Overview: The Panasonic SC-BT200 is a 7.1ch Blu-ray
Home Theater System that features a single disc Blu-ray integrated receiver, two front satellite
speakers, center-channel speaker, two surround satellite speakers, two
surround-back satellite speaker, and a passive subwoofer. The Blu-ray Disc Home
Theater System offers a high-quality picture and sound
with 1080p up-conversion, VIERA Link HDAVI control, integrated dock for iPod
playback and recharging, and SD-card slot. The SC-BT200 also provides an
automatic setup microphone and wireless remote control.
Integrated Blu-ray Player/Receiver
7.1 Speaker System
Integrated Blu-ray Player/Receiver
SA-BT200 Main Unit: The SA-BT200 is the control center of the system and includes a single
disc Blu-ray player with a built-in amplifier, a digital AM/FM tuner and
integrated iPod dock. The integrated Blu-ray receiver also features a Dolby Digital
decoder that supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and TrueHD; a DTS
decoder that supports DTS and DTS HD Master Audio; and a Pro Logic decoder which
supports Pro Logic II surround decoding.
Compatible Discs: The integrated Blu-ray receiver
will playback the following types of 12 cm discs - BD-Video, BD-RE, BD-R,
DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD+/-R DL, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW.
MP3 Playback: This unit will play MP3 files
recorded onto CD-R/CD-RW and DVD-R/R DL discs using the ISO 9660 level 1/level2 format.
Compatible MP3 compression rates range from 32-320 kbps. This unit also supports
ID3 Tags version 1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4. The unit can recognize up to 999 folders
and 9,999 files.
JPEG Disc Playback:
This unit will play JPEG files recorded onto CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM, and BD-RE
discs. All JPEG files on a disc can be played
back in a slide show with an adjustable interval. Additionally you can rotate an
image. This unit can recognize up to 4000 pictures in 400 groups. Compatible
picture resolution varies from 34 x 34 to 8192 x 8192. The unit can recognize up
to 999 folders and 9,999 files. Motion and Progressive JPEG are not
AVCHD Playback: The SC-BT200 supports playback of AVCHD
video recorded onto DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, and
DVD-RAM discs, as well as SD/SDHC memory cards. AVCHD is a new format for high
definition video cameras that can be used to record and play high-resolution HD
images (up to 1080i) via efficient data compression coding technology. MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 is used to compress the video data while Dolby Digital or Linear PCM
is used to compress the audio data. The result is image resolution of
approximately 4.5 times that of standard definition image quality.
Blu-ray Disc Format: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high
quality HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to 40 mbps. Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several
advantages over the standard DVD format:
- Better picture quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true
high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p
resolution. While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't
provide a high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting
DVD player). Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean,
detailed picture, with deeper, richer colors.
- Better sound quality: In addition to the same
multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital
and DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby Digital Plus and uncompressed 7.1
- Much greater storage capacity: What makes Blu-ray
Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage
capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25
gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold.
Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours
of High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus
high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material
that require multiple discs with standard DVD.
- Compatibility with your current disc collections:
To ensure backward-compatibility with your existing library of discs,
Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser mechanism: a blue laser for
playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for
playing DVDs and audio CDs.
Note: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new
disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for
you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update
the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available
for downloading from the Internet.
Combining a PHL Reference Chroma
Processor with advanced P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing) imaging
technology, the system's Precise UniPhier Digital Video processor
reproduces crisp, natural colors that are extremely faithful to the original
movie. It does this by up-sampling the color information in decoded video
signals, while the super high-speed P4HD up-converts content recorded in 480i/p,
720p or 1080i format to 1080p by correctly generating each pixel according to
information drawn from up to 60 surrounding pixels. The image motion of each
pixel is then categorized into one of 16 levels, from stationary to super fast.
