The woofer's sound level can be adjusted in four steps, the same goes for the 'center' channel that reproduces dialog. When both set as low as possible, it sounds most balanced, but you can try things out and let personal taste govern. The display gives the overview of the features.
The sound is well balanced and good as long as SC-HTE80 isn´t fed with dynamically demanding material. Dialog from movie and television is clear without being sharp. The 'Cinema' feature paints a large soundstage that extends well beyond the speaker's width.
‘Star Trek: Into Darkness‘ is unfortunately pure death for the Panasonic SC-HTE80. It folds flat when the film’s explosions begin, and Khan’s voice rapidly begins to jar. And this despite the fact that the sound is not very loud at all.
Stereo music sound is actually not the best in the "Music" mode, since the treble sounds distorted. This is especially true with bluetooth, but also with CD. In stereo mode, it sounds cleaner, but with a narrower stereo perspective (no signal processing). If you want more sound, try the "Cinema" mode.
The SC-HTE80 is by far the most puny of the sound bars we’ve tested. It is probably intended for small TV sets. Nonetheless, we are disappointed because we know that Panasonic makes some of the best TV sets, who deserve so much more.
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- Slim, discrete 120W sound board fits neatly beneath your TV
- Revel in clear, natural treble and rich, resonating base
- Feel the action with powerful, integrated dual subwoofers
- Sync Bluetooth devices and smartphones via one-touch NFC
|AUDIO SYSTEM||Output Channel||2.1ch|
|Power Output||Home Cinema Mode (RMS) - Total Power||120W|
|Home Cinema Mode (RMS) - Front/ Centre||30W x 2 (1kHz, 6ohms, 10% THD)|
|Home Cinema Mode (RMS) - Subwoofer||60W (100Hz, 3ohms, 10% THD)|
|Dolby® Pro Logic® II/ Dolby® Virtual Speaker||yes|
|HIGH QUALITY PICTURE||FULL HD 3D Compatible||yes|
|1080p Output (x.v.Color™, Deep Color)||yes|
|HIGH QUALITY SOUND||Clear-mode Dialog||yes|
|Dialog Level Control||yes|
|Up to 7.1ch Linear PCM Input via HDMI||yes|
|Dual Integrated Subwoofer||yes|
|EASY OPERATION||Auto Gain Control||yes|
|ARC (Audio Return Channel)||yes|
|VIERA Link™ (HDAVI Control 5)||yes|
|Display||FL (Dot matrix)|
|NETWORKING||Bluetooth® Wireless Technology||yes|
|Front||Configuration||1-way 1 speaker, Bass-reflex|
|Speaker Unit [Approx.]||Full range: 3.8 x 9 cm Cone Type x 2|
|Subwoofer||Configuration||1-way 2 speakers, Bass-reflex|
|Speaker Unit [Approx.]||Woofer: 8 cm Cone Type x 2|
|TERMINAL||HDMI Output||yes (TV)|
|HDMI Input||yes (BD/ DVD)|
|Optical Input||yes (TV)|
|Analog Audio Input||RCA||yes (AUX)|
|OTHERS||Power Supply||AC 220-240V, 50Hz|
|Power Consumption [Approx.]||Total - Normal Use [Approx.]||27W|
|Total - Standby [Approx.]||0.25W|
|NOTE||Specifications are subject to change without notice. Weight and dimensions are approximate.|
|DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT||Dimensions (W x H x D) [Approx.]||460 x 60 x 280 mm|
|Weight [Approx.]||3.2 kg|
|Maximum Loading Weight [Approx.]||30 kg|