Panasonic SC-HTB490 (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 23.
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Panasonic SC-HTB490 (Black)


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Open Box Guide Price (1 available across all stores) £139.000000
Last brand new price £199.000000
Refurbished Guide Price (1 available across all stores) £129.000000
Last brand new price £199.000000

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Powerful sound meets sleek style, with the Panasonic SC-HTB490 soundbar.

Hear what you’ve been missing from your TV
Featuring stereo speakers and a punchy 160w amp, the SC-HTB490 soundbar delivers crystal-clear sound that most TVs would struggle to match. Virtual Surround gives a spacious and immersive sound that brings the action out into your room.

Powerful bass from dedicated subwoofer
For the full cinema at home effect, this Panasonic soundbar is also supplied with a wireless subwoofer. The sub uses a dedicated bass woofer within a bass reflex cabinet, producing the low-down sound that you feel as much as hear. Feeling the full force of the movie brings it to life and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Tailor the sound with Sound Modes
Five, dedicated sound modes let you tailor the sound to match your viewing content. Choose Cinema for movies, Sports for the big game, Music for your favourite tunes, News for the clearest speech or simply select Standard for the ideal all-round setting.

Stream your audio via Bluetooth
Bluetooth connectivity lets you pair your smartphone, tablet or other device and stream your favourite streaming music services, stored music or podcasts. With a near unlimited supply of music on services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, you’ll always be kept entertained.

The perfect partner for your Panasonic TV
Designed to blend harmoniously with most TVs, the SC-HTB490 looks its best when paired with a Panasonic. It’s engineered to fit between the feet of most Panasonic TVs, giving a seamless style and the best sync between sound and vision.

Wall mountable
If you have your TV wall mounted, then it’s easy to wall mount this soundbar, too. Designed to mount just beneath your TV, without leaving a large gap, the soundbar simply hooks into place using the supplied screws.

Get the sound your TV deserves, with the Panasonic SC-HTB490.
Learning TV volume
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Optical Inputs
Manufacturer's Warranty
Power Output
320w total
Power Output - Watts per CH
100 +
Soundbar or Soundbase
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5/0.5 (Soundbar/Sub)
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
800 x 56/72 (Without/With Feet) x 101
Sub Dimensions (HxWxD)
382 x 171 x 363
Sub Dimensions (HxWxD)
382 x 171 x 363
Subwoofer Weight (KG)
Weight (KG)
Remote Control
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound bar Sound is very good and I can now hear more of the TV programs I'm watching Looks good and sounds good Only down side is USB for playing music is at the back could have been situated in a more accessible position
Date published: 2022-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality sound - fully recommend [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’ve recently bought a 65” tv and we thought why not enhance our tv experience. We wanted the full cinema experience. Never had a sound bar before before but don’t think I’ll go without one from now. The quality of this sound system is amazing and movies are just sounding so much more better. Streaming music from my phone is just as good and the whole thing is so easy to set up and use. I believe this works better with a Panasonic tv as they can connect better but it works perfectly fine with my Samsung tv. The different sound modes are perfect for when I watch music or cinema and my husband always switches it to sports mode and he says watching football in ultra HD and hearing it through the sound system really gives him a sense of being at a stadium. It’s great that the subwoofer is Bluetooth as we placed further back in the room without any wires showing. Our tv is wall mounted so it’s perfect this is set up with all the parts to float straight underneath the tv and it blends in perfect with it. My only con is that every now and again there can be syncing issues which causes a delay in the sound which means I have to reboot the sound bar but it hardly happens and probably happens to most sound bars. Overall it is very easy to set up, it looks good and sounds amazing!
Date published: 2021-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good upgrade to TV speakers [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The speakers come well packaged and the sound bar doesn’t look too small against a 75” Tv. Setup is pretty easier via a hdmi or optical, if using the hdmi arc port it should turn on automatically when the tv is switched on (turn on feature on tv) or off. It’s pretty straight forward after that, picking the best sound settings based on the preset options. The wireless sub connects to the soundbar once switched on. Connecting a phone to the sound bar is easy like most Bluetooth items. The soundbar is definitely better the stock tv speakers, adding depth to anything you watch, but most noticeable when watching a movie were you can hear all the high notes and all deep bangs. One thing I did notice it felt like there was a lip sync issue occasionally which annoyed me but minimised with some changes on the tv but not something I want to keep doing and then changing back. Watching movies has got that bit better now with this combo.
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This set is fantastic, it was very quick and easy to set up. You have a remote to adjust settings with and the volume. The sub provides a excellent bass, it really feels like we are at the cinema! The sounds from the sound bar travels well around the room and the sound quality is brilliant and extremely clear. We are highly impressed with the quality of this set and enjoy our movie nights even more now!
Date published: 2021-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from subwoofer [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Brilliant subwoofer and even better than j could’ve imagined! I have two toddlers so being able to hear a good sound from the tv half the time is challenging however with the subwoofer it has amplified the sound even more. The whole system looks very slick and with it being black it looks very neat with the rest of the tv unit. I would definitely recommend the subwoofer and the quality is amazing. I’ve never had a subwoofer before but it was easy to plug in and set up and couldn’t imagine not having one now. Very easy to use and remote control is self explanatory.
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have had a soundbar and subwoofer previously but they have nothing on this. The setup on this was super easy (unless your wires are a mess already then it may be a little more difficult. The controller is labelled so you can easily control it with no issues unlike other soundbars. There are several different options which can be used such as standard, cinematic, music and sports. You can definitely hear the differences between them when using the set modes on the recommended channel uses. It is wall mountable as well which is pretty handy if you wish to have it above/below your TV. Currently mine is positioned behind the TV with the speaker to the other side of the room. Sound is crystal with no interference, all runs absolutely fine. The soundbar has 2 LED lights showing 5 different colours when an action is used like volume. Definitely worth giving a try if you're looking for that extra sound boosts for your music or the cinematic feel when watching a film. It does help enhance the experience quite well.
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I'm very impressed with this sound bar and subwoofer. It has great sound quality with deep bass and very clear midrange. It's so easy to connect and looks great. It's not only good for movies but the Bluetooth connectivity allows you to play music from your device.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent sound and excellent sound quality [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We really love it specially wireless base. Can connect through Bluetooth or HDMI/Audio. Pretty decent sound quality. Would recommend any one to buy it. Only thing missing is a small lcd screen to tell which source it’s using at the time.
Date published: 2021-08-30
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