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Panasonic SC-BT235 Operating Instructions Manual

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Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Sound System
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
As an ENERGY STAR Partner,
Panasonic has determined that
this product meets the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy efficiency.
For Canada only: The word "Participant" is used in place of the word

Operating Instructions

Model No.
The illustration shows the image of the unit SC-BT730.
If you have any questions contact
[For]the]U.S.A.]and]Puerto]Rico]: 1-800-211-PANA(7262)
The warranty can be found on page 50.
Please return the product registration
card (if included), or register via the
Internet at:
The warranty can be found on page 51.


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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. [For]the]U.S.A.]and]Canada] ® As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Panasonic has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. For Canada only: The word “Participant” is used in place of the word “Partner”.
  • Page 2: Service Personnel

    (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company Telephone No.: 1-800-211-PANA (7262)
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ... 3 Getting started Accessory... 5 Control reference guide... 6 •Remote control ... 6 •Main unit (Front) ... 7 •Main unit (Rear)... 7 Playable discs/Cards... 8 Unit and media care ... 9 Using the remote control ... 9 STEP 1 : Preparing the speakers...
  • Page 5: Accessory

    Getting started ≥ These operating instructions are applicable to models SC-BT730, SC-BT330, SC-BT230 and SC-BT235. Unless otherwise indicated, illustrations in these operating instructions are of SC-BT730 for the U.S.A. and Canada. ≥ 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 6: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide CANCEL BD/SD iPod SEARCH PLAY SLOW SKIP PAUSE STOP STATUS SUB MENU SOUND SURROUND DISPLAY -CH SELECT VQT2M13 INPUT MUTE RADIO EXT-IN SEARCH 10 These buttons are used when; SKIP EXIT 11 Set the sound mode ( 12 Select surround sound effects ( 13 TV operation buttons RETURN...
  • Page 7: Main Unit (front)

    Main unit (Front) e.g., [BT730] POWER Standby/on switch (POWER 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 8: Playable Discs/cards

    Playable discs/Cards Type Logo examples [BD] [DVD] [CD] [SD] ∫ 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 ≥...
  • Page 9: Unit And Media Care

    ∫ Finalize DVD-R/RW/R DL, +R/+RW/+R DL and CD-R/RW recorded by a recorder, etc. needs to be finalized by the recorder to play on this unit. Please refer to the recorder’s instructions. ∫ BD-Video This unit supports high bit rate audio (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio) adopted in BD-Video.
  • Page 10: Step 1 : Preparing The Speakers

    STEP 1 : Preparing the speakers Assembling the speakers [BT730] [BT330] [BT235] Caution ≥ Do not stand on the base. Be cautious when children are near. ≥ When carrying speakers, hold the stand and base parts. [BT730] 2 Front speakers 2 Stands (with cables) 2 Bases 4 Screws A...
  • Page 11: 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 CENTER 6 SUBWOOFER Be sure to match the number on each sticker with the connector color.
  • Page 12: Step 2 : Positioning

    [BT730] [BT330] [BT230] ∫ Upgrade your system to 7.1-channel The main unit is designed to enjoy the 7.1ch surround sound. By connecting 2 units of the Panasonic wireless system SH-FX71 with 4 speakers, more theater-like effect can be available. Necessary equipment: [BT730] ≥...
  • Page 13: Step 3: Connections

    STEP 3: Connections Turn off all equipment before connection and read the appropriate operating instructions. Do not connect the AC power supply cord until all other connections are complete. Speaker cable connection Connect to the terminals of the same color. [BT730] 6 PURPLE 5 GREEN...
  • Page 14: Connection To A Tv

    VQT2M13 ∫ HDMI The HDMI connection supports VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” 31) when used with a compatible Panasonic TV. 30). ≥ Please use High Speed HDMI Cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable.
  • Page 15 Connection for the best picture and audio OPTICAL AV IN DIGITAL DIGITAL AUDIO IN DIGITAL AUDIO IN OPTICAL OPTICAL OPTICAL OPTICAL 1 VIDEO (ARC) HDMI AV OUT (ARC) ≥To enjoy TV audio from this home theater 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 16: Radio Antenna Connection

