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Panasonic SC-BT230

Panasonic SC-BT230
alaScore 81

277 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 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-BT230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 277 reviews)

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Panasonic SC-BT230 Blu-ray Home Theater in a Box (HTiB)Review

 

Panasonic's latest entry in the budget Blu-ray home theater in a box category packs a punch for remarkably little coin.

The system's integrated iPod/iPhone dock makes enjoyment of your portable media collection on the big screen (and with big sound) a fairly simple matter, though it will require one additional video cable if you want to watch iPod content on your...

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Really good for the price.

 

It's a great starter system for someone who doesn't have a lot of money or room.

Compact, and perfect for what I need now. The 2 optical inputs are great for my PS3 and Xbox, and it doesn't create another path for my HDMI to pass through and possibly lose resolution. The speakers are clear and the Sub is pretty loud for its size

Although it's great for what I have now, It doesn't leave much to add in the future. I also wish it had a front panel USB and the ability to play AVI,MPEG4, and other video files I have on my computer

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Not bad for $250

 

This HTIB replaced my 3 year old BD-30 player connected to 50" Panasonic plasma TV. VIERA link allows Panasonic TV to control the HTIB thru HDMI CEC connection. Forward facing only "sound bar" mode allows 5.1 sound, while not having to run wires or use...

Cheap, front facing "soundbar" mode, VIERA link, ipod dock, netflix

No HDMI inputs, smallish speakers, no WiFi, VIERA cast selection

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Slow starting. Quit playing DVDs after 1 year.

 

After owning this system for 1 year, (long enough for the warranty to run out), it will not play DVDs at all any more, and I have to ship it off to get it fixed at my expense. I'm currently looking for another brand blu-ray/home theater player to ......

Package deal. Surround sound is decent. Easy set up. Cost

Sound could be better

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Slow starting. Quit playing DVDs after 1 year.

 

After owning this system for 1 year, (long enough for the warranty to run out), it will not play DVDs at all any more, and I have to ship it off to get it fixed at my expense. I'm currently looking for another brand blu-ray/home theater player to...

Package deal. Surround sound is decent. Easy set up. Cost

Sound could be better

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Not happy at all

 

For the amount I paid, I was expecting an excellent sound system. But, I was wrong. For a couple of days it worked fine. Then I noticed that the unit would shut-off randomly as I was watching TV. Also, the blu-ray player sometimes takes time to play...

Good packing

Slow start, occasional shut-off

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Not bad for $250

 

This HTIB replaced my 3 year old BD-30 player connected to 50" Panasonic plasma TV. VIERA link allows Panasonic TV to control the HTIB thru HDMI CEC connection. Forward facing only "sound bar" mode allows 5.1 sound, while not having to run wires or use...

Cheap, front facing "soundbar" mode, VIERA link, ipod dock, netflix

No HDMI inputs, smallish speakers, no WiFi, VIERA cast selection

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Great System for a Great Price!

 

The Panasonic is the best mid grade system. I bought mine at Best Buy and got two blue ray movies FREE with the special they were running. The video and audio quality is superb. I REALLY feel like I'm in a movie theatre sitting on a couch. After a few...

I figured there are REALLY cheap systems and REALLY expensive ones. I'm a Bose Fan myself but do not have the money to afford high quality speakers, & live in an apartment so I dont have the need for it either

The Rear speakers are wireless but being new to surround sound, I had to figure out how to set up the system. You need a WIRELESS REAR SPEAKER KIT & A ROLL OF 20 GAUGE SPEAKER WIRE. A Minor Inconvienience

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Mixed feelings!

 

Note that you need the abelow listed accessories (not stated in ad) or you cannot use wirelessly! This was a GREAT BIG LET DOWN!

Clear Sound","Intuitive Controls","Thundering Bass

Not all it was advertised

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Great Value

 

Small size but big sound from this system. Sub woofer is easy to hide out of sight. The Blu- Ray player is easy to operate and with digital hook ups the picture is super on my LCD TV.

Clear Sound","Easy To Setup","Good Remote","Interfaces Well With TV

Awkward Keypad","Difficult To Use","Drops Calls","Freezes Up

Product Specifications

The SC-BT230 is compatible with a new 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. By using a combination of real speakers and virtual speakers, a more natural and smoother sound can be enjoyed. You'll notice the difference, epecially in an action scene - you'll feel like you're sitting in the center of a true cinema theater.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:1000Watt

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / 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

Connectors

Optical Digital Input: Yes

DVD

Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:BT230
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control
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