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Old 07-03-2012, 05:28 AM   #1
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I really need some advice on doing this the least expensive way possible. I currently have a non-3D all-in-1 home theater system, the Panasonic SC-BT300, and would like to be able to re-use the speakers that came with it in a new 3D setup. Link to the Panasonic SC-BT300. I am looking for a player that is 3D compatible, decodes HD audio, has a built in amplifier for speakers (so I don't need to buy a separate receiver), and that has 5.1 or 7.1 speaker outputs so I can use my old speakers from the Panasonic SC-BT300 -- I don't mind cutting off the 'proprietary' color coded connections that allowed for easy connect/disconnect of the speaker wires to the Panasonic SC-BT300. If this is something that's not possible, what would be my best -- low cost -- options for having a 3D Blu-ray player with surround sound? All input is appreciated -- if I left some important detail out please let me know. Thanks to all in advance.

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Not a typical setup that I would recommend. Note that panasonic seems to have several such setups that have 3d, that I assume are similar to the one you have. But its not clear if you can get the pieces seperately to use them with you current equipment.
SC-BTT190,Btt195, and Btt490

I think the SC-BTT490 looks closest. Have you tried contacting Panasonic to see if their is a model number to just replace the player/receiver component.

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Have you tried contacting Panasonic to see if their is a model number to just replace the player/receiver component.
No I have not, but I might. If I were to go a different route and just get a 3D capable Blu-ray player and a 3D capable receiver, what would my best choices be so that I can keep my costs down -- I would like to re-use my speakers in this type of set-up? Again, I don't mind cutting off the 'proprietary' ends that connect to the SC-BT300 so that I can connect them to the receiver. Thanks for the feedback Tns49.

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I'm starting to look at some of the, as they call them, entry-level Onkyo receivers. These are just two that I have stumbled across, that are 3D Ready, while looking at Fry's web-site -- I'm sure there are others elsewhere and perhaps for less. The Onkyo TX-SR309 and the Onkyo TX-SR313. I've always heard good things about Onkyo in general, but not sure if that's across the board for all of their receivers or not.

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Found a refurbished Onkyo HT-RC360 for $271.42 shipped ($247.77 + $23.65 shipping) on a site called Accessories4Less -- apparently others here on Blu-ray.com have ordered from them before. Link to the item on Accessories4Less site. Link to the same item on Fry's Web-site. Things I need from the receiver: Must be 3D Ready, must be able to power my existing surround sound speakers (don't need lots of power since I don't blast them), ethernet port preferred, and must have at least 5.1 surround. If there's something less expensive that has what I'm looking for -- doesn't matter if it's Onkyo -- please direct me to it. Thanks.

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As far as 3D Blu-ray players go, I'm thinking of getting either the Sony BDP-S590 or the Panasonic DMP-BDT220. Both are currently $114.99 shipped on Amazon. Are either of these choices better or worse than the other? What would you get if these were your two choices?
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As far as 3D Blu-ray players go, I'm thinking of getting either the Sony BDP-S590 or the Panasonic DMP-BDT220. Both are currently $114.99 shipped on Amazon. Are either of these choices better or worse than the other? What would you get if these were your two choices?
I can only chime in on the bdt220 - I just picked this up as a 2nd player in my house and its a solid player - never ran into any issues with being unable to play any discs. I dont use the web apps at all. ive owned the bdt210 for over a year and same results, solid player with zero issues.
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This may be a little late seeing you posted this a year ago but I ran into the same problem with the Panasonic sa-bt300. Upgraded to the bdt220p 3D player but still wanted to keep my current surround sound. So what I did was hooked up the 3D player to the unit via fiber optic cable. Then connect another fiber optic cable from surround unit to the tv.

Pros: works & can watch 3d movies on new player with current surround system in "D-IN 1" mode displaying but have to switch from multi surround to Dolby Pro ll movie (hit surround button) to project the right/correct sound. Still can get your 7.1 with regular blu-rays with the sa-bt300 player via hdmi.

Cons: No 7.1 surround when watching 3D due to the fiber optic connection that only allows up to 5.1 (that I know of), requires 3d hdmi. If the receiver unit had an 1.4 HDMI input, that might of solve it all. Also another con is that it gets annoying sometimes bc when you are pushing buttons for one player, it triggers the other one to turn on therefore your tv source switches but I have learned what remote to use & what not to do to avoid it.


It's doing the job for now but eventually I do plan to upgrade the whole system only bc I don't get full 7.1 surround when watching 7.1 3D movies. Hope that helps!
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If anyone is interested, I'm selling my Panasonic 7.1 SC-BT300/SA-BT300 right now. Here's the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271238415129...84.m1555.l2649
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As far as 3D Blu-ray players go, I'm thinking of getting either the Sony BDP-S590 or the Panasonic DMP-BDT220. Both are currently $114.99 shipped on Amazon. Are either of these choices better or worse than the other? What would you get if these were your two choices?
The Sony BDP S590. Solid player all around.

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The sony blu-ray player
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What solution did you end up going with?
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im curious as well..

im in the uk but ive got a simular situation with a older samsung player with speakers samsung HT-C7300 that has great sound but im looking into adding a 3d player via hdmi.

trying to find a good but cheap 3d region free player.
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I ended up going with the Sony and I don't regret it one bit.
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