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User reviews and opinions
|Oupouaout||11:27pm on Monday, October 11th, 2010|
|Seems like a lot to pay for something like this. Nothing is cheap like it used to be... Works exactly what I needed it for. Basically. So, why did I spend many, many hundreds of dollars on a speaker system and separate amplifier for the computer. Well.|
|Joel Hammer||12:38pm on Saturday, October 9th, 2010|
|The remote stop working. The heavy magnet used to transmit is soldered & can easily break if the remote is dropped. If you have the cash and looking for something easy to set up, go for it. I have heard audio equipment costing as little as an $18 iPod dock to a pair of speakers costing $50,000. But.|
|wischi||1:50am on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010|
|I used the onkyo receiver SR605 with this speaker system. The sound came out exceeds my expectation. I have an Onkyo 605 receiver that puts out 90 watts per channel, the cubes can go up to 100 watts. If you are looking for a good 5.|
|AndersN||11:29am on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010|
|We needed a reliable, durable, efficient 25ft. video cable for presentations. It was easy to find, easy to order.|
|rbroberts||7:08am on Friday, September 10th, 2010|
|Great sound out of a compact design. The only con I can mention for this product is the high price tag for Bose products. Attractive Design, Compact,...|
|jac486||4:11am on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010|
|I set it up and it sound like I am the theater. I am very Pleased Attractive Design","Easy Setup","Easy to Mount","Good Power Output".|
|Bertje||2:14pm on Monday, August 9th, 2010|
|Nice solution I purchased one of these for my father-in-law to use in a cabinet he re-built. Great little product. Took about 5 minutes to install.|
|pinawabrad||4:02am on Saturday, August 7th, 2010|
|Great Product and Great deal! Attractive Design, Easy Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound, Powerful Awesome for the sounds. I could not wait to install it in my living room. Clear Sound, Easy To Setup, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass Expensive Purchased the lifestyle 28 series home theatre system. This system is great for larger rooms and has crisp sound that literally fills the room.|
|j1mb0b||3:13am on Sunday, June 13th, 2010|
|It is a great sound in a room Attractive Design","Easy Setup","Easy to Mount","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality I cant wait to purchase one of these systems for my home Attractive Design","Great Sound|
|Scrooge||7:59am on Saturday, May 29th, 2010|
|Great Product and Easy set up Not much to say except that it works better than expected. I installed it in a closet with a 20ft 3. Wow. It just works. Connected and controlling 3 different IR devices in under 20 minutes. I am going to buy a second unit in a minute.|
|webtest||9:05pm on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010|
|This system is fantastic in every way, easy to set up and add to the receiver. The Bose Acoustimass 10 Series speaker system is awesome!|
|graupner||6:16am on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010|
|Bose speakers were always something I thought "one day when I can afford them" boy am I glad I bit the bullet.|
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LIFESTYLE 18 Series II LIFESTYLE 28 Series II DVD Home Entertainment Systems
Safety Information Please read this owners guide
Please take the time to follow this guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate your system properly and enjoy all of its advanced features. Save both the Installation Guide and the Operation Guide for future reference. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the system to rain or moisture. WARNING: This apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall not be placed on the apparatus. As with any electronic products, use care not to spill liquids in any part of the system. Liquids can cause a failure and/or a fire hazard. The CAUTION marks shown here are located on the bottom of your LIFESTYLE DVD home entertainment system media center and on the rear panel of the Acoustimass module:
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, alerts the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the system enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle alerts the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance instructions in this owners guide. CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. The compact disc player should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel. CAUTION: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus. Class 1 laser product
The DVD player contained within the media center is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT according to EN 60825-1:1994 + A11. The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located on the bottom of the media center.
CLASS 1 KLASSE 1 LUOKAN 1 KLASS 1 LASER LASER LASER LASER PRODUCT PRODUKT LAITE APPARAT
Class B emissions limits
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Batteries
Please dispose of used batteries properly, following any local regulations. Do not incinerate.
Additional safety information
See the additional instructions on the Important Safety Instructions sheet enclosed in the shipping carton.
2004 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed or otherwise used without prior written permission. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved. This product contains one or more programs protected under international and U.S. copyright laws as unpublished works. They are confidential and proprietary to Dolby Laboratories. Their reproduction or disclosure, in whole or in part, or the production of derivative works therefrom without the express permission of Dolby Laboratories is prohibited. Copyright 1992-1996 by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. DTS and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. MPEG Layer-3 audio compression technology licensed by Fraunhofer IIS and THOMSON multimedia.
Contents Where to find.
Introduction. Welcome. Types of discs you can play. Check for region number compatibility. Glossary of audio terms. Capabilities and Controls. The remote control. If the remote does not work as you expect. The media center. Activating component or progressive scan connections. System Operation. Making it all work together smoothly. To turn on other components. To watch video. To adjust what you see or hear. Loading and playing a DVD. Control options. Using parental controls. Loading and playing a CD. Control options. Using the radio. Changing stations. Setting a station preset. Using the headphone jack. Using the sleep timer. To set the timer. Controlling External Sources. Using your LIFESTYLE remote with other components. For TV control. For cable/satellite control. For VCR (or DVR) control. For AUX control. Designating one video tuner. Changing Source Settings. Making adjustments to a particular source. How to see your options. How to change the settings. Tuner setting options (FM or AM radio). CD setting options. DVD setting options. TV setting options (for VCR, CBL-SAT, and Aux). 28
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Consumers should note that not all high definition television sets are fully compatible with this product and may cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In case of 525 progressive scan picture problems, it is recommended that the user switch the connection to the standard definition output. If there are questions regarding our TV set compatibility with this model 525p DVD player, please contact our customer service center. This product incorporates copyright protected technology and other intellectual property rights owned by Cirrus Logic, Inc. and subject to the copyright protection of the U.S. as well as other licensing restrictions and protections. Use of this copyright protected technology is limited solely to use with the Cirrus Logic integrated circuits incorporated in this product. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Designed with UEI Technology Under License from Universal Electronics Inc. UEI 2000-2002.
Using System Menus. Making system adjustments. How to see the System menu. How to make changes. Audio options. Video options. Media center options. Remote control opitons. DVD lock options. Applying parental control. Reference. Remote control maintenance. Replacing the remote control batteries. Changing house code settings. Setting up a second room with sound. Bose link: the key to assured compatibility. Taking care of your LIFESTYLE system. Limited warranty. Troubleshooting. Contacting customer service. Accessories. Technical information. 43 43
Thank you for purchasing a Bose LIFESTYLE DVD home entertainment system. Through proprietary Bose technologies and innovative LIFESTYLE systems design, this elegant and easy-to-use system delivers superior performance for both music and video programming.
Capabilities and Controls The remote control
The advanced radio-frequency remote control provided with the LIFESTYLE system works from almost anywhere inside your home. Simply press any button. There is no need to aim the remote at the media center.
Power and mute
Turns the system on and off. Selects the source last used. Mutes the volume for all connected speakers (main and in other rooms). Mutes or unmutes the volume in the current room.
