Home cinema systems are available in many different styles whether you want a simple good value DVD based system, or one with all the latest bells and whistles. The Panasonic SC-BTT755 definitely falls into the latter category.
Equipped with 3D Blu-ray capability, the Panasonic SC-BTT755 is positioned towards the upper end of the home cinema market, with its standout tall-boy speakers making a real statement of intent.
On top of the headline features, Panasonic have also included some welcome additions too, such as the integrated iPod dock on top of the player, and the ARC (audio return channel) compatible HDMI connection. There is also the Viera Cast system so you can enjoy certain online services such as YouTube videos and Picasa photo albums on your television if you add the optional DY-WL10 wireless dongle. Unfortunately, unlike the comparable Sony BDV-E870, there are no catch up TV services like BBC iPlayer on the BTT755.
The gloss black speakers on the Panasonic SC-BTT755 are impressive looking units, and stand at just over 1m so they are almost at perfect ear height for most people. Each speaker has two 35mm x 100mm cone type woofers and one 25mm semi-dome tweeter which provide 125w per speaker. The centre speaker has the same configuration in a smaller size, and the passive radiator Kelton Type subwoofer has a 16cm speaker with a 25cm passive radiator. The subwoofer is reasonably compact at 320mm high by 180mm wide by 351mm deep, and weighs around 4.6kg. All the speakers go together to provide an impressive 1000w (RMS) total power.
As with most of the brands systems and players of late, the main unit of the Panasonic SC-BTT755 is conservative in style but this, as we’ve mentioned before, does mean it won’t date quite as quickly – a definite plus point if you’re looking to keep this system for the long term. Connection options are limited, but we have two USB sockets – one on the rear for the wireless dongle, and one on the front so you can connect other devices. There is also an SD card slot under the front panel, and an Enternet network point on the rear if you can run a network cable to the system.
What to consider before you buy the Panasonic SC-BTT755 Blu-ray Home Cinema System
We would have liked to have seen an HDMI input on the system to give that bit more flexibility in terms of connection options, although the optical input might suffice for most. The lack of any TV catch up services on the Viera Cast service might be a concern for some, in which case the Sony BDV-E870 is worth considering.
Why you should buy the Panasonic SC-BTT755 Blu-ray Home Cinema System
Overall, the Panasonic is a pretty well rounded system, and whilst in terms of features it doesn’t really stand out above the crowd, it does do enough, and has the typical Panasonic quality and style to make it a very good buy indeed. Rating: /5
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