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Panasonic SC-BT730 5.1 Blu-ray Home Theater System

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  • Home theater system in a box, with Blu-ray Disc player/amplifier plus 5.1-channel speaker set; 1000 watts of total power (RMS)
  • Kelton subwoofer adds dramatic deep bass; two tallboy front speakers; wireless rear speakers (with included transmitter)
  • VIERA Cast Internet streaming video and music from services including Netflix,
  • Connects to your home network via Ethernet or using optional Wi-Fi dongle (connects to USB port)
  • Plays Blu-ray discs plus full array of DVD and CD formats; SD memory card slot for playback of music, video, and photos
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model Number: SC-BT730
  • Output Wattage: 1000 Watts
  • Tuner Technology: FM

Product Description

Product Description

VIERA Cast's assorted online content just keeps getting better - in addition to the popular contents such as YouTube and Picasa Web Albums, it now offers Pandora Internet Radio, movies streamed from Netflix, exciting sports from FOX Sports, and tweeting web communications with Twitter. No PC required. By using a combination of real speakers and virtual speakers, a more natural and smoother sound can be enjoyed. You'll notice the difference, epecially in an action scene - you'll feel like you're sitting in the center of a true cinema theater. The wireless system transmits the audio signals by radio waves, so there's no need to run cables from the main unit to the rear speakers. With the wireless adaptor plugged into the USB terminal, online content can be enjoyed wirelessly by accessing your Wireless LAN router. The slim-type speaker box reduces unwanted reflection from the baffle and brings out high quality, pure direct sound. With the bamboo cone speaker, vocals are more pure and clearer. The dialog is crisper and easier to understand than ever before.

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Get your home theater going right out of the box with the Panasonic SC-BT730 home entertainment system, which includes a Blu-ray Disc player/amplifier plus a complete 5.1-channel surround sound speaker system. The Kelton subwoofer adds impact to your movies and music with dramatic deep bass, while the two tallboy front speakers add dramatic visual impact to your home theater. Additionally, this system comes with two wireless rear speakers--enabling you to cut down on the cords--plus

Panasonic SC-BT730

It also features 1000 watts of total power, Panasonic's VIERA Cast streaming video, 7.1-channel virtual surround sound (from the 5.1-channel speaker set), an FM radio, SD memory card slot of medial playback, and bamboo cones in the speakers. And you'll be able to play music and video stored on your iPhone or iPod thanks to the included iPod dock.

Key Features

VIERA Cast: Enjoy Great Web Entertainment on Your HDTV
VIERA Cast's assorted online content just keeps getting better--in addition to the popular contents such as YouTube and Picasa Web Albums, it now offers Pandora Internet Radio, movies streamed from Netflix (unlimited membership required) and Amazon Instant Video, exciting sports from FOX Sports, and tweeting web communications with Twitter.

And no PC is required. Connect to your home network via Ethernet or go wireless using an optional Wi-Fi dongle that connects to this home theater system via one of its USB ports.

VIERA Cast
VIERA Cast streaming content.

Wireless Rear Speaker: Smart Layout for Rear Speakers

The wireless system transmits the audio signals by radio waves, so there's no need to run cables from the main unit to the rear speakers.

Cinema Surround: Reproduces Realistic Movie Theater Surround Experience

By using a combination of real speakers and virtual speakers, a more natural and smoother sound can be enjoyed. You'll notice the difference, especially in an action scene--you'll feel like you're sitting in the center of a true cinema theater.

Advanced Bamboo Cone Speaker: Clear, Beautiful Vocals

With the new bamboo cone speakers, the sound becomes much more responsive. Vocals are more pure and cleaner, and the dialog is crisper and easier to understand than ever before.

Audio Return Channel: Simple Connection with HDMI Cable

The SC-BT730 is compatible with a new feature of ARC (Audio Return Channel). ARC allows receiving audio signals from the TV, on top of the preexisting HDMI function of sending audio/video signals to the TV with just one cable. This new feature will simplify the connection by eliminating an audio cable connection between the TV audio output and the main unit's audio input. (ARC compatible TV is required.)

Specifications

  • Total power: 1000 watts RMS (125 x 2 for front speakers; 250W for center speaker; 125W x 2 for surround speakers; 250W for subwoofer)
  • Dolby Digital decoder: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital
  • DTS decoder: DTS-HD Master Audio Essential, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS
  • DVD+R/RW/R(DL) playback formats: Video, AVCHD
  • DVD-R/RW/R(DL) playback formats: Video, DVD-VR, AVCHD, JPEG, MP3
  • CD-R/RW playback formats: CD-DA, MP3, JPEG
  • BD-RE/RE DL playback formats: BD-MV, JPEG
  • SD memory card slot: Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC cards; plays AVCHD, MPET2, and JPEG media
  • Universal Dock for iPod/iPhone: Integrated
  • VIERA Cast: Yes
  • Wireless LAN system: Ready (requires optional USB dongle)
  • FM radio: Yes, with 30 presets
  • Main unit dimensions: 2-1/8 x 16-15/16 x 11-5/16 inches (HxWxD)
Connections
  • HDMI output: 1
  • Digital audio input: 2 (optical)
  • USB port: 1 (for optional Wi-Fi dongle)
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Audio input: 1 (stereo minijack, 3.5mm)
Speakers
  • Front speakers (x2): 2-1/2-inch full range, cone type; 40-5/32 x 10-1/32 x 10-1/32 inches (HxWxD)
  • Surround speakers (x2): 2-1/2-inch full range, cone type; 4-11/16 x 3-5/32 x 2-11/16 inches (HxWxD)
  • Center speaker: 2-1/2-inch full range, cone type; 3-11/32 x 5-23/32 x 2-13/16 inches (HxWxD)
  • Subwoofer (Kelton Type) : 6-1/2-inch woofer; 10-inch passive radiator; 12-11/16 x 7-1/8 x 13-13/16 inches (HxWxD)

