Surround Sound Speaker Systems

LG LHB535 Home Theater in a Box

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Introduction

I come from a world of slowly building a system, upgrading one piece at a time, to achieve the best performance for my dollar. So buying an entire solution in one box has never crossed my mind. The LG LHB535 was my first experience with a "Home Theater in a Box" system. Like many people's first time, I was nervous.. apprehensive.. What if the unit doesn't perform?

Specifications

  • Design: Full Home Theater System; A/V Receiver, Speakers, Subwoofer, Network Blu-ray Player
  • Surround formats: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD
  • DAC: 24bit/192kHz
  • Inputs: iPod Dock, 2 Toslink Optical Digital, 2 HDMI, 1 RCA, 1 MiniJack
  • Outputs: 1 HDMI, 1 Component Video, 1 Composite Video
  • Internet Connectivity: Ethernet
  • Content Services: Vudu , Picasa , Netflix , Pandora , YouTube , CinemaNow, AccuWeather
  • BD Profile 2.0-Enabled, BD-Live
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11n
  • MSRP: $529.99 USA
  • LG

All-in-one home theater solutions have come a long way in the past year or two and now have features like blu-ray players and network connectivity to allow for media streaming. A unit like the LHB535 can act as a media hub for all of your downloaded music, or even as a NetFlix box. You really are getting a lot more than a disc player with some speakers. Network integration is still in its infancy, but I am glad to see devices like the LG system pushing the concept.