Image quality is further enhanced by Diagonal Processing, which creates smooth,
sharp diagonal lines, and 3:2 Pull-Down, which optimizes the processing
accordingly for film or video making the images look natural and lifelike. In
addition, the BT200's HDMI output is Deep Color compatible, with 4,096 steps of
gradation for even smoother, finer-quality images that meet Hollywood's
stringent demands, so you can experience movies just the way they were meant to
Video D/A Converter: The 148.5KHz/12-bit Video D/A Converter
technology renders ultra-fine images with smooth gradation and reproduces crisp,
natural colors that are extremely faithful to the original movie.
Blu-ray 24p Output: When playing a Blu-ray
video recorded in 24 frames, this unit displays each frame at 1/24 second
intervals, the same interval originally shot with the film movie. This feature
can be set only when the unit is connected to a TV with an HDMI terminal that
supports 1080/24p input.
Progressive Scan Output: The integrated Blu-ray player also features a
component monitor output with progressive scan.
Progressive-scan video has less flicker and fewer motion artifacts than the
traditional interlaced-scanning method, resulting in a superior picture.
TV Aspect: The unit allows you to choose between the
following aspect ratios to suit your television and preference - 4:3 Pan&Scan
(the sides of the widescreen picture are cut off so it fills the screen), 4:3
Letterbox (widescreen picture is shown in letterbox format), and 16:9 Normal (use for 16:9 recorded images
and video; 4:3 images will be displayed in center
Picture Mode: You can choose one of the following picture
- Normal: normal picture
- Soft: soft picture with fewer video artifacts
- Fine: Details are sharper
- Cinema: mellows movies and enhances details in dark
Black Level: You can change the black level of the picture if you have
connected the TV through the component video outputs. You can select either
Lighter or Darker.
192kHz/24-bit Audio DAC: Thanks to a 192kHz 24bit audio
digital-analog converter, the SC-BT200 delivers exciting surround effects and
lifelike ambience for your Home Theater Entertainment System.
Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a variety of surround modes
to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The surround
- Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie or Music): Dolby Pro Logic II
enables you to play stereo and 5.1-channel.
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital Plus: Multi-channel audio and higher audio quality
is made possible using Dolby Digital Plus up to 7.1-channels.
- Dolby True HD: Dolby TrueHD is a very high quality audio format
that reproduces the studio master audio up to 7.1-channels.
- DTS: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround sound format
used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio:
This is a signal format achieved by improving the previous DTS formats and
is compatible with sampling frequency 96kHz/48kHz, up to a 7.1-channel
- DTS-HD Master Audio:
This is a lossless audio format and compatible with 96kHz and up to 7.1
channel output. In addition, faithful reproduction of the master audio is
enabled using lossless audio encoding technology.
- S. Surround: You can
enjoy sound from all speakers from a 2-channel source.
- 2Ch Stereo: You can
play any source in stereo. Sound will be output to the front speaker and the
Sound Effects: The Panasonic Blu-ray integrated receiver allows you to
choose from the following sound effects.
- Center Focus: Using this feature, you can make the sound of
the center channel seem like it's coming from the TV.
- Dialogue Enhancer: When the Dialogue Enhancer feature
is activated, the volume of the center channel is raised to make dialogue
easier to hear.
- High Clarity Sound: When the analog video terminal is not being
used, the electrical current that flow through the analog video circuit can
be turned off. This prevents adverse effects on the audio signal and
produces clear sound.
- Re-Master: The purpose of the Re-Master function is to
reproduce audio signals lost in recording, resulting in sound closer to the
original. There are three settings Re-master 1, Re-master 2, Re-master 3 and
- Equalizer: You can select from the following sound quality
- Flat: no effect added
- Heavy: adds punch to rock music
- Clear: clarifies high frequencies
- Soft: for background music
Whisper Surround Mode: This mode allows you to enhance the
surround effect for low volume 5.1-channel surround during last night viewing.