Source and input selection
Turns the system on and selects the built-in disc player as source. Turns the system on and selects the built-in FM/AM radio tuner set to the station last selected. Switches between FM and AM when the radio is on. Turns the system on and selects an AUX source connected to the media center. Turns the system on and selects the TV connected to the media center as source. When the remote has been set to do so*, turns the TV on and off. When the remote has been set to do so, scrolls the TV inputs to select one. The input that connects to the media center is one choice. Turns the system on and selects a cable box or satellite receiver connected to the media center. When the remote has been set to do so*, turns your cable or satellite box on and off. Turns your system on and selects the VCR connected to the media center as the sound source. When the remote has been set to do so*, turns your VCR on and off.
*You can choose to set the LIFESTYLE remote to control your TV, cable or satellite box, or VCR so it will turn those devices on or off. To do that, refer to Using your LIFESTYLE remote with other components on page 18. Until then, however, simply turn on the TV or component using its power button or remote control. 7
Capabilities and Controls
Menu and program selection English
Enters or exits the Settings menu for the current source. Enters or exits the System menu. Enters or exits the menu of the DVD disc that is currently loaded. Enters the main menu of a cable or satellite box. Displays an electronic TV listings guide (if the TV, cable, or satellite provides that option). Exits the Settings and System menus. Exits electronic TV listings.
Tune the FM/AM radio up or down to the next frequency. Selects the previous or next item in a menu list.
Enters submenus or confirms the selection of a menu item.
Move up, down, left, or right in a menu or screen.
Seek backward or forward to the next strong radio station. Skip to the next or previous TV channel, CD track, DVD chapter, or radio preset.
Raise or lower the volume of the current source. Pressing + unmutes the current source in the current room only, if it was muted. Pressing lowers the volume. Select a DVD chapter, CD track, radio station preset, or TV channel that corresponds to the numbers pressed. Use to make changes to some items in the System and Settings menus, when numbers apply.
Skips to the previous TV channel.* Displays or exits the cable or satellite information window, if available. Pressing and holding this button (until the change is apparent), removes or restores auido track information on the media center display.
Note: All of the buttons shown below, except Shuffle and Repeat, can be used with your VCR or DVR after the remote has been set to control it. Stops the disc player. Note: For DVDs and VCDs only, the system remembers the point where the disc was stopped. Pressing again clears that memory. Pauses the disc player. Starts the disc player. Skip back or forward to the start of a track or chapter. Or, when pressed and held, scans back or forward through the current CD or MP3 disc, or adjusts the speed of the scan. Plays CD tracks in random order. Press Shuffle again to cancel this mode. Repeats a whole CD or track, DVD chapter, or DVD title. Press Repeat again to cancel the repeat mode.
If the remote does not work as you expect
If your system does not respond when you press a button on the remote, it could be time to change batteries. For information on the type of batteries to use and how to change them, refer to Troubleshooting on page 41. In some buildings, you may experience dead spots where the remote control will not operate effectively. If this happens, move the remote a foot or two and try again. Also make sure the cord that connects the power supply to the media center (and contains the remote antenna) is stretched to its full length. If these efforts do not work, move the media center a few feet to a location where it provides a better response. If the batteries are fine and the suggestions concerning dead spots above do not work, you may need an antenna extender. To contact Bose customer service to request one, refer to the address list included with the system.
Capabilities and Controls The media center
The CD/DVD tray and system controls are located under the front panel door of the media center. To the right of that is the display window (Figure 1). An IR signal emitter, located under the CD/DVD tray, enables you to control other components using the LIFESTYLE remote. Avoid blocking the emitter, so its signal will have a clear path to other components or reflective surfaces in the room. Figure 1
7. Set the TV to turn on automatically*, as needed: Move up to the System menu categories and over to Video (Figure 6). From the Video options, select TV Power. Move right into the list of choices and up or down to select one of the two below: -Automatic (for TV models that do not use a European style SCART connector) -Euro Connector (for TV models that use a SCART connector) Press the Enter button. Figure 6
Changing the TV Power
Video TV Power: TV Power Status: TV Aspect Ratio: Widescreen DVDs: Video Connector: Video Black Level: Manual TV Not Detected --Component Normal
The Media Center can turn your TV on automatically whenever you select a video source.
*For the Automatic feature to work effectively with North American TV models, the optional TV sensor must be installed and positioned to detect if the TV is on or off. In Europe, a SCART connector serves this purpose. If you do not use a SCART connector, or the TV sensor is not positioned properly, the automatic feature is not an option. In that case, leave the TV power set to Manual. This means you must turn your TV on using its power button or with the LIFESTYLE remote (when it is set to do so). 8. Notice the TV Power Status: TV Detected means the installed TV sensor is working. TV Not Detected means the TV sensor (if installed) is not positioned properly, or a SCART connector is installed. Press System or Exit to leave the System menu. Note: For information on using the TV sensor, refer to Installing the TV on/off detector in your Installation Guide. To check for positioning of the sensor, refer to The media center on page 10
For cable/satellite control
While you can set the LIFESTYLE remote to control both cable and satellite boxes, you must designate one or the other, not both, in the steps below. The one connected to the CBL-SAT input on your media center is the one you should designate. So when you press the CBL-SAT source button and the On/Off button below it, you are operating that device. You can designate the other under AUX Device. Do this only if the device is connected to the AUX input on the media center, or the AUX input is not being used. Note: For general guidelines on using the LIFESTYLE System menu, refer to Using System Menus on page 29. Follow the process below: Turn on the cable or satellite box, whichever you are setting the remote to control. Turn on the TV and be sure to select the Video input on the TV for the media center. Then, using the LIFESTYLE remote control, press the CBL-SAT source button and follow the steps below: 1. Identify the device: From the Remote Control options in the System menu, select CBL/SAT Device. Move right and select either Cable or Satellite by pressing Enter. 2. Identify the brand: In the menu options on the left, select CBL/SAT Brand. Move to the right and up or down in the alphabetical list to locate your brand. Press Enter to select that brand. 3. Select the device code: From the menu options on the left, select CBL/SAT Device Code. Move right to select the first code. Press the CBL/SAT On/Off button on your LIFESTYLE remote. Press that button again. If the Cable or Satellite box turns off and on again, you have chosen the right code. If it does not turn off, select another code, and press the CBL/SAT On/Off button two more times.* When you have chosen the right code, press the Enter button. Press the System or Exit button to leave the System menu. When you complete these settings, you can use the CBL-SAT On/Off button to turn on your Cable or Satellite source and other LIFESTYLE remote buttons to operate it.
*Some manufacturers use a number of similar device codes. After selecting one, you may find you can turn your Cable or Satellite box on and off, but are unable to change channels or select Play or Pause. In that case, select a different device code that provides more control. 21
For VCR (or DVR) control English
The list of VCR brands and VCR codes include selections for DVRs as well. By following the instructions below, you can set the remote to control one or the other, but not both. If you have both a VCR and a DVR, setting your remote to control the DVR will provide more control options. Whether yours is a standalone DVR or is coupled with the VCR or Cable/Satellite box makes no difference. Note: For general guidelines on using the LIFESTYLE System menu, refer to Using System Menus on page 29. Follow the process below: Turn on your VCR or DVR. Turn on the TV and be sure to select the Video input on the TV for the media center. Then, using the LIFESTYLE remote control, press the VCR source button and follow the steps below. 1. Identify the brand. From the Remote Control options in the System menu, select VCR Brand. Move right into the list of brands and up or down to locate your brand of VCR or DVR. Press Enter to select that brand. 2. Choose a device code: In the menu options on the left, select VCR Device Code. Move right to select the first code. Press the VCR On/Off button on your LIFESTYLE remote. Press this button again. If the VCR or DVR turns off and on again, you have chosen the right code. If the VCR or DVR does not turn off and on, select another code, and press the VCR On/Off button two more times.* When you have chosen the right code, press the Enter button. Press the System or Exit button to leave the System menu. When you complete these settings and select VCR as the source, you can now use the VCR On/Off button and press Play, Pause, or Stop to control your VCR. If you have made the remote settings for a DVR, you can also use the Seek button on the LIFESTYLE remote. On some DVRs, pressing Shuffle and Repeat buttons will allow you to skip backward or forward quickly.
