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PANASONIC SC-BT205 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 reference.
To update the firmware of this unit, refer to page 32.
Note: "EB" on the outer packaging indicates the United Kingdom.
Region management information
This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels containing the region code B.
This unit plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region number "2" or "ALL".

Operating Instructions

Model No.
Front speakers and surround speakers


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Sound System SC-BT205 Model No. SC-BT200 Front speakers and surround speakers SC-BT205 SC-BT200 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.
  • Page 2: Accessories

    ≥Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application at ≥Most major credit and debit cards accepted. ≥All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK Ltd. ≥It couldn’t be simpler! ≥Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products, take a browse on our website for further details.
  • Page 3: Caution For Ac Mains Lead

    Caution for AC Mains Lead For your safety, please read the following text carefully. IMPORTANT The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your following code: safety and convenience.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Getting started Radio Listening to the Radio........26 Accessories............2 Setting up the radio ..........26 Safety precautions..........2 Listening/confirming the preset channels ..... 26 Caution for AC Mains Lead .......3 RDS broadcasting ..........26 Unit and media care...........3 Using the remote control ........5 Batteries ..............
  • Page 5: Using The Remote Control

    Using the remote control ≥Do not take apart or short circuit. Batteries ≥Do not attempt to recharge alkaline or manganese batteries. ≥Do not use batteries if the covering has been peeled off. Mishandling of batteries can cause electrolyte leakage which can Insert so the poles (...
  • Page 6: Control Reference Guide (main Unit)

    Control reference guide (main unit) Front panel Dock for iPod SMART SETUP OPEN CLOSE VOLUME SURROUND OUTPUT Dock for iPod Pull open. SD CARD SETUP MIC SELECTOR TUNE 1 Standby/on switch (Í/I) ( = Select the source ( BD/DVD )SD )IPOD )FM )USB )AUX )D-IN 1 )D-IN 2 Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa.
  • Page 7: Assembling The Speakers [bt205]

    Assembling the speakers [BT205] Front speakers and Surround speakers Preparation ≥To prevent damage or scratches, lay down a soft cloth and ≥For assembly, use a Phillips-head screwdriver (not included). perform assembly on it. ≥For wall mount, refer to page 43. Make sure you have all the indicated components before starting assembly, setup, and connection.
  • Page 8: [bt205]

    If this occurs, turn the TV off for about 30 minutes. You can enjoy surround speaker sound wirelessly The demagnetising function of the TV should correct the problem. when you use the optional Panasonic wireless If it persists, move the speakers further away from the TV. accessory (SH-FX70). ( 42) For details, please refer to the operating instructions for the optional Panasonic wireless accessory.
  • Page 9: Speaker Connections

    Speaker 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. AUX(TV) SPEAKERS OPTICAL FM ANT DIGITAL 75Ω TRANSMITTER 2(STB) 1(TV) AC IN COMPONENT VIDEO VIDEO OUT AV OUT...
  • Page 10: Tv Connections

  • Page 11: Connections With A Component Video Cable

    ≥Please use High Speed HDMI Cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). It is recommended NOTE that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable. Recommended part number: RP-CDHG10 (1.0 m), RP-CDHG15 (1.5 m), RP-CDHG20 (2.0 m), RP-CDHG30 (3.0 m), RP-CDHG50 (5.0 m), etc.
  • Page 12: Connections To A Set Top Box, Etc

    Connections to a Set Top Box, etc. Use the following connections when you want to output the original surround audio from your Set Top Box, cable TV, VCR, DVD recorder, etc. through this unit’s speakers. ≥Do not connect through the video cassette recorder. Due to copy guard protection, the picture may not be displayed properly.
  • Page 13: Network Connection

    Network connection The following services can be used when this unit is connected to the internet via a broadband connection. ≥Firmware can be updated ( ≥You can enjoy the BD-Live ( ≥You can enjoy the VIERA CAST ( Internet AUX(TV) SPEAKERS OPTICAL FM ANT...
  • Page 14: Smart Setup

    SMART SETUP The SMART SETUP screen assists you to make necessary settings. When the system is switched on for the first time, the SMART SETUP screen for the basic settings is displayed automatically. Follow the on-screen prompts to make basic settings for the system.
  • Page 15: Showing Start Menu

    Showing START menu Some functions of this unit can be operated from the START menu. 1 Press [Í] to turn on the unit. e.g., [BD-V] 2 Press [START]. Home Cinema START ≥Items displayed vary according to the chosen selector and media.
  • Page 16: Selecting The Playback Source

