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Panasonic SC-BT735 Operating Instructions Manual

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Dear customer
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
Model number suffix "EB" denotes UK model.

Operating Instructions

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The illustration shows the image of the unit SC-BT735.


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference. Model number suffix “EB” denotes UK model. EB EP Operating Instructions SC-BT735 Model No. SC-BT330 SC-BT230 The illustration shows the image of the unit SC-BT735. VQT2Q52...
  • Page 3: Caution For Ac Mains Lead

    Caution for AC Mains Lead (For the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland) For your safety, please read the following text carefully. This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 5-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5-ampere and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions Placement Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration. These conditions can damage the cabinet and other components, thereby shortening the unit’s service life. Do not place heavy items on the unit. Voltage Do not use high voltage power sources.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Caution for AC Mains Lead ... 3 Safety precautions ... 4 Getting started Accessory ... 6 Unit and media care ... 7 Using the remote control ... 7 Control reference guide ... 8 •Remote control ...8 •Main unit (Front) ...9 •Main unit (Rear) ...9 Playable discs/Cards/USB devices ...
  • Page 6: Accessory

    Getting started ≥ These operating instructions are applicable to models SC-BT735, SC-BT330 and SC-BT230. Unless otherwise indicated, illustrations in these operating instructions are of SC-BT735. ≥ Operations in these instructions are described mainly with the remote control, but you can perform the operations on the main unit if the controls are the same.
  • Page 7: Unit And Media Care

    \For\the\United\Kingdom\and\Republic\of\Ireland\customers\ ∫ Sales and Support Information Customer Care Centre ≥ For customers within the UK: 0844 844 3852 ≥ For customers within the Republic of Ireland: 01 289 8333 ≥ Visit our website for product information ≥ E-mail: Direct Sales at Panasonic UK ≥...
  • Page 8: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide CANCEL BD/SD iPod SEARCH PLAY SLOW SKIP PAUSE STOP STATUS OPTION SOUND SURROUND DISPLAY -CH SELECT VQT2Q52 MUTE RADIO EXT-IN SEARCH 10 Coloured buttons (red, green yellow, blue) SKIP EXIT 11 Set the sound mode ( 12 Select surround sound effects ( 13 TV operation buttons RETURN AUDIO...
  • Page 9: Main Unit (front)

    Main unit (Front) e.g., [BT735] Standby/on switch (Í/I) ( Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of power. Power indicator The indicator lights when this unit is turned on. Connect iPod/iPhone ( Adjust the volume of the main unit Open or close the disc tray (...
  • Page 10: Playable Discs/cards/usb Devices

    Playable discs/Cards/USB devices Type Logo examples [BD] [DVD] [CD] [SD] [USB] * See page 11, 46–47 for more information on the types of content that can be played. VQT2Q52 Type detail BD-Video BD-RE BD-R DVD-Video DVD-RAM DVD-R DVD-R DL DVD-RW +R/+RW/+R DL —...
  • Page 11: Region Management Information

    ∫ Discs that cannot be played in this unit Any other disc that is not specifically supported or previously described. ≥ 2.6 GB and 5.2 GB DVD-RAM ≥ DVD-RAM that cannot be removed from cartridge ≥ Super Audio CD ≥ Photo CD ≥...
  • Page 12: Step 1: Preparing The Speakers

    STEP 1: Preparing the speakers Assembling the speakers [BT735] [BT330] Caution ≥ Do not stand on the base. Be cautious when children are near. ≥ When carrying speakers, hold the stand and base parts. [BT735] 2 Front speakers 2 Surround speakers 4 Stands (with cables) 4 Bases 8 Screws A...
  • Page 13: Speaker Assembly Option

    Use of the speaker cable stickers is convenient when making cable connections. e.g. Front speaker (L) FRONT A Speaker cable sticker (included) B Connector Speaker cable sticker 1 FRONT (L) 2 FRONT (R) 3 SURROUND (L) 4 SURROUND (R) 5 CENTRE 6 SUBWOOFER Be sure to match the number on each sticker with the connector colour.
  • Page 14: Step 2: Positioning