For AUX control
If you have a component connected to the AUX input on your media center, you can set your LIFESTYLE remote to control it, although on and off control is not an option. If you do not have a component connected to AUX, you can still control another device by selecting it from the list of AUX device choices: Changer, Satellite, Cable, DVR, TV or VCR. To exercise this control, you must press the AUX source button first. Note: For general guidelines on using the LIFESTYLE System menu, refer to Using System Menus on page 29.
*Some manufacturers use a number of similar device codes. After selecting one, you may find you can turn your VCR or DVR on and off, but are unable to change channels or select Play or Pause. In that case, select a different device code that provides more control. 22
Follow the process below: Turn on your component. Turn on the TV and be sure to select the Video input on the TV for the media center. Then using the LIFESTYLE remote control, press the AUX source button and continue: 1. Identify the device: From the Remote Control options in the System menu, select AUX Device. Move to the right and up or down in the list to select a component by pressing Enter. 2. Identify the brand: In the menu options on the left, select AUX Brand. Move to the right and up or down in the alphabetical list to locate your brand. Press Enter to select that brand. 3. Select the device code: From the menu options on the left, select AUX Device Code. Move right to select the first code. Press the Play or Channel/Track up button on the LIFESTYLE remote control. If the component responds, press other buttons to make sure important functions on the component also work. If the component does not respond, select a different code and try again. When you have chosen the best code for your component, press the Enter button. Press the System or Exit button to leave the System menu.
Designating one video tuner
If the LIFESTYLE remote controls several video components, you can choose one of them as the primary channel selector. This gets your channel tuning commands to your cable box, even when TV or VCR is selected. You dont need to switch to CBL/SAT to change channels. Note: For general guidelines on using the LIFESTYLE System menu, refer to Making system adjustments on page 29. Make this selection from the Remote Control options in the System menu. In the TV Tuner list, select one of your components. Then press the System or Exit button to leave the menu. Figure 7
Designating the TV as video tuner Remote Control
IR Control: TV Tuner: TV Brand: TV Device Code: VCR Brand:
TV VCR CBL/SAT
Choose the one you want to control.
Changing Source Settings Making adjustments to a particular source
While watching a video or listening to music on your system, you can make quick adjustments that will increase your enjoyment of the program. For example, you may want to hear more or fewer of the system speakers playing, or boost the center channel volume slightly. For this purpose, each source you use with this system has its own Settings menu, with features appropriate to that source. With a little experience, moving about and selecting options in the Settings menu for each source becomes second nature. Just try it and see.
How to see your options
To see the settings, you must first select the source. Then, on the LIFESTYLE remote control, press the Settings button to enter the menu. You can view the Settings menu for each source on your TV screen or, for audio sources only, on the display panel of your media center. If your source is the FM radio tuner, the setting options appear on the media center display (Figure 8). The choices scroll into view as you press the down button on the remote. Figure 8
Settings menu as it appears on the media center display
S U R R O U N D C E N T E R C H A N N E L : + 4
To see the Settings menu on the TV screen as well, turn on the TV and select the TV input for the media center. If the list of elements in a menu is longer than can be seen, a small down or up arrow indicates where to move to see the others.
Settings menu as it appears on the TV screen, with identifying tags
Title bar Source Menu Items Featuresof this source or AM Item name Feature defined
Setting - Option chosen
Navigation cue Which buttons to use
To soften the center-channel presentation, choose a lower setting. To focus it, choose a higher setting.
Description What to do or expect
Note: When the Settings menu appears on the TV screen, any change you make to settings will be visible there, as well as on the media center display.
Changing Source Settings
How to change the settings
In the Settings menu on the media center display or on the TV screen, move around and make changes by using the selection buttons shown. On the display or the screen, the same actions apply: Press the left, right, up or down arrows to get to the option you want. Press Enter or the left arrow to confirm your selection and move back to the features column. Repeat those steps for each change you want to make. Press the Exit button on the remote control to leave the Settings menu. The progression below shows how to change the number of speakers used in FM (Figure 10). A. The FM Settings menu appears on the TV screen with 5 speakers as the default setting. B. Arrow buttons move right and up or down to change the number of speakers playing. C. Enter or left arrows confirm the new setting and move back to the list of tuner attributes. Figure 10
System menu and preview of the audio feature Categories Elements of the system.
Features Submenus under each category
Select DVD Lock to adjust these system options Create/Change Password Confirm Password Lock Unrated Discs Lock Discs Rated Above
Preview screen Inactive dispaly Navigation cue Which remote control buttons to use
Guide Action to take
How to make changes
Making system adjustments in this menu is similar to changing the settings for a source. Move around and make choices by using the selection buttons shown. Move right across the categories to see the preview of the features. Press the down arrow or Enter button to select Audio for changes. Note: When you move into the features display, it changes from preview to an active screen with a slightly different appearance. Press the left, right, up or down arrows to get to the option you want. Press Enter or the left arrow button to confirm your selection and move back to the features column. Repeat those steps for each change you want to make. Press Exit to leave the Settings menu.
Using System Menus Audio options
Press the System button on the LIFESTYLE remote control. Move right to see a preview of audio features. Press the Enter button to move into an active display of submenus. Figure 12
Audio Select Audio to adjust these system options Bass Compensation Treble Compensation Audio Processing Input Levels ADAPTiQ Expansion Protocol
Note: Listening to an audio source while you make these adjustments can be helpful. Some changes will be immediately noticeable and therefore useful in fine tuning your selections. Default Settings; Options
Active Display Item Bass Compensation
0 Normal low-frequency reproduction. -14 to +14 Decreased (-) or increased (+) low-frequency reproduction. (-9 to +6) Range available following ADAPTiQ system calibration. 0 Normal high-frequency reproduction. -14 to +14 Decreased (-) or increased (+) high-frequency reproduction. (-9 to +6) Range available following ADAPTiQ system calibration. Automatic Standard Bose processing applied. User Adjustable Processing options available in Source Settings menus. Normal Standard signal level (loudness). -6, -3, +3, +6 Decreases or increases signal level (adjustable to match the levels of other components). Note: You may want to adjust the inputs of external components so they match the systems internal FM and CD levels.
TV Power Status (not a setting) TV Aspect Ratio Widescreen DVDs Video Connector (See Important Note above.) Video Black Level Video Format Progressive Scan (See Important Note above.)
