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Panasonic SC-HTB20 Audio System

B&H # PASCHTB20 Mfr # SC-HTB20
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Product Highlights
  • Includes 2 Soundbar Speakers & Subwoofer
  • Compatible With 3D Signal
  • Total Power: 240W
  • Multi-Positional Speaker Layout
  • Wall-Mountable

The Panasonic SC-HTB20 Audio System features 2 front speaker bars and 1 subwoofer. The speaker bars can be used as 1 center combined unit or as 2 separate side speakers. When used as 2 separate speakers, they can be oriented either vertically or horizontally and mounted either on the wall or on the provided bases. The speakers are compatible with both 3D and standard HD connections, including DVD and Blu-ray players, as well as RCA, and 3.5mm audio inputs. Additionally, the speaker system is compatible with Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and Dolby Virtual Speaker.

Key Features

  • Auto gain control
  • Compatible with 3D signal
  • Clear mode dialog
  • Dialog level controller
  • Stainless-steel mesh finish
  • Nano-sized bamboo cone speaker
  • Audio return channel (ARC)
  • HDMI input x1/output x1
  • Optical input x2
  • Viera Link
  • Down-firing subwoofer
  • Slim, stylish design
  • Energy Star qualified
  • 2.1 channel system
  • 240 W total system power
  • 32" wide footprint

Multi-Positional Speaker Layout

Lets you configure speakers the way you want to best suit your needs and your style

Pure Brilliant Sound

Experience a dynamic, dramatic sound designed to fill up the room

Clear Mode Dialog

Delivers audio from the center of the TV, creating a more natural sound experience
Output Channels 2.1ch
Power Output Home Theater Mode (RMS): Total - 240 W, Front - 65 W x 2, Subwoofer - 110 W
Home Theater Mode (FTC): Total - 90 W, Front - 25 W x 2, Subwoofer - 40 W
Audio Features Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Virtual Speaker, DTS, Anti-Jitter Digital Amplifier, Clear-mode Dialog, Down Firing Subwoofer, Nanosized Bamboo Cone Speaker (Woofer), Up to 7.1ch Linear PCM Input via HDMI, Multi-Positional Speakers, Dialog Level Control, Auto Lip Synchronization Function, ARC (Audio Return Channel)
Automatic Gain Control Yes
Speaker System
Configuration Front: 1-Way 1-Speaker, Bass-reflex
Subwoofer: 1-Way 1-Speaker, Bass-reflex (Down Firing)
Speaker Front: 1Full Range 1.38" x 4.0" Track Cone Type x 1
Subwoofer: 6.5" Cone Type
General Attributes
Settings VIERA Link (HDAVI Control 5)
Connectivity HDMI output (TV), HDMI input (BD/DVD), Optical (TV, AUX)
Wall Mountable Yes
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Operating: 40 W
Standby: 0.7 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) Front (Bar Style): 29.73 x 1.92 x 2.94" (75.51 x 4.88 x 7.47 cm)
Front (Separated, With Stand): 4.97 x 16.94 x 5.13" (12.62 x 43.03 x 13.03 cm)
Front (Separated, Without Stand): 1.92 x 14.86 x 2.31" (4.88 x 37.74 x 5.87 cm)
Subwoofer: 7.09 x 16.06 x 12.02" (18.01 x 40.79 x 30.53 cm)
Weight Front - Bar Style: 2.9 lb (1.32 kg)
Front - 2.1 Ch Separated (With Stand): 1.6 lb (725.8 g)
Front - 2.1 Ch Separated (Wall Mount): 1.4 lb (635.0 g)
Subwoofer: 12.2 lb (5.53 kg)
Panasonic SC-HTB20 Audio System
  • 2 x Front Speakers
  • Active Subwoofer
  • Remote Control
  • AC Power Supply Cord
  • 2 x Speaker Cables (9.8'/3.0m)
  • Speaker Joint
  • 6 x Screws
  • 4 x Speaker Feet
  • 2 x Front Ornaments
  • 2 x Speaker Bases
  • 2 x Stands
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PanasonicSC-HTB20 Audio System
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Interfaces well with TV (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
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        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      B&H has the best prices...

      By Paul K.

      from Mesquite, TX

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Interfaces Well With TV

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Larger Rooms
        • Living Room
        • Movies
        • Smaller Rooms
        • Surround Sound Solution
        • Television Shows

        Comments about Panasonic SC-HTB20 Audio System:

        If you have a Panasonic Vierra TV this is the way to go. Change a couple settings in setup on your vierra link and it links the audio sytem to the tv. Which means when you turn the tv on or off the sound bar does the same and the volume button on the tv remote controls the audio system, too. As far as the sound bar and woofer, it is a MAJOR improvement over the TV speakers and is easy to set up. You do have to purchase 1 additional HDMI cable which needs to be plugged into the HDMI/ARC slot on the TV. The only indication for volume control on the sound bar and woofer is a blinking light on the woofer. If you are using a Panasonis Vierra TV, the volume on the woofer just need to be set once. The TV will control the rest. This unit reaaly adds BASS where the TV speakers were lacking...

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        5.0

        Sweet Sweet Sound...

        By Paul K.

        from Mesquite, Tx

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Interfaces Well With TV

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Rooms
          • Living Room
          • Movies

          Comments about Panasonic SC-HTB20 Audio System:

          First of all, I'd like to say buying through B&H was a great experience.

          I can say this is a 100% improvement from the speakers in my 55" Panasonic Vierra. Panasonic Audio system is the way to go if you have a Panasonic Vierra TV. By using the HDMI(ARC) connection you can control everything from your TV remote. You do have to fine tune the audio system first. Once linked though, turn TV on soundbar turns on and vice versa. Also controls the volume. Make sure you modify your Vierra settings to Home Entertainment system and power on and power off with the system.. Once I figured that out, we were rocking...!

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          5.0

          Excellent flexible product

          By Michael K.

          from New York, NY

          About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Interfaces Well With TV

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies
            • Smaller Rooms
            • Surround Sound Solution

            Comments about Panasonic SC-HTB20 Audio System:

            I live in a studio apartment and bought this product to replace an older 6 speaker system that was a fine product but which was always in the way in my small apartment.

            One great feature of this system is the options for speaker placement. I've used the system in both sound bar and tower configuration as the placement of other equipment has changed.

            I also like that the system ISN'T wireless. I can't get enough pysical separation between my wireless speakers and my wireless internet, so I would have interference problems if I had wireless speakers. It is less convenient to have to run everything to the subwoofer, but it's better that than the other.

            Since my TV is also Panasonic, the integration between this speaker system and my TV is seamless. I changed a few settings on the TV, and now the TV treats this speaker system as its primary speakers. The TV remote controls everything.

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            3.0

            noticeable difference

            By Joe the IT guy

            from Chicago Illinois

            About Me Movie Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Poor Interface

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic SC-HTB20 Audio System:

              Connected via HDMI to a 46" Toshiba TV; cable with an HD-DVR and a DVD player (not Blu-Ray). Easy to connect and begin using. Have some trouble using the cable remote to actually control the sound...takes a bit of manipulation. Better to just use the remote provided. The 'dialog enhancer' is nice...could be better. There is a noticeable difference in sound when I switch to the sound bar. Crisper/clearer sound can be at lower overall volume level. Previously, had to raise the volume to near maximum to hear dialog in some movies. This is much better...not great but better.

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