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Panasonic SC-BTT270 5.1 Surround Sound System (2011 Model)
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- VIERACAST - Including Netflix
- New Cinema Surround
- Wi-Fi Built in
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3D Technology Checklist
This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:
|A Display |
First, you'll need a 3D-ready display--whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
|A Source |
Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you'll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
|3D Content |
3D content--the actual entertainment, in other words--will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it's a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
|3D Glasses |
For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered "active shutter" glasses, others polarized "passive" glasses. You'll need one pair per viewer, and they'll have to be compatible with your display, whether they're the same brand, or a pair of "universal" glasses designed to work across brands.
|HDMI Cable |
To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.
If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.
Step into the 3D World. Watch 3D movies at home with Full HD 3D technology with the SC-BTT270.
FULL HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback
Advanced 2D image technology accumulated over the years at the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory (PHL) has also been applied to 3D image playback, allowing high quality images to approach original film quality. Lifelike 3D images with dramatic leaping effects and enhanced depth, luster and texture are beautifully reproduced.
3D Effect Controller
The 3D Effect Controller lets you moderate the leaping effects of 3D images. It also lets you adjust the amount of depth, so you can view expansive images and enjoy movies with exactly the kind of 3D effects you want.
The 2D-3D Conversion makes it possible to convert images from DVDs and Blu-ray Discs into 3D with natural depth perception. So you can watch your prized DVD movie collection in 3D with real-life depth, for even greater viewing enjoyment.
The True to Cinema Picture Concept
Panasonic has worked with Hollywood film studios at a laboratory that we have maintained in Hollywood over a long period of time to research image reproduction technologies. These activities have enabled us to accumulate the know-how necessary to faithfully reproduce original movie images on Blu-ray Discs. Now, we have applied these advanced 2D technologies directly to 3D movie reproduction, to achieve truly beautiful images with even more lifelike realism, depth and texture.
Cinema Surround Plus
The Virtual Speakers created by Cinema Surround compensate for the lack of a surround effect to provide natural, smooth surround sound. Starting with the 2011 models, the same number of Virtual Speakers are arranged in the vertical direction as in the horizontal direction. This offers an enhanced surround effect not only horizontally but also vertically, so you can enjoy your favorite movies with a level of dynamic surround sound that you've never before experienced.
Clear Sound Digital Amplifier
The Clear Sound Digital Amplifier analyzes the difference between the input and output audio signals, and makes the necessary adjustments to produce an output signal with the same low distortion as the input signal. This results in sound that is highly faithful to the original sound source.
Built-in Wi-Fi System
A Wi-Fi system is built right into the main unit, so you can enjoy VIERA CAST and BD-Live content without having to connect the Blu-ray Disc player with a LAN cable or wireless LAN adaptor.
*A wireless LAN environment is required.
ARC (Audio Return Channel)
The home theater system is compatible with the ARC (Audio Return Channel) feature. ARC makes it possible to receive 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 feature simplifies connection by eliminating the audio cable connection between the TV audio output and the main unit's audio input.
* ARC compatible TV is required.
VIERA CAST has been further enhanced with CinemaNow and VUDU, which allow you to stream movies. You can also access other content from the special VIERA CAST screen. And you can check weather and stock information on other sites.
|BD-ROM:||FULL HD 3D BD, BD-Video|
|DVD-R/DVD-R DL/DVD-RW :||DVD-Video, DVD Video Recording,AVCHD, MP3/JPEG/MPO (DVD-R/ DVD-R DL )|
|+R/+R(DL)/+RW 1 Playback:||Video, AVCHD|
|CD, CD-R/-RW 2 Playback:||CD-DA, MP3, JPEG/MPO|
|DVD-R/-RW/-R(DL) Playback:||DVD Video, DVD-VR, AVCHD, JPEG/ MP3/MPO (DVD-R/ DVD-R DL ), MKV (DVD-R/ DVD-R DL )|
|+R/+R(DL)/+RW Playback:||Video, AVCHD|
|SD Memory Card:||JPEG / MPO / MPEG2 / AVCHD|
|Universal Dock for iPod/iPhone :||Yes (Integrated)|
|Total Output:||1000W, Front: 160W x 2, Center: 160W, Surround: 160W x 2, Subwoofer: 200W|
|SD Memory Card Slot:||Yes|
|Ethernet:||Yes (for BD-Live, VIERA CAST and Firmware Update)|
|Front Speaker:||Full Range: 2-1/2 Cone Type 3-5/32" x 4-19/32" x 2-15/16"|
|Center Speaker:||Full Range: 2-1/2 Cone Type 5-23/32" x 3-3/16" x 2-15/16"|
|Surround Speaker:||Full Range: 2-1/2 Cone Type 3-5/32" x 4-19/32" x 2-15/16""|
|Subwoofer:||1 way 1 speaker 6-1/2" Cone Type 5-23/32" x 11-13/32" x 10-5/32""|
What's in the Box
Main unit - SA-BTT270, Front speakers - SB-HF270, Center speaker - SB-HC270, Surround speakers - SB-HS270, Subwoofer - SB-HW270, remote control with batteries, AC power supply cord, FM indoor antenna, user's manual, sheet of speaker cable sticker
Top Customer Reviews
Sound for Blu-Ray and 3D Blu-ray = Excellent, loud, clear, lots of bass
Sound for TV Aux input = ok, not very loud
5.1 Optical Input = so far so good, but can't decode all 24-bit sound (had to set my pc to 24bit 48KHz in order for it to work)
Easy setup connections, however, you will most likely need extra speaker wire for the center and rear surround speakers. The speakers are tiny, but much clearer and louder than the large Panasonic speakers they replaced (9 year old 110W 6Ohm full range).
