Summary: Couldn't be happier with this system. I needed a boost for the 50 inch TV in the bedroom but didn't want to spend a mint for another system like I have in my den. This unit was a breeze to set up and gives me all the performance I need in my small bedroom. It literally cost less than 10% of the cost of the Definitive Technology/Yamaha system in the den but I find it's performance just terrific... especially when considering the price point. Let's face it.
Good HDMI-CEC support; unimportant to most, important to me.
Rich T., Amazon
24 August 2014
Summary: I purchased this Panasonic Soundbar in June of 2013. At the time, my requirements were: - Good sound (can't afford GREAT sound) - Wireless Subwoofer - HDMI input and good HDMI-CEC support - Bluetooth support In my search, I tested the Toshiba SBX4250 and the Samsung HW-F450 from my local Costco. My final choice was the Panasonic. Sound: - Acceptable sound -- The front speakers are not a big improvement over the built-ins.
Finally! A compact Sound System for home cinema sound!
21 April 2014
Summary: I've tried more than one sound bar, and was always disappointed with the sound. I purchased this hoping that the wireless subwoofer would make a difference and WOW, did it. I have been using this for several months and it has made watching both movies and television much more enjoyable, with home cinema quality sound and depth to the bass that mimics a movie theater experience.
Summary: My TV sits on a stand, over my fireplace. Putting a soundbar in, not an option-- it covers the sensor for the TV remote. I'd have good sound, but I'd be back in the 70's trying to change channels. Other 2.1 systems (like Bose)-- the sub woofer is connected to the speakers. How's that supposed to work over my fireplace? This system-- Perfect! plugged right into the TV with an HDMI cable and optical cable.
Summary: I bought this soundbar system back In Nov 2012 and so far (knock on wood) it has been great. It has above average sound (much better than TV speakers) and pairs very well with our Panasonic plasma (P65ST50). It turns on/off with the TV. It also works well with bluetooth devices. A newer version (HTB770) has been out since April 2013 but so far reviews have not been great.
Excellent Product to Gain Better Sound From Your Television
23 February 2013
Summary: Okay, first off, soundbars within this price range are NOT meant as equivalents to true 5.1/7.1 full-rig systems, nor much higher-priced soundbars that are on the market (e.g. GoldenEar). What this unit does do is provide MUCH better sound than the audio your television's speakers can provide. Considered in that light, this product performs very, very nicely. The fact that you can "split" the bar and position it as two speakers is a versatile bonus.
Summary: I like this speaker set up a lot. I have it set up in my small basement which is about 15'x20'. I have purchased/used several other small surround sound systems (5.1s) and speaker bars, and this system sounds the best by far an dis very easy to set up. The 3D simulation surround is awesome from such a little speaker set. The bass is quite nice - clean without any distortion. I have the speakers split to the sides of my TV.
Summary: I was looking for an inexpensive system that wouldn't upset the wife, so I ordered this system and a refurburished one at that. I'm please with the system's good sound and nice features, especially the dialog level which can be changed depending upon your preference. The bluetooth feature is nice to play music and everything hooked up seamlessly to my Panasonic TV's HDMI/ARC input.
Summary: Got this home theater sound set mainly because it fit my shelf space and power desire. Now after having it a month, I must say it has excellent sound and will play much louder than I will ever need. Some people criticize the small little lights that indicate volume settings and say they are hard to understand. Not me, I say they are very easy to use once you read the user manual and learn how they work.