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Panasonic SC-BT230

Panasonic SC-BT230
alaScore 84

349 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 349 reviews of Panasonic SC-BT230. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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-BT230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SC-BT230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Panasonic SC-BT230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-BT230EB-K Blu-Ray 5.1 Home Cinema (4Xsats,1000W)Panasonic SC-BT230EB-K Blu-Ray 5.1 Home Cinema (4Xsats,1000W)

Sep, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SC-BT230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Panasonic SC-BT230 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-BT230 5.1 Channel Cinema Surround Home Entertainment SystemPanasonic SC-BT230 5.1 Channel Cinema Surround Home Entertainment System

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Boylan (

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...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic SC-BT230


How well does this compact feature-rich Blu-ray home cinema system perform?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Panasonic SC-BT230


All-in-one systems are home cinema's answer to a takeaway. Sure you could spend ages buying all the ingredients separately and seeing how they taste together, but sometimes all you want to do is buy it, take it home and get stuck right in. If you're...

Networking features, good multimedia support, excellent picture quality, easy to use

Expensive, especially when you add optional extras, sound quality lacks oomph and finesse, no HDMI inputs or built-in Wi-Fi, Viera Cast’s comparatively limited content

If you’re looking for a convenient Blu-ray system with lots of features and cracking pictures, and you’re not overly fussed about getting the best sound quality, then the SC-BT230 is worth a look. But considering what’s in the box, £450 seems...

Sep, 2010

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Panasonic SC-BT230 review


If you've been hankering for a Blu-ray player and surround-sound system, but don't really have the room or money to buy separates, the Panasonic SC-BT230 could well be what you're after. It's an all-in-one Blu-ray player and 5.1 surround-sound system,...

It's packed full of features and supports all of the latest sound and image standards, but the surround-sound is a little flat and underwhelming.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Panasonic SC-BT230


As the price of flat panel TVs fall, consumers are looking to invest additional dollars in the latest home theatre technology in an effort to boost their sound and movie experience. Among the new offerings is the compact Panasonic SC-BT230 which is...

Range of features; Excellent picture quality; Ease of use

The system boots up very quickly but sadly it takes us back to the disc loading dark ages; The overall sound is thinner than we'd hoped

Aug, 2010

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Manual Needs Work!


The manual covers serveral version of HTS and one has to dig to find notes that match unit. Also, it needs at three extra cables to work correctly.

Aug, 2010

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Sounds Great


the sound is what you are looking for so that is GOOD

Sounds Great

Heard to set-up , the display is slow

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Great Product


I bought this system after considering few of them for my condo. I went to Best Buy, listened to it and decided to buy it. Than I found it on dell web site $100 cheaper. I bought it and when I got it, I was able to set it up in 30 min, even though I'm...

Jun, 2010

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Excellent piece of equipment for the money


I have used this for over a month now. I absolutely love the IPOD dock. For the value of this product the sound is awesome.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Good Home Theater


This is a good low-cost Blue-ray Home Theater system. The whole thing arrives in a surprising small box. The subwoofer puts out plenty of bass for my taste, I even had to turn the sub level down a notch. The blue-ray player is easy to use with a good...

Jun, 2010

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.


Output Power / Total:1000Watt


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital
Equalizer: Yes
RMS rated power:1000

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


Optical Digital Input: Yes


Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC

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):3.15 x 2.68 x 46.7
Surround speaker weight:14.1

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Composite video in: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:2


Preset stations quantity:30
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Slide show: Yes


Video compression format:AVCHD, DivX, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,DivX,MPEG2,MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):5.71 x 3.35 x 28.1
Center speaker weight:21.2
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):5.71 x 10.2 x 11.4
Subwoofer weight:6.17