Average Customer Reviews
Clear TV Sound Reproduction
With clear-mode dialog, the voice will sound more from the center of the TV display. With more precise linking between the picture and the sound, the dialog voices and vocals in movies and music can be enjoyed with clearer sound.
Clear, Beautiful Vocals
With the new bamboo cone speakers the sound becomes more responsive. Vocals are purer and clearer, and the dialog is crisper and easier to understand than ever before.
Easy Installation with Low-Noise Bass Sound
Setting up the SC-HTB10 sound bar is easy and simple. Just place it in front of the TV and connect to the TV and a Blu-ray Disc™ player with HDMI cables. The SC-HTB10 realizes realistic live sound which cannot be experienced with TV speakers.
Simple Connection with HDMI Cable
The SC-HTB10 is compatible with a new feature of Audio Return Channel (ARC). 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 new feature will simplify the connection by eliminating an audio cable connection between TV audio output and the main unit's audio input.
(based on 24 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Good features but frustrating start
I purchased this because: 1) The sound of the Panasonic TV by itself was only so-so 2) The ARC connection should allow operation with the TV remote to be seamless, unlike any other...Read complete review
I purchased this because: 1) The sound of the Panasonic TV by itself was only so-so 2) The ARC connection should allow operation with the TV remote to be seamless, unlike any other brand sound bar system The sound it provides is much better, so I achieved my goal for #1. However, getting the device to work with the TV remote proved challenging. I also have the Panasonic Blu-Ray player which turned out to be the devil's triangle. I connected the sound bar to HDMI 1 (ARC) on both sides but even after changing all the VieraLink and Audio settings (which do not always agree with their user manuals) I still could not get the sound bar to turn on with the tv or to change volume with the tv remote. I finally discovered that during setup I have to disconnect the blu-ray player to get it to work right. When I re-connected the blu-ray player that remote then controlled all the speakers, the 5.1 surround speakers that came with the blu-ray player and the sound bar. I was ok with that. When I switched off the blu-ray player, the tv remote no longer controlled the sound bar but now the blu-ray remote did! Confused? Bottom line: Don't buy both the sound bar and the surround-sound system and expect both to work as advertised. You can get awesome sound out of the 5.1 system and really good sound from the sound bar, but the added controllability may remain "challenging".
Most Liked Negative Review
Doesn't integrate with Panasonic home theater
I bought this sound bar as part of a package that included a TC-P54VT25 3D plasma, and SC-BTT350 BluRay/Home theater system. No matter what I've tried, it does not appear to be...Read complete review
I bought this sound bar as part of a package that included a TC-P54VT25 3D plasma, and SC-BTT350 BluRay/Home theater system. No matter what I've tried, it does not appear to be possible to use the sound bar if the SC-BTT350 is also connected. I finally gave up and it's back in it's box. I expected Panasonic's products to operate together better than they do.
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Tough to set up with a cable box
By TDB Dad
from Bonney Lake, WA
Comments about Panasonic 3D Black Soundbar Home Theater System:
A rough start. Had trouble figuring out how to set it up with the HDMI cables. Only so many HDMI plugs available on the Panasonic Viera tv. Instructions didn't work so well, and it's not intuitive. But we figured it out and now it works great. Still trying to figure out how to make the cable remote turn on the sound bar when we initially turn on the tv. Once we use the sound bar remote to turn on the sound bar, the volume control on the cable remote works just fine.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from New York
About Me Audiophile
This works best with Panasonic Viera TVs
panasonic 3DBlack Soundbar
About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical
It really makes a difference from the TV speakers
It is what it it is
By hard to please
from los angeles
About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy
connected to my directv box and its what i needed to give my surround receiver a break,even program the volume to my directv remote using receiver codes
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
NO mp3 input / BAD manual
from New Orleans, LA
but GREAT sound + easy to hook-up to a Panasonic 'Viera' TV. [can't imagine syncing to another brand TV] The Sound Bar's 'minimal' design (which I like alot) doesn't allow for an easy display... hoping the Sound Bar settings would show on the TV's display; but no, just alot of guesswork / listening / trying to understand what you've set ("3 blinking lights then press * again"!?!) p.s. the person who wrote Panasonic's Viera TV manual, should have written the Sound Bar manual, too.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from catonsville, md
I received the soundbar as a Christmas present. I own a panasonic tv and the one hdmi cable hookup was easy. Took some time to decipher the instructions in the tv's manual on how to setup the tv to recognize the soundbar.... but after 10 minutes it was up and running. The sound is awesome and now we can hear the tv when we rent dvds. I m totally satisfied!!!
Product is every-thing advertized
By Don Sr.
from Hamburg, NY
About Me Technically Challenged
I use this product with my 42" HD-TV.Sound truely makes watching TV enjoyable!
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
from Los Angeles, CA
(1 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
great great great great great great great great great great great
Good qaulity for a reasonable price
About Me Practical
Service by ABT was flawless. Free delivery was as promissed, even 1 day before the estimated day.
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