All systems scarlet – the LG HT953TV home theatre system

Announced as a natural pairing with its ‘Scarlet’ LCD television range, LG’s HT953TV is a home theatre system built to complement the looks of its ultra-thin TV namesake.

With a red glowing power LED and red highlights on the speaker bases, the 5.1 sound system has 1000 watts output, a DVD player upscaling to 1080p, iPod connectivity and USB ripping, and it’s tuned by ‘audio legend’ and LG collaborator Mark Levinson. The system also employs ‘HD AV sync’ technology, eliminating those occasional lip-synching problems encountered with certain TV broadcasts.

The design motif taps into the self-same line of thought Samsung claim to have nailed, presenting expensive consumer electronics purchases as works of art, or fashion statements, in their own right. Whether it’s truly the perfect companion to the TV remains to be seen, however, as the home theatre system has no compatibility with any high definition audio formats.