Panasonic HTB488/498

mitchgixer6

Active Member
Hi all

Just wondering if anyone has knowledge of these soundbars? Was going to buy a samsung to complement my TV, but put off with the reports of Bluetooth dropping out.

See that curry's have both these units in stock. The 488 is £179 and the 498 is £129. The only difference I can see in the description is that the 488 is 200w and the 498 is 180w. According to the online manual both units have exactly the same soundbar and woofer.

Does anyone have any further info on these 2 models?

Many thanks
 

mitchgixer6

Active Member
I'll answer my own question here in case it helps anyone else in the future.

I called Panasonic to confirm the the difference between the two models. The only difference is that the 498 has 20w less than the 488. That's 5w each speaker in the bar and 10w from the woofer. I bough the 498 as currently its around £50 cheaper. I doubt I'll miss the 20w in my living room.
 
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