If you have cable set top box you connect the HDMI output from the box to an HDMI input on the LG system. Then you connect the HDMI out from the LG to an HDMI input on your TV. You DO NOT need a digital optical out cable if you connect using HDMI. The instructions that come with the system to set it up Stink but you can get good support by calling their support line.
good product...decent price3/5/2012
product thus far has been good...price was decent....not a top of the line product, but for price met my needs...
HAPPY SO FAR2/21/2012
LG LHB536 is a overall a good system for the price. Price will probably come down. So if you can wait to buy, keep an eye on the price. Sound is good and there are no wireless speakers but speakers are easy to hook up. The wireless connection is great for streaming video from Netflix. I love this feature. If you have cable set top box you connect the HDMI output from the box to an HDMI input on the LG system. Then you connect the HDMI out from the LG to an HDMI input on your TV. You DO NOT need a digital optical out cable if you connect using HDMI. The instructions that come with the system to set it up Stink but you can get good support by calling their support line. PROS: Price, sound, picture, wifi with streaming video if you subscribe to Netflix, Vudu, cinemax etc., I POD connect, Bluray DVD. Good telephone support Cons: The remote is not a learning remote, so it will not turn power on for your TV or cablebox. Manual is lacking details LG has updated the software on this system to include Amazon VOD and additional premium applications. I have networked the Lg to my mac computer and I can listen to my music files and view my pictures on my TV. NICE!
This system works well for the price. I did have an issue of voices ecohing through the subwoofer but i havent had that problem lately. I think I may have cut the subwoofer down to fix this issue. also the supplied wires were a little short for what I needed (5 to 15 ft short each) but I was able to splice in another wire. It does what it is susposed to do, but not the best out there. I am happy with it but i have heard others that were definatly better.
Problem with unit/service10/3/2011
I have a problem with the unit from the start, It powers down within seconds of powering up about 50% of the time. At first I thought it was me or the remote, but I start it manually and it does the same thing. I have sent it back to LG service twice now and it come back the same, LG wont do anything but "fix" it again, its still in warrenty, mines a lemon
Great product. Hard to beat at the sale price10/2/2011
I have this to couple with my LG 55 LCD LED 3D TV. It is very nice and a great improvement. I hooked this up to my TV using the HDMI and the Optical audio and it is fantastic. I do note the BLURAY 3D player performance is a little on the low side but for the price of a surround system in a box it is like the receiver has a build in 3D BluRay player for free. If you need to connect it up to WiFi it may be worth it to get the 536 which comes with the WiFi dongle. I had a hard time choosing between the 336 and the 536 but since I already had a LG WiFi dongle I opted for this one.
best in value and quality7/26/2011
This is very easy to use and best in quality. In this price you can not get anything with same performance. Interfaces for the apps are very easy and you can get most of the good apps there.
Installs easily, even color coded speaker wires included. Sounds markedly better than anticipated for price. Integrates with my LG 55" 3D TV perfectly. Blu-ray picture is amazing. Watched "Tangeled" in 3D and couldn't believe the quality and picture. Glad I didn't waste money on an active technology TV with expensive, heavy glasses that need recharging or batteries.. Very pleased with my purchase.
Great deal for price!7/1/2011
The only thing more you could ask for would be wireless back speakers and not to have to buy the usb wifi connector separately. These are minor issues though. Three weeks after buying it, I've yet to see it anywhere yes within $30 of the Buy.com price I paid.
I almost purchase this product at the store cost $100 dollars more. I am glad this is less $100 especially this economic is so bad, stock is crashed still want my life back to enjoy.
this is great!! lots of movies to buy now.I have been looking for the perfect home theater system for a very very long time. nothing that i could afford was any good. well this one i could afford and it is great. i will love haveing movie night at home now on the weekends or whenever.