You will need to read the manual to make full use of this unit's capabilities. The limited number of buttons on the remote make it necessary for many feaatures to be cycled through with repeated pressings and you'll want to access the different surround choices for converting stereo sources.
Netflix works great over built in wireless - sound quality is pretty good.
Pandora works well and also sounds pretty good, but not great.
Missing DVD-Audio support, so you cannot play back any High Resolution audio, but it will play the dolby mixes on DVD-A discs.
Also does not have DLNA for wireless viewing of pics and vids from networked pcs
But it has a fatal design flaw that is going to make me return it.
The system includes a "home screen" that comes up every time it starts up. So, when you start up your TV and home theater system at the same time (normal), the system always says "home" on it. When on the "home screen", the input from the TV audio (aux) will not play. There's absolutely no way to configure the system to play TV (aux) audio on the home screen or to have the system start up without the home screen, jumping straight to the aux input. So, it's not a default. It's a no-way-around-it situation. 99.9% of the time, I just want to watch TV. But because of this fatal flaw, I would have to keep the receiver remote around and press a button every time to switch to TV audio, and there's an annoying multi-second delay in getting the system to understand that the input-switching button has been pressed. For an added flaw, the button is entitled "iPod"! The button you have to press EVERY TIME THE SYSTEM STARTS just to hear TV audio is called "iPod"! Ha ha.
While I could possibly get around this myself, I'm not going to subject every guest who comes over to the instructions that to watch TV she'll have to turn everything on, wait 15 seconds for the receiver to start up, get out the audio receiver remote, keep pressing "iPod" until the system decides it's ready to listen (but not one time too many, or it'll switch to the wrong audio input), and wait 5 more seconds for the audio to actually start coming through.
It's such a shame for such an amazing system to have such an idiotic flaw. The engineers must have been obtuse.Read more ›
Addendum (12/25/11): The system sounds great but trying to operate it and set speakers, etc. is very convoluted and cumbersome. It took me almost 30 minutes to figure how to adjust individual settings for each speaker (NOT overall volume). I realized that to do it I had to go through the "Easy Set Up" function although the manual doesn't mention it. Despite the good audio and video, I WOULD NOT PURCHASE this system if I had known how user unfriendly this system is.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very nice for a bedroom, or not too big living room or home theater. Great sound! But if the DVD breaks, you're stuck with a set of speakers sicne they cant be used with anything... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Michael M
I have had this for over a year now and it is still performing great. I have no complaints. I admit that I had to have some help getting it all hooked up but it that said I have no... Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by AVIS B
The quality of these speakers is spot on for the price.'
Everything sounds really good for this price, including the Dolby Surround sound integration. Read more
Purchased in early 2011 and it is now late 2012 but I am finally getting around to writing this review - the system sucks.
It broke after about 8 months of use. Read more
The sub-woofer is small and cant believe it can produce such a great bass effect. The input from TV and other players can be fed into this one so the home theater is always on with... Read morePublished on July 26, 2012 by G. K. B
I have several Panasonic products: TV, Home Theater, DVD Player, Camcorder. This is the first time I have had to contact their customer service. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Pete N
The sound is excellent in any mode, however I need to turn it up to at least 35 - 40 to hear anything. It has awesome picture quality using either standard DVD's or Blu-Ray disc. Read morePublished on May 10, 2012 by Ms. Roberta G
GREAT SYSTEM IN A SMALL PACKAGE - ACTUALLY WENT ON OUR BOAT WITH A 30" FLAT SCREEN TV AND SATELLITE DISH - MOVIE THEATER ON THE WATER!Published on March 20, 2012 by CAPTRICH
Nice output power, I do highly recommend this item. Nicely designed, a lot of power in a small and sharp presentation.Published on February 2, 2012 by Camilo