    Selecting the playback source Selecting the source from the START menu You can select sound modes, desired source, or access playback/menus by using the START menu. 1 Press [Í] to turn on the unit. 2 Press [START] to show the START menu. 3 Press [3, 4] to select the item and then Home Cinema START...
  • Page 17: Enjoying Sound From All Speakers And Various Sound Effects

    Enjoying sound from all speakers and various sound effects ≥The following sound effects/modes may not be available or have no effect with some sources, or when headphones are used ( 18). ≥You may experience a reduction in sound quality when these sound effects/modes are used with some sources. If this occurs, turn the sound effects/modes off.
  • Page 18: Basic Operation

    Basic operation Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control in these operating instructions. Preparation Turn on the television and select the appropriate video input on the television. Inserting or removing an SD card Inserting or removing a disc 1 Pull to flip down the front panel.
  • Page 19: Other Operations During Play (these Functions May Not Work Depending On The Media.)

    Other operations during play (These functions may not work depending on the media.) Direct Play MUTE During playback, you can access specific recordings or scenes through direct entry of the numbered buttons. Play starts from the selected title or chapter. SEARCH SEARCH PLAY...
  • Page 20: Playing Video Recorded On A Video Camera Or Video Recorder

    It is possible to playback the High Definition (AVCHD format) Type of disc Play status e.g. [BD-V] video recorded on a Panasonic High definition Video Camera on a DVD-RAM/R/RW/R DL/+R/+RW/+R DL, or SD card and BD-Video Standard Definition (MPEG2 format) Video recorded on the PLAY Panasonic SD Video Camera on a SD card.
  • Page 21: Enjoying Bd-live Or Bonusview In Bd-video

    Enjoying BD-LIVE or BONUSVIEW in BD-Video [BD-V] What is BONUSVIEW? BONUSVIEW allows you to enjoy functions such as picture-in-picture or secondary audio etc., with BD-Video supporting BD-ROM Profile 1 version 1.1/ Final Standard Profile. What is BD-Live? In addition to the BONUSVIEW function, BD-Video supporting BD-ROM Profile 2 that has a network extension function allows you to enjoy more functions such as subtitles, exclusive images and online games by connecting this unit to the Internet.
  • Page 22: Playing Divx ® Videos

    Playing DivX videos ® [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. ® You can play DVD-R/R DL, CD-R/RW discs and USB device which contain DivX video contents that have been recorded on a personal computer. (About structure of folders 47, “Structure of folders that can play back on this unit”) ≥Because DivX format can use many different codecs, there is no guarantee that all DivX files will play.
  • Page 23: Playing Still Pictures

    Playback of the BD-RE, DVD-RAM/R/R DL or CD-R/RW with still pictures recorded. This unit can also play still pictures recorded on the SD card or USB memory. In addition, you can also connect Panasonic digital camera by USB connection. (About structure of folders 47, “Structure of folders that can play back on this unit”)
  • Page 24: Useful Functions During Still Picture Play

    Playing still pictures Useful functions during still picture play Start Slide Show Rotate You can display still pictures one by one at a constant 1 While playing (except for slideshows) Press [OPTION]. interval. 2 Press [3, 4] to select “Rotate RIGHT” or “Rotate LEFT” BD-RE, DVD-RAM and press [OK].
  • Page 25: Playing Music

    Playing music continuously even after turning off power to the television ≥Sound may be discontinued for When the unit is connected to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) that supports HDAVI several seconds when the power to Control 2 or later and another device supports VIERA Link, the unit is turned off the television is turned off.
  • Page 26: Radio

    Listening to the Radio Setting up the radio Listening/confirming the preset channels 1 Press [RADIO] to select “FM”. 2 Press the numbered buttons to select the channel. To select a 1-digit number e.g., 1: [1] [OK]. To select a 2-digit number e.g., 12: [1] Numbered Alternatively, press [W, X] or [2, 1].
  • Page 27: Enjoying Tv, Etc. With This Unit's Speakers

    Enjoying TV, etc. with this unit’s speakers You can enjoy TV broadcasts with this unit’s speakers. Adjusting the sound You can adjust the mode depending on the source or situation. 1 Press [SOUND] several times to select the mode. ≥You can also press [SOUND] and then [3, 4] to select the mode.
  • Page 28: Linked Operations With The Tv (viera Link "hdavi Control Tm ")

    VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that offers linked ≥VIERA Link “HDAVI Control”, based on operations of this unit, and a Panasonic TV (VIERA) under “HDAVI Control”. the control functions provided by HDMI You can use this function by connecting the equipment with an HDMI cable.
  • Page 29: Easy Control Only With Viera Remote Control