Using System Menus Media center options
Press the System button on the LIFESTYLE remote control. Move right to see a preview of media center features. Press the Enter button to move into an active display of submenus. Figure 14
Media Center preview
Media Center Select Media Center to adjust these system options Display Brightness Display Language Optical Source Digital Audio Format Widescreen DVDs Tuner Spacing Restore Settings
Active Display Item Display Brightness Display Language
4 Media center display lights with a mid-range brightness. 1 to 7 Darkens or lightens the media center display (7 = brightest). English On-screen display menus appear in the selected language. Dansk, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Nederlands, Svenska None No digital signal received via optical cable. TV, VCR, CBL/SAT, AUX Digital signal received via optical cable for selected source. Original No processing applied for signals sent to rear panel digital audio jacks. PCM Increases digital audio compatibility with other devices. U.S., European Channel spacing for AM/FM radio stations set to selected region standard. No User settings, if any, modify system operation. Yes Overwrites user settings and adjustments with the original settings established at the factory.
Optical Source Digital Audio Format
Tuner Spacing Restore Settings
Using System Menus Remote control options
Press the System button on the LIFESTYLE remote control. Move right to see a preview of remote control features. Press the Enter button to move into an active display of submenus. Figure 15
Remote Control preview
Remote Control Select Remote Control to adjust these system options CBL/SAT Device IR Control CBL/SAT Brand TV Tuner CBL/SAT Device Code TV Brand AUX Device TV Device Code AUX Brand VCR Brand AUX Device Code VCR Device Code
Active Display Item IR Control
Off System does not allow IR control by another remote or does not teach IR commands to a learning remote. Teach System sends out IR commands, in response to the LIFESTYLE remote buttons pressed, to teach another remote to operate the system. On System receives IR commands from another remote that has been taught to operate the system. CBL/SAT Selected device serves as channel tuner for TV and other video devices. TV, VCR Brand name Identifies the TV brand for the LIFESTYLE remote control to operate. Code number Identifies the IR code for the system to send to the TV. Brand name Identifies the VCR or DVR brand for the remote. Code number Identifies the IR code for the system to send to the VCR. Cable Identifies which of two devices for the LIFESTYLE remote control to Satellite operate. Brand name Identifies the cable or satellite box brand for the remote control. Code number Identifies the IR code for the system to send to the cable or satellite box. Changer Identifies which type of device for the LIFESTYLE remote to operate. Satellite, Cable, DVR, TV, VCR Brand name Identifies the AUX device brand for the remote. Code number Identifies the IR code for the system to send to the AUX device. Press the System button on the LIFESTYLE remote control. Move right to see a preview of DVD Lock choices. Press the Enter button to move into an active display of submenus.
Reference Remote control maintenance
Changing the batteries as needed is the only regular maintenance required. However, the switches inside the remote battery case may be changed, as needed. Additional remotes for use in other rooms may need their switches changed, too. For that, refer to Bose link remote switch settings on page 39.
Replacing the remote control batteries
Replace all four batteries when the remote control stops operating or its range seems reduced. Alkaline batteries are recommended. 1. 2. 3. Figure 17
Installing the remote control batteries AAA batteries (4)
+ + + +
Slide open the battery compartment on the back of the remote (Figure 17). Insert four AAA or IEC-LR3 1.5V batteries, or the equivalent, as shown. Match the + and symbols on the batteries with the + and markings inside the compartment. Slide the battery compartment cover back into place.
Battery compartment Battery compartment cover
Changing house code settings
Each LIFESTYLE remote control uses a house code that corresponds to the house code set in the media center, enabling the two to communicate. If another LIFESTYLE system nearby creates a conflict with your system, you can easily set a new house code in your media center and its remote control(s) with steps that follow. Using the remote control: 1. 2. Open the remote control battery cover and locate the miniature switches (Figure 18 on page 38). Move one or more of switches 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the opposite direction from its current setting. Use a paper clip, ball point pen, or similar object.
Note: DO NOT change any other switch settings. Moving other switches may disable your remote control. 3. Replace the battery cover.
Using the media center: 1. 2. Lift the media center door and press the All Off button. Press and hold the Store button. Your current house code will appear in the media center display window in the form of four rectangles, which represent the positions of switches 1 through 4: HOUSE CODE:
Switches 1 - 4 down = (current house code)
While holding the Store button, press any button on the remote control. The media center displays the new house code, which confirms its recognition of the new code: NEW HOUSE CODE:
(Switch 1 up, 2 down, 3 up, and 4 down = (new house code)
Release the Store button. The system remains off. If you have additional remote controls, change the switches to match those of the first remote control by following steps 1-3 above. You do not need to repeat steps 4-8.
Note: To verify your systems house code, press Store while the system is off. The display confirms the settings of switches 1-4. Figure 18
Miniature house code switches on the Main room (A) remote Switches (1-4) As set at the factory: all switches down.
Switch 5 determines what stream or program you hear. For more information on streams, refer to Setting up a second room with sound below. Switches 6-9 represent the room where the remote will be used. In the main room, the remote is set as Room A with all switches down.
For a Bose link remote in another room
Switches 1-4 need to match those switch settings in your main remote. Set switches 5-9 for the room where you will use the Bose link remote.
Setting up a second room with sound
Your LIFESTYLE DVD home entertainment system can direct sound to more than one room at the same time. Whats more, it can even direct sound from two different sound sources (such as CD, AM/FM tuner, TAPE, or AUX) to these rooms through two independent streams. In other rooms with speakers (beyond the main room where the media center is located), you can choose either of these streams from different sources, for true independence. If the system is on in the main room, listeners in other rooms can enjoy the same program playing there or an entirely different program. Capable of supplying up to 14 addiitonal rooms with Bose sound, one LIFESTYLE system can fill your entire living space with music.
Bose link: the key to assured compatibility
One option is using a Bose product you already own, if you want the sound in just one additional room. As a second option that can provide sound throughout your home (or even outside!), the Bose link network connects all the pieces and offers a variety of Bose products of consistent quality for use in the other rooms. These include smaller Bose systems, powered and unpowered speakers and amplifiers, plus the proper cables and adapters to complete your sound network. And by purchasing a Bose link remote control for each additional room, managing your whole-house music system becomes quick and easy. Inside these remotes, one small switch allows you to predetermine which rooms, as a group, will share the main room program stream and which other room or group of rooms will hear the alternate stream. For more versatility, you may prefer using a PERSONAL music center II remote control in your other rooms. Besides providing the ability to switch between program streams without setting switches, this advanced remote provides an LCD screen that shows you what is playing on both steams. So it is very easy to choose one or the other whenever you like. Regardless of which type you choose, with any Bose link remote control you also get detailed instructions on using the network. And a Bose link symbol on the cartons (for the products mentioned above) helps simplify your selections. For more information on your choices, or to purchase additional equipment, contact your local Bose dealer. Or, to reach Bose directly, refer to the address list included with the system.
Bose link remote switch settings
These settings are for use only with remote controls that have switches inside the battery compartment.* Make sure the house code switches (1, 2, 3, and 4) match those on your main remote. For switch 5, determine if you want the room grouped with the main room (A), so it receives the same program heard there. If you do not change switch 5, the room will receive the same program stream as is heard in the main room (A). If you set switch 5 up ( ), the room will receive a different stream than the main room (A).
*For the PERSONAL music center II remote control, the settings above are made in a menu on the display screen. 39
Reference Taking care of your LIFESTYLE system
Caring for your system may include: Cleaning the systems enclosures Cleaning your compact discs and DVDs Replacing the remote control batteries
Cleaning the media center
Use only a soft, dry cloth to clean the outside of the media center. Do not use any solvents, chemicals, or cleaning solutions containing alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives. Do not allow liquids to spill into any openings. Do not use any sprays near the system.
