LG Electronics LG BH4030S 5 – Good, solid budget home cinema system

Good, solid budget home cinema system. Good, solid budget home cinema system. Easy to install and set up, works particularly well with our lg telly too. Minuses; no zoom facility as far as i can make out, and the bass lacks a bit of ‘oomph’. Still, a perfectly good system for the price.

Straight out of the box this is a tidy looking unit. Player itself is stylish and simplistic, speakers are compact and also stylish. Cables for speakers are far too short so i had to extend them which is annoying. Also, the plug is one of those that cant be opened which made it hard for me to hide wires. The sound is quite good and clear but not that loud even at full volume.

It’s perfect with my lg tv and the sound is surprisingly good for a system with such small speakers. I hadn’t expected it to give anything like a decent quality audio experience for music playback, but it actually performs almost on a par my old technics stereo system, and that’s no mean feat. The bass response is good, there’s decent and distinct mid range reproduction and the top end as pretty good too. It’s not perfect but at this price it’s as close to as you’re going to get without spending a whole lot more. 1 movies, it far surpasses expectations. Tested with ‘saving private ryan’, ‘black hawk down’ and ‘avengers assemble’, this little system passed with flying colours. Only thing this system need is extra speaker cable, but since i was expecting that, i was able to source some high quality cable from amazon at the same time for not a lot of cash so not really a problem for me. Here are the specifications for the LG Electronics LG BH4030S 5:

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  • Amazon instant video compatible
  • 3D Blu-ray Playback – LG provides an immersive 3D viewing experience with an even brighter and clearer 3D picture with virtually no blur
  • LG Smart: Experience a multitude of popular streaming entertainment and apps with LG Smart TV functions. A full range of quality lifestyle applications, interactive games and VOD services designed for individual and family entertainment is all yours to enjoy (please note: Smart connection is through wired Ethernet connection)
  • USB Direct Recording and Playback – USB Direct Recording enables recording from CD to USB memory or MP3 device in MP3 format to share new music from device to device.
  • External HDD Playback – Plug in external Hard Disc Drives to share photos, music and videos

Would have been higher but speakers look cheap.

Like the system, easy to set up and use, good for price, use it all the time no matter what the program is.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Fab bit of kit 🙂
  • Amazing sound and upgrades looks on screen of older dvds
  • Quality are really good for thos price

Sounds amazing with action movies and in general. I really enjoy the private mode for late night movies without disturbing the neighbours. I would highly recommend the product.

Terrific depth in the sound. My only minor niggle would be the output isnt that great but then i knew that before i bought it.

This is an excellent system to complement any flat screen tv. This is an excellent system to complement any flat screen tv, in my case a 55′ samsung. Easy to connect and works very well. If you increase the volume you can ‘feel the music’ when playing mozart, tchaikovsky or beethoven bought after much investigation and after discarding sound bars as they do not have the depth needed for speaker performance.

Fantastic bit of kit for the price. Sound is excellent, performance great, works well with lg smart tv. It was my birthday present – originally chose pioneer kit which fialed twice within the first month so changed tack and bought this, and am really pleased with it. Lots of features to play with, settings to set, network to connect to etc, which is all easy to set up, but mostly it just sounds great and is easy to use.

Fantastic piece of equipment. Have just recieved this blu ray home cinema system and it is brilliant the speakers may look small but my they produce an excellent level of sound, and can if set right be extremely loud the speakers can each be set to a maximum volume level6. This was something that i did not realise this at first and was like it is not not very loud as i had the master volume set at 38, and could still hear people talking over the music but then i played around with the speaker volume settings and realised that they were on the lowest setting. Once had them set at the maximum volume setting they could go to i could hardly hear myself think never mind any body talking in the background, we then had to turn the volume down to about 25 and that was still very loud, when i went to another room to do a small job while people were watching the film i could still hear the film that they were watching. What makes this blu ray player even better is the fact that i hooked it up to a projector which was at the back of the room when i say at the back i mean so far back that it could not go any further back, thus resulted in a huge screen i would say that the screen size i managed to get was an easy 2/ 12 metre to 3 metre wide screen so this made the viewing experiance a very memorable one. Who needs the cinema when if you have this and a projector all you need to do is buy the blu ray films of your choice on amazon when they come out as i find amazon to be a lot cheaper place to buy blu ray discs. One thing worth mentioning is if you want to wittness the true viewing experiance that this machine can offer than get some device i. E projector that is 3d capable aas this device does support 3d films as well. This machine also has various smart features i. E netflix, youtube and a radio and all sort of other marvelous features.

Product exactly as described. Simplicity itself to set up, literally 10 minutes from taking it out of the box to enjoying the home cinema experience.

I had recently brought a 47′ lg television and wanted a reasonably priced matching cinema surround. Great value for money, good sound, a bit more bass would be nice but not a big deal. Gives you smart tv which is a great bonus. Not advertised as 3d but that’s what i got. A different model from the one in the profile pic though so do make sure you know what you’re getting if you’re thinking of purchasing this. Which is well the purchase if i may add.

