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Panasonic SCHTB488EBK
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Panasonic SCHTB488EBK
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86
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
76
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Age
18 Months Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and best selling 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a good 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 62% chance that prices will remain steady over the next 2 weeks.

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With excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic SCHTB488EBK number 14 across all soundbars.

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Kagoo Score
66
Brand Rating
86
Features
90
Popularity
77
Value for Money
86
Age

83

83
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

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At over a year old this soundbar is slightly out of date, and newer soundbars with more up to date technology are available.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 is one of the best selling soundbars currently on the market.
This soundbar 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 45% of all soundbars when ordered by this feature.

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Is 2.1 Channels

The Panasonic SCHTB488EBK has a smaller number of audio output channels than most soundbars. This Panasonic soundbar is 2.1 channels, which is the most frequently 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 Panasonic SCHTB488EBK has a subwoofer included, as do 67% of soundbars.

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Supports Bluetooth
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The Panasonic SCHTB488EBK supports Bluetooth, as do 93% of soundbars.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The Panasonic SCHTB488EBK has a handheld remote control, as do 68% of soundbars.

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Wall Mountable
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The Panasonic SCHTB488EBK is wall mountable, as are 61% of soundbars.

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

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Popularity

Popularity

The Panasonic SCHTB488EBK has been listed on Kagoo since August 2018 and is currently ranked number 14 out of 214 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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The product has very good features, is less than 18 months old and at £138.00 it is cheaper than 68% 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?

The most common period for new Panasonic soundbars to be released in is between March and May.

If you wait until March 2020 then you might be able to get better features on your Panasonic soundbar. Also the price of the current Panasonic soundbars may drop off just before the latest models are released in March. The biggest month last year for new Panasonic soundbar releases was March, with one new Panasonic soundbars released that month. In 2018 most new Panasonic soundbars were released in April, with two new Panasonic soundbars released that month. In May 2017, eight new Panasonic soundbars were released making it the biggest month that year for new Panasonic soundbar releases.

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How Fast Do Panasonic Soundbar Prices Drop After Release?

Panasonic soundbars tend to depreciate more slowly than most soundbars.

Most soundbars drop in price by 16% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Panasonic soundbars drop in price by 13% on average.

That means a saving of £35 on a typical £263 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
Network
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

schtb488egk schtb488egk, schtb488ebk schtb488ebk, panasonic schtb488ebk, panasonic tx49ex600b, panasonic tx40ex600b, panasonic tx40ex700b, panasonic tx58ex700b, panasonic tx50ex700b, panasonic htb488ebk, panasonic 200watts, panasonic 10160356, panasonic 9161287, panasonic 70252, panasonic 250w, panasonic 1ch

Barcodes

 04549077893390,  05025232858378,  05025232858385

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