Cleaning the speakers
Clean the surface of your speakers with a soft, damp cloth. You can use an ammonia-free window cleaner on a soft cloth to maintain the finish. Do not use any sprays near the system. Do not use any solvents, chemicals, or cleaning solutions containing alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives. Do not allow liquids to spill into any openings. The speaker grille panels require no special care, although you may vacuum them carefully, if necessary.
Handle discs by their edges to prevent fingerprints and scratches (Figure 19). To remove stains or fingerprints from the surface of a disc, use a soft, lint-free, dry cloth. Wipe in straight movements from the center of the disc to the outside. Do not use any chemical products; they can damage the disc. Do not write on or attach labels to the surface of the disc. To minimize exposure to dust and dirt, replace discs in their cases after use. Store each disc in its case, out of direct sunlight, high temperatures, and humidity. Figure 19
Handling and cleaning a disc
Your LIFESTYLE home theater system is covered by a transferable limited warranty. See your product registration card for details. Please be sure to fill out the information section on the card and mail it to Bose.
Problem System doesnt do anything What to do Make sure the power connector is inserted securely into the media center, the power cord is inserted securely into the Acoustimass module, and the power pack and power cord are fully plugged into operating AC wall outlets. Be sure to press a source button (CD/DVD, AM/FM, etc.) on the LIFESTYLE remote control. Unplug the media center power supply for 60 seconds, then reconnect it. This allows the unit to reset itself after a power surge or power interruption. Increase the volume. Check to see if MUTE is lit on the display. If it is, press the Mute button on the remote control to unmute the sound. Make sure that the power switch on the Acoustimass module is set to ON (I). Make sure that the audio input cable: - connector is firmly seated in the media center Main Speaker jack - multi-pin connector at the other end is firmly seated in the Acoustimass module AUDIO INPUT jack. Check connections between the cube speakers and the module. Turn the media center off for 60 seconds, then on again, to restore communication between the media center and the speakers. Check the connections for any external components. Make sure that you have pressed the correct remote button for the source you want to hear. For CD or DVD play, be sure the disc is placed correctly, label-side up, in the disc tray. Connect the FM and AM antennas. Make sure that the power switch on the Acoustimass module is set to ON (I). Make sure the center speaker cable is connected at both ends. Select 3- or 5-speaker mode. Decrease the Center Channel setting. Select 5-speaker mode. Increase the Surround setting for the source being played. Make sure the video sound source is stereo and surround-encoded, and the component used (TV, VCR, DVR, etc.) is stereo. Decrease the Surround setting for the source being played. Make sure that the left and right front speakers are connected to the front speaker jacks (blue) and the left and right surround speakers are connected to the surround speaker jacks (orange). Check batteries and their polarity (+ and ). Move the remote (or the media center) a few feet to avoid an area of dead spots. Make sure the power cable between the media center and its power source is firmly seated, uncoiled, and extended to its full length. Make sure the remote control and media center house codes match. Install a remote control extender. Change the house code setting to prevent signals from conflicting with another nearby LIFESTYLE system.
Left and right front speaker placement
To best match sound and picture, the left and right front speakers should be placed at the edge of the TV picture (Figure 3). Place each speaker up to 3 feet (1 m) from the edge of the TV screen and line them up with the center of the TV screen. Bose recommends a maximum distance of 3 feet (1 m) from the edge of the TV screen so that the sound does not become too separated from the picture. You may wish to vary this distance based on room conditions and personal preference. The front cables allow the speakers to be placed up to 20 feet (6.1 m) from the Acoustimass module. Rotate the top cube of each speaker array (or the single cube speaker) toward the wall or in another direction to create reflected sound. See the illustration of reflected sound patterns in Figure 4 on page 9. Figure 3
Recommended speaker locations Center Left front Right front
Note: If the center, left, or right front speakers will be in a bookcase unit, be sure to place them at the front edge of the shelf. Placing speakers in an enclosed space can change the tonal quality of the sound.
Cube speaker array placement and reflection rays Left front Center Right front Acoustimass module
Single cube speaker placement and reflection rays Left front Center Right front Acoustimass module
Center speaker placement
The center speaker sound should seem to come directly from the center of the picture. The center speaker cable allows up to 20 feet (6.1 m) distance from the Acoustimass module. 1. 2. Place the center speaker directly above or below the center of the TV screen, or at the closest convenient location. Align the speaker with the front of the TV screen (not pushed to the back of the TV).
Note: If placed on top of the TV, attach the protective rubber feet to the bottom of the center speaker.
Surround speaker placement English
The rear surround speakers create an area of sound around the listener. Place them in the back half of your room. Direct both cubes of the speaker array (or your single cube speaker) away from the listeners so that they cannot pinpoint the exact location of the sound source. The surround cables allow up to 50 feet (15.2 m) distance from the Acoustimass module. 1. 2. Place the speakers at ear height (when seated) or higher, if possible. Adjust the rear surround speakers to reflect sound off one or more surfaces.
The longer the path from the speaker to your ear, the better. Do not direct the sound straight at the listener. Note: Bose offers a variety of speaker mounting accessories, including stands and wall brackets. For further information, or to purchase accessories, contact your local Bose dealer or visit www.bose.com. To contact Bose, refer to the address sheet included with your system.
Acoustimass module placement
Note: If the serial number on the bottom of the Acoustimass module is not already printed on your Product Registration card, now is a good time to record it there and in the space provided on page 3 of this guide. Follow these guidelines to select a location for the Acoustimass module: Place the Acoustimass module along the same wall as the TV, or at the same end of the room as the front speakers (refer to Figure 4). Note: To avoid interference with the TV picture, place the Acoustimass module at least 18 inches (45 cm) from the TV. Move it further if you still notice interference. Place the Acoustimass module so that the grille with the Bose logo faces the room or is perpendicular to the wall. This prevents blocking the sound output or creating too much bass. For best bass performance, DO NOT place the Acoustimass module at equal distances from any two walls or centered between the floor and ceiling. For convenience, you may want to slide the Acoustimass module under a table or behind a cabinet. However, DO NOT allow furniture or drapes to block its ventilation openings. CAUTION: DO NOT BLOCK the slots on the end the module, which provide ventilation for the built-in electronic circuitry. Place the Acoustimass module within reach of the audio input cable, speaker cables, and an AC power (mains) outlet.
Put any side of the Acoustimass module on the floor. DO NOT stand it on either end (Figure 6).
Right and wrong placements for the Acoustimass module
BEST For best ventilation, stand it on the narrow side with the connectors facing the floor.
DO NOT stand the module on its slightly curved back end, which can cause it to tip over. DO NOT stand the module on its front grille end. The weight of the module can damage the grille.
ALTERNATE Or, place it on one of the two broad sides.
Once you have selected a position for the module, place the four self-adhesive rubber feet near the corners of the bottom surface. The rubber feet provide increased stability and protection from scratches. CAUTION: The magnetic field from the Acoustimass module is not a short-term risk to your video tapes, audio tapes, and other magnetic media. However, you should not store tapes directly on or near the Acoustimass module.
