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LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System - LHB977

Abt Model: LHB977 | UPC Code: 719192175112
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1000 Watts Power Output/ NetCast Entertainment Access (Netflix Instant Streaming And Pandora Internet Radio)/ Advanced Audio Processing Technology/ Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD And DTS-HD Advanced Digital Audio Decoding/ Direct iPod Dock/ LG SimpLink/ USB 2.0 Media Host/ HDMI 1080p DVD Up-Scaling/ BD Live/ 10 DSP Sound Modes/ Black Finish
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LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System, Model LHB977

Features:

  • Blu-ray Disc Playback
    Pure HD audio and video performance with Full HD 1080p and uncompressed audio technologies and BD-Live access to realtime extras
  • NetCast™ Entertainment Access
    Delivers access to Netflix Instant Streaming and Pandora® Internet Radio
  • Advanced Audio Processing Technology
    Fits your entertainment lifestyle with settings for movies, sports, game systems and even night mode equalizers
  • Pure HD Audio Performance
    Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and dts-HD Advanced Digital Audio Out technologies provide an uncompressed next-generation audio experience for your home theater
  • Two HDMI Inputs
    Deliver convenience and all-digital quality for connecting to your high-def sources such as cable boxes and game systems
  • Direct iPod Dock
    Connect, charge and control your iPod or iPhone
  • LG SimpLink
    Easy control interface with other LG SimpleLink products
  • USB 2.0 Media Host
    Music and slideshows from your digital library with USB Media Host
  • HDMI 1080p Up-Scaling
    Superior image quality from standard DVDs with 1080p up-scaling via HDMI output

Specifications:

Amplifier/Speaker

  • Output Power - Front: 155W x 2 (4Ù)
  • Output Power - Center: 155W (4Ù)
  • Output Power - Rear: 155W x 2 (4Ù)
  • Output Power - Subwoofer: 225W (3Ù)
  • Center Speaker Type: Satellite
  • Front Speaker Types: Tall-boy
  • Rear Speaker Types: Satellite
  • Subwoofer Speaker Type: Passive

Disc Playback Capabilities

  • Audio CD
  • CD-R/RW
  • Blu-ray Disc
  • BD-R/RE
  • DVD
  • DVD-R
  • DVD-RW
  • DVD+R
  • DVD+RW

Video Content Format

  • MPEG2, HP@ML
  • MPEG4 AVC, HP@L4.1
  • SMPTE VC1, AP@L3
  • AVCHD

Interactive Content Format

  • Blu-ray BonusView
  • Blu-ray BD Live

Netcast Entertainment Access

  • Netflix Instant Streaming Ready
  • Pandora

Video Capabilities

  • Digital/Analog Conversion: 29MHz/8 bit
  • NTSC Hz: 60Hz
  • Deep Color (HDMI)
  • x.v.Color (HDMI)
  • Composite Output: 480i
  • Component Output: 480i/480p/720p/1080i
  • HDMI Output: 480p/720p/1080i(24/60)

Audio Capabilities

  • Dolby Digital 2 Channel Down Mix
  • Dolby Digital
  • dts
  • LPCM
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • dts-HD Advanced Digital Out
  • Sound Modes (DSP): 10 Modes

Convenience

  • Screen Saver
  • Parental Lock
  • Quick Loading
  • Scan (fwd/rev)
  • Skip (fwd/rev)
  • Slow (fwd/rev)
  • Repeat
  • A-B Repeat
  • Speaker/Woofer Level Trim
  • Speaker Distance (Channel Delay)
  • Test Tone
  • Mute
  • A/V sync Delay
  • Sleep

Tuner

  • Audio Tuner Band: FM/AM
  • FM Tuner Range (100kHz): 87.50 ~ 108.00 MHz
  • AM Tuner Range (10kHz): 520 ~ 1620kHz
  • Radio Tuner Presets: 50

Rear Panel Inputs /Outputs

  • Optical Digital Audio In: 1
  • Coaxial Digital Audio In: 1
  • Audio (L/R) In: 1
  • HDMI In: 2
  • HDMI Out: 1
  • Component Video Out: 1
  • Composite Video Out: 1
  • Portable Audio Input: 1
  • FM Antenna Input: 1
  • AM Antenna Input: 1
  • USB (A) Port: 1 (front panel)
  • LAN: 1
  • Speaker Output Type/Number: Push-in/5
  • Subwoofer Output Type/Number: Push-in/1
  • iPod Direct Dock: 1 (front panel)

Suplied Accessories

  • Remote Control Type: Universal
  • Component Video Cable: 1
  • FM Antenna: 1
  • AM Antenna: 1
  • User’s Manual (English): 1
  • Quick Start Guide (English): 1
  • Battery (Size): AA (2)
  • Customer Registration Card