Quality are really good for thos price. Quality are really good for thos price,but its not reading high quality films,like blue ray,it shows the video without sound. Maybe some updates needed,not sure. Anyway easy to use,clear sound,long cables.

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  1. Amazing sound and upgrades looks on screen of older dvds. Amazing sound and upgrades looks on screen of older dvds bargain at the price of £150 quid so happy.
  2. This review is from : LG BH4030S 5.1 Channel 330 W Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

    Amazing sound and upgrades looks on screen of older dvds. Amazing sound and upgrades looks on screen of older dvds bargain at the price of £150 quid so happy.
  3. This review is from : LG BH4030S 5.1 Channel 330 W Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

    When you watch a war film on this great system every time a bomb goes off it sounds like a bomb going off.
    1. When you watch a war film on this great system every time a bomb goes off it sounds like a bomb going off.
      1. Great for a room full of sound. Great unit, bass is a little big but delighted with the options the blu ray presents for sound effects. All that i required additionally was an optical cable. Ideal for sound from tv, sky box and blu ray player and fire stick. Digital radio through the satellite box is fantastic. Blu ray quality is great for visual but comes into its own for the sound. A home cinematic experience indeed.
  4. This review is from : LG BH4030S 5.1 Channel 330 W Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

    Great for a room full of sound. Great unit, bass is a little big but delighted with the options the blu ray presents for sound effects. All that i required additionally was an optical cable. Ideal for sound from tv, sky box and blu ray player and fire stick. Digital radio through the satellite box is fantastic. Blu ray quality is great for visual but comes into its own for the sound. A home cinematic experience indeed.
  5. This review is from : LG BH4030S 5.1 Channel 330 W Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

    Good player but no amazon prime. . Good player with great sound but poor selection of apps. No amazon prime which is a real shame hence the three stars.
    1. Good player but no amazon prime. . Good player with great sound but poor selection of apps. No amazon prime which is a real shame hence the three stars.
      1. Plays anything you throw at it, the sound is level and no annoying quiet talking then boom, which is the downfall of my previous surround sound systems. Sounds clear, has bass, easy to setup and am overall pleased with this system.
  6. Plays anything you throw at it, the sound is level and no annoying quiet talking then boom, which is the downfall of my previous surround sound systems. Sounds clear, has bass, easy to setup and am overall pleased with this system.
    1. Easy to set up and delivers a. Easy to set up and delivers a nice crisp sound and solid bass. Perfect if you have an lg tv (as i do) as it allows a simple sync system so you can control the sound of the unit using your tv control.
  7. This review is from : LG BH4030S 5.1 Channel 330 W Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

    Easy to set up and delivers a. Easy to set up and delivers a nice crisp sound and solid bass. Perfect if you have an lg tv (as i do) as it allows a simple sync system so you can control the sound of the unit using your tv control.
  8. This review is from : LG BH4030S 5.1 Channel 330 W Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

    Cant compare to other sound systems as this is my first but its way better than my 47″ lg 3d tv speakers. . Never had a surround sound system before. Now i have had one i don’t think i could go back to tv speakers. The bass is good and sometimes in tv shows its greak when something is circling around you say like horses in in game of thrones. And occasionally it is nice to watch an action movie a bit louder than normal. Some of the effects from the sub woofer feel similar to the cinema.
  9. This review is from : LG BH4030S 5.1 Channel 330 W Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

    Cant compare to other sound systems as this is my first but its way better than my 47″ lg 3d tv speakers. . Never had a surround sound system before. Now i have had one i don’t think i could go back to tv speakers. The bass is good and sometimes in tv shows its greak when something is circling around you say like horses in in game of thrones. And occasionally it is nice to watch an action movie a bit louder than normal. Some of the effects from the sub woofer feel similar to the cinema.
  10. This review is from : LG BH4030S 5.1 Channel 330 W Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

    Works well but echoey unless you turn the tv volume off in full and that wasn’t overly clear in instructions etc.
    1. Works well but echoey unless you turn the tv volume off in full and that wasn’t overly clear in instructions etc.
  11. This review is from : LG BH4030S 5.1 Channel 330 W Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

    Had mine just over 2 years but i wouldn’t recommend it – it’s a good little system but if. I may have had mine just over 2 years but i wouldn’t recommend it – it’s a good little system but if any speakers start to not work they can’t be replaced or fixed for that matter tried everything lg have told me and nothing works.
  12. This review is from : LG BH4030S 5.1 Channel 330 W Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

    Had mine just over 2 years but i wouldn’t recommend it – it’s a good little system but if. I may have had mine just over 2 years but i wouldn’t recommend it – it’s a good little system but if any speakers start to not work they can’t be replaced or fixed for that matter tried everything lg have told me and nothing works.