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Panasonic Debuts 3D Blu-ray Home Theater


— Panasonic
didn’t just celebrate its sponsorship of the firstever
3D TV broadcasts at the U.S. Open, here,
this month — it also unveiled
its first FullHD 3D
Blu-ray home-theater systems.

Panasonic’s two systems
are models SCBTT750
and SC-BTT350
that ship later this month.
Common features of the
two systems include networking
and connectivity
capabilities through Viera Cast compatibility,
which provides access to online content from
Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube,
Picasa, Bloomberg TV, weather information and
other services, Panasonic said.

The top-of-the-line SC-BTT750 is equipped
with a wireless LAN adapter, which plugs into
the USB terminal to deliver online video streaming
without a LAN cable, so the system can be
installed without the need for any complicated
wires. The SC-BTT350 is wireless LAN-ready
and can be used by linking to a wireless LAN
adaptor, DY-WL10, which
requires broadband internet
service, the company

Both systems deliver
5.1-channel sound and
virtual 7.1-channel surround;
are compatible with
ARC (Audio Return Channel),
which allows receiving
audio signals from the
TV; have an integrated universal dock for iPod/
iPhone, making it easy for users to play music
and video downloads; and feature an SD memory
card slot for viewing still images, slideshows
and movie files, Panasonic said.

Suggested retail for the SC-BTT350 is $499,
and the suggested retail for the SC-BTT750 is