What's in the Box

Blu-ray Disc player/amplifier, 5.1-channel surround sound speaker set (subwoofer, center channel, two tallboy front, two wireless surround), wireless speaker system digital transmitter, remote control (with batteries), speaker cables, video cable, operating instructions


Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Panasonic
Item Weight 36.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 36 x 20 x 16 inches
Item model number SC-BT730
Batteries 2 AA batteries required.
Output Wattage 1000 watts
Item Display Height 2.2 inches

Additional Information

ASIN B0038KV8U0
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3.0 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #187,847 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#412 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Complete Home Theater Systems
#34,615 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 41.6 pounds
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Date First Available February 15, 2010

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By Lakshminarayanan Alagarsamy on June 3, 2010
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This is my first blu-ray all in one home theater system. Before this i have used to Denon 2310 with Mirage Nanostat speakers.

Since wanted to buy a blu-ray and a simple wireless (primary factor for me) home theater system i went with this after reading very few review at that time.

You be the judge before you buy it after reading this review.

The things i liked:
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#1 - Wireless speaker.
Being staying at a rental house and changing my residence every year had forced me to look for wireless and it was right out of the box in this one.

#2 - Good customer support
After i hooked up all teh speakers, i did not get any sound from my wireless unit. Called the customer service. The great thing was, he knew what i was asking about and he helped me to trouble shoot and finally fixed the problem. Looks like there is a sequence to boot up the blu-ray player and wireless which i did not follow. That was easy.

#3 - You tube
Work liked a charm. No buffering issues. It was real good. (Not sure whether i can connect a keyboard in anyway to make the typing faster....any ideas????)

#4 - iPod dock
Another primary deciding factor for me.

#5 - ARC
Works well with my TV (Sharp 46LE810UN). As soon as i turn on the home theater, audio shuts off in the TV and comes from home theater (Though i like my TV audio much better when watching talk shows)

#6 - All in one remote

The things i did not like:
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#1 - Wires all over:
There are no video pass through. Though i knew this earlier i thought it would be okay. But, this made me to run wires btn many systems. From cable box to TV, then from TV Audio out to Home theater.
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Let me preface this by saying I consider myself a little bit of an audiophile; I pride myself on my music and my movies sounding pristine. So, needless to say I was a little hesitant about buying this (or any) home theater-in-a-box for my girlfriend. But, I did my research and decided on the Panasonic SC-BT730.

The setup was quite easy. The first thing I did was plug the wireless transmitter into the back of the player/receiver, put it in its nest, then plopped the rear speakers* in their places. The "tallboys" assembled easily enough, and while I was a little worried about tightening the screws fully, they held together fine. Due to the living room setup the wireless receiver sits next to one of the rear speakers, so the cable from the far speaker barely reaches... but it did indeed reach.

Next I setup the two front side speakers and the center speaker, noting the heft of the center speaker as I did so. These also setup easily enough that my girlfriend's 11 year old could have probably done it.

Lastly I connected the HDMI cable and antenna, then quickly and eagerly swooped up the plastic, styrofoam, and twist ties strewn about the floor.

I powered up the TV, flipped to HDMI input and turned on the BluRay... and we had blast off! I was apprehensive about the long power up time, but was relieved to find that the second time I turned it on it was much faster (even with fast start up disabled). I followed the easy on screen instructions (oops! Left the wireless receiver off), plugged in the mic for auto speaker calibration (buzzzz, buzzzz, buzzzz), and immediately played with the other settings.

After I was happy with my setting choices I turned to my girlfriend's favorite FM station and made sure it came in crystal clear (it did...
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I bought this system to go with my Panasonic Viera 50" plasma. The system was very easy to setup, works great, and when new updates are released it automatically notifies you that a newer release is available. Then you just select the update option and leave it alone. Common sense should tell you not to turn it off or mess with anything while it is upgrading. The Viera-Cast with built in Pandora, Netflix, and YouTube is sweet! I am very happy with this purchase.
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By Ted on September 20, 2010
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I read a few positive and negative reviews but decided to take the plunge due to a good price and assumption that every product has a few bad apples, AND I already had a Panasonic Viera HDTV (came with my house). Everything went smoothly with the set up. All functions work as represented, including the wireless rear speakers. You will be connecting these two speakers to a "clock radio sized" wireless transmitter box that needs a home and an outlet somewhere in the back of your room. The remote works with my Panasonic TV as I had hoped it would. The Netflix and Pandora functionality are enjoyed by my teenage son quite a bit, and the IPod dock is a big plus. You can view some aspects of the IPod song menu on the TV while it is on in IPod mode if you wish. The Blueray works well, though some older DVDs may give occasional trouble when upconverting as I suppose they all do to some extent. Speaker wire comes with color coded plugs assuming a particular layout. While this is easiest to install IF you want the same layout of device to speakers to TV as the designers decided, I would have preferred Panasonic to ship the wires all the same (LONG) length and I could then cut to size. As it is, I swapped and spliced some of the wire to get things to my liking. Not hard, just a little extra work.

Some have complained that the extra cost for the special wireless network adapter that enables the unit to connect to a wireless home network is overpriced. I agree. You'll need to connect to your network somehow if you want to access Netflix, Pandora, Panasonic's Viera-cast, or any future network services (including upgrading the firmware on the unit, which I already have done once rather easily).
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