Auto Speaker Setup: The
Panasonic SC-BT200 comes supplied with a setup microphone which allows the
system to automatically set the speaker delay, speaker level, and subwoofer
level for the system. The microphone should be placed at the main seating
position at ear level. You can also choose to adjust these speaker settings
- Speaker Delay: You can set an audio time delay for your center
and surround speaker in regards to how far they are positioned from your
listening position. You can adjust the center speaker's time delay between
1.0 to 5.0 ms and the surround speakers' time delay between 5.0, 10.0, or
- Speaker Level: You can adjust the level of each speaker
(-6 to +6 dB)
- Subwoofer Level: You can enhance low-frequency sound (1-4) so that heavy bass
sound can be heard clearly, even if the acoustics of your room are not
Time Delay: If you notice audio is out of sync to your video display
you can adjust the time delay between 0ms, 20ms, 40ms, 60ms, 80ms, 100ms, 120ms
DRC (Dynamic Range Compression): This function adjusts the clarity of
Dolby Digital soundtracks when listening at low volume by compressing the range
of the lowest sound level and the highest sound level.
BonusView: Some BD-video disc copy data to other media
(local storage) and then play the secondary video, secondary audio and subtitles
(sub contents) simultaneously. These functions are known as BonusView. Sub
contents are automatically recorded to other media from the disc prior to
playing the virtual package. Playback methods vary depending on BD-discs. This
player uses its SD card slot along with an optional SD-card to copy data from
applicable BD-video discs.
BD-Live: The unit's Ethernet port lets you connect the
player directly to the Internet to access bonus material available on some
Blu-ray movies known as BD-Live. The BD-Live, a new BD-Video function allows you
to use the following interactive functions when connected to the Internet -
movie trailers, subtitles and BD-J. Special video data may be played back while
they are downloaded to an inserted SD card.
Note: An SD-card with 1GB or more of free space (SD Speed Class
Rating 2 or higher) needs to be inserted prior to inserting a BD-Live
VIERA Cast: Using the Blu-ray player's rear-panel
RJ-45 Ethernet port you can access select internet services (TV content) via
VIERA Cast, a web menu that's built into the SC-BT200, and the internet. With
Panasonic's VIERA Cast technology, you can enjoy online content like Amazon
Video On Demand, YouTube videos, Picasa Web Albums, stock information
(Bloomberg) and weather through the Blu-ray player's easy-to-use, built-in Web
interface. No extra equipment is required; just surf the Web using the supplied
remote control (no PC required). In addition, the VIERA Cast menu will
self-update as soon as new online content becomes available.
Cast requires a Broadband high-speed Internet service of no less than 1.5
Mbps for SD image quality and 6Mbps for HD picture quality. Dial-up Internet
services cannot be used for VIERA Cast.
iPod Dock: The
SA-BT200 features an integrated, retractable front-panel iPod dock. The unit's
integrated iPod dock allows audio/video playback, control and charging of your
iPod through the receiver. The SA-BT200 will
display a menu on your connected TV's screen so you can select content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer or Audiobook.
You can also control basic functions such a Play, stop and search from your iPod
for music, video, and photo playback. The Panasonic Blu-ray integrated receiver is compatible
with the following iPod models.
- iPod video (5th generation)
- iPod classic (80/120/160GB)
- iPod touch (1st/2nd generation)
- iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation)
- iPod color display (4th generation)
- iPod mini (1st/2nd generation)
SD-Card Slot: The SA-BT200
Blu-ray integrated receiver features an SD-card slot located behind the
fold-down door on front of the unit. The SD-card slot can be used to playback JPEG
still images (with or without background music) and AVCHD video from an SD or
SDHC card. The SD-card slot supports SD memory cards (including miniSD and
microSD with adapter) from 8MB to 2GB in FAT12/16 formats and SDHC memory cards
from 4GB to 16GB in FAT32 format. The unit can recognize up to 300 folders and
3,000 JPEG images. The unit can Still images can be viewed as a Slideshow,
Rotated and Zoomed Out.
Optical Digital Inputs: The unit features two rear-panel optical digital
inputs for playing back Dolby Digital/DTS multi-channel surround signals output
by your satellite receiver, cable box, or television.
Auxiliary Input: The Panasonic integrated
Blu-ray receiver features a
rear-panel stereo RCA audio input for connecting an external analog audio source to the
home theater system.
