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Panasonic SC-HTB500 2.1-Channel SoundBar Speaker System with Wireless Kelton Subwoofer (Black)

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Technical Details
Brand NamePanasonic
Item Weight6.2 pounds
Product Dimensions40.5 x 2.3 x 4.2 inches
Item model numberSC-HTB500PPK
Batteries:2 AA batteries required.
Output Wattage240 watts
Color NameBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB003TX81CY
Best Sellers Rank #56,428 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight30 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableJune 25, 2010
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: SC-HTB500PPK
  • Output Wattage: 240 Watts
  • Tuner Technology: N

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Wireless Kelton Subwoofer

The included Wireless Kelton Subwoofer provides flexible and easy installation with no wires to connect.

Clear-mode Dialog

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.

Advanced Bamboo Cone Speaker

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.

Slim Single Bar-type and Easy Connection

Easy Installation with Low-Noise Bass Sound
Setting up the SC-HTB500 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-HTB500 realizes realistic live sound which cannot be experienced with TV speakers.

Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Simple Connection with HDMI Cable
The SC-HTB500 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.

Product Description

Wireless Kelton Subwoofer. The included Wireless Kelton Subwoofer provides flexible and easy installation with no wires to connect. Clear-mode Dialog 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. Advanced Bamboo Cone Speaker 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.

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Customer Reviews

The sound is very good with this system.
Gavin Beveridge
VERY easy to connect with one HDMI cable from soundbar to Audio Return Channel (ARC) on HDMI 1 on TV.
Michaelp19
I can control the volume on the speaker bar with the TV remote too.
aaronmn

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By M. Thompson on November 18, 2010
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I recently took advantage of the Amazon Gold Box Deal and bought the Panasonic TCP42G25 and got this sound bar for free. This was exactly what I needed to replace a poor quality Olevia LCD TV in my bedroom. I have a fully decked out audio/video room already so all I wanted was something decent for the bedroom. After some tweaking and rewiring, I was able to integrate this with the new Panasonic Plasma, an old Panasonic Blu-Ray DMP-BD35, and a low end Dish Network VIP211. The big puzzle was a bug in the Dish receiver that caused it to fail to deliver Dolby 5.1 over the HDMI cable. I took advantage of the second HDMI input on the soundbar with an optical input to solve this problem. Bottom line, no new wires, no new A/V receiver and fantastic sound from a very simple setup. It is very easy to do a "side-by-side" comparison because Panasonic's VieraLink will return the sound back to the TV if you turn the soundbar off. What a difference! I am only giving the unit 4 stars because of the lack of some, in my opinion, basic functions being absent. Why would Panasonic not put simple bass and treble controls on a unit that retails for $349? Other than that, I am really enjoying the new setup.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Awesome Sound on November 23, 2010
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I paired this with the Panasonic TCP42G25. The Viera link means the speakers are automatically integrated with the TV and Panasonic Blu-ray player, which is convenient. It's a great upgrade over the TV speakers. Definitely recommend this for anyone who wants better-than-average sound without the effort and expense of putting together a full 5.1 or 7.1 home theater setup.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By starle on October 14, 2010
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This is a great value for the price. With the subwoofer being wireless, placement possibilities are endless. Sound is really good. The sound from Panasonic TV speakers outranks others by far, but this sound bar is great. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has limited space but still wants great quality sound. Very nice.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By CB on November 23, 2010
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Highly recommended. I'm really enjoying the virtual surround sound of this system. The subwoofer is just plain awesome, and the voice output is crystal clear from the soundbar. It's a pleasure to watch movies, regular TV, and listen to music from Pandora from these speakers, in the bedroom. This product exceeded by expectations.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By aaronmn on June 27, 2011
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I bought this along with a 42" Panasonic LCD TV. I waited to post a review for a few months so I could get a good feel for the system.
Here are a few impressions:

Likes:
1. Matches my Panasonic TV.
2. Wireless Sub is really handy. It can be placed several feet away from the speakerbar. The bass quality is quite good for a sub of this size.
3. Works with HDMI CEC. This means that my Panasonic TV remote controls the soundbard via "Viera Link." Simply put, I turn on the TV, the speaker bar turns on. I can control the volume on the speaker bar with the TV remote too.
4. Sound quality for TV shows is much better then the built in speakers.

Dislikes:
1. When switching TV inputs the speaker bar will often not change over. I will put it on "TV" and watch TV via OTA antenna then change it to my PS3 on "HDMI 1" and the sound stops working. I have to use the Viera Link control to change the sound back to the TV speakers then back to the sound bar for it to work. Sometimes I have to power the whole system down then back on for it to work. This seams to happen more to my wife then me though.
2. The mid and low tones are terrible. High tones sound fine. If you are just watching TV its not bad. If you are watching a movie or playing a game it can be a bit disappointing. Explosions and loud noises are very tinny sounding and can lack depth.
3. It lacks any optical or analog connections so there's no connecting an iPod for music.
4. I have a long and narrow living room with an 8 ft ceiling. The room is too big for the system. These only work well in smaller rooms like a bedroom or office or small living room.

Overall, if I knew then what I know now I wouldn't have bought this system. I'd have gone with the Onkyo 2.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By S. Lobato on October 29, 2010
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The local Geek Squad recommended a "sound bar" for our new Panasonic 50" Viera TV due to the size of the room it is in. The hook-up was easy (according to my husband)and the sound is great ... can shake the windows!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. Conklin on December 22, 2010
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Bought the Viera Cast 50" plasma HDTV (TC-P50G25)and got a bundle deal from Amazon for this 2.1 soundbar. I have been on the telephone and online Technical Support Chat with Panasonic 5 times. There is so much conflicting information in varying reviews of Panasonic plasma tv with Panasonic soundbar with some people saying they had no problems, but they all seem to be people who used BOTH the optical and the HDMI cable connections. If you follow the Panasonic tutorials and read their user manuals it all points to needing only ONE cable connection and plugging it into the first slot on back of tv where it says ARC in parens. After talking to support I have experienced having the soundbar sound come from the soundbar -- which I loved -- but it only lasts 2 to 5 minutes. The Technical Support people, having now spoken with 6 different individuals - want to get you to use optical cable even though that is against the directions. Then they look at the documentation and agree that it is supposed to work with just the HDMI cable. I am so disappointed that I cannot get this to work and hesitate going to yet another store to purchase an optical cable and having yet another cable sticking out of the tv and into the soundbar if it is not supposed to be necessary! Is there anyone out there who has experienced this frustration? Please advise. I would love to watch a movie with the soundbar on and not using the tv speakers. Otherwise...have to send the soundbar back where it came from.
UPDATE: After doing everything possible to resolve, I decided I must have gotten a lemon. I do want to give the soundbar another chance, so I am using the Return functionality allowed by Amazon having UPS pick it up tomorrow and I will have another one to try.
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