    STEP 2: Positioning Caution ≥ The main unit and supplied speakers are to be used only as indicated in this setup. Failure to do so may lead to damage to the amplifier and/or the speakers, and may result in the risk of fire. Consult a qualified service person if damage has occurred or if you experience a sudden change in performance.
  • Page 15: Step 3: Connections

    STEP 3: Connections Turn off all equipment before connection and read the appropriate operating instructions. Do not connect the AC mains lead until all other connections are complete. Speaker cable connection Connect to the terminals of the same colour. 6 Ω 6 Ω...
  • Page 16: Connection To A Tv

    Connection to a TV The basic connection is shown in the included Easy Setting Guide, however, there are more connection examples to optimize your system setting. ≥ Do not make the video connections through the VCR. Due to copy guard protection, the picture may not be displayed properly. ≥Turn off all equipment before connection.
  • Page 17 Connection for the best picture and audio OPTICAL AV IN DIGITAL AUDIO IN DIGITAL AUDIO IN DIGITAL OPTICAL OPTICAL OPTICAL OPTICAL 1 VIDEO (ARC) HDMI AV OUT (ARC) ≥To enjoy TV audio from this home theatre system’s speakers, select “DIGITAL IN 1 (TV)” or “D-IN 1” as a source ( ARC (Audio Return Channel) (Available when using an ARC compatible TV) With this function it is possible to receive the digital audio signal from the TV without connecting any other audio cables.
  • Page 18: Connection To A Broadband Network

    Connection to a broadband network The following services can be used when this unit is connected to broadband. ≥ Firmware can be updated ( ≥ You can enjoy the BD-Live ( ≥ You can enjoy VIERA CAST ( ≥ DLNA feature ( ∫...
  • Page 19: Step 5: Smart Setup / Easy Setup

    STEP 5: Smart setup / Easy setup The Smart setup/Easy setup assists you to make necessary settings. Follow the on-screen prompts to make basic settings for the system. [BT735] [BT330]: Smart setup [BT230]: Easy setup Preparation ≥ Turn on your TV and select the appropriate video input mode (e.g., VIDEO 1, AV 1, HDMI, etc.) to suit the connections to this unit.
  • Page 20: Network Easy Setting

    Network Easy Setting Select “Wired” or “Wireless” and press [OK]. Network Easy Setting (Connection Test) Select a connection mode. Current setting : Wired LAN cable connection: Connect a LAN cable to the unit and select “Wired”. Wireless LAN connection: Connect the Wireless LAN Adaptor (DY-WL10) to the USB port and select “Wireless”.
  • Page 21: Firmware Updating

    Network Easy Setting (Connection Test) Network Easy Setting (Connection Test) Complete. 1. LAN cable connection : Fail 2. IP address setting : Fail 3. Connection to gateway : Fail LAN cable is not connected. Please check the connection. Select “Yes” and press [OK] to check network connection again.
  • Page 22: Step 6

    STEP 6: Reprogramming the remote control When other Panasonic products respond to this remote control Change “Remote Control” ( remote control (the two must match) if you place other Panasonic products close together and it responds to this remote control. To change the code on the main unit.
  • Page 23: Start Menu

    START menu Major functions of this unit can be operated from the START menu. Press [START]. Press [3, 4] to select the item and press [OK]. e.g., BD-Video Home Cinema START BD-Video Playback Top Menu Network Input Selection Sound(Equalizer) To Others RETURN Playback Play back the contents.
  • Page 24: Enjoying Sound Effects From All Speakers

    Enjoying sound effects from all speakers Enjoying surround sound effects Press [SURROUND] several times to select the effect. STANDARD Sound is output as it was recorded/encoded. Speaker output varies depending on the source. MULTI-CH You can enjoy sound from the front speakers, as well as the surround even when playing a 2-channel sound or non-surround sound.
  • Page 25: Playing Video Contents

    Playing video contents Playback [BD] [DVD] [CD] [SD] [USB] Preparation Turn on the television and select the appropriate video input on the television. Press [Í] to turn on the unit. Insert the media. Play starts. ≥ If the menu is displayed, press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the item and press [OK].
  • Page 26: Useful Functions

