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Panasonic SC-HTB550

Panasonic SC-HTB550
alaScore 88

154 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB550. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Panasonic SC-HTB550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SC-HTB550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HTB550 2.1-Channel 240-Watt Multi-Positional Full HD 3D Audio System with Wireless Music Streaming via BluetoothPanasonic SC-HTB550 2.1-Channel 240-Watt Multi-Positional Full HD 3D Audio System with Wireless Music Streaming via Bluetooth

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB550 review

 

Do you want a soundbar? Or a 2.1 system with a standalone processor? Acknowledging that there's gold in them thar TV audio upgrade hills, Panasonic has decided to attack both markets with the SC-HTB550 – a novel package that can either be configured as...

Effective 3D sound processing; goes loud and doesn’t skimp on the slam

Plasticky build quality; rubbish remote control; not good for music

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB550 review

 

The Panasonic SC-HTB550 brings 3D sound processing to the humble soundbar

Virtual surround sound ; Bluetooth ; Splitable soundbar

Pretty darn ugly ; No USB media reader ; Sub is a bit of a lightweight

Recommended!

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB550

 

Panasonic's flexible SC-HTB550 can be used either as a soundbar or a traditional 2.1 system.

Flexible design ; Crisp dialogue and strong bass ; Easy to set up

Some aspects of the control system could be simpler ; Lacks a proper screen

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB550

 

Some great ideas from Panasonic, but there are more engaging soundbars

Remote-adjustable dialogue and subwoofer levels ; Can be used as a 2.1 set-up ; Good connectivity

Small overall sound ; Could be more spacious ; Subwoofer lacking muscle

So it’s a mixed bag for the Panasonic: the multi-positional speakers are a bonus, and nearly anything is better than the wispy sound from your TV, but there are better-performing soundbars that are far more engaging.

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB550 2.1-channel Soundbar Review

 

Panasonic combine good looks and flexibility with their 2 in 1 soundbar.

Flexible installation ; Soundbar or stereo configuration ; Wireless subwoofer ; Attractive design ; Bluetooth compatible

Build quality could be better ; Remote is quite basic ; No display on main unit ; Lacks bass presence

Consumer review by: Stuart (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB550

 

you can set up the speakers in any way,good sound and the bass is awsome.

None that i can see.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Stephen (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB550

 

Used HDMI cable to connect straight into my SKY box, and worked a treat. Bluetooth to my iphone and ipad works really well and very easy to sync. Looks great, sounds great.

Had to go into "Hotel" mode on my Panasonic TV to get the start up to be on the correct HDMI channel, then the SKY controller controls volume correctly. The Sound bar also then powers up and down with the TV being turned off and on.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Tracey (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB550

 

Amazing cinema soundand looks great

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Martin (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB550

 

Colour, set-up options (Free-standing or fixed), sound quality, blu-tooth for sub-woofer, blu-tooth to other blu-tooth enabled devices.

White speaker leads, manual not 100% clear on some points regarding sound set-up. free-standing speaker stands not intuitively obvious to fit together.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Gary (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB550

 

wireless subwoofer can be hid behind furniture etc.

bought this basd on the reviews I read, unfortunately my requirements for surround sound must be higher than those that wrote the reviews. have a panasonic Hd tv and the overall improvement in sound effect was minimal, I went for the sound bar because...

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Pro Logic II,DTS
Audio output channels:2.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS
RMS rated power:240

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):50
Power Source:AC
USB powered: No

Other Features

Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):37.6 x 1.38 x 2.95
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):7.09 x 12 x 16.1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AUX in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital audio optical in:1 / 2
HDMI in:2
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2 / 3
Number of HDMI outputs:1
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):50
Power Source:AC
USB powered:N

Radio

FM radio: No

Receiver

Receiver included: Yes
Receiver Type:External

Soundbar speaker

Impedance:6
Soundbar speaker RMS power:120
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10
Tweeter diameter:0.984
Tweeter Size:0.984
Woofer diameter:2.56
Woofer Size:2.56

Subwoofer

Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer impedance:8
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:120
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):VIERA Link
Docking connector type:Not supported
Handheld remote control: Yes
Recommended usage:Home theatre
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Soundbar weight:3.4
Subwoofer weight:11.5