Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard Bluetooth Sound Base

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 Information Creates a three-dimensional picture for a more life-like viewing experience
Accessories Included
AC mains lead, CR2025 Lithium Battery
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
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
Power Consumption - On Mode Information The average daily power consumption based on EU measures. Rated power consumption based on maximum continuous use may differ.
Power Consumption - Stand By
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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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 56 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Is HDMI ARC really a standard? This product appeared to be exactly what I needed for my 29" LG TV to improve the weak sound from its rearward facing speakers. Unfortunately, I could not get it to work despite trying several HDMI leads and two types of TV. it may be that the HDMI ARC connection is not well standardised across different manufacturers. The Bluetooth connection to an iPhone worked well. Product was returned. 15 September 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jury still out I have a Sharp flat screen TV, not latest model, had to connect sound box using digital optical cable. I have to turn the sound on the TV to zero otherwise not in sync with the sound box. Like listening with a constant echo. However works perfectly / brilliantly with DVD player. Any advice out there as to what I might need to do to correct this? 06 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard Bluetooth Sound Base Vast improvement in sound quality from my Panasonic Viera TV with this. (TX-L37E-30B). Clarity with speech better - bass is like cinema - never realised tv drama used such bass effects until I installed this. One HDMI socket on the tv is ARC enabled, but still needed the optical digital cable to get function. Auto standby when signal lost (tv off) and auto on when start up tv. Very pleased with purchase. (Looks neat, too, and tv sits nicely on top.) 21 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by tidy unit Bought this because my father is partly deaf and wanted something loud enough for him to hear without rocking the foundations and annoying the neighbours. In this respect its not ideal you still have to have the sound up high for him to hear it but the clarity of the sound is fantastic. Shoes crunch on gravel, the door bell rings, a car door slams. The detail is immense and very immersive. However if you are watching a movie and its native format is set to 7.1 the sound is just LOUD, seriously I found it was either too loud or too faint and was constantly adjusting the sound on the fly to avoid the bass flooding the sound base. All in all a good unit however, if your willing to overlook my quibbles. 04 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Much improved TV audio Had a bit of head scratching incorporating the unit within our system as it is not clear if it just hangs off the TV HDMI (ARC), or connects between the hard drive recorder and TV as it has both I/p and o/p HDMI ports. The former scenario was adopted. Once connected, the TV remote controls the volume of the unit and the sound quality is really excellent and worth the outlay. Dialogue is significantly clearer even with all that annoying background music playing. The audio scenarios, (e.g cinema, music, etc) are useful but 'standard' is a good overall compromise. Base levels are not over-the-top but more than sufficient to give a good rounded sound. Compact size exactly fits the base stand of our Sony 32"LED TV so looks very integrated. All in all I'm well pleased. If you dislike, or are having trouble hearing the poor, tinny sound that seems to be normal for modern LED TVs, then this unit will certainly improve matters no end. 02 June 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Poor Speech with Regular TV I can’t give this Soundbase a good score as the item I received struggled to provide clear natural sounding speech when viewing normal TV channels like Freeview and Free-to-Air Satellite broadcasts. Thus I kept it for just a day. To be fair though, this is marketed mainly as a Home Cinema System. So, while I have not tried it myself, I would expect it to perform better with Movies, Music and Gaming. Also, it looks great, seems well made and has good connectivity for the price. It’s compact too, though a wider unit would likely give better stereo separation and 3D effects. In the short time I had it I did not notice any lip-sync problems while connected to my TV over Audio Return Channel enabled HDMI...though I did notice the sound was not always anchored to the screen. Connected via HDMI (ARC) my Sony televisions remote could mute and control the volume. The Soundbase would also switch on & off automatically with the TV. So, what to do now? One cannot properly audition such items in a department store. Nor can one always rely on the often favourable reviews posted online. It’s a problem...maybe a stereo system would be a better solution for regular TV viewing though it sure would be simpler for many folk if modern TVs just came with better speakers built in. 30 May 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Could try harder Bought this to go with a Panasonic TX-L37ET5B also purchased from John Lewis and was a great buy. Connected via HDMI Arc using 3D/ARC compatible cable used with Blu-ray player. It worked for one evening only and there was a slight buzz in the background. You have to change the settings dependant upon what you are watching - not such a good thing. When I came to use it later in the week the HDMI ARC would not recognise the Panasonic Speaker board. Tried every hdmi cable I own that is ARC compatible. Still no sound even when pairing a Bluetooth device. Can only assume it is the Panasonic Speaker Board at fault. I don't wish to connect via optical so its of no use to me if there is no sound generated by it. Shame as it did look lovely under my TV set. I won't be bothering again with a soundboard or speakers. When it did work normal TV sounds like its underwater and muffled. It also has a warning in the box about magnetic interference. Not entirely sure I want my TV on top of something that generates magnetic interference. I wouldn't buy this because you will be forever adjusting to get the sound just right - if it works. Will stick to my TV speakers. I declined the offer of IT support as I know a bit about tech and I've set up some complicated systems in my time. A HDMI should just work with the box. I'm returning it to store click and collect desk for a refund. Good thing about buying at John Lewis customer returns are hassle free. So no harm done I guess. 01 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sound improvement. As a flat screen TV accessory, it is very good. (Sharp LC) As a Bluetooth streamer, not yet successful in that it won't pair with my old Android devices at all. Will pair with my very recent W8 laptop, but in very poor quality. I thought it may be clashing with my WiFi, not so after turning that off. May be clashing with our neighbour's WiFi/Bluetooth, need to negotiate that one tactfully. 22 April 2015
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