Placing your media center
Note: If the serial number on the bottom of the media center is not already printed on your Product Registration card, now is a good time to record it there and in the space provided on page 3 of this guide. Note: Sending in the product registration card, included with your system, is very important if you want to receive software updates. Be sure to fill out the card and mail it to Bose. Select a location for the media center, keeping in mind the following guidelines: Do not block the front of the media center. Allow enough room to lift up the front cover and open the CD/DVD tray. Also, be sure you have a clear view of the display window on the front of the media center (Figure 7). Place the media center close enough to other sound sources (TV and VCR) to allow for easy cable connections. If you need additional audio or video cables to connect your components, see your dealer or call Bose customer service. Refer to the Bose address list included with your system. Place the media center within 30 feet (9.1 m) of the Acoustimass module (the length of the audio input cable). Note: For convenience, until your system is completely installed, you may wish to place the media center where you have easy access to its rear connection panel.
Front features of the media center Front door Make sure you have enough room to lift this door. Display window Make sure you can see this information while using your system.
Disc tray Make sure nothing blocks this CD/DVD tray as it slides open.
The IR Emitter, which enables certain remote control operation, is located here.
Connecting the speakers to the Acoustimass module
CAUTION: Before you make any connections, be sure that the media center, the Acoustimass module, and any additional equipment are not connected to AC power. Your system may have Jewel Cube speakers (image A on the left), which use a plug-in cable connect, or cube array or single cube speakers (images B and C respectively,) which use a two-wire cable. LIFESTYLE DVD systems include five speakers.
Connecting the plug-in cable to Jewel Cube speakers
Note: If your system has cube or cube array speakers, follow the instructions in Making the two-wire connections for cube or cube array speakers on page 13. The positive and negative wires of the plug-in cable are properly oriented for polarity and the plug is designed to fit only one way into the jack. 1. Match the correct cable to the corresponding speaker location: Front speaker cables have blue RCA connectors on one end and speaker plugs at the other end with L (left), R (right), or C (center) markings. Surround speaker cables have orange RCA connectors at one end and speaker plugs at the other end with L (left) or R (right) markings.
2. Insert the speaker plug of each cable fully into the jack on the rear of one of the five speakers. The raised part on the plug slips into a notch at the top of the jack.
Making the plug-in cable connection
Connect the RCA connector at the other end of each cable to the corresponding jack on the Acoustimass module (Figure 10 on page 14). Blue connectors go into the matching left front, center, and right front jacks. Orange connectors go into the matching left surround and right surround jacks.
Making the two-wire connections for cube or cube array speakers
Note: The surround speaker cables are joined together for your convenience, providing an easy-to-use cable for connecting the surround speakers. To run the cables in different directions from the Acoustimass module, simply pull apart the cables as needed. Note: To lengthen the speaker cables, use heavy-duty RCA extension cables, or splice in 18gauge or thicker cord (connecting + to + and to ). To purchase extension cables, see your dealer or electronics store, or call Bose customer service. Refer to the Bose address list included with your system. In Figure 9, the wire marked with a red collar is positive (+) and the plain one is negative (). These wires match the positive (red) and negative (black) terminals on the back of each speaker. 1. Match the correct cable to the corresponding speaker location. Front speaker cables have blue connectors at one end, with L (left), R (right), or C (center) molded into the connectors. A red collar on each + wire is labeled LEFT, RIGHT, or CENTER. Surround speaker cables have orange connectors at one end, with L (left) or R (right) molded into the connectors. A red collar on each + wire is labeled LEFT or RIGHT.
System Installation Connecting your TV to the system
The instructions below show basic connections to the media center and TV. This simple set of connections will allow you to use your system quickly. Later in this guide you will find other options for connecting additional components to your system.
Making the audio connection
Using the supplied stereo audio cable, connect the left (L) and right (R) audio outputs on the rear panel of your TV to the Audio IN TV L and R on the media center rear panel (Figure 12). If the TV has both fixed (FIX) and variable (VAR) outputs, use the ones for fixed output. If the setup menu for your TV allows, select Fixed in that menu. If you have a digital TV, you may connect a digital audio cable as well. This may either be a single coaxial cable with RCA connectors on each end, or an optical cable, which has a unique snap fit connector on each end. Note: It is important to provide the analog connection along with the digital, to prevent a loss of sound caused by any temporary degradation of the digital signal. Note: On the TV, be sure to notice which Video IN jack is used. In the example below, the media center Video OUT is connected to the VIDEO 1 input on the TV. In this case, use your TV remote control to select VIDEO 1 to view DVDs and see LIFESTYLE system menus. Figure 13
Composite video connection
Cable TV, Satellite, or Antenna cable Component video connections are explained later in this guide
The connection panel on your TV may look different. It may have fewer Video IN connections
This audio connection allows your TV to send sound to your LIFESTYLE system
This video connection allows you to view DVDs and see system menus
Making a video connection English
On your Media Center, connect the Composite Video Out to a Video In connection on your TV. See Figure 13. Use a single cable with a yellow RCA connector on each end. Remember the connection you used on your TV, such as VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 3, because that is the video input you must select, using your TV remote, to see a DVD picture or LIFESTYLE system menus on your TV.
Selecting the proper TV video input
To view the DVDs and LIFESTYLE system menus on your TV, you will need to select the input which connects the media center to the TV. Until your LIFESTYLE remote control has been taught to control your TV, use the TV remote control. With the TV remote control, press the TV input button. It may be called TV/VIDEO, Source, or Input. You may have to press it more than once, depending on which numbered connection you used. Note: Refer to the Controlling External Sources section in your Operating Guide for information on how to set the LIFESTYLE remote to control the TV.
Turning off the speakers in your TV
When you listen to TV sound through your LIFESTYLE system, the speakers in your TV should be turned off or set to their lowest volume. To turn their sound off: 1. 2. 3. 4. Use the TV on-screen setting (not to be confused with the LIFESTYLE system menu or settings menu). Select Internal Speakers: Off (the wording for your TV may vary slightly). If you have a choice between Variable and Fixed, choose Fixed. Refer to your TV owners guide for more detailed instructions.
System Installation Connecting the system to power
Note: Bose recommends using a quality surge suppressor on all electronics equipment. Voltage variations and spikes can damage electronic components in any system. A quality suppressor can eliminate the vast majority of failures attributed to surges and may be purchased at electronics stores. Connect the two AC power (mains) cords in the following order: 1. 2. 3. Figure 14
Power connection for the Acoustimass module
C R R L FRONT SURROUND OUTPUTS TO CUBE SPEAKERS
Plug the small end of the Acoustimass module power cord into the AC power jack on the connector panel of the Acoustimass module (Figure 14). Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC (mains) outlet. Turn the Acoustimass module POWER switch to on.
Acoustimass module connector panel Power switch | = ON O = OFF
Note: For dual voltage units (sold in certain areas), make sure the voltage setting on the bottom of the media center power supply matches the local power rating (Figure 15). Check with local electrical authorities if you are not sure of the appropriate power rating.
POWE R 100-120/200-240V AC 50/60 Hz 350W MAX.
4. If you have not plugged the small round connector of the media center power supply cable into the DC POWER jack on the media center connection panel, do so now (Figure 15). Insert the power supply cord connector into the power supply and plug the cord into an AC (mains) outlet.
Power connection for the media center
Media center power supply Be sure the power supply cord is fully extended; it serves as the remote control antenna.