    Radio antenna connection Using an indoor antenna Main unit FM ANT (75 ) Using an outdoor antenna Use outdoor antenna if FM radio reception is poor. e.g., Digital transmitter connection [BT730] DIGITAL TRANSMITTER VQT2M13 A FM indoor antenna (included) B Adhesive tape Affix this end of the antenna where reception is best.
  • Page 17: Connection To A Broadband Network

    ≥ Read the operating instructions for the Wireless LAN Adaptor DY-WL10 (optional) thoroughly when using it. ≥ For up to date compatibility information on your Wireless router (Access Point) refer to WIRELESS ≥ Only the Wireless LAN Adaptor DY-WL10 (optional) can be used.
  • Page 18: Step 4: Ac Power Supply Cord Connection

    STEP 4: AC power supply cord connection Connect only after all other connections are complete. (For units with PX printed on the packaging) Before connecting the AC power supply cord; Set the voltage ≥Use a flat-head screwdriver to move the voltage selector to the appropriate position for the area in which this system is used.
  • Page 19: Step 6: Smart Setup / Easy Setup

    ≥ You can perform this setup anytime by selecting “Smart setup” or “Easy setup” in the Setup menu. ( ≥ Language and TV Aspect settings are automatically retrieved if this unit is connected to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) supporting HDAVI Control 2 or later via an HDMI cable. VQT2M13...
  • Page 20: Network Setting Problems

    Network Easy Setting [BT730] [BT330] [BT230] Select “Wired” or “Wireless” and press [OK]. Network Easy Setting (Connection Check) A settings check for home network and Internet connections is now being conducted. Please select a connection mode first. Current setting : Wired LAN cable connection: Connect a LAN cable to the unit and select “Wired.”...
  • Page 21: Firmware Updates

    ≥ Connection Firmware updates and settings of the hub Occasionally, Panasonic may release updated firmware for this and router unit that may add or improve the way a feature operates. ≥ Settings of These updates are available free of charge.
  • Page 22: Step 7

    Change “Remote Control Code” ( the 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. While stopped, press [START].
  • 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 theater START BD-Video Playback Top Menu Network Input Select Sound(Equalizer) Other Functions 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

    Playback Playing video contents [BD] [DVD] [CD] [SD] 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 [SUB MENU] Select an item and press [OK]. While DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen is displayed To display the titles properties (recording Properties date, etc.) View To select the chapter Chapters To picture Playing still pictures ( Select To switch to another folder Folder While playing Screen...
  • Page 27: Playing Still Pictures

    Enjoying BD-Live discs with Internet Some BD-Live content available on the Blu-ray discs may require an Internet account to be created in order to access the BD-Live content. Follow the screen display or instruction manual of the disc for information on acquiring an account. Connect to the network.
  • Page 28: Useful Functions

    Useful functions Press [SUB MENU]. Select an item and press [OK]. While “Album View” or “Picture View” screen is displayed Start You can display still pictures one by one at a Slideshow constant interval. Slideshow Display Interval Settings Change the display interval. Transition Effect Set display method.
  • Page 29: Listening To The Radio

    Radio Listening to the 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 (FM87.9 or FM87.5).
  • 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

    ≥ This unit supports “HDAVI Control 5” function. “HDAVI Control 5” is the newest standard (current as of December, 2009) for Panasonic’s HDAVI Control compatible equipment. This standard is compatible with Panasonic’s conventional HDAVI equipment. ≥ Please refer to individual manuals for other manufacturers’ equipment supporting VIERA Link function.
  • Page 32: Easy Control Only With Viera Remote Control

    Playing music continuously even after turning off the TV (When the unit is connected to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) that supports HDAVI Control 2 or later.) Select “Video” in “Power Off Link” (...
  • 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 Tm

    ≥ The services through VIERA CAST service providers, and service may be discontinued either temporarily or permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the services. ≥ All features of websites or content of the service may not be available.
  • 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: Setup Menu

