For the money this was excellent value. I did not expect the highest quality. For the money this was excellent value. I did not expect the highest quality (you have to spend a lot for that ) but the sound, particularly of speech is a huge improvement over the inbuilt tv speakers which are compromised for space in the modern sets. The remote is small but works very well. I am a happy owner of this soundbar.
Decent sound, great budget price, but accept the cons too. A bit of a hasty purchase as happened to see one on offer in the supermarket and needed something desperately as the tv speakers (sony bravia) were deteriorating to such an extent that dvds were too quiet and speech was very distorted at higher volumes (especially women’s strangely). Anyway a quick summary -pros –good sound, a vast improvement-radio music / mp3s etc via ipod etc sound excellent (so far connected via bluetooth but will also try with the audio cable / jack lead when it arrives on order)-easy to set up, pretty much plug and play (but remember the extra cables that don’t come with it – either red/white audio or optical) – i’m using the optical connection-amazing budget price-good it has main controls on the unit (as well as the remote) (but not the surround or voice clear options)-although it shouldn’t be possible apparently with the set up of my tv i’ve got it so that the sound comes out of both the soundbar and the tv speakers (not either/or) with both controllable independently – this is useful as i can use a balance between the two and still control part of the ambient volume from the tv remote (see below). Cons (these are relatively minor but nevertheless frustrating and may make you wish to consider a superior model) –it’s quite big and obscures the tv controls such that i’ve had to raise the tv on a large book (don’t know why they don’t make more of these things with flat tops so you can simply place them under the tv)-the indicator lights (on the top) are not visible from a seating position in front of the tv (i’ve artificially tilted mine so i can see the indicators for surround/clear voice etc (it’s not obvious just from listening)-no hdmi connection – this is only a problem in so much as i understand hdmi gives more flexibility in terms of things like sharing remote controllers-no apparent way to use the tv remote to control the soundbar volume (i now have about 5 remotes – doh.- and had not assumed this would be the case) would be interested if anyone finds success using one of those harmony universal remote thingies.
Great buy works perfect and looks good, it came really really quickly and was so easy to set up.
Key specs for Panasonic SCHTB8EBK Black 3D Compatible 80W 2ch Soundbar with Bluetooth:
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth
- Colour: Black
Comments from buyers
“Poor sound on Panasonic televisions, For the money this was excellent value. I did not expect the highest quality , Decent sound, great budget price, but accept the cons too, Improves the sound but not hugely. Worth having though., absolute bargain from top seller, Good quality sound”
Excellent well pleased sound is fantastic.
The perfect match for my tv. . Great product, the two settings for surround and clear speech are just perfect. The sound is so much clearer with this sound bar than that of the panasonic tv it’s linked to. (i used an optical cable 2 metres at £6. 95)there was no option for a wall mounted bracket, which would of been great.
Improves the sound but not hugely. Better than the integral speakers on my panasonic tv, but not by that much. Yet another remote control for the sofa to swallow.There’s no substitute for a proper home cinema set-up. Having some top-end hearing loss these are a help to me though.