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Panasonic SC-BT100

Panasonic SC-BT100
alaScore 80

296 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 296 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Panasonic SC-BT100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 296 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Panasonic SC-BT100


In conclusion, the SC-BT100 provides a quality home theater setup all in one package. With the ability to upgrade to 7.1 channel surround, the SC-BT100 provides scalability without the worry of hardware compatibility. If you are looking for an all in...

Upgradeable to 7.1 channel surroundUp-converts up to 1080p1000W of power at 250W a channeliPod DockSD Card Slot

The SC-BT100 is a 5.1 channel surround sound system that is upgradeable...

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Panasonic SC-BT100 Blu-ray HTiB


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...

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Panasonic SC-BT100 Blu-ray HTIB


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...



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Panasonic SC-BT100 Blu-ray HTIB


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...

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Panasonic SC-BT100


Panasonic SC-BT 100

The Panasonic SC-BT 100 narrows the gap between lousy, low-end home theater systems and the ultra high end sound you can only hear in the movie theater

Consumer review by:

Great system, but a few flaws.


Overall it is a great system.

The system sounds great for an HTIB. The dual midrange drivers in each of the satellites generate a warm, room-filling sound and they also stage extremely well for their size

The wireless rear-channel receiver has a difficult time maintaining a consistent connection to the transmitter in the main unit. The result is intermittent loss of signal and an annoyed listener

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Beware of the sc-bt100!


Message for others: We will never buy anything from panasonic again!!! Our blueray player kept cutting out on the sound when we played any movies. Customer service was horrible!!! After several calls and sending it out for service at their warranted...

WHEN it worked it sounded great

Worked for 5 months

Consumer review by:

What was that.


My husband and i cought each other looking around trying to find out where that sound came from but it was the speaker...

wire-less rear speakers made it so much easier to set up. The picture is wonderful although i'm sure that's just as much the tv's fault. The sub really pushes maybe even a little too much

The speakers were larger than i expected. No mounting hardware for the speakers. Viera link causes the tv and blue ray player to switch inputs as soon as a movie is inserted. kind of annoying if your just getting ready to do something for after a show...

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Panasonic SC-BT100 5.1 CH Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System w/Wireless Rear Speaker Kit


When the price adjusts to the current market it will be a great value, no regrets on performance. All BD players and good standalone recivers take an obnoxious amount of time to boot or switch devices.

My samsung series 6 has an optical out this has an optical in so I can use the TV as an hdmi hub and run all my devices sound to the surround sound system. Sound and BD playback leave nothing to complain about

When I bought it, was a good alternative to a standalone reciever and seperate BD player if you want to save quite a bit of space. Performance wise it is still a good option, but with prices on blu ray players dropping this is expensive now

Consumer review by:

Great system


After 4 months of use I really love this home theater. The sound and picture quality are excellent. The unit once set up is pretty painless to operate compared to most home theaters. The unit is physically elegant so your living room doesn't end up...

Fantastic sound.

Takes 30-60 seconds to boot up.

Product Specifications

Take your favorite movies to the next level with the Panasonic full-HD Blu-ray Disc home theater system. Blu-ray discs give you superior sound, stunning HD-quality images, and exciting new interactive capabilities like Final Standard Profile for enhanced commentary, audio mixing and picture-in-picture features previously unthinkable in the DVD format. With Blu-ray, you'll never have to leave the couch for a big-screen quality movie experience. Combining a PHL Reference chroma processor with advanced P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing) imaging technology, UniPhier - the precise digital video processor - reproduces crisp, natural colors that are extremely faithful to the original movie. It does this by up-sampling the color information in decoded video signals, while the super high-speed P4HD up-converts content recorded in 480i/p, 720p or 1080i format to 1080p by correctly generating each pixel according to information drawn from up to 60 surrounding pixels. The image motion of each pixel is then categorized into one of 16 levels, from stationary to super fast. Image quality is further enhanced by diagonal processing, which creates smooth, sharp diagonal lines, and 3:2 pull-down, which optimizes the processing accordingly for film or video making the images look natural and lifelike. In addition, the BT100's HDMI output is deep color compatible, with 4,096 steps of gradation for even smoother, finer-quality images that meet Hollywood's stringent demands, so you can experience movies just the way they were meant to be experienced. With precise digital audio, Blu-ray's beautiful images are complemented by exceptionally pure, accurate sound thanks to the included 5.1 channel surround sound of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD and expandability to advanced 7.1 channel surround sound. Use of a highly rigid bamboo material in the center and front speakers helps achieve an extremely pure, clean sound. A Kelton Subwoofer system with a dual diameter structure delivers a deep, powerful bass. Whisper-mode surround allows you to enjoy rich surround sound even when watching movies at low volume. The built-in universal dock for iPod gives you a great new way to enjoy music and video. Just slip your iPod into the cradle and enjoy. The dock charges your iPod, allows you to use the home theater remote to control the iPod, has on-screen audio menus, and also plays back iPod video. You can also use the system's convenient SD card slot, which allows easy viewing of hi-def videos and photos on your VIERA HDTV. The newly enhanced VIERA Link displays a menu on the TV screen, making it easier to operate your connected Blu-ray Disc home theater system. For example, you can display a menu with a list of the movies or music stored on your iPod, and use the VIERA remote control unit to select one and begin playback.


Output Power / Total:1250Watt

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-HD High Resolution / DTS-HD Master Audio/Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-HD decoder/DTS-ES decoder / DTS Neo:6 / Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS-HD decoder / Dolby TrueHD
Components:Blu-Ray disc player / AV receiver / Speaker system/Speaker system / Blu-Ray disc player / AV receiver
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Blu-Ray disc player/AV receiver / Blu-Ray disc player / Digital player/Digital player / AV receiver / Blu-Ray disc player
Sound Effects:H-Bass Enhancement/Hyper-Bass
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Equalizer: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control/Universal remote control