Panasonic Home Theatres With Immersive 3D

  • 3D Effect Controller feature
  • Offer DNLA networking
  • Universal dock for iPod/iPhone

Panasonic has unveiled three new Full HD 3D blu-ray disc home theatre systems, which are said to reproduce immersive 3D, have cinema-like surround sound, as well as built-in Wi-Fi, Skype compatibility, DLNA and 2D-3D conversion.

Equipped with Panasonic's Full HD 3D Playback, the new systems – the SC-BTT775, SC-BTT370 and SC-BTT270 – have a 3D Effect Controller that allows the user to adjust depth for more expansive images and enables the viewer to watch 3D movies with their preferred level of 3D effect. 2D-3D Conversion also converts 2D Blu-ray Disc™ images or 2D DVD images into 3D images.

Via Wireless LAN, the SC-BTT775, SC-BTT370, and SC-BTT270 Home Theatre Systems can also access Panasonic’s Viera Cast capabilities, and offer DLNA networking.

Using DLNA technology, Panasonic Blu-ray Home Theatre Systems can access content held on DLNA Server Blu-ray Disc recorders, DVD recorders with HD recording, or compliant devices.  By connecting to your home network (LAN), you can access recorded programs, AVCHD video and JPEG files.Via Viera Cast, users can also access the Internet wirelessly in their lounge room, including YouTube, Web-based photos on Picasa, stock information on Bloomberg and weather forecasts.

The SC-BTT775 and SC-BTT370 also offer the Viera Cast feature of Skype voice and video calling via the TV, which this yearoffers a ‘video answering machine’ via the home theatre.  Users can record a personalised voice or video message to SD Card via the Home Theatre Systems’ SD Card slot, which plays automatically when a call cannot be answered. Incoming callers can record video messages, which can be watched when the user returns home.

All of the new systems feature a Universal Dock for iPod/iPhone which has a digital connection to minimise sound degradation. This lets the user play music and video downloads and enjoy high quality sound from an iPod/iPhone.

‘Cinema Surround Plus’ is designed to provide a cinema-like surround sound environment in the living room, with natural surround sound and an enhanced surround effect.

For space-saving elegance, the slim main system component measures around 3.8cm high and is designed to complement flat panel TVs. The SC-BTT370 features an attractive new ‘tabletop’ speaker design.

The home theatre systems are designed to be easy to install. The Easy Set-up feature allows speakers to be configured to optimum performance in just a few easy steps. In addition, the SC-BTT775 is supplied with rear wireless speakers for a streamlined look in the living room, while the SC-BTT370 is wireless rear ready with the addition of Panasonic’s optional wireless rear transmitter SH-FX71.

The SC-BTT775 and SC-BTT370 include a down-firing subwoofer to achieve powerful bass. These models are equipped with one HDMI output and two HDMI inputs with Standby Pass Through for HD, 3D gaming and set-top box connections. With Standby Pass Through, signals from the connected devices can pass through the unit even when the Home Theatre System is turned off.

All of the Home Theatre Systems feature Audio Return Channel (ARC), which makes it possible to receive audio signals from the TV, on top of the pre-existing HDMI function of sending audio or 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.