LG has previewed new Blu-ray-in-a-box cinema systems due to launch in May. The HB954PB (pictured), HB354BS, LHB977 and LHB979 are all fully Blu-ray Profiile 2.0 compliant, and are also iPod-friendly designs - plus feature audio tuning by Mark Levinson.
All systems feature full iPod compatibility - offering both charging plus control via the system remote and HDMI in and HDMI out for simple connectivity.
Daniel Aziz, marketing manager for digital media at LG Electronics, says, “LG wants to bring the fun and thrill of watching great movies at the cinema into the home.
"Thanks to the LG Blu-ray home cinematic experience consumers can now watch films, or TV, in the highest-quality possible, without spending a penny at the box-office.”
More after the break
• 1000W (claimed) • Spherical-style speakers • BD Live (profile 2.0) • Simple and easy installation by HDMI In / Out • Full HD (1080p) Upscaling • LG Sound Gallery • iPod Playback & Recharge • USB Plus
HB354BS (designed for smaller rooms) features:• 300W (claimed) • Oval speaker (parabola) • BD Live (profile 2.0) • Simple and easy installation by HDMI In / Out • Full HD (1080p) Upscaling • LG Sound Gallery • iPod Playback & Recharge • USB Plus
LHB977 features as above but with two HDMI inputs for connection to other sources, two floorstanding main speakers and smaller satellites.
LHB979 as LHB977 but 1000W total output and champagne-glass style main speakers.
Pricing has yet to be set, but expect LG's normal affordable approach - the company claims the systems will perform as well as rivals costing 'three times as much'.