Headphone Jack: The main unit features a 3.5mm (1/8") mini-jack
headphone output on the front panel for private listening. When headphones are
used the speakers are muted automatically.
Parental Control: You can prevent certain DVD discs and BD discs from
being played back on the SC-BT200 by entering a custom user 4-digit password and
using the rating system provided by the player for DVD and Blu-ray discs. DVD
discs can be set to a level of 0 to 8 while Blu-ray discs have a rating of 0 to
Dimmer: The unit's display can be set to Bright, Dim or Auto. Auto
allows the display to be dimmed, but brightens the display when you perform some
Sleep Timer: The integrated Blu-ray receiver features a Sleep Timer
which can be set to 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
Unified Remote: The SC-BT200 comes with an IR wireless remote
control, which is pre-programmed to operate this system and a number of
functions on select Panasonic brand TVs.
VIERA Link HDMI Control (HDAVI): VIERA Link is a convenient function
that offers linked operations of the receiver and a compatible Panasonic TV
through the HDMI connection. The HDAVI control allows for One Touch Playback
where the Receiver and TV will turn on at the same time and automatically switch
to the appropriate input for playback. When the TV is turned off, the receiver
also automatically turns off.
Front Speakers: The SB-HF470 front speakers use a single 2.5-inch, 3-ohm, full-range
bamboo driver in a bass-reflex enclosure. Each enclosure is
covered by a non-removable black cloth grille. The front speakers feature four
rubber feet on the bottom so it can sit securely on a shelf or speaker stand.
The front speakers can also be wall-mounted using the keyhole slot found on back
of each speaker. The front speakers feature spring-clip speaker terminals
and come with
10' length of speaker wire each.
Center Channel Speaker: The SB-HC200 Center Channel speaker has
a single 2.5-inch, 3-ohm, full-range bamboo driver in a bass-reflex enclosure. The enclosure is made from plastic and its front-panel
covered by a non-removable black cloth grille. There are 2 keyhole slots provided for horizontal wall mounting.
There are four rubber
feet on the bottom so it can sit securely on the TV or a shelf. The center
speaker features spring-clip speaker terminals and comes supplied with 10' length of speaker wire.
Surround/Surround Back Speakers: The SB-HS470 surround
and surround-back speakers feature a 2.5-inch, 3-ohm full-range bamboo driver in a bass-reflex
enclosure. The surround and surround-back speakers are identical to the front
speakers. The drivers are covered by a non-removable black cloth grille. The
surround/surround-back speakers feature four rubber feet on the bottom so
it can sit securely on a shelf or speaker stand. The surround/surround-back
speakers can be wall-mount using the keyhole slot on the back of each speaker.
The surround/surround-back speakers feature spring-clip speaker terminals and come with
26' (surround) and 40' (surround-back) lengths of speaker wire.
SB-HW200 Subwoofer: The Panasonic home theater system features a
non-powered subwoofer, powered by an amp in the Blu-ray/Receiver unit. The subwoofer
uses an enclosed 6.5-inch, 3-ohm Kelton woofer and a side-firing 10" cone Kelton passive
radiator. The woofer's enclosure features
four rubber feet to prevent vibration. There is a 13' length of speaker wire
attached to the rear of the subwoofer's enclosure.
Speaker Wiring: The integrated Blu-ray player/receiver
features color-coded proprietary plugs for speaker connections, while each
speaker uses a pair of spring-clip terminals. Each length of supplied speaker
wire has tinned wire on one end, and a color-coded proprietary plug on the other
for easy hookup. The color-coded plugs are white (Front Left), red (Front
Right), green (Center), blue (Surround Left), gray (Surround Right), yellow
(Surround Back Right), brown (Surround Back Left), and purple (Subwoofer).
Wireless Connection (Optional): The Panasonic SC-BT200 is compatible
with Panasonic's wireless rear module (SH-FX70, sold separately). For a wireless
connection of both the system's surround and surround-back speakers, you will
need two wireless rear modules.