AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

Panasonic price, date 2013 home theater system range

updated 08:44 am EDT, Thu March 14, 2013

Detachable sound bars, orientation detection main features

Panasonic will be making a number of home theater systems available to order later this month. The SC-HTB770, SC-HTB370, SC-HTB70, and SC-HTB65, forming the company's 2013 range of systems, were initially revealed at CES in January alongside its 56-inch Ultra HD OLED TV, but are only now coming up for order through retail stores and through Panasonic itself.

The SC-HTB770 is a 300-Watt 3.1-channel system that can be changed from being separate speakers into a single long soundbar, accompanied by a down-firing, wireless subwoofer. Using Dolby Digital, Pro Logic II, Dolby Virtual Speaker, and DTS, the system also offers Bluetooth connectivity, can accept three HDMI inputs, and two optical inputs. The 240-Watt SC-HTB370 loses the HDMI inputs and Bluetooth, but the 2.1-channel system retains the soundbar functionality.

The SC-HTB70 and SC-HTB65 models are sound bars designed to allow for multiple wall-mounting or TV-stand setups. Both 2.1-channel systems can detect if its speakers are vertical or horizontal, adjusting its directional characteristics automatically. The 90-Watt SC-HTB65 offers two such positions, while the 120-Watt SC-HTB70 boosts the number of orientations up to four.

All four systems will be on sale in March, with the SC-HTB770 and SC-HTB370 costing $400 and $300 respectively, while the SC-HTB70 and SC-HTB65 sound bars will cost $200 and $180.

by MacNN Staff




Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented