HDTV is easy. Home-Theater sound systems used to be hard but Panasonic has made it easier than pie (ready-made pie). Blu-ray extends beyond HDTV in sound. HDTV has 5.1 channel ability but Blu-Ray offers 7.1 channels. The SC-BT300 boasts seven speakers to envelop viewers in a remarkably true-to-life surround sound experience. The front and center channel speakers are made with a bamboo diaphragm which provides a tightly intertwined fiber to deliver greater rigidity and accuracy, resulting in clear reproduction of sounds over a wide frequency range, from massive explosions to metallic clangs. The subwoofer features a Kelton system with a dual diameter structure to deliver a deep powerful bass. The Smart Set-up guide uses the help of GUI navigation to allow users to set up their SC-BT300 home-theater system for optimum performance. The result is being able to stay at home while enjoying a thrilling, incredibly lifelike audio performance that rivals a movie theater. The appeal of Panasonic Blu-ray products goes beyond the breathtaking pictures and sound; the networking functions open the door to new kinds of entertainment fun. The SC-BT300 can connect to the Internet for downloading bonus content available with Blu-ray Discs and for playing Internet games via BD-Live. This connectivity is further enhanced with the addition of VIERA-Cast. VIERA-Cast integrates the Amazon Video-on-Demand (VOD) online movie rental service. The Amazon VOD service joins other content options already available on VIERA-Cast, including videos from You Tube, access to online photos via Picasa Web Albums, financial information from Bloomberg News, as well as local weather updates. The possibilities are virtually endless. It comes with a Universal Dock for iPod, making it easy for iPod users to play their favorite music or video downloads. This system is also Green-friendly.
From the Manufacturer
From the ManufacturerManufacturer's Review (June 20, 2009)
In order to truly appreciate the Blu-ray Disc experience, many have to upgrade the audio portion of their system. Recognizing this, Panasonic created their Home Theater Systems. Bundling a Blu-ray Disc player, AV receiver, and speakers, the SC-BT300 makes it easy for you to step up to Blu-ray and to 7.1 channel, 1250-Watt surround sound for incredible home cinema. Easy to set up, the SC-BT300 offers a high quality picture, dynamic and clear sounds, easy operation, advanced networking and connectivity, and plenty more. Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Systems give you everything you need to experience all the emotional impact of a movie in your own home.
Premium Sound Quality
With features like front and center Bamboo Cone Speakers, a Kelton Subwoofer, and a simple setup process, the SC-BT300 delivers 1250 Watts of 7.1 channel sound in a snap. Speakers include:
- Front: 125W x 2 (1 kHz, 3 ohms, 10% THD)
- Center: 250W (1 kHz, 3 ohms, 10% THD)
- Surround: 125W x 2 (1 kHz, 3 ohms, 10% THD)
- Surround Back: 125W x 2 (1 kHz, 3 ohms, 10% THD)
- Subwoofer: 250W (100 Hz, 3 ohms, 10% THD)
- Home Theater Mode: Total Output Power of 600W
Feautures a high definition audio decoder (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential) to take advantage of the exceptionally high quality 7.1 channel surround sound now integrated in Blu-ray Discs.
Universal iPod Dock
Charge your iPod and enjoy your favorite tunes with the SC-BT300's built-in Universal iPod Dock. Enjoy full music and video playback, and view a full title list and on screen display of your iPod's contents.
Integrated Universal iPod dock. Click to enlarge.
A Kelton subwoofer delivers 125 Watts of booming low-end.
All the benefits of Blu-ray plus up-conversion for DVDs.
BD Live and BonusView
Take full advantage of interactive features like downloadable video content, ringtones, games and more. Download additional content from the internet or even chat with friends when watching the same movie.
Play back Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs, whether retail or writeable/re-writeable; enjoy your favorite high-def JPEG photos from disc or SD Card, complete with slideshows/transition effects. You can even enjoy AVCHD, MPEG2 and MP3 content from disc or SD Memory Cards.
SD Memory Card
Like all Panasonic Blu-ray players, the SC-BT300 features an SD Memory Card slot that allows the consumer to view and share digital photos, as well as HD video recorded on a SD card.
PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus
The PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus is a high quality image-processing technology that precisely processes each pixel of the Blu-ray Disc video signal in the vertical direction. It reproduces color data with twice the accuracy of conventional systems, resulting in faithful and sharp colors.
In order to produce the ultimate picture quality, Panasonic's Blu-ray players employ high precision 4:4:4 signal technology, which working in tandem with PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus processes each pixel of the Blu-ray Disc video signal in the horizontal direction, to compliment vertical direction processing. P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing for HD) is another technology that contributes to the superior picture quality of the Blu-ray players. P4HD processes more than 15 billion pixels per second and applies the optimal processing to every pixel. Panasonic's Blu-ray players further utilize 16-level motion detection to categorize the image motion of each pixel into one of 16 levels; diagonal processing to detect diagonals and correct the pixels accordingly; 1080p up-conversion to up-convert content recorded in the 480i/p or 720p format to 1080p. The Blu-ray players also provide 1080/24p output, thereby reproducing cinema images from a Blu-ray Disc and DVD in their original 24p form with no need for conversion. This allows the user to enjoy cinema images in the same format used in cinema with a 1080/24p compatible TV.
VIERA CAST technology is now available in Panasonic's 2009 Blu-ray players. The internet enabled technology lets the consumer access the internet without the need of either an external box or a PC and enjoy entertainment from sites like Amazon VOD, YouTube, Google's Picasa Web Album, Bloomberg and more. The DMP-BD70V also includes an SD Memory card slot and USB slot, so you can view and share both digital still images and HD video recorded with an HD camcorder in the AVCHD format.
With VIERA Link, you can control your compatible Panasonic DVD recorder, Blu-ray Disc player, home theater sound system and HD camcorder, all with a single remote and helpful on-screen menus. VIERA Link is a function that lets you easily operate various AV devices that are interconnected with your VIERA TV, using only the VIERA remote control. You can choose the connection method--either an HDMI cable or a LAN cable--to match your devices and applications. You don't have to keep switching remotes to operate each device, so there's no more hassle and operation is easier than ever. Networking your devices with VIERA Link adds both convenience and fun to AV entertainment.
What's in the Box
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Panasonic SC-BT300 system, Remote control (batteries included), FM antenna, AC power supply cord, two speaker stands, speaker cables, two speaker bases, HDMI cable, AM loop antenna, Auto speaker setup microphone