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Panasonic SC-BT200

Panasonic SC-BT200
alaScore 83

230 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Panasonic SC-BT200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 230 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Panasonic SC-BT200

 

Although the technology debuted in 2006, for many consumers Blu-ray still feels like brand-new tech. That's why a home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) system like the Panasonic SC-BT200 feels like such an incredible deal--with a street price as low as $450,...

7.1 home theater system; built-in Blu-ray player; solid sound quality for an HTIB; excellent image quality on Blu-rays and DVDs; iPod dock built into AV receiver; Amazon Video On-Demand and YouTube streaming

Step-up SC-BT300 delivers better sound quality, albeit for more money; no Netflix or Pandora streaming; autosetup mic is too short; no video inputs; lacks Wi-Fi

Panasonic's SC-BT200 is a 7.1 home theater system with built-in Blu-ray and solid sonics for the price, but it doesn't have the Netflix streaming found on some of its similarly priced competitors.

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Panasonic SC-BT200 Blu-ray Theater HTiB SystemReview

 

Want to find out how good a $500 high-def Blu-ray home theater system can sound, or how much it can do? Then hook up Panasonic's surprising entry-level "Blu-ray Theater."

The video was definitely respectable, but with Panasonic's Hollywood pedigree, I was certainly not expecting the audio to exceed it, especially with those microspeakers and that bargain pricetag. But the SC-BT200 rocks, and can turn an LCD or plasma...

Consumer review by:

Great value for price!

 

Good sound and performance.

Fairly easy set up for a 7.1 ; Using for more than a year and no problems so far, good sound and I'm impressed so far

None so far

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"Great value for price!"

 

Good sound and performance.

Fairly easy set up for a 7.1

None so far.

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"limited Viera Cast"

 

OK but limited.

iPod, 7.1 surround, Blu Ray

Very limited Viera Cast - no NetFlix or Skype. Very misleading as product on the web site links to Viera Cast showing these, but look closely at the fine print that says the 2008-09 devices have limited services.

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"Panasonic customer service sucks!"

 

Love surround sound of DVD's, but this unit was a bit expensive for a DVD player. If I wanted a DVD player I would have purchased one!!! oh yeah, I did! Will not play Blu-Ray movies. Had the unit for 13 months now & have only played approx 4...

Surround Sound is awesome

Won't play Blu-Ray movies, only DVD movies.

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Panasonic customer service sucks!

 

Love surround sound of DVD's, but this unit was a bit expensive for a DVD player. If I wanted a DVD player I would have purchased one!!! oh yeah, I did! Will not play Blu-Ray movies. Had the unit for 13 months now & have only played approx 4 Blu-Ray...

Surround Sound is awesome

Won't play Blu-Ray movies, only DVD movies

Consumer review by:

"Panasonic is Awful"

 

We have called Panasonic repetedely and have been hung up on, given phone numbers that lead no where, promised call backs that we never get and so on. We did get free shipping to send the BT230 back but still do not have a player to this day, 6 MONTHS...

Sounds great when it worked

It stopped playing DVDs and only played blu ray discs. We recieved new firm ware that did nothing. This was in March. We had to pay to ship it to Panasonic and they shipped us a SC-BT 230, it costs $150 less and could only play 5 of the 7 speakers.

Consumer review by:

Panasonic SC-BT200

 

We have called Panasonic repetedely and have been hung up on, given phone numbers that lead no where, promised call backs that we never get and so on. We did get free shipping to send the BT230 back but still do not have a player to this day, 6 MONTHS...

Sounds great when it worked

It stopped playing DVDs and only played blu ray discs. We recieved new firm ware that did nothing. This was in March. We had to pay to ship it to Panasonic and they shipped us a SC-BT 230, it costs $150 less and could only play 5 of the 7 speakers

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"Great Sound, Inexpensive, Easy Set-up, Small Speaker"

 

Great sound with an easy set-up, great price for amazing quality, speakers are color coded so easy set-up, speakers are small and fit on most stands, great product, was skeptical at first but became very impressed after setting it up

Tru-Sound, Easiness of setting it up, Quality, Great Sound and great quailty all at a low price.

No cons that I can think of

Product Specifications

In order to truly appreciate the high quality images of Blu-ray Disc, the sound performance needs to be upgraded to match the images. Until now, it was difficult to fully enjoy Blu-ray Disc sounds because you had to install and correctly set up the speakers. But with Panasonic, this is no longer a problem. Panasonic home theater systems handle all the complicated settings automatically with just a few clicks. Along with other features such as high quality picture, dynamic and clear sounds, easy operation, advanced networking and connectivity, Panasonic Blu-ray Disc home theater systems give you everything you need to experience all the emotional impact of a movie in your own home. A full-scale Blu-ray theater is created by combining this Blu-ray Disc player, AV receiver, and speakers.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:1000Watt

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD High Resolution / DTS-HD Master Audio
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Blu-Ray disc player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Connectors

Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

DVD

Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:BT200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control
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