I am def sold on the Master HD sound and the DTS HD sound and will not give that up. Also, all the new "final specs" for BluRay are cool too, apparently playing anything you stick in the tray. Those are things I really like about the Panasonic SC-BT100.
What I don't like is the wireless rear speaker "white noise", that is much worse on the right rear (almost none on the left rear).
I have finally figured out the white noise is generated internally, inside the main box. If all inputs are off, even the internal ones there is no excess noise, if you turn "any" input you get noise, even just plain CD's or DVD/BluRay. You can even at times hear the little cooling fan clicking in the right rear speaker. So there is no question there is some internal EMI/RFI leakage or lack of shielding on the inside of the main box. It makes even more noise with "toslink" input, from the Panasonic 800U. What I don't know, is if this is just a single bad unit, or a QA design flaw?
At this point I am just going to replace it with another, and if that does not work, then get the BD50 player (3rd generation BluRay like this one), and then perhaps this Onkyo HTS6100.
Problem is Jeff (umr) says the speakers are not up to snuff...........and there is the problem? I trust Jeff, cause he is a Genius on all this stuff, and he knows it far better than most.
5.1 is all I need (really do not want the 7.1), and could really use 3 toslink inputs (I do not need the HDMI ports, my TV has 4 ports already).
MudFlipper, you think they would make stuff you could just plug in and it work!