Excellent product spoiled by annoying start-up process,
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This review is from: Panasonic SC-BTT370EBK 3D 5.1 Blu-ray Home Cinema (Electronics)
Paired up with my 50" Panasonic plasma, this system looks and sounds great, but is spoiled by a long-winded process of going through different menus to watch TV, movies, play games or listen to ipod via the slide-out dock/drawer.
Compared to the non Blue Ray Samsung which I had before, it's much better overall, but I would have the Samsung back just for the speed, ease of use and intuitive menu system.
Is it too much to ask of a system to recognise a device that is plugged into it, when that device is turned on?
Another thing, the ipod dock doesn't stay in place, it slides out and stays a few mm away from the face of the unit.
Here's my rating of the system:
Design & appeal: 5/5
Build quality: 3/5
Sound: 4/5 (great sound but bass does distort subwoofer with explosions - with volume at less than 75%)
User friendliness: 2/5
I love Panasonic, but I'm not sure I can recommend this product. I want to, but the menu system is just too annoying and time consuming.
********** ********** UPDATE - JANUARY 2015 ********** **********
From Aug/Sep 2014 my TV has started to flicker when receiving signal from this unit. January 2015 and watching a DVD or playing Xbox One and PS4 through it is impossible.
So now I am on the search for a new system.
Will be upgrading my TV to a Sony Bravia KDL 65X9005 (65" 4K), so likely to get a Sony surround unit.