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Panasonic-sc-htb500.20424820
7.3 out of 10

Panasonic SC-HTB500

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Overall 10
10

Very Nice SoundBar

JP, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: I like this sound bar and really like the wireless sub woofer it really adds bass to your system. I use the with my Panasonic VIERA TC-P42G25 42-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV. the sound is so much better that just the stock speakers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good soundbar, reasonable price

R. Aldridge, Amazon
26 December 2013
  • Summary: This meets my needs. I wanted a minimal amount of wiring so that's why I chose the wireless speaker and the HDMI connection. Occassionally the speaker will not come off from "Mute" probably due to an HDMI signalling issue, but turning the bar off and on restores the sound.
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Overall 2
2.0

it's all downhill from here

Lisa, Amazon
22 August 2012
  • Summary: I'm sitting here typing this review as my tv is silent. I was watching a dvd and the sound went out....again. I had misplaced the itty bitty remote long ago, so the only way to get the sound back is to get up and turn the power off on the sound bar and turn it on again. This has been happening for about a week. it happened three times during one movie. I finally gave up and shut the tv off.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Happy with This Item!

Michaelp19, Amazon
8 February 2012
  • Summary: Arrived early and was exactly as described. Was a bit concerned about purchasing refurbished product but $199 price point vs. $350+ for brand new was selling point. Very confusing if other similar items would work with my Panasonic plasma TV with Viera Link, Panasonic Blu Ray DVD player and Direct cable box so I decided to try this item. VERY easy to connect with one HDMI cable from soundbar to Audio Return Channel (ARC) on HDMI 1 on TV.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good solid 4 star unit

badger, Amazon
6 January 2012
  • Summary: was looking in particular for a Panasonic soundbar to round out the same plasma and BR so they all talked to one another. had no desire for more remotes. Bought this just last week, one Optical cable in, one HDMI in and off we went. Sound is very good, good depth, can definately hear the enhancement on the bass. Subwoofer doesn't go as loud as I expected, but when it's on it changes everything.
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Overall 6
6.0

just alright.....

aaronmn, Amazon
27 June 2011
  • Summary: I bought this along with a 42" Panasonic LCD TV. I waited to post a review for a few months so I could get a good feel for the system. Here are a few impressions: Likes: 1. Matches my Panasonic TV. 2. Wireless Sub is really handy. It can be placed several feet away from the speakerbar. The bass quality is quite good for a sub of this size. 3. Works with HDMI CEC. This means that my Panasonic TV remote controls the soundbard via "Viera Link.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great sound for a bedroom

Judd, Amazon
15 June 2011
  • Summary: I bought my Panasonic sound bar at Costco on sale, because Sony was sold out. The Panasonic was a bit more expensive, but had a wireless woofer which is a big plus compared to the Sony or Vizio [lower end models] which both had hard wired woofers. I simply ran a digital optical cable from the TV to the sound bar and I was done.
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Overall 10
10

Soundbar Speaker

John R. Valko "Taxx Mann", Amazon
23 April 2011
  • Summary: At first we were going to send the Soundbar Speaker System back because we thought the built-in TV speakers were really good. Then we decided to connect the soundbar system and see what the difference was. Well, it made a huge difference. We are extremely pleased with the sound and the design and are very happy we decided to connect the system instead of just sending it back.
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Overall 8
8.0

panasonic soundbar

elmer, Amazon
20 March 2011
  • Summary: after owning the panny soundbar for a few weeks now, i'd have to say that it is pretty simple setup for great home theater sound. here are the qualifiers: No, it is not Dolby 5.1 and does not pretend to have the level of channel separation, however given the 2-piece setup from the soundbar and subwoofer, you get accurate full range sound that approximates the deep lows and clear voice that you good theater sound provides.
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Overall 10
10

Great 2.1 Sound

Eddie, Amazon
5 February 2011
  • Summary: While this soundbar setup is not for audiophiles, for the average listener this is a great setup. I bought this soundbar to replace a Sony soundbar that was not as loud and clear as my Panasonic Plasma TV. This soundbar definitely remedied that problem. Also, this is easy to set up and with the wireless subwoofer it has a much cleaner look than the previous setup which had a thick cable running from the soundbar to the subwoofer.
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