PANASONIC SC-PT580 is compatible with a new feature of ARC (Audio Return Channel). ARC allows receiving audio signals from the TV, on top of the preexisting HDMI function of sending audio/video signals to the TV with just one cable. This new feature will simplify the connection by eliminating an audio cable connection between TV audio output and main unit`s audio input.
|Adaptive HD Enhancer|
Adaptive HD Enhancer raises image quality by correcting, in pixel units, the brightness signals of images in recorded content, DVD movies, and other media. It increases the depth and sharpness of images that have been processed by high-precision i/p conversion and 1080p Up-conversion functions, to provide richly textured results.
Advanced Bamboo Cone Speaker
More rigid and lighter evolved bamboo cone material has been adopted for speakers. With the new bamboo cone speakers the sound becomes much more responsive. Vocals are more pure and clearer, and the dialogue being crisper and easier to understand than ever before.
The Kelton type subwoofer has an internal structure that is divided into two hermitically sealed spaces. The drive unit that is mounted to the space in the back causes the air in the front space to vibrate. This causes an acoustic filter effect in the front space to absorb unwanted noise while also vibrating the passive radiators. This achieves highly robust, reverberating bass sounds.
In the past, when you were watching a movie late at night with the volume turned down, the surround effect would be lost. Not with Whisper-mode Surround. It compensates for the sound pressure level of the low-frequency component (which contains the signals that affect the surround effect), so you`re enveloped in a rich surround sound even when watching movies at low volume.
VIERA Link allows you to operate Blu-ray Disc players and home theatre systems with single VIERA TV remote control. With VIERA Link switching between multiple remote control are no longer necessary. Also there are features such as Auto Input Switching which changes the TV input automatically when you place discs into a player or home theatre system for more convenience.
ARC (Audio Return Channel)
The home theatre system is compatible with a new feature of ARC (Audio Return Channel). ARC allows receiving audio signals from the TV, on top of the preexisting HDMI function of sending audio/video signals to the TV with just one cable. This new feature will simplify the connection by eliminating an audio cable connection between TV audio output and main unit`s audio input.
Front Layout Mode
SC-PT980/PT580/PT480 is compatible with Front Layout Mode which allows 5.1ch surround sound with 5 speakers placed in the front. Even with space limitation, 5.1ch surround sound can be enjoyed with selectable speaker layout.
iPod/iPhone Capability (Music, Video and Photo)
Home theatre system is a great way to enjoy the music, video and photo content on your iPod/ iPhone. The list of iPod/iPhone content can be displayed on the TV screen, and you can use the remote control from the home theatre system or a VIERA TV to select and play it.