Summary: For pure sound and crystal-clear vision, the SC-BT200 can’t be faulted, delivering impeccable performance at a very reasonable price. Tech-heads might complain about its lack of wireless and lacklustre iPod support, though.
Panasonic SC-BT200 Blu-ray Theater HTiB System Review
10 July 2009
Conclusion: The video was definitely respectable, but with Panasonic's Hollywood pedigree, I was certainly not expecting the audio to exceed it, especially with those microspeakers and that bargain pricetag. But the SC-BT200 rocks, and can turn an LCD or plasma into a full-blown home theater, in minutes.
Pros: Don't be fooled by the small speakers: They pump out BIG sound., Convenient audio inputs for additional sources, but..., Don't be fooled by the small speakers: They pump out BIG sound., Convenient audio inputs for additional sources, but...
Cons: …No video inputs beyond the iPod dock, While impressive, video quality lacks the "wow" factor of other recent Panasonic standalone Blu-ray offerings
Excerpt: It's fair to say that the Panasonic SC-BT200 can't match its rivals for style alone. There aren't any curvaceous speakers or touch-sensitive buttons: instead, you have a simple main unit and ordinary-looking satellite speakers. It fares better on the feature front. An iPod dock lurks behind the front panel, as do USB and SD card inputs.
Pros: Easy to set up, excellent picture clarity and detail, impressive handling of motion, dynamic, detailed audio
Summary: It's fair to say the Panasonic SC-BT200 Blu-ray system isn't much of a looker. You won't find any curvaceous speakers or fancy touch-sensitive buttons here – just an unassuming, box-like main unit and some run-of-the-mill satellite speakers. It fares a bit better on the features front, though. An iPod dock lurks behind the front panel, as do USB and SD card inputs.