Home Theater System Sound Bar with Subwoofer SC-HTB550
- Multi-positional Speaker Layout
- Wireless- Music Streaming with Bluetooth
- Clear Mode Dialog
- Output Channel 2.1ch
- Power Output[Home Theater Mode (RMS)]
- Total Power 240W
- Front 60W x 2 (1kHz, 6ohms, 10% THD)
- Subwoofer 120W (100Hz, 8ohms, 10% THD)
- Power Output[Home Theater Mode (FTC)]
- Total Power 90W
- Front 25W x 2 (120-20kHz, 6ohms, 1% THD)
- Subwoofer 40W (60-120Hz, 8ohms, 1% THD)
- Dolby® Digital yes
- Dolby® Pro Logic® II / Dolby® Virtual Speaker yes
- DTS™ yes
High Quality Picture
- FULL HD 3D Compatible yes
- 1080p Output (x.v.Color™*1, Deep Color) yes
High Quality Sound
- Anti-Jitter Digital Amplifier yes
- Clear-mode Dialog yes
- Down Firing Subwoofer yes
- Nanosized Bamboo Cone Speaker yes (Woofer)
- Up to 7.1ch Linear PCM Input via HDMI yes
Easy to Use
- Multi-Positional Speakers yes
- Wireless Subwoofer yes
- Dialog Level Control yes
- Auto Gain Control yes
- ARC (Audio Return Channel) yes
VIERA Link™ (HDAVI Control 5)yes
- Auto Lip Synchronization Function yes
- Wall-Mountable yes
- Bluetooth® Wireless Technology yes
- Configuration 2 way 2 speaker, Bass-reflex
- Speaker Unit [Approx.] Woofer: 2-1/2" Cone Type x 1 / Tweeter: 1" Semi-dome Type x 1
- Configuration 1 way 1 speaker, Bass-reflex (Down Firing)
- Speaker Unit [Approx.] Woofer: 6-1/2" Cone Type
- HDMI Output yes (TV)
- HDMI Input yes (2) (BD/ DVD, AUX1)
- Optical Input yes (2) (TV, AUX2)
- Analog Audio Input
- RCA -
- 3.5mm -
Power SupplyAC 120V, 60Hz
- Power Consumption (Total) [Approx.]
- Normal Use 50W
- Standby 0.2W
- Power Consumption (Main Unit*2) [Approx.]
- Normal Use 29W
- Standby 0.1W
- Power Consumption (Subwoofer) [Approx.]
- Normal Use 21W
- Standby 0.1W
- Main Unit
- Dimensions (W x H x D)*4 [Approx.] 12-7/32 x 1-23/32 x 7-11/16 inch
- Weight [Approx.] 2.4 lbs.
- Front - Bar Style (for wall-mount)
- Dimensions (W x H x D) [Approx.] 37-5/8 X 2-15/16 X 1-3/8 inch
- Weight [Approx.] 3.5 lbs.
- Front - 2.1ch Separated Style (with stand)
- Dimensions (W x H x D) [Approx.] 5-13/16 x 20-25/32 x 5-23/32 inch
- Weight [Approx.] 1.98 lbs.
- Front - 2.1ch Separated Style (for wall-mount)
- Dimensions (W x H x D) [Approx.] 2-15/16 x 18-13/16 x 1-3/8 inch
- Weight [Approx.] 1.76 lbs.
- Dimensions (W x H x D) [Approx.] 7-3/32 x 16-1/16 x 12-1/16 inch
- Weight [Approx.] 11.47 lbs.
- NOTE *1 x.v.Color is a trademark. / *2 For HTB20, the main unit works as a subwoofer. / *3 The other connected devices have to be turned off. / *4 Excluding the projecting parts. / *Specifications are subject to change without notice. Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Owner's Manuals and Documentation
Will I be able to receive calls when my phone is connected to the SU-HTB350, SU-HTB351, SU-HTB550 via Bluetooth?
Yes, when a call comes in the phone will receive it and the song that is playing will be paused. This is done as a feature of the phone and not this device.
Which devices can be connected to a SU-HTB350, SU-HTB351, SU-HTB550 with Bluetooth?
Any device (e.g., most cell phones, laptops, iPhones, including iTouch and iPad) with Bluetooth can play it's music files or audio books through the SC-HTB550 or SC-HTB350 or SC-HTB351 system.
Where can I order parts for my product?
You can order parts and accessories for your machine from our Parts & Accessories Department at 1-800-833-9626.
Where can I find the firmware for my device?
