Firstly, any soundbar will be an improvement on the tinny sound that TV speakers provide.
We have a separate 5.1 surround system that we use through our AV receiver but we can't use that through our Fetch Box. For just watching Fetch through TV, we needed to improve the TV sound itself, The Panasonic SC HTB488 GNK does and very good job of it and was so easy to set up. The Fetch controller meshes with the soundbar so no real need to use the Pana Controller unless you want to alter sound modes.
I've given 4 stars because the setting lights are ...on top of the soundbar and don't display directly forward so you can easily see what setting you're currently on. That said, the soundbar is lower profile height than others so it doesn't interfere with the IR sensor at the bottom edge of our 10 year Pana 3D Viera Plasma TV. Very pleased with the purchase and highly recommend.
Purchased in April 2021 at The Good Guys for $194.00.
Palsonic Value from Big W
While not the Sound bar Big W sold me, there's was $89 & recommended over a much more expensive sound bar.
This literally took 10 seconds to bluetooth between phone & bar.
Such a simple easy set up & the sound is decent for a cheaper sound bar.
Atm no issues with this audio speaker as such. Easy simple & looks good. While sure a much more expensive Sound Bar may give much better sound this for the coin is for me a value buy.
Purchased in March 2021 for $89.00.
I'm no audiophile. Not even close.
For years we discussed getting a soundbar, but neither of us are much into watching movies, and I don't care for surround sound. There's something about it that feels creepy to me.
Nevertheless, I was sent a $150 voucher, no strings attached, by Appliances Online and whilst I looked at many things, eventually settled on a soundbar. Of course the voucher was to tempt me to spend money - obviously - and I did.
We've had a large LG LCD television for 6 years that I couldn't fathom needed any help in th...e sound department. We could hear it fine - why add something to it? But in the end we decided on this Panasonic soundbar. We only had to add $139 and it was ours. I was still unconvinced it was necessary, so I steered away from more expensive options. My thought was it wasn't alot of money to waste if we didn't like it. And if we did, we have another TV we could add it to and buy a more extensive system later.
Purchased in October 2020 for $289.00.
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Brilliant sounding sound
This one was on special at betta electrical, while I didn’t want a cheap eBay one, I also didn’t wanna spend a fortune on something a decent branded device that could do the same for cheaper. I am hard at hearing and I also appreciate great sound, the wireless subwoofer is a bonus providing punchy bass and decent volume. A top quality device once again from betta electrical!
Purchased in June 2020 at Betta Home Living.
Questions & Answers
Hi, I have a Hiense TV & bought a
Panasonic SC-HTB488 Sound bar with sub, when first setting up tv & sound bar it worked. Turned tv & theatre system off now no sound, lights are on but no sound.
Hi Rude, sorry to hear you are have an issue, please call our customer service team on 132600 and they will be able to assist you around getting this up and running.
|Features||Dolby Atmos Surround Sound, DTS:X and Wall Mountable|
|Soundbar Dimensions||60.5 x 853 x 90 mm|
|Subwoofer Dimensions||303 x 185 x 337 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
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- GTIN13: 8887549660450
- MPN: SC-HTB488GNK
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