The Panasonic SC-BTT196 home theater system set a new standard for your A/V entertainment with state of the art performance and function. Step into a new level of visual realism with the 3D Blu-ray player and the 5.1 Channel surround system brings you true to life acoustics for cinematic experience, just at the comfort of your sofa. The stylish yet sleek looks can fit any decoration and light up your living room.
WiFi-ready (requires wireless adapter, not included)
I ordered this to replace a 9 year old LG home theater system since it was no longer compatible with my Smart TV (it had no HGMI connection). I got this refurbished system for just over ***, so I guess I shouldn't have expected much. The box was expertly packed, the system is all black and shiny and sharp looking, although the speakers felt light and cheap with thin plastic housing. I was glad to see it came with a remote, some reviews had mentioned that it did not. The color coded speakers connections and wires made it very easy to set up, although the rear speaker wires are a bit short but my room is small so it was ok.
So all set up with speakers around the room the TV and/or movies sounded pretty good. I tried a Blu Ray movie in it and the picture was amazing and the sound was not bad at all. The volume goes from 0-100, you have to hit 50 or more to hear much, but after that it's ok. The sound is definitely better than an sound bar, which I also tried and sent back previously.
I like to run Pandora music through my system with an AV connector from my computer to the receiver, this is where it disappoints. The sound was tinny and flat, although I adjusted the settings to "heavy" and "clear". And even with the volume all the way to 100 it just wasn't loud enough for my taste, nor did it have full sound or bass. In my small house I could barely hear the song just 2 rooms away.
The on screen menu for the system was helpful, but it defaulted back to its original setting each time I turned it off and back on again. Very tedious to reset the source, the sound quality, the connection, etc each time you want to watch TV or hear music. I didn't see anywhere in the manual where these settings could be locked in, even personalizing your wallpaper and screen name didn't do the trick so what's the point of that feature?
So if you're looking for a very inexpensive home theater system to watch TV, movies and Blu-Ray this may be enough. But if you want window shaking sound and to have a Janet Reno Dance party in your house you'd better fork out some more cash for a more powerful quality setup. I have ordered a Denon/Boston Acoustic system for more than twice the money but I'm hoping it will do the trick.
I didn't read anything about an AUX plug, surely it must have? I'm not talking about the wire but the plugabdelkarimshaban on Jan 14, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello abdelkarimshaban, the power supply included with this item is an AC 120 V, 60 Hz. If you have any additional questions please feel free to let us know. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 16, 2014
Hello kofibb, this product does have FM capabilities but does not have AM capabilities. We hope this information is helpful. Thank you for shopping with us and have a wonderful day!overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 14, 2014
Do in need a receiver to use and connect this to my TV and Xbox to play games, movies and watch TV in surround sound?deadliest1 on Dec 16, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello deadliest1, the Panasonic SC-BTT196 5.1 CH Home Theater System with 3D Blu-ray Player (Refurbished) you should be able to run the system over the Blu ray player. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 18, 2013
Hi, why doesn't this system come with a remote? It's kind of pointless to have a home theatre system with no remote. Is there one sold separately or something?chupacabrasd on Dec 15, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello chupacabrasd, with the Panasonic SC-BTT196 5.1 CH Home Theater System with 3D Blu-ray Player (Refurbished) you could try the RCA 6-Device Universal Remote Item #: 14708602. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 18, 2013
The unit I order from Overstock came with a remote.cptpalmer on Jan 16, 2014
My refurbished system came with a remotedebbiedoo99 on Feb 26, 2014
Thank you for your question dustickx6. Yes, the Panasonic SC-BTT196 5.1 CH Home Theater System with 3D Blu-ray Player (Refurbished) can play standard dvd's. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 9, 2013
Thank you for your question wakeboy29. The Panasonic SC-BTT196 5.1 CH Home Theater System with 3D Blu-ray Player (Refurbished) does not come with a remote. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 9, 2013
The unit I ordered from Overstock came with a remote.cptpalmer on Jan 16, 2014
Hello lsuboy1991, This system makes watching movies so much fun! You can use this without the Blu-ray, but the Blu-ray player will play DVDs. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 6, 2013
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