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alaScore 85

671 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 671 reviews of LG HT44S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and price also get good views, but many are critical about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the LG HT44S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of LG HT44S from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG HB405SU 5.1 Blu-ray Home Cinema System with DLNA & BD LiveLG HB405SU 5.1 Blu-ray Home Cinema System with DLNA & BD Live

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

LG BX580 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed


LG's new top-of-the-line BX580 ($399.99) is the company's first 3D-capable Blu-ray player. It also offers desirable features like integrated WiFi, DLNA streaming, YouTube, and Netflix/VUDU video-on-demand. Missing are dual HDMI outputs and multichannel...

The BX580 supports 3D playback, when mated with other 3D-capable components ; The BX580 supports 1080p/24 playback of Blu-ray discs ; The player has internal decoding and bitstream output of high-resolution audio sources ; It supports BD-Live Web...

The BX580 lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not thebest choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver ; It also lacks an advanced control port like RS-232 ; This 3D player does not include a second HDMI output to send audio...

In addition to its 3D capabilities, the BX580 has a number ofworthwhile Blu-ray features, like built-in WiFi, DLNA media streaming,and video-on-demand service. However, it lacks some things you can findin the comparably priced Samsung and Panasonic 3D...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Siddharth Basrur (

LG BX580 3D Blu-ray Player - Tried, Tested and Enjoyed


The LG BX580 3D Blu-ray player was sent to us by LG a while back when we were testing their mammoth-sized 55-inch LX9500 TV, and I've been using this very Blu-ray player to test all the other TVs and monitors that have come in. It's fair to say it has...

This is a good player with some neat features, and is priced quite competitively at Rs. 16,990. However, it also has its fair share of shortcomings. I really like some of the features such as the MKV playback and hard drive support, as well as the ease...

Dec, 2010

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Absolute waste of money


We have had this system for 12 months which we purchased from the Good Guys for $399 , but never had a digital TV to go with it and thought that's why the words never matched up with the sound. We recently brought a HDMI digital TV and the words still...

Won't play DVD's and the sound dosn't match up to the words spoken on the digitalTV.

Oct, 2011

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Excellent Purchase and Value for Money


I have to say that LG is probably my favourite electrical manufacturer as they make good quality equipment. This little gem being one of them. It's easy to assemble all parts supplied, the sound quality is absolutely brilliant as is the picture...

Aug, 2011

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good buy


have only had this for about a week now but so far have no complaints , easy enough to set up, and good sound.

Aug, 2011

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LG HB44S Home Cinema System


great product thanks argos. half price as well

Aug, 2011

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LG HB44S Home Cinema System


got this when it was half price so well worth the money

Aug, 2011

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Not bad!


Considering the price, this is not a bad system at all and certainly it is performing better than expected. For those on a tight budget, go for it, you won't be disappointed.

Jul, 2011

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Best Purchase


Nice product. Value for money.

Jul, 2011

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LG HB44S Home Cinema System.


Excellent piece of stuff pic and sound top notch

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Audio output channels:2.1 / 5.1
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Prologic Ⅱ, Dolby Digital, Dolby True HD, DTS, DTS HD
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS
Equalizer: Yes
RMS rated power:400 / 440 / 560 / 850

Center speaker

Center speaker RMS power:125 / 136 / 66


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No



Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.09 / 1
Power consumption (typical):110 / 150 / 8 / 850

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:DivX
Video formats supported:DivX

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N


LED Indicators: Yes
Power LED: Yes

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Volume Control:Digital


Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / DVD+R DL
Optical disc player type:Blu-Ray / DVD Player

Other Features

AV input: Yes
Depth:11.1 / 12.3
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 12.3 x 2.46 / 14.2 x 2.46 x 12.3 / 16.9 x 11.1 x 2.46
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 3
Media types supported:MP3
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:230V AC, 50Hz
Rear speaker depth:4.02
Rear speaker height:4.21
Rear speaker width:4.21
Weight:6.02 / 6.17 / 8.82
Width:14.2 / 16.9

Packaging Content

Cables included:AV

Packaging Data

Package weight:5.95

Ports & interfaces

AUX in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
FM antenna: Yes
Front / Side connections:Ethernet, AUX input
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.09 / 1
Power consumption (typical):110 / 150 / 8


FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Satellite speakers

Satellite speakers RMS power:135 / 136 / 264 / 360


Parental Control: Yes


Disc types supported:CD,CD-R,CD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+RW,DVD-R,DVD-RW
Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc diameter:120


Subwoofer RMS power:150 / 170 / 200 / 70
Subwoofer type:Passive

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Device type:Player
Form Factor:Portable
Full HD: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Playback mode:Fast, Fast forward, Playlist, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat folder, Repeat one, Slideshow, Slow
Playback Modes:Fast, Fast forward, Playlist, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat folder, Repeat one, Slideshow, Slow
Plug and Play: Yes
Slide show: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Progressive scan output: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p, 480p
Video compression format:AVCHD, DivX, MKV
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/108MHz
Video formats supported:AVCHD,DIVX,MKV
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):4.21 x 4.02 x 4.21 / 7.87 x 3.46 x 4.06
Center speaker weight:13.8 / 15.9 / 5.51
Dimensions rear speaker (W x D x H):10.6 x 40.2 x 8.86 / 4.21 x 4.02 x 4.21
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):10.6 x 40.2 x 8.86 / 10.6 x 8.86 x 41.4 / 4.21 x 4.02 x 4.21 / 4.92 x 4.92 x 9.65 / 9.65 x 4.92 x 4.92
Front speaker weight:13.8 / 24.7 / 5.51 / 6.83
Rear speaker weight:14.8 / 24.7 / 5.51
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):12.8 x 12.6 x 6.14 / 15.2 x 10.9 x 7.48 / 7.48 x 10.8 x 15.2 / 7.48 x 10.9 x 15.2 / 7.48 x 12.5 x 15.2 / 7.48 x 15.2 x 10.8
Subwoofer weight:10.4 / 11 / 7.72 / 9.92