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Panasonic SC-HTB15

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic SC-HTB15

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Overall 6
6.0

good sound but -

Ann Marie Hyduk "Naples Lady", Amazon
24 June 2013
  • Summary: The unit shuts down and starts up with the TV. I am using the HDMI I/O, but each time it starts up it switched back to Optical. Its a pain.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worth it at the refurb price not worth retail

ratcat "ratcat", Amazon
16 May 2013
  • Summary: The sound is better than TV speakers, but mostly due to the sub. At the refurbished price point I am happy but at full price I would have sent back. I suspect that is why there are so many available refurbished.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just a little disappointed

P.C., Amazon
20 June 2012
  • Summary: After many years in the music biz, sitting in front of P.A. systems doing stage lighting, my hearing has suffered a bit. I don't get some hi-mid range and hi-freqs like I used to. I was hoping this system would help boost those freqs. for me but unless I crank it up it's not much better than the speakers already in my Vizio 42" (except of course for the bass).
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Overall 6
6.0

OK for the price

Travis Edmonds "Swoops", Amazon
6 April 2012
  • Summary: We have a small entertainment center and had been using an older stereo system to boost up the volume for our flat screen because it's pretty quiet like most TVs that style. We wanted some more bass, but nothing over the top. After hooking this up, the sound is OK. The extra bass is nice, and during louder parts it sounds great, but doesn't do well with dialogue/quieter parts. It's basically just a step up from the stereo system we had going before.
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Overall 6
6.0

Did not add any volume, so returned it.

M. Shows, Amazon
27 March 2012
  • Summary: Bought this for my parents, who needed an assist in hearing their Panasonic plasma TV. The TV speakers just weren't loud enough for them, even at full volume (we thought). After hooking up this 2.1 system, it wasn't louder at all. The sound quality was improved, with richer, better sounding audio, but it did nothing to solve their volume issues.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good sound quality but I could not use the subwoofer

M. Kooiman "nerdette", Amazon
20 February 2012
  • Summary: I don't know much about sound systems and already had 5 speakers set up for surround sound using an Onkyo receiver. I expected to be able to plug everything in to the receiver and have 7.1 surround but that wasn't the case. If you don't have a receiver, you can plug the two speakers into the subwoofer and the subwoofer into the TV and you better sound than if you just had the TV speakers.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's ok with 60" Panasonic Viera Plasma, but.........

R. Landon "rlandon5", Amazon
13 February 2012
  • Summary: I was hoping for a better sound than what the SC-HTB15 speakers produced. Once connected to my new 60" Pany (P60S30) using the ARC HDMI connection it sounds as lifeless as the oem tv speakers. When I attempted to use the TV menu audio settings to adjust the bass treble I discovered they are now greyed out and no option to adjust the sound quality. Being there are no adjustments on the speaker system, it's basically a factory default and leave it sound.
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Overall 6
6.0

Was hoping it would replace my slapped-together speaker/receiver Setup... no such luck.

M. Kim "gadget freak and man-toy expert", Amazon
27 January 2012
  • Summary: Just received my order for this product today. To put some context to my review and why I gave it 3 stars, let me preface by saying that I purchased the HTB15 to replace a recently purchased receiver/speaker setup of a Yamaha receiver, 2 x Polk RTi4 bookshelf speakers, and 1 Polk center channel speaker (note that I do not have a subwoofer or rear speakers, this is because I live in an apartment and don't like to disturb my neighbors).
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Overall 6
6.0

Would not work with my flat screen.

USMC-Guy "USMC-GUY", Amazon
29 November 2011
  • Summary: Be careful if you order this item, make sure that your TV has a PORT labeled HDMI (ARC) (Audio Return Channel) or a HDMI IN port plus a OPTICAL OUT port is your only second option. You will need a high speed HDMI cable and and a Optical cable (if you do not have the HDMI ARC port). My flat screen TV did not have the HDMI ARC port and does not have any Optical out port so this sound bar will NOT work.
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Overall 6
6.0

wish the bass work as well as clear-dialogue mode

CC, Amazon
23 October 2011
  • Summary: I must say it is not what I expected. YES: the clear-mode dialogue works very well; the setup is very easy; design looks great; different configurations are possible very good; NO: You really have to turn the volume up to 50(max:100) get the bass and yet it is not very strong (I have linked it with my panasonic plasma TV). To me it seems the bass is only selective, you will not hear bass at all in the voice.
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