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Panasonic SC-BT230

Panasonic SC-BT230
alaScore 83

329 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 reviews of Panasonic SC-BT230. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SC-BT230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Panasonic SC-BT230 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SC-BT230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Panasonic SC-BT230 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Boylan (bigpicturebigsound.com)

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: Danny Phillips (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic SC-BT230 - Pocket-lint

 

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

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

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic SC-BT230

 

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

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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: (whathifi.com)

Panasonic SC-BT230 Home Theater System overview

 

5.1 Blu-ray Home Cinema System 4 Satellite Speaker

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (smarthouse.com.au)

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

Consumer review by: Blaster (dell.com)

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

Consumer review by: lakeman (newegg.com)

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 by: Absolute (dell.com)

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

Consumer review by: Justen (dell.com)

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

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

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
RDS/EON: No
UPnP: Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System:Apple Docking
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PMP Docking:iPod Docking
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes

Connectors

Optical Digital Input: Yes

DVD

Type:Blu-Ray disc player

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No

Header

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

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
High-Resolution Audio Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital EX + DTS