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Panasonic SC-BT228 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.

Operating Instructions

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The warranty can be found on page 42.
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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. As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Panasonic has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Operating Instructions If you have any questions contact: ®...
  • 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 ... 10 Using the remote control ... 10 STEP 1: Preparing the speakers...
  • Page 5: Accessory

    Front speakers Center speaker Surround speakers ∏ 1 Video cable (K2KA2BA00001) ∏ Speaker cables (front) [REEX1152A] with red connector [REEX1153A] with white connector SC-BT228 SA-BT228 SB-HF480 SB-HC480 SB-HS480 SB-HW480 ∏ 1 FM indoor ∏ 1 Sheet of antenna speaker (RSAX0002)
  • Page 6: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide SLEEP CANCEL BD/SD iPod SEARCH PLAY SLOW SKIP PAUSE STOP STATUS SUB MENU SOUND SURROUND DISPLAY -CH SELECT VQT2T10 Turn the unit on and off ( INPUT Set the sleep timer 1 Press [SLEEP]. 2 While “SLEEP ££” is displayed, press [SLEEP] ≥...
  • Page 7: Main Unit (front)

    Main unit (Front) 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 ( 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] VQT2T10 Type detail BD-Video BD-RE BD-R DVD-Video DVD-RAM DVD-R DVD-R DL DVD-RW — +R/+RW/+R DL Music CD CD-R — CD-RW SD Memory Card (8 MB to 2 GB) (Includes miniSD Card and microSD Card) SDHC Memory Card (4 GB to 32 GB) (Includes microSDHC Card) SDXC Memory Card (48 GB, 64 GB)
  • Page 9: 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 10: Unit And Media Care

    Unit and media care ∫ Clean this unit with a soft, dry cloth. ≥ Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit. ≥ Before using chemically treated cloth, carefully read the instructions that came with the cloth. ∫...
  • Page 11: Step 1: Preparing The Speakers

    STEP 1: Preparing the speakers 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...
  • Page 12: Step 3: Connections

    ∫ HDMI The HDMI connection supports VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” 23). 24) when used with a compatible Panasonic TV. ≥ 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 13: Basic Connection

    Basic connection VIDEO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO OUT ≥To enjoy TV audio from this home theater system’s speakers, select “AUX (TV)” as a source ( Connection for the better audio VIDEO IN OPTICAL AUDIO IN DIGITAL AUDIO IN DIGITAL OPTICAL OPTICAL...
  • Page 14: Radio Antenna Connection

    Connection with Set Top Box, etc. Refer to the operating instructions of the respective devices for the optimal connections. DIGITAL DIGITAL AUDIO IN OPTICAL OPTICAL ≥ To enjoy TV audio from this home theater system’s speakers, select “DIGITAL IN 2 (CABLE/SAT)” or “D-IN 2” as a source ( 17).
  • Page 15: Ac Power Supply Cord Connection

    ≥ You can perform this setup anytime by selecting “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. VQT2T10...
  • Page 16: Reprogramming The Remote Control

    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 17: 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 Input Select Sound(Equalizer) Other Functions RETURN Playback Play back the contents.
  • Page 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: Useful Functions

    Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the still picture and press [OK]. Picture View DIRECT NAVIGATOR DVD-RAM(VR) Video Picture 2006 9 12 0001 0002 0003 0004 0005 0006 0007 0008 0009 Page 001/001 Play MENU RETURN Press [2, 1] to display the previous or next still picture. To exit the screen Press [TOP MENU/DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
  • Page 22: 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 (FM87.9 or FM87.5).
  • Page 23: 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 24: Linked Operations With The Tv (viera Link Tm "hdavi Control Tm ")

    ≥ 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...
  • Page 25: 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 26: Using The Ipod

    Using the iPod Other d evices iPod Connection Preparation ≥ Before connecting/disconnecting the iPod, turn the main unit off or reduce the volume of the main unit to its minimum. ≥ Make sure that the video cable connection is made to view photos/videos from the iPod.
  • Page 27: Playback Menu

