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Panasonic SC-BT230 review

Panasonic SC-BT230
Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £450
inc VAT

It's packed full of features and supports all of the latest sound and image standards, but the surround-sound is a little flat and underwhelming.


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Price £450
Rating ***


HDMI outputs 1
Component inputs 0
Component outputs 0
Output resolutions 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Total SCART sockets 0
SCART socket type N/A
S-Video input 0
S-video output 0
Composite inputs 0
Composite outputs 1
Stereo phono inputs 0
Stereo phono outputs 1
Coaxial S/PDIF inputs 0
Coaxial S/PDIF outputs 0
Optical S/PDIF inputs 2
Optical S/PDIF outputs 0
Multi-channel input no
Headphone output none
Speaker configuration 5.1
Main unit end speaker connection type proprietary
Speaker end speaker connection type spring terminals
Other connections Ethernet, USB, wireless speaker
Wired network ports 1x 10/100
Wireless networking support optional 802.11n


Surround sound formats Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD HRA, DTS-HD MA
Optical drive yes
Supported playback disc formats Blu-ray
Audio format support MP3, WMA
Video playback formats MPEG-2, DivX, AVCHD
Image viewing formats JPEG
Radio FM


Speaker configuration 5.1
RMS power output 1000W
RMS power centre 250W
RMS power front 250W
RMS power surround 250W
RMS power subwoofer 250W
Wall mountable yes
Centre speaker cable length 2.0m
Front speaker cable length 2.8m
Surround speaker cable length 7.6m


Extras remote control
Size 430x287x54mm
Subwoofer dimensions 145x258x290mm
Centre speaker dimensions 145x72x85mm
Front speaker dimensions 80x68x119mm
Surround speaker dimensions 80x68x119mm
Power consumption standby 0W
Power consumption on 34W

Buying Information

Price £450
Warranty one year RTB