Panasonic SC-BT300 Flagship Blu-ray Home Theater In a Box Is Loaded

The SC-BT300 is Panasonic's new golden boy home theater system, and the powerful BD-Live system might actually be featurey enough to tempt you away from those sacred standalone components.

The 7.1-channel setup pushes an impressive 1250 watts through a centerpiece that integrates a Blu-ray player/audio receiver/iPod dock. The bundle includes seven speakers and a subwoofer (and the two rear speakers are conveniently wireless).

As for the Blu-ray player itself, you're looking at a pretty typical BD-Live-compliant unit with some extra connectivity options to Panasonic Viera-branded TVs. The priceless setup goes on sale in March.