Overview: The Panasonic SC-BT100 Home Theater
System features a single disc Blu-ray integrated receiver, two front satellite
speakers, two wireless rear speakers and module, 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 5.1ch system is expandable to 7.1
channel with an additional SH-FX67 wireless speaker module and SB-HS100A
surround back speakers (both sold separately).
SA-PT100 Main Unit: The SA-PT100 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 and Pro Logic IIx surround decoding.
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.
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 Pro Logic IIx (Movie or Music): Dolby Pro Logic II x enables you to play
stereo and 5.1-channel source on 7.1-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-ES: DTS-ES adds a surround back channel to traditional
5.1-channel format of DTS. This creates a sound with greater presence.
- DTS-HD: DTS-HD is a high-quality, sophisticated audio format used
in movie theaters. Previous DTS Digital Surround-compatible equipment can
play DTS-HD as DTS Digital Surround audio, Blue-ray supports up to
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 provides 96 kHz sound at up to 24 bits. The
96 kHz/24 bit high frequency sounds are played through multiple channels.
- DTS NEO6 (Cinema or Music): DTS NEO6 enables you to play stereo
and 5.1-channel sources on 6.1-channel.
- 7.1ch Virtual Surround: You can enjoy 7.1-channel surround-like
effect using 5.1-channel speakers. This function is effective only when
playing 6ch sources or above and speaker setting is set to 5.1-channel.
Note: True 7.1ch Surround requires an additional SH-FX67 wireless
speaker module and SB-HS100A surround back speakers (both sold separately).
Sound Effects: The Panasonic Blu-ray integrated receiver allows you to
choose from the following sound effects.
- Surround Enhancer: Automatically adjust each speaker to enhance
the surround sound effect of 5.1-channl audio.
- Real Center Focus: Using this feature, you can make the sound of
the center channel seem like it's coming from the TV.
- H.Bass: You can enhance low-frequency sound so that heavy bass
sound can be heard clearly, even if the acoustics of your room are not
- 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.
Speaker Adjustments: The Panasonic integrated Blu-ray player offers the
following speaker adjustments.
- 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 the front
(-6 to +6 dB) and surround speakers (-10 to +10 dB) in the system.
- Subwoofer Level: You can increase or decrease the amount of bass
by adjusting the subwoofer level control from 1 (weakest) to 3 (strongest).
- Subwoofer Boost: You can enhance the subwoofer effect with strong
bass using the Subwoofer Boost feature.
iPod Dock: The SA-PT100 features an integrated front-panel iPod dock
which flip-down when in use and folds-away when not in use. The unit's
integrated iPod dock allows audio/video playback, control and charging of your
iPod through the receiver. During Music mode of your iPod, theSA-PT100 will
display a music menu on your connected TV's screen so you can select songs via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer or Audiobook. During
Vide/Photo mode of your iPod, you will need to use the iPod's display and
controls to operate your iPod. Basic functions such as Play, Pause, Stop, Skip,
and Search are available for both Music and Video mode of your connected iPod
through the SA-PT100. 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)
Note: The iPod dock will not charge the iPod nano (4th generation)
or the iPod touch (2nd generation).
SD-Card Slot: The SA-PT100
Blu-ray integrated receiver features an SD-card slot located behind the
fold-down integrated iPod dock. 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. Still images can be viewed as a Slideshow,
Rotated and Zoomed Out.
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.
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
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.
Unified Remote: The SA-PT100 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.
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.
Auto Power Off: The system can be set to turn off after 2 hours or 6
hours of non-use.
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 and CD-RW 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.
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 5120 x 3840. Motion JPEG is not
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 BT100'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
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), 16:9 Full
(horizontally stretches image), 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 mode settings:
- Normal: normal picture
- Soft: soft picture with fewer video artifacts
- Fine: Details are sharper
- Cinema: mellows movies and enhances details in dark scenes
- User: manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Color, and
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.
Noise Reduction: The system offers the following noise reduction
- 3D NR: reduces the rough noise in the background to give a
greater felling of depth
- Integrated NR: smoothes block noise and reduces the smudging that
appears around contrasting sections of the picture
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
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 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
Note: Do not use the wireless rear module or the digital
transmitter in a metal cabinet or bookshelf. To avoid interference, maintain
the following distances between the wireless rear module and other
electronic devices that use the same radio frequency (2.4 GHz band) -
approximately 6.5' from wireless LAN routers, cordless phones and other
electronic 2.4GHz devices.
Surround Speakers: The SB-HS100 surround speakers feature a
video shielded, 3-ohm, 2.5" cone type full-range driver in a bass-reflex
enclosure. The drivers are covered by a non-removable black cloth grille. The
surround speakers feature a pedestal base with four rubber feet on the bottom so
it can sit securely on a shelf or speaker stand. The surround speaker's pedestal
base can be removed to wall-mount the speaker. There are two 5mm (M5) threaded
inserts on the back of the speaker for use with optional wall brackets.
Additionally there are two keyhole slots provided for vertical wall mounting.
The surround speakers come with 10' length of speaker wire each.
Front Speakers: The SB-HF100 front speakers use dual video shielded, 6-ohm, 2.5" cone
woofers and a 2.375" cone tweeter in a bass-reflex enclosure. Each enclosure is
covered by a non-removable black cloth grille. The front speakers feature a
pedestal base with four rubber feet on the bottom so it can sit securely on a
shelf or speaker stand. The front speaker's pedestal base can be removed to
wall-mount the speaker. There are two 5mm (M5) threaded inserts on the back of
the speaker for use with optional wall brackets. Additionally there are two
keyhole slots provided for vertical wall mounting. The front speakers come with
10' length of speaker wire each.
Center Channel Speaker: The SB-HC100 Center Channel speaker has two
video shielded, 6-ohm, 2.5" cone woofers and a 2.375" cone tweeter 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 two 5mm (M5) threaded
inserts on the back of the speaker for use with optional wall brackets.
Additionally 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 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.
Optional Surround Back Speakers: You can turn this 5.1ch home theater
system into a 7.1ch home theater system by adding an additional
SH-FX67 wireless speaker module and SB-HS100A surround back speakers (both sold