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Panasonic SC-BTT490 Energy Star 5.1-Channel 1000-Watt Full HD 3D Blu-Ray Home Theater System with Built-in Wi-Fi (2012 Model)

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  • Stainless Mesh Front Tallboy Speakers
  • Wi-Fi Built-In, Universal iPod Dock
  • HDMI Input x2 / HDMI Output x1
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Technical Details

Style: Prior Generation 4
  • TV Tuner Integrated
  • HD Compatible
  • Integrated Card Reader
  • 3D Compatiblity

Product Description

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Panasonic Blu-ray Disc home theaters have been developed under the concept of reproducing an ideal theater-like surround sound environment. The SC-BTT490 employs advanced technologies to reproduce clearer, enhanced theater-like surround sound to skillfully match high-quality 3D imagery. It features a down firing subwoofer and Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc playback. The integration of smart networking functions including Smartphone remote control, DLNA, Wireless LAN, digital music connection for iPod/iPhone and VIERA Connect complements traditional home entertainment for an enriched, user-friendly audio/video experience. The BTT490 is equipped with two HDMI inputs in addition to one HDMI output for gaming consoles and set-top box connections and allows signals from connected devices to pass through the unit even when the home theater system is turned off.

3D Cinema Surround

Equipped with 3D Cinema Surround, the BTT490 produces impressive theater-like surround sound through a total of 30 real and virtual speakers. Sound is perceived as coming from the correct direction thanks to Panasonic’s proprietary direction perception control technology. Additionally, Anti-Jitter Digital Amplifiers reduce jitter and distortion that can affect audio clarity, producing pure, brilliant high-quality sound.

Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback

The advanced 2D image technologies of the Panasonic Hollywood laboratory have also been applied to 3D image playback, providing high quality images of the film that is approaching that of film. Lifelike 3D beautifully reproduced images leap off the screen with enhanced depth, luster, and texture.

VIERA Connect

Enjoy a wider variety of Internet content with family and friends from the comfort of your living room. The BTT490 is equipped with VIERA Connect, which has been expanded to offer users a wider variety of online content. From sports and video-on-demand movies, as well as streaming content, to gaming and communication, users can find a wide-array of content which has been improved for greater convenience and enhanced enjoyment. Users can also utilize their home theater systems to easily connect to Netflix, Cinema Now, YouTube, Facebook, and Skype. *To enjoy the content, you will need to insert an SD card (1GB or more of free space/sold separately). 

Panasonic Smartphone Remote Control Application

The Panasonic Smartphone remote control app enables users to easily operate the system by tapping and swiping their Smartphone screen. Users can easily input characters with the keypad on their Smartphone to access their favorite sound effects, and can quickly search for additional entertainment and movie information. *Requires the device with the app installed and the home theater to be connected to the same home network.

Smart Home Networking


The BTT490 is a DLNA-certified home theater system that is easy to use with your home network. The DLNA function allows users to access, browse, and view content stored on a server while in another room without having to worry about shuffling discs. The smart network is made possible with the help of an internal wireless LAN capability on Blu-ray Disc home theaters which eliminates the need for a LAN cable connection. The BTT490 also contains a Wi-Fi system built into the main unit so users can enjoy VIERA Connect and BD-Live content without having to connect their home theater with a LAN cable or wireless LAN adapter.

External HDD Playback

The BTT490 is compatible with NTFS (NT File System) format external hard disk drives, so you can enjoy music (FLAC, MP3), photos (JPEG, MPO), and camcorder video content (AVCHD, MP4) archived on an external HDD.

Energy Star Qualified

The BTT490 is Energy Star qualified and has been designed to consume as little power as possible in order to save energy.

2012 Panasonic VIERA Home Theater System Comparison Chart

Series SC-XH170
SC-HTB550
SC-HTB20
Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback




DVD Playback



Adaptive Chroma Processing




2D-3D Conversion for VIERA Connect




3D Cinema Surround




1080p Up-Conversion





VIERA Connect




DLNA (DMP/MDR) Function




Internet Ready
Wi-Fi Built-In
Wireless LAN Ready

Wireless Streaming w/ Bluetooth
Wireless Streaming w/ Bluetooth

Multi-User Mode




Multi-Positional Layout
Selectable Speaker Layout
Selectable Speaker Layout
Selectable Speaker Layout
Down Firing Subwoofer

Digital Tube Sound




Smartphone Function Capability
Remote Control Capability
Remote Control Capability
USB Connection iPod/iPhone



Optical Input x 1



Anti-Jitter Digital Amplifier

Anti-Distortion Structure Speaker Cone




Network Drive Access

Nanosized Bamboo Cone Speaker



External HDD Playback




VIERA Link Capability
Stainless Mesh Design


HDMI Input x 2 w/ Standby Pass Through

Dialog Level Control


Energy Star Certified

Product Information

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Technical Details

Brand Name Panasonic
Item Weight 23 pounds
Product Dimensions 18 x 13 x 22 inches
Item model number SCBTT490
Batteries 2 AA batteries required.
Output Wattage 1000 watts
Color Name Black
Built In Decoders Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus/ Dolby ® TrueHD, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, DTSTM-HD Master Audio Essential/ DTSTM-HD High Resolution Audio
Number of Component Inputs HDMI
Number of Component Outputs HDMI, Component
Specification Met NA
Special Features TV Tuner Integrated, HD Compatible, Integrated Card Reader, 3D Compatiblity
Item Display Height 1.5 inches

