Excerpt: The SC-BT100 may be Panasonic’s first HTiB system to include an integrated Blu-ray player, but that didn’t stop the designers from loading on 2.4GHz wireless surround speakers, a built-in iPod dock, and a SD Memory Card reader. Oh, and the SC-BT100 sounds killer on movies.
Excerpt: How do you define high end? Is it the gear that delivers the highest performance, sells for the highest price, or represents the most agile and innovative thinking? If that last criterion means anything, the Panasonic SC-BT100 is the very definition of a high-end home theater system—in a box.
Conclusion: While it might have one or two audio issues, and looks-wise it’s more Croydon side walk than Milan catwalk, the SC-BT100 is a high quality all-in-one that gives you an instant High-Definition home cinema. Just plug it into your HDTV and you’ve got razor-sharp Blu-ray pictures that are so good-looking you’ll feel like Paul Scholes standing next to them.
Pros: Like JVC’s NX-BD3 , this Panasonic home cinema system is compact, with a small subwoofer and only three satellite speakers making it ideally suited to smaller living rooms. The Blu-ray picture quality is stunningly sharp – as sharp as that razor Paul Sorvino uses in Goodfellas to slice ridiculously thin slithers of garlic – and surround sound works fairly well despite the non-5.1 setup. If you like, you can actually buy wireless rear speakers to up the channel count t...
Cons: Sadly the wireless speakers didn’t work particularly well when we tested them, exhibiting more hiss than a snake-charmer convention, to go with the rest of the sound they chucked out. We also found the subwoofer was more overeager than a Blue Peter presenter, with bass often sounding flabby and uncontrolled.
Conclusion: Gerade in der Wiedergabe von Blu-ray Disc und DVD bleibt es nicht hinter den anerkannt guten Ergebnissen der Standalone-Player zurück. Die Ausstattung mit Radio, SD(HC)- und iPod-Anschluss ist mehr als reichlich und in den Bereichen Bild und Ton erwarten den Käufer viel Qualität für "relativ" wenig Geld. Den Soundgeschmack des Kunden muss man treffen oder eben nicht.