    Automatic input switching Easy control only with VIERA remote control When the following operations are performed, the television will automatically switch the input channel and display the If you connect this unit to a TV that has “HDAVI Control 2” or corresponding action.
  • Page 30: Using The Ipod

    32 GB NOTE transmitted to iPods via this system. iPod nano 4th generation (video) 8 GB, 16 GB ≥Panasonic makes no warranty for iPod data management. iPod classic 120 GB ≥For more information, refer to the iPod touch 1st generation 8 GB, 16 GB, operating instructions for iPod.
  • Page 31: Ipod Playback

    iPod Playback This system features two different iPod playback modes. The first of these is EXTENDED mode, for playback of music and video contents. With this mode, you can operate the iPod from the main unit. The second mode is SIMPLE mode, which can be used for playback of three types of contents – music, photos, and videos.
  • Page 32: Enjoying Viera Cast Tm

    TIPS 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. Some...
  • Page 33: Network Settings

    Network settings These settings are used if you will connect this unit to the Internet. ≥The connection to the Internet may take time or the Internet may not be connected depending on the connection environment. It is required that you use a broadband connection. Preparation ≥Connect to a broadband network.
  • Page 34 Network settings Setting the connection speed Setting the proxy server When the connection test results displays “Fail” after the IP In most cases, default settings can normally be used and DNS-IP addresses are assigned, perform the following without making any changes. settings.
  • Page 35: Changing Settings With The On-screen Menu

    Changing settings with the on-screen menu On-screen menu operations 1 Press [BD/SD] to select e.g., BD-Video ≥Depending on the condition of “BD/DVD”. the unit (playing, stopped, etc.) Disc Signal Type 2 Press [DISPLAY]. and media contents, there may Play NOTE Subtitle Main 1ENG...
  • Page 36 Changing settings with the on-screen menu To select these settings, perform steps 1 – 5 ( Menus Items Settings and details Play Repeat Play (Only when the elapsed time is being displayed on the unit’s display.) Selects the item which you want to repeat. The items displayed differ depending on the type of media. ≥All tracks All tracks Chapter...
  • Page 37: Changing The Unit's Settings

    Changing the unit’s settings Change the unit’s settings if necessary. The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. Setup menu operations While stopped Setup ≥There may be differences in Press [BD/SD] to select “BD/DVD”. Disc operation methods. If this Picture happens, follow the on-screen 2 Press [SETUP].
  • Page 38 Changing the unit’s settings To select these settings, perform steps 1 – 5 ( “Sound” Dynamic Range Compression ≥On ≥Off [BD-V] [AVCHD] [DVD-V] [DivX] ≥Auto: Effective only when Dolby TrueHD is played. (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD only) Change the dynamic range ( 55) for late night viewing.
  • Page 39 “TV/Device Connection” TV Aspect When connected to a 16:9 widescreen television: Set to match the type of television connected. Video recorded for 4:3 aspect screen is displayed as a ≥16:9: 4:3 ratio image in the centre of the screen. When connected to a 4:3 aspect television: ≥4:3: Video recorded for a widescreen is played as Pan &...
  • Page 40 Changing the unit’s settings To select these settings, perform steps 1–5( “Network Settings” IP Address / DNS Settings ( ≥Press [OK] to show the following settings. Connection Test — — — — IP Address Auto-Assignment ≥On ≥Off IP Address — — —. — — —. — — —. — — — Subnet Mask —...
  • Page 41: Speaker Settings

    Speaker settings Adjusting the sound lag between speakers Delay time ( Centre (C) 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 you have to place the centre, surround speakers closer to the seating position, adjust the delay time to make up for the difference.
  • Page 42: Wireless Connections (optional)

    Wireless connections (optional) Connecting the speakers with the optional wireless system (SH-FX70) ∫ Wireless setup diagram Connections ∫ Digital transmitter Main unit Do not insert or remove while the home theatre unit is on. (with the digital transmitter) Seating position SH-TR70 digital transmitter Wireless system Insert fully until you hear a click.
  • Page 43: Speaker Installation Option

    Speaker installation Turn on the wireless system. option Unit on/off button [C I, B Í] Use this button to turn the unit on and off. C I: The unit is on.B Í: The unit is off. Attaching to a wall You can attach all of the speakers (except subwoofer) to a WIRELESS LINK wall.
  • Page 44: Media (disc, Card And Usb Device) Information

    Media (Disc, card and USB device) information Packaged discs This chart shows the different type of retail/commercial discs you can use, and also includes the industry-standard logos that should appear on the discs and/or packaging. Type of Type of Features Indicated as Features Indicated as...
  • Page 45: Sd Cards

