Outstanding picture quality
If you want a 5.1-channel, 3D-ready home cinema system that doesn't take up much space, then the SC-BTT270 could answer your prayers. The compact speakers and slimline main unit are as discreet as a doctor, plus it's bursting with features. Built-in Wi-Fi and more Internet content would be nice, and sound quality doesn't always sizzle, but on the whole this is an impressive system - particularly where picture quality is concerned.
It's a good time to be in the market for a new entry-level 3D Blu-ray HTIB. With its built-in iPod dock and an integrated Wi-Fi module, Panasonic provides a very enticing deal. However, the lack of HDMI inputs means that you'll need to have an ARC-compatible TV or be able to live with this limitation.
Built-in iPod dock
It's a good time to be in the market for a new entry-level 3D Blu-ray HTIB. There are a few sets that go below the S$1,000 barrier these days, and for one that gives you a built-in iPod dock and an integrated Wi-Fi module, Panasonic provides a very enticing deal. However, the lack of HDMI inputs means that you'll need to have an ARC-compatible TV, or be able to live with this limitation.
Decent 3D Blu-ray player
Overall, the SC-BTT270 should be considered good value. For little over £300 you get a decent 3D Blu-ray player and a loud surround sound system. But there's little doubt though that from a quality perspective the enclosures are trailing the electronics. Methinks it's time for Panasonic to start taking loudspeaker design a little more seriously.
Decent Entry Level HTIB system
This was our first 5.1HT system to replace an old Sony 2.1ch. Bought it new (clearance) from Sears for ~$180. We've had it for ~4months now and reasonably happy with it so far. Comes with 5 speakers (a bit small in size) and a passive subwoofer. The receiver has 4 primary sets of inputs, each of which is selectable between digital and analog (4 HDMI ports at the back, composite video in - 3 at the rear and 1 in the front).
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