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Panasonic SA-BX500

Panasonic SA-BX500
alaScore 82

72 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SA-BX500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Panasonic SA-BX500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SA-BX500EB-K 7.1 -inch AV Control ReceiverPanasonic SA-BX500 7.1 AV ReceiverPanasonic SA-BX500 7.1 AV Receiver

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SA-BX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Panasonic SA-BX500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SA-BX500 7.1 130 Watts Per channel 0.7 THD Blu-ray Compatible Receiver (Black)Panasonic SA-BX500 7.1 130 Watts Per channel 0.7 THD Blu-ray Compatible Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Panasonic SA-BX500 7.1 130 Watts Per channel 0.7 THD Blu-ray Compatible Receiver (Black)

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Panasonic SA-BX500

 

If you're looking for an AV receiver and control center for you home theater system, the SA-BX500 makes an excellent choice. Price vs. features is excellent when compared to the competition, and Panasonic is gaining a good reputation in the AV world. ...

Blu-ray compatible 7.1 channel surround receiverComplete AV control center130 watts/channel output powerVIERA Link compatibleOptional iPod dock

Featurin Blu-ray compatibility, full Dolby format support, and a host of...

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Panasonic SA-BX500 review

 

Panasonic's AVR has HD audio-decoding, cool-running digital amp modules

All round performer ; Good Panasonic-link features

Surreal operation system ; Full of fresh air ; Dodgy remote ; No RoomEQ

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Panasonic SA-BX500 review

 

Panasonic's 7.1 SA-BX500 is the most expensive receiver here, but it's also the only model with a multi-channel analogue input. This makes it a good choice for use with a PC.

With a fiddly configuration and a bright sound that can become harsh on the wrong speakers, the SA-BX500 is overpriced.

Recommended!

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Panasonic SA-BX500 AV Receiver

 

If you're after an AV receiver, Panasonic's SA-BX500 is positively brimming with features.

From a features perspective, the Panasonic SA-BX500’s credentials are unquestionable – a wireless-capable receiver that decodes all of the Blu-ray formats for under £400 is a real boon, and overall sound performance is impressive. It might not have...

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Panasonic SA-BX500

 

The Panasonic SA-BX500 sounds OK but is too hard to recommend because of too many limitations for its asking price. The wireless surround pack works well, but just adds expense to an under-featured receiver.

On-board Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding ; Wireless expansion pack works well

Expensive with optional wireless expansion pack ; Limited HDMI connectivity and upconversion ; No on-screen display ; Lightweight construction ; Hit and miss auto calibration

Conclusion In a tough market, Panasonic's left the SA-BX500 wanting, omitting what should be standard features such as analog video upconversion and further HDMI connectivity. The lack of any on-screen display also leaves the user in the dark somewhat....

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Panasonic SA-BX500

 

buy it

light and cool with good sounds

none , unless really missed on screen menu

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Panasonic SA-BX500

 

I understand the criticism on price, but this receiver is virtually identical in specs to Sony's STR-DG820 yet sounds much better and currently sells for less. I guess it depends on what's important to you - do you want an on-screen menu you'll use...

Power

Initially overpriced, now available under $300

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worth it @ 299

 

To me, definitely worth it for the price. Please whatever you do, for a quality experience...do not skimp/cheap out for your new cables. Neighbor asked if I was opening up a dance club...lol

Sound definition I haven't had before, nice punch,stays cool,digital amp=very light but not a disadvantage

Defititely patience trying for inital set-up,rated for 130 per ch but seems less, no upvert to 1080,but tv has more than enough inputs

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Panasonic SA-BX500

 

i bought this receiver a few months ago and have had no problems with it. i think it holds its own when it comes to good sound and picture quality. if you are in the market for a decent receiver for not too much cash then this could be the one,...

easy set up, wireless system works very well

no on screen display

Product Specifications

The SA-BX500 AV Control Receiver is an ideal match for Blu-ray Disc players that support the 7.1-channel surround sound formats on Blu-ray Discs, such as Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio. You can also learn about features such as 7.1-channel virtual surround, rear wireless function and more.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS Neo:6 / Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital EX
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.3in
Height:6.3in
Weight:11lbs
Width:16.9in

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:BX500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SA

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control
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