This product is amazing
have in the past had six home theatre I am very satisfied with this product it is very good for playing blu rays the sound system is as good as if you are in a cinema I have not tried 3d yet as I Have not been able to get any sutiable disc
08 April 2013
This an outstanding Blue-Ray DVD player, the features are amazing and the sound quality is fantastic.
Setting up was so easy, an idiot like me managed it. The instructions are easy to follow.
I would recommend this for the quality and price.
14 December 2012
Individual speaker volumes and distances from listening position can also be specified but I haven't adjusted a single thing yet because I haven't moved my tape measure in yet haha. Maybe all the av enthusiasts are gonna call me a moron but it simply sounds fabulous out of the box!
My wife, sister-in-law and I watched the blu-ray Matrix trilogy and WOW it was just fantastic! absolutely thrilling! Completely better than the cinema! Such an immersive experience! 1080p on my Panny G10 was amazingly clear! Got the Fifth Element blu-ray just to play the opera scene and again Fan-bloody-tastic!
Wife has spotify on her iphone and bluetoothing with the tv off and listening to music is great! Music in 9.1 is excellent!! As is the ability to play stuff via usb. Never seen low definition content upscaled before and its very impressive!
Might wanna take everything I say with a pinch of salt because Im no audiophile but I do appreciate sound quality and have bought quality headphones several times. My basis for what a sound should sound like is compared to that (trust me I'm not one of those louder = high quality). The 9.1 does fill the entire air space with concert level quality! Now my day will start by reading news on my ipad whilst streaming some quality music over bluetooth. Simply Brilliant!
Oh and the wireless speakers work completely fine by the way, not a single hiccup. We have cordless phones, wifi and iphones that have been in use and none of those wireless devices haven interfered (so far touch wood!).
This LG is just perfect!
24 September 2012
Enjoying surround sound
There is a paucity of reviews of BH9520TW which made me reticent to buy but after having the system for one week I am very pleased I did so I felt I ought to write a review. I have a TV (LG 47LW650T-ZC) in the corner of my sitting room by the window (a TV setup like in many homes, unlike the advertised set up). Setting up the FR, FL and C speakers by the TV with the woofer in the old CRT space behind, with rear speakers on opposite walls posed no problem and the default speaker setup has proved adequate providing you use sound effects as follows later.
Then I switched on Simplink on the TV menu and, using the HDMI audio return channel, the TV sound mutes when BH9520TW turned on, volume controlled by TV volume control and BH9520TW turns off when TV turned off. Inserting a disc automatically sets input at disc player. You do need to set an audio delay for lip sync – which in my case was 60ms – after much trial and error. You also need to change the sound effect for different sound sources to get the best from the system. Pressing ‘Sound Effect’ on remote brings up current sound effect on BH9520TW’s front display and is easy to change with arrows on remote. For stereo I use ‘natural’ which gives a 2.1 system (rear muted) so sound comes from the TV as opposed to all round the room (some people seem to use all speakers for stereo which I find unnatural – like listening in a Victorian tiled public convenience!) For surround sound sources I use ‘3D Movie’ – 2 clicks away from natural. This gives appropriately directed sound using all the speakers.
I have connected my Sky HD 1TB box directly to HDMI on my TV which gives stereo sound over the audio return channel. Sky has not implemented surround sound via HDMI!! To get this you need an optical cable between the Sky box and the BH9520TW. Sky box needs setting with Dolby Digital in the sound menu and also an audio delay curiously again – in my case - 60ms! Most of Sky is stereo but for programs with DD or DS on the top line of the info banner. You can get surround sound on these programs by switching to an effect such as 3D Movie and to optical input on the BH9520TW. Luckily there is a button on the remote which toggles optical input on and off. So far I am enjoying my BH9520TW very much.
11 August 2012