    Useful functions Press [OPTION]. Select an item and press [OK]. While DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen is displayed To display the titles properties (recording Properties date, etc.) Chapter To select the chapter View To Picture Playing still pictures ( Folder To switch to another folder While playing Screen When black bars are shown at the top,...
  • Page 27: Regarding Divx

    Regarding DivX ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: DivX ® is a digital video format created by DivX, Inc. This is an official DivX Certified device that plays DivX video. Visit for more information and software tools to convert your files into DivX video. ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND: This DivX Certified device must be registered in order to play...
  • Page 28: Playing Still Pictures

    Playing still pictures [BD] [DVD] [CD] [SD] [USB] (BD-RE, DVD-RAM/-R/-R DL, CD-R/RW, SD Card, USB device) Insert a disc, SD card or USB device. If the menu is displayed, press [3, 4] to select the item and press [OK]. BD-RE, DVD-RAM Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the album and press [OK].
  • Page 29: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the Radio Radio Presetting stations automatically Up to 30 stations can be set. Press [RADIO] to select “FM”. Press [STATUS] to select the position to start the auto preset search. LOWEST: To begin auto preset with the lowest frequency (FM87.50). CURRENT: To begin auto preset with the current frequency.* * To change the frequency, refer to “Presetting stations...
  • Page 30: Enjoying Tv With Unit's Speakers

    Enjoying TV with unit’s speakers Preparation Turn on your TV and select the appropriate audio input mode [AUX, ARC, D-IN 1 or D-IN 2] to suit the connections to this unit. ( Surround sound effects You can enhance stereo sources with surround sound effect. Press [SURROUND] several times to select the effect.
  • Page 31: Linked Operations With The Tv (viera Link "hdavi Control Tm ")

    Linked operations with the TV (VIERA Link “HDAVI Control What is VIERA Link “HDAVI Control”? VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that offers linked operations of this unit, and a Panasonic TV (VIERA) under “HDAVI Control”. You can use this function by connecting the equipment with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 32: Easy Control Only With Viera Remote Control

    Automatic lip-sync function (for HDAVI Control 3 or later) Delay between audio and video is automatically adjusted, enabling you to enjoy smooth audio for the picture.( “Audio Delay”) ≥ This function works only when “BD/DVD”, “SD”, “USB”, “AUX” , “ARC” , “D-IN 1”...
  • Page 33: Ipod/iphone Playback

    iPod/iPhone Playback Preparation ≥ Make sure that the “IPOD” source is selected. Press [iPod] to select the source. ≥ To view photos/videos from the iPod/iPhone Operate the iPod/iPhone menu to make the appropriate photo/video output settings for your TV. ≥ To display the picture, turn on the TV and select the appropriate video input mode.
  • Page 34: Enjoying Viera Cast

    Enjoying VIERA CAST Advanced operations You can access a selection of Internet services from the Home screen with VIERA CAST, for example YouTube, Picasa Web Albums. (Current as of December 2009) Preparation ≥ Network connection ( ≥ Network setting ( Press [VIERA CAST].
  • Page 35 Play Repeat Play (Only when the elapsed time is being displayed on the unit’s display.) Select the item which you want to repeat. The items displayed differ depending on the type of media. Select “Off” to cancel. Random Select whether or not to play random. Playback Information Window Displays the following.
  • Page 36: Dlna Feature

    DLNA feature You can enjoy music, video and picture contents saved on a DLNA Certified media server (such as a PC with Windows 7 installed etc.) connected to the home network with this unit. You also can enjoy viewing them with Panasonic DLNA compatible recorders (DIGA).
  • Page 37: Setup Menu

    Useful functions for when playing back pictures The following operations are possible when playing back pictures from connected equipment. While picture list screen or folder with picture list screen is displayed 1 Press [OPTION]. 2 Select an item, then press [OK]. Start You can display still pictures one by one at a Slideshow...
  • Page 38 Subtitle Preference Choose the language for subtitle. ≥ If “Automatic” is selected and the language selected for “Soundtrack Preference” is not available, subtitles of that language will automatically appear if available on that disc. ≥ Enter a code ( 47) with the numbered buttons when you select “Other ¢¢¢¢”.
  • Page 39 FL Display Changes the brightness of the unit’s display. ≥ If “Automatic” is selected, the display is dimmed but brightens when you perform some operations. Software Licence Information about the software used by this unit is displayed. TV / Device Connection TV Aspect Set to match the type of television connected.
  • Page 40: Network Settings