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Main Unit (WxHxD): 16.9" x 2.9" x 14.9"
  • Front Speakers (WxHxD): 11.4" x 45.3" x 11.4"
  • Rear Speakers (WxHxD): 3.9" x 9.4" x 4.3"
  • Subwoofer (WxHxD): 8.5" x 15.9" x 14.2"
  • Center Speaker (WxHxD): 13.8" x 4.1" x 3.7"

Approximate Weight:

  • Main Unit: 10.5 lbs
  • Front Speakers: 19.1 lbs
  • Rear Speakers: 4.2 lbs
  • Subwoofer: 15.8 lbs
  • Center Speaker: 3.3 lbs
  • Shipping: 69 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts / 90 Days Labor
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LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System
 
4.1

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Style/design (37)
  • Quality (36)
  • Performance (35)
  • Features/settings (30)
  • Easy to use (29)

Cons

  • Features/settings (8)
  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Good price / value (3)
  • Performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Large rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie enthusiast (4), Tech savvy (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Everything I wanted - and more!

I bought this unit for my Family Room because I wanted to have the following there: 1) Better sound from the front speakers, 2) Bluray player, 3) Working surround sound (had...Read complete review

I bought this unit for my Family Room because I wanted to have the following there: 1) Better sound from the front speakers, 2) Bluray player, 3) Working surround sound (had problems with some FOX programs), 4) Netflix streaming. 5) Ability to use HDMI to connect everythingI had an older THX certified Onkyo receiver and a Panasonic DVD player connected before - neither of them had HDMI support. I had surround sound, but it was using the small cube speakers from Cambridge.I am very happy with this unit. The front speakers have three drivers each and the sound is a lot fuller than my previous setup. The stands are kind of big, so you need to allocate floor space for them. I don't see any way to use the front speakers without the stands. You can use your own speaker wire for all speakers - something that is very important for me and not seen in some of the cheaper units. Since the subwoofer amplifier is in the main unit, you can move the subwoofer to anywhere you can get the speaker wire. My previous subwoofer had a built-in amplifier and I had to keep it behind the TV and use shorter line level cables to the receiver. This new subwoofer was actually vibrating the surroundings back there so I had to move it to another corner of the room with more open space. Was pretty easy since I had a large spool of speaker wire. I did not use any of the wire that was included with the system. I used a much heavier gauge with no problem.You should buy a sound meter to calibrate the speakers. There is a setup menu on the GUI that lets you send white noise to all the speakers. I had to knock down the center speaker a bit and crank up the two surrounds to get everything equalized. I used a device like the RadioShack model 30-4050 analog meter set at 70db, C weighting, slow response. It's worth the [$]. You cannot do this with your ear. I have had my meter for years.The Bluray performance is great. The movies look sharp and crisp on my Sony SXRD projection TV in 1080p/60Hz. The Netflix streaming was also flawless. I didn't order anything from CinemaNow, but the interface seemed to work quickly - just like the entire GUI. Before this unit, I had never heard of Pandora Radio. It's very cool and super easy to use with this system. The unit must enable some Dolby matrix setting because Pandora radio comes out from the surrounds too. YouTube was also easy to use, but I think that prefer the Apple TV interface for this. I did not try Audio CDs or the USB port yet. Don't really need those with the Apple TV pulling all those stuff from my iMac automatically.The only thing that I am having trouble with is the integration with my Harmony One remote. It seems that LG does not supply discrete remote codes for source inputs. The 'InputNext' button downloaded to the Harmony was also not working. I had to re-learn that function and program it to the 'Enter' key for each Activity. The Harmony could not seem to switch between activities using this button, so I will just do it manually. I couldn't seem to find a way to have the LG skip over my unused inputs - like FM, AM, Coaxial, Optical. I am hoping for a firmware update that would do this because it would speed up the input switching task. I suppose they could also add these discrete codes using a firmware update. That would be great, but I'm not sure how long it would take Logitech or RemoteCentral.com to get the codes.This system really is a great buy. I have not found another device close to this price that included HDMI inputs and full range front speakers. My room is about 15 x 20 and the sound levels are fine. I can recommend this device for small to large rooms without hesitation. I have a front projector in my basement paired with much larger in wall and a full 7.1 speaker system setup. This LG is a much easier setup that has great performance. Unless you are willing to buy and build a real home theater setup, you should be very happy with this unit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for me

First let me say that I'm pretty positive it was this one that I had. I purchased it a little more than a year ago without insurance. It worked great then 3 months ago...Read complete review

First let me say that I'm pretty positive it was this one that I had. I purchased it a little more than a year ago without insurance. It worked great then 3 months ago the surround sound began to act up and no matter what we did we couldn't fix it. Then we just removed the surround and hooked it straight to the tv so that we can still watch movies, NOPE! after that it all of a sudden could not read new movies then could not read any DVD's at all. Did what we could. warranty passed. It was now scrap. Luckily someone was at least willing to by the speakers off of my husband and I. Don't know if I'll buy LG again. Prove me wrong LG that your products Do give great quality for more than a year because so far your Home Theater System tells me otherwise.