Click here and enter your model number into the Get Support Now search box. Once your model appears, click on the "Support" link under the picture of your model. This will bring you to the Support Page for your model. If there are any firmware updates available for your model, they will be located under the Drivers & Downloads tab. If there is no Drivers & Downloads tab, your device's firmware is up to date.
What types of devices can I connect to my Home Theater System?
This sound bar has two optical inputs and one HDMI input. Therefore, up to 3 different devices can be connected to the sound bar, not including the TV.You can connect a cable or satellite box to this sound bar using either an Optical or HDMI cable.
What should I do if my Home Theater System will not turn on?
Try the following:
1. Press and hold the power button on the unit for a few seconds.
2. Ensure that the power cord is inserted properly into the back of the unit.
3. To verify that power is available, connect another device, such as a lamp, to the power source that the unit is connected.
4. If operation is not restored, please contact Panasonic for service assistance.
What should I do if my Home Theater freezes or locks-up?
1. Unplug all cables and USB devices from the home theater. 2. Unplug the power, wait about 30 seconds then reconnect.
What is the recommended connection for my Home Theater to connect to my TV?
Panasonic recommends that you use a HDMI cable from the HDMI output of your blu-ray disc player to a HDMI input on your TV. Then place your TV on the correct HDMI input using your TV remote control. Click here for Connection assistance Interactive.
What audio formats are compatible with the SC-HTB20/350/550 sound bar?
The sound bar will accept Dolby Digital, DTS and LPCM audio formats.
The remote control for my Panasonic device is no longer functioning. Is there a remote control code available that will enable me to use another manufacturer's remote to operate this device?
You will have to contact the remote's manufacturer for the codes needed.
My unit has no power. What do I do?
If the unit is not powering on, remove the power cord plug from any power strip it may be connected to and plug directly into the wall outlet.
Is this sound bar capable of passing a 3D signal through it?
Yes, 3D signals can pass through the HDMI connections.
I can still hear my TV speakers while connected to my Home Theater. Is there a way to turn them off?
Yes, check with your TV manufacturer's instruction manual to turn off or disable your TV speakers.
How often do I need to update the software on my Home Theater System?
Firmware updates are released to correct problems that some customer's may have. If your unit is not experiencing the noted issues, there is no need to install the update.
How many devices can I connect to my SU-HTB350, SU-HTB351, SU-HTB550 with Bluetooth?
You can only connect one device at a time with Bluetooth to this device.
How do I select my Optical inputs on the SC-HTB350/550?
Repeatedly press the [INPUT SELECTOR] button on the remote control to select the correct input.
How do I reset the Home Theater System?
While the main unit is on, press [POWER] on the main unit for more than 4 sec. (All the indicators will blink twice when the main unit is reset.)
How do I connect my TV to SC-HTB20 or HTB550 bar?
ou can connect this sound bar via the Optical or HDMI-ARC outputs of the TV.
How can I register for the warranty of my product?
You may register your products online by clicking here. It is not necessary to submit this form in order to effectuate the limited warranty. As long as there is a copy of the receipt, your product warranty begins from the date of purchase.
Can I use VIERA Link with this sound bar?
Yes, with VIERA Link you can control the volume level and turn the sound bar on and off. Also, you may want to change the TV's VIERA Link menu to set the sound bar as the default audio choice.
Can I use this sound bar with the ARC feature of my TV?
Yes. Simply connect the HDMI ARC connection of the soundbar to the HDMI ARC connection on your TV.
Can I receive calls on my cell phone while streaming music via Bluetooth with my SC-HTB550?
No. The audio streaming is paused until after the call ends.
Can I connect video devices to my sound bar?
The sound bar is designed to connect two video devices to the HDMI inputs on the sound bar and the video from these devices can be sent to the TV through the HDMI output on the sound bar.
Can I connect my cable box to this sound bar?
Yes, you can connect a cable or satellite box to this sound bar using either an Optical or HDMI cable.
Can I connect multiple devices to this sound bar?
Yes, this sound bar has two optical inputs and two HDMI inputs. Therefore, up to 4 different devices can be connected to the sound bar, not including the TV.
Can I connect devices to the SC-HTB20, HTB550, HTB170, or HTB770 sound bar using analog audio cables?
No, this sound bar is only designed for equipment with Optical or HDMI outputs available.
Can I connect any TV to the SC-HTB20 or HTB550 sound bar?
Yes, you can connect this sound bar to any TV via an Optical or HDMI-ARC connection.
Can I adjust the dialogue and bass heard from the SC-HTB20, or HTB196?
Yes. You can adjust the bass and dialogue.