16-22 January 2015 #741

Theatre at home

A worthy of gracing any home theater setup

Watching movies and playing games in full surround sound is a dream many of us, gadget-aficionados, have. However, it is one that only some of us ever go on to fulfill due to the perceived high cost and complicated setup that a home theatre warrants.

Home Theatre in a Box is the solution to the above, and LG’s BH6340H is pretty close to being the answer in terms of simplicity of setup, decent price point, and stellar sound. 

The BH6340H is able to produce 5.1 surround sound from its five speakers and one sub-woofer which deliver up to 1000W of total power and feature wall-mountable Aramid fiber speakers that enable distortion free sound. These speakers deliver distinct sounds from different directions to produce precise and immersive audio.

The integrated Blu-ray player supports 1080p video playback and can play 3D movies when paired with a 3D television and 3D glasses. Bluetooth is also built-in for wirelessly streaming audio from sources such as smartphones, while onboard USB, digital optical and auxiliary inputs allow to you connect to wired audio sources. The built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to take advantage of Internet entertainment access from any available Wi-Fi connection, and also to access the LG Smart World app.

The LG BH6340H features a Private Sound Mode that allows you to stream audio directly to Bluetooth-enabled headphones or to the headphones on your smartphone/tablet, especially handy for those late night movie/gaming sessions.

The Bass Blast Plus technology on the BH6340H fills your room with thumping bass, while dynamic and crystal clear sound clarity from the speakers is something that has to be heard to be believed.

The LG BH6340H also allows direct USB recording so you can extract audio tracks from CDs or record audio from FM programs and transfer them to a USB device, while its External HDD Playback capability gives you easy access to your media content from your portable storage device, and can access your images, music and videos stored in it.

If you are a regular Dish TV viewer, then the LG BH6340H’s DTH Connection features allow the sound from the Dish TV to be routed to the home theatre system. The LG BH6340H is able to play sound formats including but not limited to LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, while it is able to play any video formats which include MPEG2, MPEG4 AVC, SMPTE VC1, Divx, Divx HD, MKV, AVCHD, M4V, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEG-1, MP4, MOV and VOB.

Yantrick’s Verdict:The LG BH6340H system retails for Rs 53,590 and is worthy of gracing any home theater setup. Available at CG Electronics outlets across the country.