LG HT902TB review

Great styling and an excellent price for such good quality even on close inspection Tested at £270.00

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Our Verdict

A resounding success, offering style and performance at an extremely wallet-friendly price

For

  • Great styling
  • full and detailed sound
  • accomplished DVD upscaling
  • astoundingly good price

Against

  • Subwoofer can be a touch over-powering
  • fiddly speaker set-up

When we started testing this home cinema package, we didn't know its price.

The What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision team threw around varying guesses, but it's testament to the quality of the LG system that most of these were significantly higher than the eventually provided price of £270. That's cracking value.

For a start, you get a lot of plastic for your money. Those tall satellites might reveal their humble materials upon close inspection, but when viewed in situ, they look far more expensive than they are. The head unit and centre speaker are compact and neat, and the subwoofer is chunkier than the price suggests.

Set-up is a little tedious, due to a test tone that'll only cycle around all the speakers (you can't repeat just one speaker to get it right).

Yet, once this is done, performance is excellent. The surround field is pleasingly enveloping, with details well placed within. That hefty subwoofer is a little bit over-exaggerated and sluggish, but the relative lack of punch is a fair trade-off for weight.

LG offers a princely picture
DVDs also look very good, with the images – upscaled to 1080i – looking nearly as good as those from the best of the sub-£100 stand-alone DVD players we've seen.

Do the maths: this is a very impressive package for just £270.

Specifications

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Physical Characteristics

Total System Weight Approximate30.10 kg
Center Speaker Depth10.2 cm
Subwoofer Height44 cm
Front Speaker Width28 cm
Front Speaker Depth28 cm
Rear Speaker Height120.1 cm
Weight Approximate3.90 kg - Main Unit, 4.40 kg - Front Speaker, 4.40 kg - Rear Speaker, 1.80 kg - Centre Speaker, 6.80 kg - Subwoofer
Subwoofer Width25.8 cm
Center Speaker Height16.1 cm
Subwoofer Depth40.1 cm
Rear Speaker Depth28 cm
Center Speaker Width45 cm
Front Speaker Height120.1 cm
Width43 cm
Rear Speaker Width28 cm
Depth31 cm
Height7 cm
Dimensions7 cm (H): 43 cm (W): 31 cm (D)

Interfaces-Ports

HDMIYes
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Number of Analog Audio Inputs2
Component VideoYes
Number of Digital Optical Inputs1
USBYes

Audio

RMS Output Power1000 W
Sound SystemDolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS, DTS Digital Surround
Speaker Configuration5.1

General Information

Product NameLG HT902TB
Product ModelHT902TB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Brand NameLG
Product TypeHome Theater System
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Manufacturer Part NumberHT902TB

Video

Scanning ModesProgressive Scan
Video FormatsDVD Video, DivX

Miscellaneous

Environmentally FriendlyYes
Package Contents
  • HT902TB Home Theater System
  • Remote Control
Environmental CertificationWEEE

Technical Information

Player-Recorder TypeDVD Player
Media FormatsDVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-RW

Warranty

Limited Warranty1 Year