Summary: I bought this as a gift for my parents. They have a Panasonic TV and not a lot of tech knowledge. This works flawlessly with their setup, and they don't have to think about it. When connected to a Panasonic VIERAlink television, once you've got it properly configured, the unit powers up when you...
Summary: It was easy to set up and easy to operate. I'm not an audio buff so the sound is good. The only con would be since my hearing isn't what it used to be, I thought it would get louder. Otherwise, nice item for the price and sound.
Summary: I bought these because the price point couldn't be ignored and it they vieralink to my Panasonic plasma GT50. Audio is a big improvement over the built in tv speakers and the option to go left and right or soundbar is a great feature!
Summary: I was looking for something to upgrade the sound on an LCD i recently purchased for my bedroom. Usually I'm a 5.1 to 7.1 home theater receiver/speaker setup kind of guy, but in this case I just didn't want to run wires in my bedroom to the rear speakers and I wasn't sure I wanted to go with a...
Nice upgrade over TV speakers, even with a non-Panasonic TV.
Philip J. Vogt "pretty average guy", Amazon
12 February 2013
Summary: I was looking for a cost effective way to add some bass and improved sound versus the speakers in my Westinghouse TV. I was a little hesitant to go with this unit, as the reviews seemed to be heavily populated by people who had a Panasonic TV and could take advantage of the built-in communication...
Summary: When arrived I was shocked how small the soundbar is. When looked around on web, found that this is adviced for 32-37 inch TVs. It looks odd for my 55 inch. I owned before (that I returned because of the lack of Viera Link).
Summary: After reviewing several other systems I chose the Panasonic SC-HTB20. For the price it is a pretty good system. I hooked it up via HDMI to my Sony BlueRay player and JVC HDTV. I also connected the TOS optical from my JVC HDTV to the Panasonic. It took about 20 minutes to set up.
A good upgrade, but it can't replace good speakers
3 January 2013
Summary: I will probably amend this as I live with the HTB20 more, but let's start somewhere. The product installed quickly and easily. I have a Panasonic Viera TV, so connecting an HDMI cable among the ARC-enabled HDMI ports was easy.
Excellent value, easy setup and yet, be careful before you buy it
30 December 2012
Summary: I wanted a simple sound bar that had Audio Return Channel (ARC) and Viera Link for my 2012 Panasonic TV. The HTB20 met all my needs. It is a excellent value for the price. With Viera Link, I only need one remote, the TV speakers automatically mute, the home theater volume displays on-screen and...