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Panasonic SA-BX500

Panasonic SA-BX500
alaScore 82

55 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Panasonic SA-BX500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic SA-BX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Panasonic SA-BX500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SA-BX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg John Falcone (cnet.com)

Panasonic SA-BX500 review: Panasonic SA-BX500

 

Panasonic SA-BX500

130-watt per channel AV receiver; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; can bi-amplify compatible front left/right speakers; lightweight design with all-digital amplifier; built-in compatibility with Panasonic wireless rear-speaker kit.

Doesn't upconvert analog video to HDMI; only three HDMI inputs; no onscreen display makes for difficult setup process; automatic speaker calibration isn't terribly accurate; no satellite radio support; very expensive given the underwhelming feature set.

Panasonic's cool-running SA-BX500 receiver sounds fine, but it's woefully underfeatured, especially considering its high price tag.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Panasonic SA-BX500 review

 

It's not often we encounter a product that we just can't recommend, but the SA-BX500 pulls it off

At the price, not much at all

Shrill sound, tricky configuration and a real lack of sonic finesse

Not good enough to compete in this price class, and Sony’s £300 STR-DG820 thrashes it, too

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Richard Stevenson (techradar.com)

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

Generally a good performer, but usability could be improved

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Nic Tatham (cnet.com.au)

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....

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

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

Aug, 2009

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