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Panasonic SC-BT205

Panasonic SC-BT205
alaScore 85

28 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Panasonic SC-BT205. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Panasonic SC-BT205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SC-BT205


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic SC-BT205 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-BT205 Blu-Ray Dolby 5.1 1000w Home Cinema SystemPanasonic SC-BT205 Blu-Ray Dolby 5.1 1000w Home Cinema System

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Panasonic SC-BT205 review


This sibling to the SC-BT200 combines fine useability with a comprehensive specification and great images and sound

Full HD audio and video specification ; simple to use ; sound is detailed, dynamic and powerful ; video is clean, stable and full of subtleties

Build quality won’t blow you away ; floorstanders need accommodating

Comfortably capable of some of the best audio and video available, this Panasonic delivers genuinely impressive performance from one box

Sep, 2009

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Panasonic SC-BT205 review


Can Panasonic continue its fine Blu-ray-in-a-box form with another winning combo? It would appear so

The best performing one-box Blu-ray system we’ve seen, and good value to boot

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Panasonic SC-BT205 Blu-ray home cinema system


History tells us that one-box home cinema bundles rarely match the quality of a decent separates system, but for sheer convenience they simply can't be beaten. And when it comes to Blu-ray, convenience and set-up simplicity are even more vital, given...

Sound and picture quality, features

Build quality, no support for DivX HD, MKV or WMA, expensive

The SC-BT205 is a solid all-in-one system that gets you a wealth of nifty features, astonishingly good picture quality and classy sound – all without the hassle that normally comes with buying a Blu-ray system. The only caveats are the lack of HDMI...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Panasonic SC-BT205


The combined Blu-ray player/AV receiver sports an SD card slot, USB port and an iPod dock, which pops out from the middle of the fascia. Plug in your player and you can browse your music lists onscreen or view videos and photos.

Picture and sound quality; features

Slow disc loading; speaker build quality; no HDMI inputs

Oct, 2009

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Panasonic SC-BT205


Compact, easy setup, good picture and sound quality for the price.

Not enough cable on the rear speakers and proprietary connectors means DIY is mor of a hassle.

May, 2010

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Panasonic SC-BT205


good quality product at an excellent price.


Apr, 2010

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Panasonic SC-BT205


Great audio, video and features. Attractive speaker and unit. Install Sky for a living so have much experience in different surround units from the cheap and nasty, to the way out of my price range. This all in one system suits me to a tee

Menus a bit annoying, slightly tacky feeling build quality...not a major issue

Apr, 2010

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Panasonic SC-BT205


Sound is ace! Love the bass makes films come to life. Picture is very goods. I have set it up to play the radio and we use the online link to Youtube plus we use the BD Live feature. I also wall mounted all the speakers.

Lots of wires. Bit slow starting up a disc. Bottom half of speakers are dummys.

Feb, 2010

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Panasonic SC-BT205


Awesome surround sound with sharp speech and an excellent balance achieved by the auto set-up. The bass response from the sub-woofer creates a real cinema expereince and moies such as "Star Trek" make you feel like it's relaly there in your livng room....

Blu-ray is slow to start up and naviagation can be cumbersome but this is only a small niggle and I am getting acclimatised to it.

Jan, 2010

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Panasonic SC-BT205


Blu-ray player looks nice and solid, speakers are impressively tall and have a nice minimalist appearance. There is a lot to be said for surround sound all in one box,you get all the stuff you need for a great surround effect, and very little hassle...

Remote control is not well laid out. Surround speakers look huge but only have one small cone in each(which feels like a bit of a swindle because you could easily fit ten in each) Player occasionally freezes whilst playing blu-ray discs (a fault common...

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital
Equalizer: Yes
RMS rated power:1000
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10

Center speaker

Center speaker impedance:3
Center speaker RMS power:250

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-ROM, CD, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 12.9 x 2.48
HDMI ports quantity:1
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):10 x 40.2 x 10
Surround speaker weight:5.07

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical in:2
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x Ethernet (Viera Cast, BD-Live,\nFirmware update);\n1 x iPod;\n1 x SD-HC card;\n1 x Antenna (75 ohm)
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0


Preset stations quantity:30
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:4
Satellite speaker impedance:3
Satellite speakers RMS power:125


Subwoofer impedance:3
Subwoofer RMS power:250
Subwoofer type:Passive

Technical Details

Slide show: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Video compression format:AVCHD, DivX, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,DivX,MPEG2,MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):9.84 x 3.72 x 3.19
Center speaker weight:2.54
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):7.13 x 12.4 x 14.2
Subwoofer weight:10.4