    ■ About playback compatibility for BD-R and BD-RE with high definition recordings of high definition broadcasts With SC-BT200 or SC-BT205 purchased in the below countries, it is possible to playback discs with recordings of the high definition broadcasts listed to the right which were recorded with Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Recorder.
  • Page 46: About Mp3/jpeg/divx Files

    About MP3/JPEG/DivX files File format JPEG Playable media CD-R* , CD-RW* , DVD-R* , DVD-R DL* , USB CD-R* , CD-RW* , DVD-RAM* , DVD-R* device DVD-R DL* , BD-RE* , SD card, USB device Extension Files must have the extension “.mp3” or “.MP3”. Files must have the extension “.jpg” or “.JPG”. Picture resolution —...
  • Page 47 ∫ Structure of folders that can play back on this unit Structures of still picture (JPEG) folders You can play files on this unit by structure of folders as shown below. However depending on the method of in DVD-R/DVD-R DL/CD-R/CD-RW writing data (writing software), play may not be in the Files inside a folder are displayed in the order they were order you numbered the folders.
  • Page 48: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the solutions indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions. The following do not indicate a problem with this unit: ≥Regular disc rotating sounds.
  • Page 49 Displays Page The display is dim. ≥Change “FL Display” in the Setup menu. The elapsed time displayed ≥The displayed play time is converted from the number of frames at 29.97 frames — is actually less than the (equal to 0.999 seconds) to one second. There will be a slight difference between play time.
  • Page 50 Troubleshooting guide Sound Page No sound. ≥Turn the volume up. Low volume. ≥Turn the muting off. Distorted sound. ≥Check connections to speakers and other equipment. 9–12 Cannot hear the desired ≥Select the corresponding source. audio type. ≥Press [AUDIO] to select the audio. ≥Ensure the speaker settings for your speakers are correct.
  • Page 51 — [BD-V] When other Panasonic products respond to this remote control Change the remote control code on the main unit and the remote control (the two must match) if you place other Panasonic products close together. When the following indicator 1 Press [BD/SD] to select “BD/DVD”.
  • Page 52: 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 Page Authorisation Error. ≥ You are trying to play the DivX VOD content that was purchased with a [DivX] This unit is not authorised different registration code.
  • Page 53: Frequently Asked Questions

    –Play back JPEG data recorded with a digital camera etc. — available on the SD card slot on – Play back AVCHD motion pictures recorded with Panasonic High Definition Video Camera. — this unit? –Play back MPEG2 motion pictures recorded with a Panasonic Standard —...
  • Page 54: Language Code List

    Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, LLC. See HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. SDHC Logo is a trademark. Portions of this product are protected under copyright law and are provided under license by ARIS/SOLANA/4C.
  • Page 55: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD DTS-HD High Resolution Audio AVCHD is a new format (standard) for high definition video cameras This is a signal format achieved by improving the previous that can be used to record and play high-resolution HD images. DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 formats. It is compatible with sampling frequency 96 kHz/48 kHz.
  • Page 56 MP3, JPEG, or DivX recorded to a USB memory by PC or video. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is an encoding method used for other equipment, or JPEG in the Panasonic digital camera or recording of the high definition videos. similar connected via USB connection cable is possible with this unit.
  • Page 57: Specifications

    Specifications SPEAKER SECTION AMPLIFIER SECTION ∫ Front speakers RMS TTL Power Output 1000 W [BT205] SB-HF770 Front Ch 125 W per channel (3 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD Surround Ch 125 W per channel (3 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD Type 1 way 1 speaker system (Bass reflex) Centre Ch...
  • Page 58: Disc Section

    Specifications DISC SECTION VIDEO SECTION Playable disc: Signal system: PAL/NTSC BD-Video:BD-ROM Version 2 Video output: BD-RE: Version 3 (Single Layer, Dual Layer), JPEG* Output level: 1.0 Vp-p (75 ≠) Output connector: Pin jack (1 system) BD-R Version 2 (Single Layer, Dual Layer) Component video output (1080i/720p/480p/480i): DVD-RAM:...
  • Page 59 Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of CAUTION! Old Equipment and used Batteries THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR These symbols on the products, packaging, PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN and/or accompanying documents mean that THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN used electrical and electronic products and HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
  • Page 60: Index

    P4HD ......56 Panasonic Corporation Web Site: Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9(2) Panasonic Testing Centre Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany RQT9445-2B C Panasonic Corporation 2009 F0309TJ2049...

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