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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Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard Bluetooth Sound Base 4.5 5 36 36
Good, but not great. First, let me state that this unit was an improvement on my original Panasonic Plasma TV's sound. Connectivity was a breeze and so was setting up the unit. I had this working with my TV and Tivo remote in no time, which was a good thing really as the slim credit card style remote supplied felt cheap and nasty... The unit looked great and the dim mode was a nice little touch for viewing films etc… I also loved that the unit would switch on automatically when I turned the TV on. It's just a shame it didn't automatically turn itself off when I turned my TV off though. It does have a 2hr auto shout down though, but that's too long in my opinion. Moving onto the sound. Bass was surprisingly good for its size, but dialogue was too harsh for my ears. After tweaking various settings and comparing sounds over a few days I have realised that main flaw is a lack of mids… Bluetooth mode on the other hand was great. This unit had no problems linking up, but unless you were sat on the sofa right in front of the unit for optimal sound, it sounded a bit terrible... The harshness in sound is just too much for me and for this reason it's going back… 27 August 2014
Not for me I have some high-end hearing loss, and wanted something that could compensate for my problems in hearing TV dialogue clearly. The reviews were very good, so I got one. The sound is mellow and it has lots of configuration options. But....I could detect no improvement in dialogue clarity. So back it went. . Also, the soundbox seems to be have been designed without reference to the dimensions of stands of modern TVs including Panasonic ones. My problem is now much eased by a new Samsung 40 inch HD TV. The sound is far, far better than I expected form a flatscreen TV (my previous flatscreen is 6 years old). Frankly, with the new TV, there is no need for additional audio equipment (for me at least). 05 July 2014
Excellent, compact TV sound system This is a very compact unit yet producing very creditable sound reinforcement for your TV. We use it with our flat screen TV in our breakfast room - where we didn't want the fuss of surround sound speakers - and it does an excellent job. Bass good considering its size. It was extremely easy to set up and the bluetooth system works well - we have it paired with our iPods, iPhones and tablet. Point here is that - having selected "Bluetooth" on the Speakerboard - you then switch between different (paired devices) using the settings on the relevant iPod or tablet - you don't select between them from the Speakerboard. This took us a while to work out! 24 June 2014
Excellent and useful product The product is great makes a real difference to the sound the service from john lewis as always was quality we would recommend this with no hesitation. 01 June 2014
More substance and depth but slight loss of clarity I previously owned a really good sound bar and subwoofer but got rid because it was cumbersome so this sound base was an ideal soultion for me. I have it supporting my 55" led and it is fine as my TV is under the recommended 30kg weight. Sound wise, it is a definite improvement. I only tend to use it for films and TV dramas and I find that there is more weight and substance to the sound. Another bonus for me is the bluetooth speaker capability. All in all, a worthy sound upgrade. 14 May 2014
Meets expectations Fits comfortably under 42" Panasonic TV. Easy to operate 30 April 2014
Great buy Really pleased with the difference it makes to sound (on our Panasonic Vieira TV). Simple to set up - easier with optical cable than HDMI. 23 April 2014
A good value product, almost outstanding I bought this product because it will easily fit onto a TV stand shelf, under the TV set. I didn't want an ugly wide sound bar or a separate sub-woofer. Nearly all the competitive products, including BOSE, are slightly too large. It is extremely easy to set up and has a range of useful features including a very simple Bluetooth connection for playing music from phones, laptops and tablets. There is plenty of volume and a significant amount of extremely low bass. Like many of these devices, there are a range of pre-set sound modes but the user does not have the facility to manually adjust bass and treble. The end result is nearly outstanding but not quite as there are two slight problems - firstly, the higher bass around 75 to 250 Hz is lacking even though the deep bass around 30 to 75 Hz can be made very prominent; secondly, the very high treble is also slightly lacking. I am satisfied with the product at the price but it could have so easily been exceptional. Strengths Easy to set up Ample volume Good overall tone Many adjustments available Simple and effective Bluetooth connectivity Excellent hyper-bass Weaknesses Lacking in top treble Lacking in bass above the 30-75 Hz hyper bass Pre-set sound modes only No on-screen display 14 April 2014
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