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Panasonic SCHTB488EBK
HTB488EBK

Panasonic SCHTB488EBK
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Good Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Widely Available
76
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
17 Months Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A relatively new and fully featured 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a fair price. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
Features We Love:
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control
Wall mountable
Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
200W
1.9kg
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Panasonic SCHTB488EBK Vouchers & Offers

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.

Having analysed the historic price trend for the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK we calculated that there is a 90% chance that prices will remain steady over the next 2 weeks.

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Released 1 year ago and with excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK number 19 across all soundbars.

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Kagoo Score
66
Brand Rating
86
Features
80
Popularity
76
Value for Money
86
Age

82

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 82?

Panasonic is a good soundbar brand.
At over a year old this soundbar is slightly out of date, and newer soundbars with more up to date technology are available.
It has some great features:
Has a subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Has a handheld remote control
Wall mountable
True to cinema sound quality
Turn your living room into a cinema

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each soundbar by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the soundbar is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec soundbars come to market, the older soundbars will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Has a subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Has a handheld remote control
Wall mountable
Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
ok power
Is 2.1 channels
ok Power
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The Panasonic SCHTB488EBK's power of 200W is ok compared to most other soundbars. It is bigger than 40% of all soundbars when sorted by this feature.

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Is 2.1 Channels

The number of audio output channels supported by the SCHTB488EBK is less than most soundbars. This soundbar is 2.1 channels, which is the most commonly supported audio output supported by soundbars.

A soundbar with 2 channel support.

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Has a Subwoofer Included
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The SCHTB488EBK has a subwoofer included. 67% of soundbars also have a subwoofer included.

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Supports Bluetooth
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The SCHTB488EBK supports Bluetooth. 93% of soundbars also support Bluetooth.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The SCHTB488EBK has a handheld remote control. 67% of soundbars also have a handheld remote control.

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Wall Mountable
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The Panasonic SCHTB488EBK is wall mountable, as are 60% of soundbars.

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Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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The Panasonic SCHTB488EBK features Audio Return Channel (ARC). 53% of soundbars do not feature Audio Return Channel (ARC).

What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)? Less Edit
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Popularity

Popularity

The Panasonic SCHTB488EBK has been listed on Kagoo since August 2018 and is currently ranked number 19 out of 218 soundbars.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A soundbar with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK, and ranked it:

Good Value For Money
This soundbar is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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Panasonic SCHTB488EBK
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Price

The product has very good features, is less than 18 months old and at £144.99 it is cheaper than 64% of soundbars.

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Value for Money of Similar Soundbars

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Age

Panasonic SCHTB488EBK Release Date

August 2018

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When Are Most New Panasonic Soundbars Released?

April to May is the most common period for new Panasonic soundbars to be released in.

If you wait until April 2020 then you might be able to get better features on your Panasonic soundbar. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current Panasonic soundbars tend to drop off when the next models are released. The biggest month last year for new Panasonic soundbar releases was April, with two new Panasonic soundbars released that month. In 2017 most new Panasonic soundbars were released in May, with eight new Panasonic soundbars released that month.

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How Fast Do Panasonic Soundbar Prices Drop After Release?

Most soundbars drop in price by 15% in the first 6 months after release, however Panasonic soundbars tend to depreciate more slowly.

New Panasonic soundbars drop in price by an average of 13% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

That means a saving of £35 on a typical £273 new Panasonic soundbar if you wait 6 months before buying.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK

QWhat is the audio output of the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK?
AThe Panasonic SCHTB488EBK is a 2.1 soundbar.
QWhat is the power of the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK?
AThe Panasonic SCHTB488EBK is a 200 Watts soundbar.
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK support Bluetooth?
AYes, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK supports Bluetooth.
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK feature Audio Return Channel (ARC)?
AYes, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK feature bass reflex?
AYes, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK features bass reflex.
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK have a wireless subwoofer?
AYes, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK has a wireless subwoofer.
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK have a subwoofer included?
AYes, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK has a subwoofer included.
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK support FM radio?
ANo, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK does not support FM radio.
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK have a handheld remote control?
AYes, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK has a handheld remote control.
QIs the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK wall mountable?
AYes, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK is wall mountable.
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK feature Surround Sound?
AYes, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK features Surround Sound.
QWhat connection does the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK have?
AThe Panasonic SCHTB488EBK is a wired & wireless soundbar.
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK have a USB port?
ANo, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK is a soundbar without a USB port.
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK support ethernet LAN?
ANo, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK does not support ethernet LAN.
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK support Near Field Communication (NFC)?
ANo, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK does not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
QDoes the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK support Wi-Fi?
ANo, the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK does not support Wi-Fi.
QWhat is the weight of the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK?
AThe Panasonic SCHTB488EBK has a weight of 1.9 kilograms.
Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK. However we have checked the rating of all Panasonic soundbars and the average score is 88.5%.

Panasonic SCHTB488EBK Specification

Key Features
Audio Output
Power
Bluetooth
Other Features
Subwoofer Dimensions (WxDxH)
Soundbar Dimensions (WxDxH)
Audio
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Decoder
Soundbar Speaker
RMS Power
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
Bass Reflex
Wireless Subwoofer
RMS Power (Subwoofer)
Subwoofer Included
Receiver
Receiver Included
Radio
FM Radio
Technical Details
Handheld Remote Control
Auto Power Off
3D Sound
TV Stands
Docking Connector
Wall Mountable
Apple Docking Compatibility
Colour
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Remote Control
Subwoofer Output Power
Surround Sound
Packaging Content
Connector(s)
USB Connectivity
Main Unit Dimensions (WxDxH)
Main Unit Weight
Number of Products Included
Wireless Connection
Speakers
Ports & Interfaces
Digital Audio Optical in
Connection
HDMI Output
HDMI Port
USB Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi
Power
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (Typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Subwoofer Depth
Subwoofer Height
Width
Subwoofer Width
Height
Depth
Subwoofer Weight
Weight
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Special Features
Multiroom
Features
Smart Soundbar

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

schtb488ebk schtb488ebk, schtb488egk schtb488egk, panasonic schtb488ebk, panasonic tx50ex700b, panasonic tx65ex700b, panasonic tx49ex600b, panasonic tx40ex600b, panasonic tx40ex700b, panasonic tx58ex700b, panasonic htb488ebk, panasonic 200watts, panasonic 9161287, panasonic 70252, panasonic 180w, panasonic 250w, panasonic 1ch

Barcodes

 04549077893390,  05025232858378,  05025232858385

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