Panasonic SC-BTT755 review

Best Blu-ray system £500+, Awards 2010. Make room for the Panasonic SC-BTT755, it's one of the best Blu-ray box systems we've ever seen and heard Tested at £500

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Our Verdict

Best Blu-ray system £500+, Awards 2010. A beautifully balanced system that's a dab hand at sound and vision

For

  • Solidly built
  • iPod/iPhone dock
  • punchy, vibrant pictures
  • great sound

Against

  • No HDMI inputs
  • need an optional dongle for wi-fi

The Panasonic SC-BTT755 is no slouch; its efforts resulted in an Award in 2010. Like the LG HX995TZ, assembly is tricky – but the elbow grease is a small price to pay when you get to sit down and experience the Panasonic’s images and sound.

The streamlined speakers and subwoofer produce a full-bodied, natural sound, which keeps its cool even at higher volumes. Bass displays a level of quality and solidity that other systems struggle to replicate.

Explosions sounds powerful without the sub losing its cool; it also knits well with the other speakers, making for a consistent surround field.

Dialogue from the centre channel sounds crisp and doesn’t get overpowered by action coming from the left and right.

Spin some music and the BTT755 shows is quite musical for a system of this type. We’d opt for listening in multi-channel surround sound, as this lets the subwoofer help the speakers. They do sound a little bass-light when used in stereo.

The picture doesn’t disappoint. Edge definition in 2D and 3D is pin-sharp and remains stable during slow pans and frantic action.

Skin tones look realistic as opposed to ruddy, while black levels are solid but insightful enough to provide detail in shadows. And, although Blu-ray brings the best images from this system, the player is very good at upscaling DVDs.

Capable and well-rounded
Features are up to an acceptable standard, although you’ll have to part with additional funds for the wi-fi dongle, and you only get one optical input for accepting sound from other HD equipment.

The HDMI output is Audio Return Channel-compatible, though, so if your TV’s HDMI input is also ARC-enabled, you can enjoy terrestrial TV in surround sound.

There is an iPod/iPhone-friendly dock on top of the unit too, and you also get access to online content through Panasonic’s Viera Cast portal.

But, while the BTT755 isn’t bursting with features, it is easily one of the most rounded, capable systems around. With a potent mix of high-quality images and sound, the competition should be worried.

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Specifications

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Interfaces-Ports

HDMIYes
Number of Analog Audio Inputs1
Number of Digital Optical Inputs1
iPod SupportedYes
USBYes

Physical Characteristics

Center Speaker Depth7.6 cm
Front Speaker Width25.5 cm
Front Speaker Depth25.5 cm
Rear Speaker Height102.4 cm
Weight Approximate3.50 kg - Main Unit, 2.30 kg - Front Speaker, 2.30 kg - Rear Speaker, 1.06 kg - Centre Speaker, 4.60 kg - Subwoofer
Center Speaker Height5.9 cm
Rear Speaker Depth25.5 cm
Center Speaker Width42.4 cm
Front Speaker Height102.4 cm
Width43 cm
Rear Speaker Width25.5 cm
Depth28.7 cm
Height6.2 cm
ColourBlack
Dimensions6.2 cm (H): 43 cm (W): 28.7 cm (D)

Network and Communication

EthernetYes

Audio

RMS Output Power1000 W
Sound SystemDolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS, DTS HD, Virtual Surround
Speaker Configuration5.1
Wireless SpeakersYes

Video

Upscale Scan Format1080p
Scanning ModesProgressive Scan
Video FormatsBD Video, DVD Video, DivX, MPEG-2

General Information

Product NamePanasonic SC-BTT755
Product ModelSC-BTT755
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Brand NamePanasonic
Product TypeHome Theater System
ManufacturerPanasonic
Manufacturer Part NumberSC-BTT755EB-K

Technical Information

3D Type3D
Player-Recorder TypeBlu-ray Disc Player
Media FormatsDVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-RW, BD-RE

Miscellaneous

DLNA CertifiedYes
Package Contents
  • SC-BTT755 Home Theater System
  • Remote Control

Warranty

Limited Warranty1 Year