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LG BH7420P review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £350
inc VAT

fantastic sound and plenty of features from this great all-in-one

With its set of compact front satellites and two free-standing rear speakers, LG’s BH7420P can provide the best of both worlds. It’s a 5.1 all-in-one system that pumps out 1,000W of power and provides Smart TV access and integrated Wi-Fi.

LG BH7420P

A slot-loading disc tray and gorgeous brushed metal effect satellite speakers really make the BH7420P stand out from other all-in-one systems. Each satellite uses standard speaker wire to connect to the main unit, so you can easily swap out the bundled cables for longer lengths if you need them. Wall mounting provides plenty of flexibility if you prefer not to use the floor stands, and the front-firing subwoofer is small enough to fit behind a sofa.

Thankfully, the beautiful design isn’t trying to disguise poor sound quality. We were immediately impressed with how well the BH7420P filled our test chamber when set to just over half its maximum volume, which left plenty of overhead for larger rooms. Bass was truly powerful during the busier action sequences of our test discs, creating rumble that we could feel through our seats. That’s an incredibly impressive feat for an all-in-one. There were no gaps during surround sound playback, and the centre speaker sounded clear regardless of the action on screen.

LG BH7420P

Great audio isn’t the BH7420P’s only strength. The main unit is well equipped for multiple set-top boxes or games consoles thanks to the two HDMI inputs. Conveniently, its single HDMI output supports Audio Return Channel. One composite video output, one stereo RCA phono input, one optical digital audio input and an FM antenna complete the selection, along with a 3.5mm auxiliary input and a single USB port at the front of the unit.

LG BH7420P

As we’ve come to expect from LG, file format support was excellent, both over a local network and from a USB flash drive. Only MOV files refused to work, but we could still play MKV, DivX HD and Xvid files in Full HD.

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Price £350
Rating *****
Award Best Buy


HDMI inputs 2
HDMI outputs 1
Component inputs 0
Component outputs 0
Output resolutions 480i, 480p, PAL (576i), 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Total SCART sockets 0
SCART socket type 0
S-Video input 0
S-video output 0
Composite inputs 0
Composite outputs 1
Stereo phono inputs 1
Stereo phono outputs 0
Coaxial S/PDIF inputs 0
Coaxial S/PDIF outputs 0
Optical S/PDIF inputs 1
Optical S/PDIF outputs 0
Multi-channel input yes
Speaker configuration 5.1
Main unit end speaker connection type spring terminals
Speaker end speaker connection type spring terminals
Wired network ports 1x 10/100
Wireless networking support 802.11g


Surround sound formats Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround Pro Logic IIx, DTS Decoder 2, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Low Bit Rate, DTS ES, Neo:6, DTS 96/24, Dolby TrueHD
Optical drive yes
Supported playback disc formats Blu-ray, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Audio format support AAC, WMA, MP3, FLAC
Radio FM


Speaker configuration 5.1
RMS power output 1100W
RMS power centre 180W
RMS power front 360W
RMS power surround 360W
RMS power subwoofer 200W
Wall mountable yes
Centre speaker cable length 2.0m
Front speaker cable length 3.0m
Surround speaker cable length 10.0m


Extras remote control, FM antenna
Size 439x283x55mm
Subwoofer dimensions 250x348x333mm
Centre speaker dimensions 330x74x89mm
Front speaker dimensions 87x78x124mm
Surround speaker dimensions 88x63x1210mm
Power consumption standby 0W
Power consumption on 73W

Buying Information

Price £350
Warranty one year RTB