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5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds better!, 26 Jun 2012
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Have just connected this up to a Panasonic TX-P42S30B plasma TV using ARC enabled HDMI channel. Assembly was straightforward. I now have cracking sound after spending around 20 minutes adjusting all the settings, which was not just so easy as each setting requires a different combination of buttons on the remote. Perhaps the remote could be bigger and easier to use, but the job's done nonetheless. I am using it as a soundbar without the stands as, with them, it covers the TV remote receiver (negative mark there Panasonic). Thankfully, four little stick on feet are included. The TV remote controls the volume seamlessly using VIERA Link (plus mark, Panasonic).

To hear exactly what difference this unit makes I set the TV sound to default, listened a while, then switched on and off the Soundbar. Wow, clearer, crisper sound, with excellent punchy bass. Put in a Blu ray movie to try out the sound generally (still excellent), but especially the clear mode dialogue option because previously, when watching movies, I could not always make out the dialogue clearly. I can now!

My daughter is now playing with the settings on the Freesat music channels, and it sounds terrific on music also (although I had to tell her to turn it down!).

So in summary, great piece of kit, does exactly what I wanted it to do, and 100 cheaper than the wireless sub version. It also actually looks pretty good, sitting in front of the TV.
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Initial post: 30 Jul 2012 13:25:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jul 2012 13:27:52 BDT
Ragz says:
does the clear mode dialogue really make that much differance as i am constantly buying surround sound, which music is very load but voices you cant hear, also how many hdmi inputs are there, would i need a splitter to run both my tv and ps3 and blu ray player. Is it 3d

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2012 15:46:20 BDT
B. A. Black says:
Yes, the clear mode dialogue makes a very noticeable difference. One HDMI input, see http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/Home+Entertainment/Soundbars/SC-HTB20/Manuals/8905257/index.html?view=&angle=1 for details. As for 3D, I'm not sure what you mean. My TV is not 3D, a sound system can't be.

Posted on 31 Oct 2012 16:56:10 GMT
Aaron says:
Hey bud i just got this soundbar and am impressed, ive got it connected through arc to my panasonic tv on vierra link.
is it possible to have the speakers on the tv on at the same time as the soundbar ?
many thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2012 19:37:52 GMT
B. A. Black says:
No, arc uses external cinema sound, replacing internal speaker output.
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