Technical Specification

Additional Information

ASIN B0078GCLUG
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 721 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #119 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Complete Home Theater Systems
#14,738 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 39.4 pounds
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Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First Available March 15, 2012

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Style Name: Prior Generation 2 Verified Purchase
Alright, here's a completely honest review from a guy who's been shopping around for a good entry level system. I am in my 20's, newly married, and not able to afford an elaborate home theater system at this stage in my life. If you want a fancy system with every last up-to-date bell & whistle, then I would say search elsewhere, but if you are looking for great sound for a really low price, then look no further. For the $200 I paid on Amazon.com, I couldn't be happier. Following are some things I would like to comment on, and even though this is a long-ish review, I sincerely hope it is helpful to you or that some of the tips make this item even better! Just know that I am so pleased with the value I got from this system that I felt compelled to write a lengthy review, so that should be a testament to its quality! :)

1. This system is a Home Theater In-a-Box. Therefore the speakers plug directly into the blu-ray player itself. No need to worry about buying a separate receiver. That said, because this is an entry level system not designed to be a big receiver, the input options are very anemic; there is only one optical input and no HDMI inputs. This however, is not necessarily a problem as some people complain it is. My TV has enough HDMI inputs for the player, my DirecTV satellite box, and my Xbox 360. From the Xbox and the DirecTV cable box, I have an optical Toslink cable plugged into a separate optical cable switcher I got for ~$5 at Monoprice, and this is wired directly into the receiver. This way, I preserve the 5.1 surround sound output from each device. This is the ONLY way to do this if you want to preserve your 5.1 output. Simply plugging HDMI's into your TV, then having one optical cable run from your TV to the 5.1 system will not work as TV's can't strip the 5.
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Style Name: Prior Generation 4 Verified Purchase
The system is one of the better mid range Home Theater in a Box setups. Build quality is on par for what you are paying for it, which is really a polite way to say it doesn't suck, but you won't change anyone's religion with the quality. The front "Tall Boy" speakers are my main gripe, they should be named skinny, anemic, fragile, wobbly boy speakers, but I suppose that would tough to fit on the box. Their plastic mounting stands seem a little flimsy and even screwed together and placed properly they tend to feel fragile like they could snap in two with marginal force. I'd caution having them anywhere near young children or any other bouncy kinetic forces that could snap them. That being said the sound quality is, quite frankly..amazing. With the fine tuning options in the Audio setup, finding that sweet spot on sound is relatively easy. The Highs and Mids are crisp, and the lows are punchy, even in content not optimized to use the 5.1 setup, it sounds good. The Image quality and 3D abilities are crisp and vivid.

The setup from unpacking to enjoying content is about 15 minutes with minimal fine tuning. The two HDMI In ports are a nice touch and allow you to connect a Set Top Box or Game console and take advantage of the Theater's sound. The ports are cleverly labeled "In" in case there is any confusion between "In" and "Out". The speakers connect to the Theater using a proprietary plug that is color coded, so even if you sustain crippling brain trauma while setting the system up, you should be able to drool your way to a fine home theater experience.
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Style Name: Prior Generation 2 Verified Purchase
VERY HIGH:LY RECOMMENDED! This system is incredible...

That said, initially, I was so disappointed that I was began shopping for a replacement. After reading another Panasonic review, I easily found the SOUND section on the HOME display and switched it to heavy as recommended. WOW! It's like a completely different system. PHENOMENAL and I thank this reviewer and AMAZON for great products, great product support and for providing this kind of information in reviews. I AM ECSTATIC and highly recommend similar Panasonic systems without reservation.

Easy to install and connect - great price, humungous sound (how do they do that with these little speakers?) - and A GREAT VALUE.
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Style Name: Prior Generation 4 Verified Purchase
System works great and I could not be happier. I also purchased the Panasonic SH-FX71 Wireless Rear Speaker System with two extra speakers. This thing connects to the Panasonic SC-BTT490 3D Blu-Ray Disc 5.1 Surround Sound Home Theater System and I can add two more speakers the the system. It also runs just under the 2.5Ghz of most wireless phones and has the same range. So I can play music from my iPhone (which connects to the Home Theater System) and extend the music anywhere in the house or back yard. Also I can place those two extra speakers behind my 5.1 system and essentially have a 7.1 system. Though I really just use the two extra speakers to extend my music outside the reach of the Home Theater System.

Also I use WiFi for the Panasonic SC-BTT490 3D Blu-Ray Disc 5.1 Surround Sound Home Theater System and have had no problems. You get free games, and if you are an Amazon Prime member a bunch of free movies.
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