We recently told you about the new Samsung Soundbar and now LG has the HLB54S soundbar coming that has been developed with the help from Mark Levinson. LG HLB54S also has a built-in Blu-Ray player.
LG HLB54S Soundbar
LG’s new soundbar called HLB54S comes with a built-in Blu-Ray player. The soundbar seaks to replace the weak speakers in your flat panel TV.
HLB45S was exhibited on IFA 2009 in Berlin but is now very close to a market introduction. The device consists of an oblong soundbar and a wireless subwoofer which only requires a power plug.
The soundbar is a so-called a 4.1 unit with 4 speakers in the soundbar and a separate subwoofer delivering 150 W. The four speakers are capable of providing 70 W each.
LG has also integrated a Blu-Ray player into the soundbar. By doing this LG eliminates the need for an extra box. The Blu-Ray player supports BD-Live, too.
With the soundbar you can playback DVDs and CDs, and upscale DVDs to 1080p resolution. Do you wish to access your music or video files from the PC you can also do this by using the built-in DLNA feature. On the back of the soundbar you’ll find 2 HDMI inputs and one HDMI output.
The Blu-Ray player supports the new DTS HD and Dolby TrueHD formats and lets you connect USB keys and iPods/iPhones through the iPod dock.