Excellent hi-def pictures
The Panasonic SC-BTT190 is a solid Blu-ray system but not one of Panasonic's best. Aesthetically it doesn't inspire the same levels of excitement as an LG or Samsung, its sound quality loses polish at volumes other speakers take in their stride, and the lack of HDMI inputs and built-in Wi-Fi makes the step-up SC-BTT290 a more appealing prospect.
Worst surround ever
I got rid of my Samsung home theater for this because it had blue ray and wi fi built in. You need the volume at max just to hear a movie on DVD or online. The radio volume seems to have plenty of power but nothing else does and I went thru 6 of them and they where all the same so I decided to live with it for now but last night while watching a DVD the picture went out . It's only 3 months old Pioneer is P. O. S. And if you buy this you probably won't be happy with it either
No option for mixing, matching or replacing speakers
Pioneer may have had home theater in mind with the HTZ-BD32, but if you're going to bother, it's probably better suited for those smaller spaces in the home. The build and the quality of the components just don't lend themselves to a larger space that you'll call your main home theater. However, who wouldn't appreciate having a full set of speakers, a Blu-ray 3D player and streaming services in spot like the bedroom or playroom?
I bought this for my mother & father for Christmas. Both are in their mid-80s and live in a town-home community with mostly other adult residents. They live in another state so I was concerned about having to maintain the system from my remote location but, so far, this has not proved to be a problem. The system was very easy to set up. It took about 2-3 hours to get it up and running.
Great quality for the price
After looking at Best Buy, Target, and many other places for a surround sound system I stumbled upon this on at Walmart. At first because of the low price I figured it would be a piece of junk. I went home and looked at the reviews and decided why not give it a try. My first impression was it looked fairly slick for a cheaper system. After hooking it up to my projector and mounting the speakers on the walls I decided to give it a try with good old That 70's Show! I was astounded.
Good Basic Home Theater System
This product is performing as advertised. I did not want to spend $1000 on a theater system for a $500 TV (which I recieved for fathers day - Panasonic 50" Plasma) The connections were very straight forward.. The "On Screen" set up went pretty well. Running Cable Television shows thru the Sony Audio made the sound better than the TVs speakers.. and When playing a DVD we were amazed at the quality of the sound coming out of those little speakers.
Outstanding picture quality
If you want a 5.1-channel, 3D-ready home cinema system that doesn't take up much space, then the SC-BTT270 could answer your prayers. The compact speakers and slimline main unit are as discreet as a doctor, plus it's bursting with features. Built-in Wi-Fi and more Internet content would be nice, and sound quality doesn't always sizzle, but on the whole this is an impressive system - particularly where picture quality is concerned.
It's a good time to be in the market for a new entry-level 3D Blu-ray HTIB. With its built-in iPod dock and an integrated Wi-Fi module, Panasonic provides a very enticing deal. However, the lack of HDMI inputs means that you'll need to have an ARC-compatible TV or be able to live with this limitation.
Built-in iPod dock
It's a good time to be in the market for a new entry-level 3D Blu-ray HTIB. There are a few sets that go below the S$1,000 barrier these days, and for one that gives you a built-in iPod dock and an integrated Wi-Fi module, Panasonic provides a very enticing deal. However, the lack of HDMI inputs means that you'll need to have an ARC-compatible TV, or be able to live with this limitation.
Decent 3D Blu-ray player
Overall, the SC-BTT270 should be considered good value. For little over £300 you get a decent 3D Blu-ray player and a loud surround sound system. But there's little doubt though that from a quality perspective the enclosures are trailing the electronics. Methinks it's time for Panasonic to start taking loudspeaker design a little more seriously.
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