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3.0

Well ????

By 

from Silicon Valley, CA

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  • style/design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System:

      I at first loved this home theater in a box system and to have affordable Blu-ray at the time was great. But then the player had difficulty playing Blu-ray disks from Netflix.. so I stopped getting Blu-ray disks. It plays regular DVDs just fine and is saving me money from Netflix. The sounds is wonderful and overall it was a good purchase. Would purchase another LG when ready to upgrade.

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      3.0

      Not for me

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      from Undisclosed

      Comments about LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System:

      First let me say that I'm pretty positive it was this one that I had. I purchased it a little more than a year ago without insurance. It worked great then 3 months ago the surround sound began to act up and no matter what we did we couldn't fix it. Then we just removed the surround and hooked it straight to the tv so that we can still watch movies, NOPE! after that it all of a sudden could not read new movies then could not read any DVD's at all. Did what we could. warranty passed. It was now scrap. Luckily someone was at least willing to by the speakers off of my husband and I. Don't know if I'll buy LG again. Prove me wrong LG that your products Do give great quality for more than a year because so far your Home Theater System tells me otherwise.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Purchase Ever

      By 

      from NC

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      • Easy to use
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      • Quality
      • style/design

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          Comments about LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System:

          This system is easy to set up and operate. Our viewing and listening experience has been greatly enhanced by this system.

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          3.0

          OK, but not great

          By 

          from TN

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          • Easy to use

          Cons

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              Comments about LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System:

              I have this connected to an LG LED LCD and the system works fine after being set-up. However, it does not remember settings when it is turned off. When I turn it back on, it goes back to default settigs and I must re-enter the settings that I want (PLX II Movie). Unforunately, the TV also goes back to it's default after it has been off. Everytime I must turn the TV speakers off, set the TV to use the home theater and set the audio system from Bypass (apparent default) back to the desired PLX II Movie. I am returning.

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              4.0

              Mate to my 42LE5400

              By 

              from Pennsylvania

              Pros

              • price
              • Quality

              Cons

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                  Comments about LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System:

                  I bought this system to mate to my new LED TV. The voices are very clear and understandable. The music is inspiring (depending on the loudness). I like the Ipod attachment capability. The only problem I've encountered (probably user error) is I can not link the system to my ISP remote controller. I can start and end the system with the universal remote but not control the volume. I may not be using the proper product code. You must use the digital optical cable to have sound while watching TV programs. The HDMI connection is only active for DVD/CD/Radio use. I chose this system because it was a LG product and would mate to the LG LED TV, hopefully eliminating a remote controller. I may do this if I can link to the Comcast remote controller in the future.

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                  5.0

                  Good Home Theater System

                  By 

                  from Orlando, FL

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                      Comments about LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System:

                      I bought this system for the bedroom TV. For the price it's an excellent system. I really like the IPOD adapter.

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                      5.0

                      Good Product

                      By 

                      from South Carolina

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                      • Easy to use
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                      • Performance
                      • Quality
                      • style/design

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                          Comments about LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System:

                          Good sound quality,easy to use,FM receiver better than my older home theater system DVD player excellent.Puts off less heat than my older system.

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                          5.0

                          You will like it

                          By 

                          from TN

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                          • Easy to use
                          • Performance
                          • Quality
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                              Comments about LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System:

                              The look and sound are well worth this lower priced system. Very good sub and surround.

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                              3.0

                              for beginners

                              By 

                              from tyler texas

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                              • Easy to use
                              • Features/Settings
                              • Quality
                              • style/design

                              Cons

                              • Performance

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System:

                                First, its a good product for starters. The only problem that I had with this system (which LG did fix under warranty) the dvd player started skipping for no reason, lg fixed the tray and now seems to be working fine. Sound is good, not really great but like I said, nice starter unit, or apartment unit.

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                                5.0

                                its a great product, with ...

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                                from Undisclosed

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                                • Easy to use
                                • Performance
                                • Quality
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                                    Comments about LG 5.1 Channel Black Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System:

                                    its a great product, with great background sound, superior bass quality, lots of tools to play with, and host of avaliable options to choose from. Good to see that it has 4 quality speakers, with long enough wiring, to place it easily around your home, to make it a real surround sound theater system. Win win situation all in all.

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