    Setup menu Change the unit’s settings if necessary. The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. Press [START] and press [3, 4] to select “Other Functions” and press [OK]. Press [3, 4] to select “Setup” and press [OK].
  • Page 37 7.1ch Audio Reformatting Surround sound with 6.1ch or less is automatically expanded and played back at 7.1ch. ≥ If "Off" is selected, sound is played over the original number of channels (Note that in the case of 6.1ch audio, playback will be at 5.1ch.) Audio reformatting is enabled in the following cases: ≥...
  • Page 38 Select how long the unit remains on when it is not being used. ≥ Effective only when “BD/DVD” or “SD” is selected as source. Remote Control Code Change the remote control code, when other Panasonic products react to this remote control. Quick Start Speed of startup from power off is increased.
  • Page 39: 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 40: Speaker Installation Option

    Optional speaker settings Speaker installation 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 (22 lbs) per screw. Consult a qualified building contractor when attaching the speakers to a wall.
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting Guide

    Firmware updates may be released to correct operating irregularities that are discovered with certain movies. Make the following checks and visit our website for more information. For USA : Enter the model number. For Canada : Even so, you still have trouble, Visit our website to find a service center.
  • Page 42 Video is not output. ≥ Set the “High Clarity Sound” in the playback menu to “Off” to use the VIDEO OUT terminal. ( Video is not output in high definition. ≥ Confirm that “HDMI Resolution” in the Setup menu are set properly.
  • Page 43: Messages

    Network I can’t connect to the network. ≥ Confirm the network connection and settings. ( ≥ Check the operating instructions for each device and connect accordingly. Other difficulties with playback BD-Video or DVD-Video is not played. ≥ Ensure the disc is for the correct BD-Video region code or DVD-Video region number, and is not defective.
  • Page 44: About Mp3/jpeg/avchd/mpeg2 Files

    NOT CONDITIONAL ≥ The requested operation cannot be conducted. AVCHD File format AVCHD format (V1.0) used on High Definition Video Camera (Panasonic and some other’s) Codec MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 ≥ Discs must conform to UDF 2.5. MPEG2 File format SD-Video format* used on Standard Definition Video Camera (Panasonic and some other’s)
  • Page 45: Supplemental Information

    Structures of still picture (JPEG) folders in DVD-R* /DVD-R DL* /CD-R* /CD-RW* Files inside a folder are displayed in the order they were updated or taken. Root e.g., P0000001 .jpg P0000002 .jpg Folder A P0000003 .jpg P0000004 .jpg P0000005 .jpg Folder B P0000006 .jpg...
  • Page 46 VIERA CAST is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. EZ Sync™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. “Blu-ray Disc” is a trademark.
  • Page 47: Glossary

    P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing for HD) This is a processor which makes use of an exclusive Panasonic algorithm. Various processing is supported, including a high-level conversion of the TV scanning format from interlace to progressive and a high-level conversion of standard resolution (480i or 576i) video signal to a 1080 High Definition video signal.
  • Page 48: Specifications

    Specifications GENERAL Power consumption: (For the U.S.A. and Canada): (For units with PX printed on the packaging): 100 W Power consumption in standby mode: (For the U.S.A. and Canada): [BT730] [BT330]: [BT230] [BT235]: (For units with PX printed on the packaging): [BT730]: [BT230]: Power supply:...
  • Page 49: Video Section

    CENTER SPEAKER [BT730] SB-HC730 Type: 2 WAY 3 SPEAKER Bass-ref. 3.5 cm k 10 cm (1 Woofer: TYPEk 2 Tweeter: 2.5 cm (1q) SEMI-DOME TYPE 6 ≠ Impedance: 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 50: Limited Warranty (only For U.s.a. And Puerto Rico)

    For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico) Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: Or, send your request by E-mail to:
  • Page 51: Limited Warranty (only For Canada)

    Limited Warranty (Only for CANADA) PANASONIC PRODUCT—LIMITED WARRANTY Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect for a period as stated below from the date of original purchase.
  • Page 52: Index

    Format ......27 Frame-by-frame ....25 [For[the[U.S.A.[and[Puerto[Rico[ Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094

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  • Debbie Mullins Feb 16, 2018 03:25:
    Could u give me phone number for Panasonic ..does this surround sound system is operated by infrared remote
  • mike Feb 08, 2016 07:52:
    my email is mpatter49@​ my player is off and when I click the button I hear a click then another click right behind it. still not on. what does F-61 on the display mean