Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theatre Sound System (SC-BTT755) Preview

Yesterday, I showed off the video unboxing the Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theatre Sound System (SC-BTT755). Today, I am releasing the preview video to show you around the home theatre system with the main focus being on the head unit with a brief look at the six speakers (five surround speakers and one subwoofer) and the rear wireless speakers.

As with the previous video it is available in high definition for those of you who would like to watch in the best possible resolution.

As with the television expected with previous gadgets, we now enter the review period. Whilst I’m not an audiophile by any stretch of the imagination I am hoping my musical education gained through school all those years might be enough to get me over the line. Whilst the sound of the home theatre system is an important aspect I will also consider its user friendliness and features.

If you are interested in the specifications of the home theatre system, here you go:

  • Inputs:
    • Data & Storage:
      • Audio:
        • Digital Audio (Optical)
      • Discs:
        • Blu-ray Disc (BD):
          • BD-Video
          • BD-R
          • BD-RE
        • Compact Disc (CD):
          • CD-DA (Music)
          • CD-R
          • CD-RW
        • Digital Versatile Disc (DVD):
          • DVD-Video
          • DVD-RAM
          • DVD±R
          • DVD±R DL
          • DVD±RW
      • Ethernet:
        • 10BASE-T / 100BASE-T
      • iPod Dock Connector
      • FM Radio
      • SD Card Slot:
        • SD, SDHC & SDXC cards supported
      • USB:
        • Devices with up to 128GB storage supported on FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
        • Optional Wi-Fi accessory supported (802.11bgn @ 2.4GHz and 802.11an @ 5GHz)
    • Media & Social Connectivity:
      • DLNA:
        • JPEG
        • MPEG2
      • iPod/iPhone connectivity
      • Media Player:
        • AAC (unprotected)
        • AVCHD
        • DivX
        • JPEG
        • MP3 (unprotected)
        • MPEG2
      • Viera Cast
      • Viera Link
  • Outputs:
    • Audio & Video:
      • Coaxial
      • HDMI (ARC & 3D capable)
      • Surround Sound (5.1 & 7.1)
        • Wireless Rear Speakers
  • Power Consumption:
    • Full load: 100W
    • Standby: ~0.2W

Stay tuned for the review!


1 ping

Skip to comment form

    • Mike Viking on January 9, 2011 at 23:13
    • Reply

    Can you check out the DLNA functions? Seems silly for panasonic to provide a 3D tv with HD specs, and the same for the blu rasy home theatre, but only permit streaming of mpeg2 format and jpeg from another DLNA certified device! Not very handy if i want to play my home movies, or share my holiday photos on the big screen with my family. I would need to copy the files/video to a usb or SD card and plug it in. No different from my current setup where i plug into my latop using the vga port. Very unsatisfying from Panasonic. Let me know iof there is a way to play high def videos using DLNA….

    1. Hi Mike,

      No worries, I’ll confirm this out for you!

      Theoretically, MPEG2 does allow for resolutions up to 1152 x 1920 in the high level format which should accommodate present HD formats. With many homes these days ripping optical discs to hard drives and pooling content centrally it would make a lot of sense to have vast playback capabilities in home theatre devices.

    2. Hi Mike, just following up. I can confirm that the DLNA functionality is restricted as per the specifications provided in the original article for both devices.

      Personally, my current configuration of having my computer connected to the television via HDMI is superior to that of the provided DLNA functionality. This is a shame for devices of this cost and calibre but I could only hope that this could potentially be something improved by Panasonic via firmware updates.

      Having said that, the Panasonic gear did work with the DLNA servers on my desktop computer, my Windows Home Server and my Samsung Galaxy S (running Android). Most of my music is in MP3 format so that was okay (although I had started to re-encode some in ALAC which wouldn’t work). All of the photos from our phones and DSLR worked fine as they output to JPEG. Our vast library of movies was another story though with a myriad of format including H.264, MKV, MP4, etc which sadly would not work with either device.

      So for me, the DLNA stuff might be handy for novices to avoid mucking around too much but for the geeks, nerds and enthusiasts amongst us the better option is to use HDMI and pipe the sound from our media centres.

      Hope that answers your question!

    • Raldo on January 15, 2011 at 06:40
    • Reply

    Hi Mike, I purchased this system a few days ago, there are so many features as well as fantastic sound and picture quality that make it a very worthy system. Plus I have my system connected via a HDMI cable as well as an THX fibre optic cable for audio which I think has made all the difference. I have one question about the system though that I haven’t been able to nut out myself, I know you can access YouTube via Viera cast with an Ethernet cable, but is it possible to play something from YouTube using an iPhone/iPod and get video as well as sound? It plays the sound from whatever video you play and says on the iPhone “this video is being played on the tv” but it just has the iPod options displayed instead of the video. I tried it on all 3 options (music, video and all). If your able to help me it would be much appreciated 🙂

    1. Hi Raldo,

      According to the Panasonic website @ :

      “To enjoy iPod video/photo contents, please connect your home cinema sound system with composite cable to your TV The List is only for Music and VIDEO. Photo playback is not supported by the VIERA remote, to playback photos please use the iPod directly.”

      So specifically for video playable through the iPod interface on an iOS device HDMI is a no go and you need to use a composite cable. YouTube does work when an iPhone is directly connected to an external display with a composite cable so theoretically it should also work.

      If I find a component cable in my bag of tricks I will test and report back!

    • Greta on August 30, 2016 at 11:29
    • Reply

    This is a very old thread so not sure if it’s still active. I hope so! Can you please tell me if I can use wireless headphones with this system? I’d like to buy some for our system but I’m not sure if it has bluetooth capabilities.
    Thanks, Greta

    1. Apologies for the delay!

      Unfortunately, this system has no Bluetooth capabilities but I do use Bluetooth headphones with the Panasonic VT60A television instead. That might be an alternative if your television supports it.

  1. […] forget, you can also check out the unboxing and preview videos if you haven’t already seen them. 3D, 802.11, AAC, Apple, ARC, AVCHD, BD-ROM, […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.