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Panasonic SC-BT330

Panasonic SC-BT330
alaScore 83

81 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 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-BT330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 81 reviews)

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Panasonic SC-BT330 Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Sound SystemReview


This step-up from Panasonic's entry-level SC-BT230 HTiB offers larger main speakers, a more powerful subwoofer and automated audio calibration, but mostly the same strengths and weaknesses.

However, overall, with a questionable sonic improvement over its little brother, the SC-BT230, you might consider picking up that more compact, less expensive system instead, as it represents a better overall value with all of the salient features of...


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Panasonic SC-BT330


It was a hard task for us to rank all the home theater in box systems on our side-by-side comparison chart because there are so many good options. However, we have no problem saying that the Panasonic SC-BT300 is certainly in the top tier in a field of...

An integrated Blu-ray player plus internet streaming allows you to view content from a variety of sources

There's no digital tuner, so you can't capture over-the-air broadcast signals

On the cusp of greatness, only a few missing features keep this system from being the best.

Consumer review by:

Not as happy as i should be for 540 dollars


Heres an idea.. lets sell a HD system that is set up for internet TV without all the needed utilities to use it!!!! If I were to do this all over I would not purchase this and go for its cheaper sony brother that comes with wifi dongle and hdmi cables.

Its a theather in a box

This system falls on the pricey side for what you get ; DOES NOT have an Apple iPod jack ; DOES NOT come with a wifi dongle ; DOES NOT come with HDMI cables


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Honestly,I was gearing up for something that didn't sound too good.Boy,that couldn't be further from the truth.Panasonic and Newegg didn't come close to letting me down.These days I guess the Iphone is supposed to have the headphone jack.

BD player ; Iphone connector ; Good Sound ; and IT LOOKS GREAT

Don't lose the remote or you'll be sorry

Consumer review by:

Does not control TV other than PANASONIC


The lack of remote control of other television sets makes me try to return the unit.

Clear Sound

Confusing Remote","Poor Interface

Consumer review by:

Amazing product!


Remember to do a firmware update :) (BDs will load faster :) ).. just hook up your network cable and you are online!..

Price and Performance just amazing!.. and a blueray player included in that price!.... sound quality? can't ask for more!!! Stream netflix movies right out of the Blueray player. easy to setup, everything is color coded. place your ipod in the bay and...

nothing so far

Consumer review by:

Not a 7.1 Channel System


This system was not a 7.1 Channel system as advertised and is only a 1000 watt system. It is only a 5.1 Channel and comes with only five speakers, so don't be fooled. This 5.1 channel system is a nice system over all and is easy to set up. If you are...

Attractive Design","Easy Controls","Easy To Set Up","Great Sound

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awesome hometheater system


i bought this for movies but one thing i thought would be cool was music, mp3's streamed through the xbox 360 seem to not have much bass.. sounds flat. i havent figuered this part out yet, but on cd's it actually sounds good. so not a con for this...

i have had several in the past but its really hard to beat blueray combined with 5.1 surround sound all together in and easy to use package, this system is extremely nice for the money it cost, it can get plenty loud when you want it to but keeps its...

when i first got it the first thing it did after hooking it up was stick a blueray disk to watch a movie "avatar", the movie took probably a full minute and a half to read though. but after a few minutes of pondering i hooked it up to the network and...

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Panasonic SC-BT330 is Superb!


I would rate myself as a knowledgeable audio & video-phile. The image quality is EXCELLENT and the sound is as good or better. Ive have it connected to my Sharp 52 LCD TV so I cant take advantage of the common remote control features available to...

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Satisfied Customer!!!!


I hooked it up to my 42

Loud and awesome

None that I can think of


Product Specifications

Viera Cast's assorted online content just keeps getting better - in addition to the popular contents such as YouTube and Picasa Web Albums, it now offers Pandora Internet radio, exciting sports from FOX sports, and tweeting web communications with twitter. No PC required. By using a combination of real speakers and virtual speakers, a more natural and smoother sound can be enjoyed. You'll notice the difference, especially in an action scene - you'll feel like you're sitting in the center of a true cinema theater. With the bamboo cone speakers, the sound becomes much more responsive. Vocals are more pure and cleaner, and the dialog is crisper and easier to understand than ever before. The Kelton type subwoofer reproduces highly robust, reverberating bass sounds. The SC-BT330 is compatible with a feature of ARC (Audio Return Channel). ARC allows receiving audio signals from the TV, on top of the preexisting HDMI function of sending audio/video signals to the TV with just one cable. This feature will simplify the connection by eliminating an audio cable connection between the TV audio output and the main unit's audio input.


Output Power / Total:1000Watt

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Built-in Decoders:DTS decoder / Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio / DTS-HD High Resolution
Components:Speaker system / Blu-Ray disc player / AV receiver
Functions (KA):Digital player / AV receiver / Blu-Ray disc player / Network player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system


Optical Digital Input: Yes


Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control