Summary: Bought my SC-BT230 around Christmas 2010. Worked great for a year with no issues. Then the warranty expired (1 year parts, 1 year labor). The unit started shutting off with an F61 error code every time I turned it on. Panasonic support was ultimately useless. The best they could tell me was that my issue was something to do with the circuitry in the unit that was connected to the speakers.
Summary: I've had this product for over a year and it's a very good all around good home theatre system for my setup especially for the price i got it for ($200.00 at the time but now i see it's up to 300). I bought it specifically to work with my panasonic plasma tv for the viera link. Be sure you know what you are buying. This doesn't support 3d blu ray discs, this doesn't have the new cinema surround HORIZONTAL but it does have the cinema surround vertical.