DC power jack
Media center connection panel
Installing the remote control batteries
Slide the battery compartment cover off of the back of the remote. Find the polarity markings (+ and ) inside the compartment and install the four batteries accordingly (Figure 16). Slide the cover back on the remote and snap it closed. Note: Do not change the settings of the factory-preset miniature switches. See your Operating Guide for information on how to prevent conflicts with other LIFESTYLE systems. Figure 16
Remote control battery installation Four (4) AAA (IEC-LR3) batteries
Battery compartment cover
Replace all four batteries when the remote control stops operating or its range seems reduced. Alkaline batteries are recommended. Your remote control will need to be taught to control external components of your home theater, including your TV. See your Operating Guide for details.
System Installation Finishing the basic installation
Your system comes with two compact discs. Figure 17
Setup discs and AdaptiQ audio calibration system Setup Disc 1 Setup Disc 2 ADAPTiQ audio calibration system
ADAPTiQ calibration headset
Setup Disc 1 provides information about your system and verifies that your speakers are connected correctly. Setup Disc 2 leads you through the ADAPTiQ audio calibration process, which tailors the sound of your LIFESTYLE system and your speaker placement to the acoustics of your listening area. The special headset, designed to be worn above your ears, enables you to take acoustic measurements during the process. Put it on only when Disc 2 indicates. Play both discs when everything is in place and you have made all of the connections. Allow approximately 20 minutes to complete the process. You may want to do it when the acoustic measurements will not disturb anyone. Note: The 220-240V LIFESTYLE 18 Series II system includes Disc 1 only. Owners of that system do not need to follow the instructions for Disc 2 below.
Using the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system 1. Use the TV remote to turn on your television.
2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Figure 18
Using the AdaptiQ calibration headset
Select the video input connected to the LIFESTYLE system media center. Lift up the media center front cover and press the Open/Close button. Insert Setup Disc 1 into the tray (label side up) and press the Open/Close button again. On the remote control, press the CD/DVD button. As the disc begins to play, listen carefully and follow the instructions. You will be instructed when to play Disc 2. When Disc 2 indicates, connect the ADAPTiQ calibration headset to the AUX jacks on the connection panel of the media center as shown below.
Put on the headset so it rests above your ears for the greatest comfort during the ADAPTiQ audio calibration process. Disc 2 will explain the procedure you are to follow.
Save the headset for possible future use When you have played both discs and followed their instructions, the installation of your LIFESTYLE DVD system is complete and its performance is tailored to the placement of your system and your listening area. You may want to customize your system again if you move it to another room or significantly change the arrangement of the room by relocating furniture, the speakers, or the Acoustimass module. You can repeat the steps in Finishing the basic installation on page 21 at any time. Keep the headset and discs together in their original carton and store them in a safe location.
System Installation Installing the TV on/off sensor
The TV on/off sensor enables the system to automatically switch the TV on, as needed, when another video source (DVD, cable/satellite box, etc.) is selected. If you choose not to use the sensor, you need to turn on your TV separately. See Figure 19. Note: The TV on/off sensor is not included on LIFESTYLE systems that use SCART connectors. With larger TVs you may want a second person to help as you follow the steps below: 1. 2. 3. Plug the sensor cord connector into the TV SENSOR jack on the media center. Temporarily position the TV on/off sensor on the back of your TV as shown in Figure 19. Test the sensor and enable the feature. See Programming your LIFESTYLE system remote to control your TV in your Operating Guide. A. Turn the TV on. Press the System button on the LIFESTYLE system remote. Access Video/TV power status. B. As one person moves the sensor near the rear vent area of the TV, another person observes when TV Power Status changes from TV not detected to TV ON. C. In the menu navigate to TV Power (directly above TV Power Status). Change this from Manual to Automatic. D. You will need to select the TV brand and device code, as explained in the guide. Note: DO NOT use the mounting strip to permanently mount the sensor until you have tested and enabled this automatic feature as explained in the Operating Guide. Figure 19
TV on/off sensor installed on your TV Rear of TV TV on/off sensor Mounting strip for attaching the sensor
TV sensor jack
Note: For a projection TV, the bottom rear of the enclosure is the best location for mounting the sensor. Front projectors that use a separate screen may need to be turned on and off manually.
Reference Using alternate video connections
This section shows you how to set up your home theater system to incorporate additional components, such as VCRs and Cable/Satellite boxes. It also explains different ways to make the connections. Make audio connections from components to the media center. There are three different types of audio connections: the analog (L and R) connection you are probably familiar with, and two types of digital connections, either a coaxial digital (single cable with RCA connectors at each end), or an optical connection. See Using digital audio connections on page 30. A composite and an S-Video connection or a single component connection can be made from the media center to the TV. Your choice of connection will depend on your preference and the type of jacks provided on your TV. Explanations and diagrams on the following pages show variations that you may use in your home theater setup. Connect other video devices directly to the TV. The remaining video connections go directly to the TV (assuming it has multiple connection jacks on its back panel). Composite video This is a standard video input on televisions. To make this connection, use the supplied Video cable (with yellow connectors) to go from the Composite Video OUT on the media center and to a video input jack on your TV. Be sure to note which jack you use on the TV. S-Video An S-Video input jack, provided on many TVs, delivers higher picture quality than composite video output. To make this connection, use the S-Video cable included with your system to connect the S-Video OUT jack on the media center and to the S-Video input on your TV. Component video If your want to use the systems progressive scan feature and your TV has component jacks, you will need to use one of the two Component video adapters provided with your system (Figure 20). This adapter takes three separate video signals (Y, Pr, and Pb) from the media center and makes them available on standard video jacks. The adapter uses both Video out jacks on the media center, so you can only make one component connection to the TV. Video-grade cables from these jacks are not supplied and you will need to purchase them separately. Note: For more information, or to purchase the video cables, contact your local electronics store or authorized Bose dealer. Figure 20
The Bose component video adapter Media center
S-VIDEO OUTPUT COMPOSITE VIDEO OUTPUT
Component video adapter
TV Component video jacks Y (Green) Pr (Red) Pb (Blue)
To make Component video connections: Plug the two-connector end of the adapter into the S-Video and Composite OUT jacks on the media center. Connect the other end of the adapter to video-grade cables. Connect the free ends of the video cable to the Y, Pb, and Pr jacks on your TV, matching the colors on the adapter appropriately. Note: You need to turn on the progressive scan feature using the display on your media center. To do this, see "Making it all work smoothly in your Operating Guide." You will also need to set your TV for progressive scan. Follow the instructions that came with the TV.
Reference Connecting your VCR to the system
The rear panel of the media center provides audio and video connections for your VCR. Note: If you have already used the video and audio cables supplied with your LIFESTYLE system, or your VCR does not provide any, you need to purchase additional cables. Contact your local electronics store or authorized Bose dealer. Most VCRs have a Composite video output, which is the type of connection explained below. Follow these steps to make the VCR connections: 1. 2. Using audio cables, connect the left (L) and right (R) audio outputs on your VCR to the L and R VCR Audio IN jacks on the media center rear panel. Using a video cable, connect the VCR (Video OUT) to the media center (Composite Video IN). Then use another cable to connect the media center (Composite Video OUT) to the TV. Cable TV, satellite, or antenna cable TV
The media center may also be connected to a different input on the TV using an S-Video cable.
You can use an S-Video cable to connect the media center (Video OUT) to your TV, for higher DVD picture quality. The composite connection made in Step 2 above will pass the VCR video to the TV. Remember to select the proper TV input when you change from watching video tapes to DVDs and vice versa. If your media center is connected to the TV using the Component video adapter, you cannot connect a VCR to the media center. Connect it directly to another input on the TV and select that input on the TV to watch videotapes.