    Network Network Easy Setting ( Network Settings Perform network-related settings individually. Press [OK] to show the following settings. LAN Connection Mode Select connection method. Access Point Connection Setting This allows the Wireless router (Access point) and connection settings to be set and the current connection settings and connection state to be checked when a wireless connection is used.
  • Page 41: Speaker Settings

    Speaker settings Delay time For optimum listening with 5.1-channel sound, all the speakers, except for the subwoofer, should be the same distance from the seating position. If either distance A or B is less than C ( difference in the relevant table and adjust the delay time to make up for the difference.
  • Page 42: Speaker Installation Option

    Speaker installation Optional speaker settings option Attaching to a wall You can attach all of the speakers (except subwoofer) to a wall. ≥ The wall or pillar on which the speakers are to be attached should be capable of supporting 10 kg per screw. Consult a qualified building contractor when attaching the speakers to a wall.
  • Page 43: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Reference Before requesting service, please perform the following steps. Do you have the latest firmware installed? Firmware updates may be released to correct operating irregularities that are discovered with certain movies. ( Make the following checks. If the problem remains unresolved, consult your dealer for instructions.
  • Page 44 Sound No sound. Low volume. Distorted sound. Cannot hear the desired audio type. ≥ Check connections to speakers and other equipment. ( 13,15s18) ≥ Ensure the speaker settings for your speakers are correct. ( ≥ To output audio from a device connected with an HDMI cable, set “HDMI Audio Output”...
  • Page 45: Messages

    Messages The following messages or service numbers appear on the television or unit’s display when something unusual is detected during startup and use. On the television Cannot play. ≥ You inserted an incompatible disc. Cannot play on this unit. ≥ You tried to play a non-compatible image. No disc is inserted.
  • Page 46: About Mp3/jpeg/divx/ Avchd/mpeg2 Files

    About MP3/JPEG/DivX/ AVCHD/MPEG2 files File format Extension Files must have the extension “.mp3” or “.MP3”. Compression 32 kbps to 320 kbps rate Sampling rate 44.1 kHz/48 kHz Reference ID3 tags: version 1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 (Only titles and the names of artists) JPEG File format JPEG...
  • Page 47: Supplemental Information

    Structures of still picture (JPEG) folders Root in DVD-R* e.g., CD-R* P0000001 .jpg P0000002 .jpg Files inside a folder are Folder A displayed in the order they were updated or taken. P0000003 .jpg P0000004 .jpg P0000005 .jpg Folder B P0000006 .jpg P0000007 .jpg...
  • Page 48 Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 49: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD AVCHD is a new format (standard) for high definition video cameras that can be used to record and play high-resolution HD images. BD-J Some BD-Video discs contain Java applications, and these applications are called BD-J. You can enjoy various interactive features in addition to playing normal video.
  • Page 50: Specifications

    Specifications GENERAL Power consumption: Power consumption in standby mode [BT735] [BT330] [BT230] Power supply: iPod/iPhone Connector: WIRELESS LAN Connector: (USB 2.0 standard) Dimensions (WkHkD): Mass: Operating temperature range: Operating humidity range: AMPLIFIER SECTION RMS TTL POWER OUTPUT: 1000 W 1 kHz, 10 % total harmonic distortion FRONT: CENTRE: SURROUND:...
  • Page 51: Video Section

    CENTRE SPEAKER [BT735] SB-HC730 Type: 2 WAY 3 SPEAKER Bass-ref. Woofer: 3.5 cm k 10 cm CONE TYPEk 2 Tweeter: 2.5 cm SEMI-DOME TYPE Impedance: 6 ≠ Output sound pressure: 78 dB/W (1 m) Frequency range: 100 Hz to 30 kHz (j16 dB), 130 Hz to 25 kHz (j10 dB) Dimensions (WkHkD): 424 mmk59 mmk76 mm...
  • Page 52: Index

    Index AC mains lead connection ..18 Angle ......34 Audio Attribute .

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