New Panasonic Blu-ray Home Theater Systems Coming

For those looking to purchase a new Home Theater, this may be the way to go.

Panasonic has announced that this spring, they will be releasing two new Home Theater in a Box (HTiB). The good thing is, they will be priced under $1000. The models are the 1,000-watt SC-BT200 (SRP $599) and 1,250-watt SC-BT300 (SRP $699).

Both have a 7.1-channel surround sound, integrated iPod dock, SD card slot and access to BD-Live content. In addition to BD-Live, they have VIERA CAST service via Internet which will give access to Amazon’s VOD service and stream videos from Youtube, Bloomberg News and more.

The SC-BT200 comes with two left-right tower speakers, a small center channel and surrounds. The SC-BT300 (pictured below) comes with 7 mid-sized speakers. Both have wireless-ready surround speakers, although neither comes with wireless speakers.

Either way these are good buys for everyone.