Panasonic SC-HTB770 review specs

By Danny Phillips

Reviewed:

Key Features

  • Soundbar or free-standing setup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Three HDMI inputs
  • Dolby Digital and DTS decoding
  • 300W total power output
  • Manufacturer: Panasonic
  • Review Price: £429.99
specs
Quick Glance
3D Ready Yes
Connectors
HDMI Input 3
HDMI Output 1
Microphone 0
Composite Video In 0
Component Video In 0
Component Video Out 0
S/PDIF Optical In 2
S/PDIF Coax In 0
Subwoofer Out Wireless
Stereo Line In 0
Stereo Line Out 0
iPod Dock 0
Power 300
Physical Specifications
Height 68 (soundbar)
Width 1230 (soundbar)
Depth 41 (soundbar)
Weight 1980 (soundbar)
Features
3D Ready Yes
Number of Speakers 3.1
Supported Channels 3.1
DVD Player No
Blu-ray player No
Audio Processing Dolby Virtual Speaker, 3D Surround
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II No
Dolby TrueHD No
DTS Master Audio HD No

Robert Ramsey

July 11, 2013, 2:30 pm

Don't buy this product if you don't have a Panasonic TV, it may not work right. I took two of this model back to Best Buy and ultimately could not get the HDMI (ARC) to work (with Samsung STV) without hanging the Panasonic interface, requiring a hard AC power restart on the HTB770 each time. Panasonic Tech support (2 cases) was nice but ineffectual. I was supposed to get contacted by higher tier support but, NO Call. I Contacted them a final time (after a week) and asked for a Supervisor and they dropped the call. The guy had my phone number and case number so, no excuse. I took the 2nd one back to BB and a tech tested it on Panasonic STV and a different Samsung STV and it only worked properly on the Panasonic. I ditched it at the store and got the Samsung 550. It works great first time, and easy setup.

Robert ( electronics technician)

Michael Scheidell, CISSP

January 4, 2014, 2:13 am

same problems at lots of people. unless you have a panasonic tv with arc, don't buy it.
first one worked for a few days, died. replaced, worked for a few days, died. power off for (random time) fixes it (for a random amount of time)

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