Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard Bluetooth Sound Base, Black

Product information

The Panasonic HTE80 is a fresh take on the sound bar. The compact form factor slips directly under the TV stand or into shelves yet is still powerful enough to pump out bass from dual subwoofers. Complete with Bluetooth streaming and NFC pairing, this unit makes seamless music sharing as simple as a touch.

Unique design, exceptional sound
The compact & slim design easily fits under the TV or inside a TV shelf - both layouts keep the area around the TV neat and clean. Dynamic bass sounds are achieved by mounting two subwoofers and two Aero Stream Ports in the main unit.

Sound modes
Adjusting an equalizer for each mode, this function enables to reproduce stable sound quality and true sound of specific scenes by emphasizing or reducing overtones, harmonics or noise. It has six modes such as Standard, Stadium, Music, Cinema, News and Stereo.

Dynamic bass
Unique sound processing technology is used to add harmonic bass to low-frequency audio signals. This reproduces deep, powerful bass sound that wasn’t previously possible with compact speakers.

Music archived on your smartphone or PC can be played back via Bluetooth® Wireless Technology. Enjoy clear sound with no worry about music signal interference from obstructions.

Bluetooth pairing is done by simply passing the smartphone over the HTE80. No more worries about troublesome settings.

HDMI cable not included, browse cables and connections for our full range.

3D Ready
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
Dolby Digital, PL II, Virtual Speaker, DTS
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Dimensions (System)
H6 x W46 x D28cm
DLNA Information Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
Eligible for International Delivery
Home Cinema Type
Sound Base
Internet Ready Information Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
HDMI, Optical, RCA
Radio tuner
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound.
Speaker system
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Q & As

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 46 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just right size I had short listed this by price and bought it because it was just the right size to fit on my wall bracket. Sound so much better than the standard Samsung TV. We can clearly hear it at far end of kitchen even when cooking. Read the reviews and noted about HMDI cable not supplied, which JL didn't want to sell me as theirs was too exspensive. Glad I didn't as when it tried to set it up my TV didn't have ARC output, so had to wait till I could back to town and buy an "optical" cable. Very irritating!! 13 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vast improvement over TV sound Bought this online from JL and had it delivered next day to my local Waitrose, so convenient. Setting up would have been easy if I had read the instructions and realised I needed a high speed HDMI cable to connect between the unit and the ARC HDMI socket on my TV. None of my older leads would work and I was on the verge of returning the unit but so glad I didn't! It is a vast improvement over the tiny (and tinny) tv speakers, plenty of bass available and a good choice of sound options. The bluetooth function works well and my android smartphone connected immediately which is more than can be said for both my Windows7 pc and my ipod. Spent ages trying to get them paired and eventually discovered that I needed to hold the pairing button down on the remote control for a period of time before they would connect. Now everything is up and running nicely. Would definitetly recommend this product 03 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product Although the sound on my 3 year old TV is very good I had long been frustrated with the lack of bass. I also needed something to play music to and I was on the lookout for a product which was less intrusive than a traditional sound bar. Rather than sitting in front of the TV and overhanging the edges of my TV cabinet this fits nicely under the base and looks compact and neat. The setup is easy although, without arc I had to run an optical cable as well as hdmi (no cables are included). The hdmi cable allows me to control the volume with the TV or sky remotes, which is handy. The bluetooth is excellent and it can be paired with 8 devices and it will even switch on from standby if a device attempts to connect. The sound is great to my ears and I like the bass it produces. There are a number of options available to tweak it to your tastes. What I like is the connectivity, the sound and the design. My only criticism would be for the price I would have at least expected an hdmi cable. 28 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sound board The new slim TV sets do not have the same sound quality as the older deeper sets as the can not fit suitable bass speakers. This sound bar overcomes that and provides excellent sound cover and can be used with the TV remote control 20 December 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good but Connection Problems I could not get this unit to connect to my new LG TV via HDMI even though the TV had the necessary HDMI(ARC) socket and buying a new John Lewis high speed HDMI cable. I tried various combinations of settings and power up order. I have had to resort to an optical connection to get any sound. That said, the Speakerboard improves the sound in general and importantly improves the clarity of speach. It required experimenting with the sound settings to achieve the best compromise for me. I have not tried all possible sound settings but so far, I would not say that it achieves hifi standards but the improvement is worthwhile. Importantly the unit fits neatly under my TV. 26 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Panasonic Soundbase Linked with my Panasonic TV this soundbase makes quite a difference - especially films, sport and music. As for Bluetooth, very easy to stream from either tablet or iPhone. No wires - great. Not that into the techy stuff but the various sound formats is good enough for me and doubt if my ear is good enough to differentiate between a higher priced product. Manual a little basic but trial and error gets one thro. Linked with ARC cable easy -optical cable not required. Very pleased. Click and collect so easy. 12 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tidy's up the TV Table Replaced my DVD multi wired speaker's with this unit as I got fed up with having to move speakers and cable to clean TV table Although not quite the same noise tones it's still a good alternative, very neat on the table with good sound, would recommend it to anyone who like me prefers neat looks. 01 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by STUNNING SOUND AND POWER My living room is approx. 5m x 6m and the sound is engrossing and precise with the different sound formats (standard, movie, music, etc.) noticeably distinctive. With a top volume of 100 I have so far never needed to go above 50, except for a trial at 63 which was as loud as I dared. The Bluetooth streaming is excellent. The box itself is elegant. I am utterly delighted especially as previously I bought a 5 starred alternative from a hifi specialist which I returned the following day. I connect with the suggested ARC HDMI cable although there is an optical cable option. I notice a slight gain with the ARC enabled cable. (You need to check your TV is ARC enabled but most recent models are: if you look behind your TV at the HDMI sockets one should be marked ARC/HDMI). So, if considering buying, make sure you have the right cable. 21 September 2014
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