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alaScore 90

52 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of LG HLX56S. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the LG HLX56S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 52 reviews)

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Expert review by : Danny Phillips (



LG's HLX56S packs a 3D Blu-ray player and 4.1 sound system into a single soundbar, and throws in a wireless sub for good measure

Generous feature list ; Amazing design ; Improved internet portal

Treble-heavy sound that can grate at high volumes ; Sluggish DLNA operation ; Can’t be wall-mounted

Rear connectivity is excellent by soundbar standards. Not only do you get a HDMI v1.4 output, capable of piping 3D pictures to your TV, but two HDMI inputs allow you to listen to external sources though this unit. That’s a real godsend if you want to...

Aug, 2011

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It does everything well, but you can buy better sound for the cash

Built-in 3D BD player; extra HDMI inputs; great sound and pictures

Deep chassis prohibits positioning; sub could be better integrated

Expert review by : Steve May (

LG HLX-56S review


The HLX-56S is an all-in-one home cinema system cast in the shape of a soundbar. With integrated Blu-ray player, digital amplifier, net portal and media streamer, it's pretty much all you need for instant AV gratification.

Convenient all-in-one design; wireless subwoofer; gutsy audio; plenty of features

More wide stereo than surround sound; slow-loading BD deck

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Steve May (

LG HLX56S net savvy 3D Blu-ray soundbar combo


Review LG's HLX56S is an audacious all-in-one home cinema system, cast in the guise of a mild-mannered soundbar. With integrated 3D Blu-ray player, copious amplification and IPTV portal, it's got everything you need for the upmarket man-cave, in a...

All-in-one cinema systems inevitably involve a degree of compromise, but this well-executed twin set offers fewer than you might imagine. Partner with a larg-ish flatscreen, for a thoroughly acceptable home cinema experience. ®

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS,DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio dynamic range DVD:80
Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio output channels:4.1
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD Master Audio
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
RMS rated power:430
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10
WMA bit rates:20 - 320

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player type:Blu-Ray

Other Features

HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
LED Indicators: Yes
Media types supported:BD / DVD / CD
Power Requirements:5V, 500mA

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:2
HDMI out:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0


FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:50
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:4
Satellite speaker impedance:4
Satellite speakers RMS power:280


Subwoofer impedance:3
Subwoofer RMS power:150
Subwoofer type:Active
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod
Color of product:Black
Frequency range:20 - 18000
Image formats supported:JPG, PNG
USB direct playback: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Video compression format:AVCHD, DIVX, DIVX HD, M4V, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:AVCHD,DIVX,DIVX HD,M4V,MKV,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV

Weight & Dimensions

Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):3.74 x 8.15 x 39.4
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 15.7 x 7.72
Subwoofer weight:15.2