Overview: The Panasonic SC-PT770 Home Theater System
features a 5-DVD Changer/Receiver, 2 front tower speakers,
center-channel speaker, wireless rear speakers and module, and passive
subwoofer. The DVD Home Theater System offers high-quality picture and sound with 1080p
up-conversion, VIERA Link HDAVI control, and integrated dock for iPod playback and
recharging. The SC-PT770 also comes with a auto-setup microphone and wireless
5.1ch Speaker System
SA-PT770 Main Unit: The SA-PT770 is the control center of the system and includes a 5-disc
tray-loader DVD/CD changer with a built-in amplifier, Dolby Digital/DTS decoder
with Pro Logic II, a digital AM/FM tuner and integrated iPod dock.
Compatible Discs: The integrated DVD/CD receiver will playback the
following types of discs - DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD+/-R DL,
CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, Video CD, and SVCD. The unit supports playback functions such
as Repeat, Random, Program Play (up to 30 tracks) Slow-motion and
MP3/WMA Playback: This unit will play MP3 and WMA files recorded onto
CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 level 1/level2 format. MP3 files can
also be played from DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Compatible MP3 compression
rates range from 32-320 kbps, WMA a compression rates from 48-320 kbps.
Note: This unit is not compatible with ID3 tags or multiple bit
JPEG Disc Playback: This unit will play JPEG files recorded onto CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM 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 255 groups. Compatible
picture resolution varies from 160 x 120 to 6144 x 4096.
HDMI HD Enhancer: The
HD Enhancer's 1080p up-conversion function converts standard definition (720 x
480 pixels) images from DVDs to high definition (1920 x 1080 pixels). This means
you'll get the most out of your HDMI-compatible HDTV, with sharp and
exceptionally detailed high-resolution images. And unlike ordinary video
up-converters that produce images with thicker edges and decreased sharpness,
the HD Enhancer keeps edges crisp and clear, for outstanding detail.
You can select for the unit to up-convert to 720p, 1080i or 1080p to match the
resolution of your HDTV.
Progressive Scan Output: The integrated DVD 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
Picture Mode: You can choose one of the
following picture mode settings:
- Normal: normal picture
- Cinema 1: mellows images and enhances
detail in dark scenes
- Cinema 2: sharpens images and enhances
detail in dark scenes
- Animation: suitable for animation
- Dynamic: enhances contrast
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.
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 or 100ms
Play Speed: You can decrease (0.6x) or increase (1.4x) the audio and
video play speed of a DVD disc.
Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a variety of surround modes
to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The surround
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround sound format
used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro Logic II is an advanced decoder
that derives 5-channel surround from stereo sound sources, whether or not it
has been specifically Dolby Surround encoded. You can choose from Movie or
- 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 subwoofer only.
Sound Effects: The Panasonic DVD/CD integrated receiver allows you to
choose from the following sound effects.
Dialogue Enhancer: The Dialogue Enhancer
increases the center channel volume (relative to other channels), making movie
dialogue easier to hear and understand. Dialogue Enhancer is available when
playing Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks recorded in 3 or more channels with
the dialogue recorded in the center channel.
- Center Focus: Using this feature, you can make the
sound of the center channel seem like it's coming from the TV.
- 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-PT770 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 manually.
- 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 15.0 ms.
- 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 optimal.
iPod Dock: The SA-PT770 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-PT770
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. This unit is compatible with the following iPod
- 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)
Optical Digital Input: The unit features a rear-panel optical digital
input for playing back Dolby Digital/DTS multi-channel surround signals output
by your Satellite or cable box.
Auxiliary Input: The Panasonic integrated DVD/CD receiver features a
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.
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
Unified Remote: The SC-PT770 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.
Wireless Rear Module: The home theater system comes supplied with
Panasonic's Wireless Rear Module used to create a wireless rear speaker system.
The Wireless Rear Module features a integrated 34 watt RMS (125 watt Peak) x 2 channel amplifier for
the rear speakers with a 2.4 GHz RF receiver to communicate to the main unit. A
supplied digital transceiver card plugs into the back of the DVD
player/receiver. The Wireless Rear Module connects to the rear surround speakers
using the included speaker wire and then plugs into an AC outlet, but no
connection to the main unit across the room is needed. The Wireless Rear Module
operates off of a 2.4GHz frequency and has a range up to 33 feet from the main
Surround Speakers: The SB-HS470 surround speakers feature a
2.5-inch, 3-ohm, full-range bamboo driver in a bass-reflex enclosure.
The drivers are covered by a non-removable black cloth grille. There is a keyhole slot provided for
wall-mounting the speaker. There are four rubber feet on the bottom so it can sit securely on a
shelf or speaker stand. The surround speakers come with 10' length of speaker
wire each to connect to the wireless rear module.
Front Speakers: The SB-HF770 front tower 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 tower
speakers feature a detachable stand and base which allow you to mount speakers
on the wall using the keyhole slot found on back of each speaker. The front
speakers feature spring-clip speaker terminals and come with 11' length of
speaker wire each.
Center Channel Speaker: The SB-HC470 Center Channel speaker
has one 2.5-inch, 6-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.
SB-HW560 Subwoofer: The Panasonic home theater system features a
non-powered subwoofer, powered by an amp in the DVD/Receiver unit. The subwoofer
uses an enclosed 6-ohm, 6.5" woofer and a side-firing 10" cone Kelton passive
radiator. The subwoofer is not video shielded. 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 DVD 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), and purple (Subwoofer). The wireless rear module also
features these proprietary connections: blue (Surround Left), gray (Surround