Reference Connecting your cable/satellite box to the system
There are various ways to make the cable/satellite connections: 1. Connect cable/satellite L & R Audio OUT to the L & R Audio IN jacks on the media center. If the cable/satellite box has a DIGITAL Audio OUT jack, connect it to the CBL/SAT DIGITAL Audio IN jack on the media center. 2. If the cable/satellite box has an S-VIDEO OUT jack, connect it to the S-VIDEO IN jack on the media center. Use another S-VIDEO cable to connect the S-VIDEO OUT jack on the media center to an S-VIDEO jack on the TV. If the cable satellite box has only a composite VIDEO OUT jack, connect that to the composite VIDEO IN jack on the media center. Connect a VCR to this system as follows: 1. 2. If your cable satellite box has an additional set of Audio and VIDEO OUT jacks connect them to the corresponding Audio and VIDEO IN jacks on your VCR. Connect the VCR to the VIDEO IN jack on the media center. If that jack is unavailable, connect the VCR directly to the TV.
In Figure 22, select Input 2 on your TV to watch cable/satellite programs. Select the CBL/SAT sound source. This input will also provide better video quality when watching DVDs. To watch videotapes, select Input 1 on your TV (or the TV input to which you directly connected the VCR) and select the VCR sound source. Note: Additional cables may be purchased at an electronics store or authorized Bose dealer. Figure 22
Set top box and VCR
Cable TV, satellite, or antenna cable
If the CBL/SAT box has only a composite VIDEO OUT jack, connect that to the composite VIDEO IN jack on the media center.Connect the VCR composite VIDEO OUT directly to the TV.
Using Component video connections
Follow the connection diagram in Figure 23 to achieve the best video quality for DVD and cable/satellite viewing, while adding a VCR to your home theater. Refer to Component video on page 24, if necessary. To watch DVDs and see LIFESTYLE system menus, select the VIDEO 4 input on your TV, or, if your cable/satellite box has component jacks, connect them as shown in the diagram and select VIDEO 4 on your TV. Select CBL/SAT on your LIFESTYLE system remote. Connect the VCR (VIDEO OUT) to an available VIDEO IN jack on your TV. Select that TV input. Connect the VCR (Audio L and R OUT) to the TV Audio IN jacks on the media center and select the TV source on your LIFESTYLE system remote. Figure 23
Component video connection
Note: To make the connections shown in the diagram below, you will need additional cables.
Note: Two comonent video adapters are provided.
Connecting a game console English
Connect a game console directly to an available TV input. To play, select that TV input and select TV audio on your LIFESTYLE system remote. See Figure 24. Figure 24
Connecting a game console
Reference Connecting other components
Use standard RCA audio cables, matching the white (or black) connector to the L (left) channel and the red connector to the R (right) channel. See Figure 25. If the component is mono, use a Y adapter to connect it to the media center. Appropriate cables and adapters are available at most electronic stores. If the component has a digital output use the corresponding digital input beneath the set of analog (L and R) inputs. You could also use an optical connection, if the component has one. See Figure 27. You must identify the optical source using the System/Media Center/Optical Source menu.
Connecting record/playback equipment
The rear panel of the media center provides input (AUX) jacks for listening to and output (Audio OUT) jacks for recording to a cassette tape deck. Figure 25
Record/playback connections Media center connector panel
For recording to tape Record/playback component
For listening to tape
Connecting other playback equipment
Other playback components such as an audio CD changer can be connected to the AUX or other unused inputs on the rear panel of the media center.
AUX input connections
Media center connector panel
CD changer or other playback equipment
Using digital audio connections
If your TV, VCR, tape deck, or AUX component has digital audio output jacks, you may connect them to the media center. In addition to the digital connection, be sure to connect L and R stereo outputs from the component to the media center. This will provide uninterrupted audio. See Figure 27. For a digital connection, use a 75 cable with RCA connectors (such as a video cable). For an optical digital connection, insert an optical digital cable into the Optical IN on the media center rear panel. Use the Optical OUT jacks on the media center rear panel if you plan to make a digital recording from that component. Note: Before you can listen to a source through the OPTICAL input, you need to assign the OPTICAL connection to that source: TV, VCR, CBL/SAT or AUX. See your operating guide for instructions on using the system menus. Figure 27
Digital audio and other media center panel connections. Antenna extender IR emitter Serial data Optical audio connections Digital audio connections Data port
Reference Other jacks on the media center panel
English Connecting an optional antenna extender
If your remote control does not communicate with the media center, the batteries may need replacement or it may be out of transmission range. To extend the range, plug an antenna extender, which may be purchased at an authorized Bose dealer, into its connection on the media center. See Figure 27 on page 30.
Connecting the optional IR emitter cable
The IR (infrared) emitter cable is designed for optional use when a particular component does not respond to LIFESTYLE system remote control commands. That is, the component is connected to the media center, but placed where it cannot receive the IR signals from the media center. The IR emitter can be placed next to one component only. See Figure 27 on page 30. To use the emitter: 1. 2. Insert the 3.5 mm plug into the IR EMITTER jack on the media center panel. Place the flat side of the other end of the cable near the unresponsive component so that the remote control signals reach that component.
Note: Refer to Controlling external sources in your LIFESTYLE system Operating Guide for details on how to program the LIFESTYLE system remote so that it works with your other component. 3. 4. Confirm that IR signals now work to control that component. Move the emitter around, as necessary, to find the best position. Use the double-sided tape enclosed with the emitter to affix it in the proper position.
Note: If you have questions, or need to obtain a replacement emitter, contact Bose customer service. Refer to the Bose address list included with your system.
Data port for system backups
Some systems will have a data port for future use. See Figure 27.
Serial data jack
This jack is for factory and service use only.
Reference Expanding your system to other rooms
Your media center provides two audio output jacks. One sends audio to the speakers connected to the media center in the main room. The other jack, labeled BoseLink Speakers, connects other speakers in other rooms. Special Bose link cables are available for that connection. The cable allows you to take advantage of an advanced system capability. You can send separate programs from two separate sources to different rooms throughout your house.even outdoors. The Bose link network can incorporate a variety of Bose speakers and systems, using available Bose custom cables and adapters. See "Setting up a second room with sound" in your Operating Guide.
How to decide what to add
One option is using a Bose product you already own, if you want sound reproduced in just one additional room. To adapt legacy (pre-existing) Bose products for this purpose, you need to know: Powered Acoustimass 5 or Acoustimass 20 speakers require a variable RCA to DIN cable. Lifestyle stereo amplifier, Model SA-2 or SA-3, for use with passive Bose speakers, restricts to one pair the number of speakers you can add. Any Wave radio or other existing Bose stereo system requires use of a variable cable adapter. To properly connect and control additional speakers, you need: Another LIFESTYLE system remote control to adjust the volume and turn the additional set of speakers on and off. Appropriate LIFESTYLE system cables to connect the added speaker system. For further information, or to purchase compatible equipment, see your Bose authorized dealer. Or, to contact Bose directly, refer to the address list provided with the system.
How you make it all work together
Connect a Bose link speaker cable from the Bose link jack on the media center to the audio input of the additional equipment (Figure 28). Figure 28
Media center output connection for Bose link speakers
Note: You may need to change the Expansion Protocol setting for the additional speakers. Before using them, refer to instructions in your Operating Guide.
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