    Other methods of playback Press [START]. Press [3, 4] to select “Menu” and then press [OK]. Press [3, 4] to select “Playback Mode” and then press [OK]. Press [3, 4] to select an item and press [OK]. Shuffle (For music playback only.) Songs: Play all songs on iPod in random order.
  • Page 28: Audio Channel

    Disc Signal Type Primary Video Video The recording method of original video appears. Soundtrack Select the type of audio or language. Secondary Video Video Select on/off of images. The recording method of original video appears. Soundtrack Select on/off of audio and the language. Video The recording method of original video appears.
  • Page 29: 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 30 Digital Audio Output Press [OK] to show the following settings. Dolby D/Dolby D +/Dolby TrueHD DTS/DTS-HD Select the audio signal to output. ≥ Select “PCM”, when the connected equipment cannot decode the respective audio format. ≥ Not making the proper settings may result in noise. BD-Video Secondary Audio Select whether to mix or not mix the primary audio and secondary audio (including the button click sound).
  • Page 31: Speaker Settings

    Select the TV audio input to work with the VIERA Link operations. Others 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 32: Speaker Installation Option

    Adjusting speaker level Volume (Channel balance) ( (Effective when playing multi-channel audio) Select “Test” and press [OK]. A test signal is output. While listening to the test signal Press [3, 4] to adjust the volume of each speaker. The volume can be adjusted between r6 dB to s6 dB. ≥...
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting Guide

    Before requesting service, please perform the following steps. Make the following checks and visit our website for more information. Enter the model number. Even so, you still have trouble, Visit our website to find a service center. You can find a service center near you easily on our website.
  • Page 34 The subtitles overlap closed captions recorded on discs. ≥ Turn off the subtitles or turn off the closed caption setting on the TV. ( A black band is displayed around the edge of the screen. The aspect ratio of the screen is abnormal. ≥...
  • Page 35: 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. (Discs recorded in PAL video, etc.) Cannot display on this unit.
  • Page 36: About Mp3/jpeg/avchd/mpeg2 Files

    ≥ DVD-RAM must conform to UDF 2.0. ≥ BD-RE must conform to UDF 2.5. 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...
  • Page 37: Supplemental Information

    Structure of MP3 folders in DVD-R/DVD-R DL/CD-R/CD-RW Prefix the file names with 3-digit numbers in the order you want to play them. e.g., Root 001XXXX .mp3 002XXXX .mp3 Folder A 003XXXX .mp3 004XXXX .mp3 005XXXX .mp3 Folder B 006XXXX .mp3 007XXXX .mp3 008XXXX...
  • Page 38 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. At least three (3) years from delivery of products, Panasonic will give to any third party who contact us at the contact information provided below, for a charge no more than our cost of physically performing source code distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code covered under GPL v2/LGPL v2.1.
  • Page 39: 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 40: Specifications

    Specifications GENERAL Power consumption: Power consumption in standby mode: Power supply: iPod Connector: Dimensions (WkHkD): Mass (Weight): Operating temperature range: Operating humidity range: AMPLIFIER SECTION RMS TTL POWER OUTPUT: 1000 W 1 kHz, 10 % total harmonic distortion FRONT: CENTER: SURROUND: 100 Hz, 10 % total harmonic distortion SUBWOOFER:...
  • Page 41: Video Section

    VIDEO SECTION Signal system: NTSC Video output Output level: 1.0 Vp-p (75 ≠) Output connector: Pin jack (1 system) HDMI AV output Output format: 1080p/1080i/720p/480p Output connector: Type A (19 pin) HDMI (Deep Color, x.v.Color High Bit rate Audio) This unit supports “HDAVI Control 5”...
  • Page 42: 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:
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  • Page 44: Index

    Format ......20 Frame-by-frame ....19 One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094

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