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Old 01-23-2010, 06:23 PM   #31  
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Bose does a good job of marketing inferior products to people who don't know any better. You can take the money you spent on any Bose system and put together a system that simple rapes it in features and performance. No question about that. And if you want BD, you're still left with 2 pieces of equipment, which strangely equals the number of pieces in one of the other superior setups.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:14 PM   #32  
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and dude, i've seen some of your other posts. you clearly have a bug up your ass about bose. why not share the horror story, c'mon get it off your chest.

so if you have built yourself a theater, it's off topic to comment on people's living room rigs. the word "home" is half of home theater. bose does a great job bringing theater-like sound to the living room while maintaining a small, attractive footprint. not sure if that can be argued...

yes i have a porsche with the bose surround in it and no i don't think the 1800 i paid for the v30 is expensive. so what would be my beef? that i live in a city and can't build a darkroom? maybe, but that doesn't make me wanna bash your cheap projector...
Since you be clearly on the bose bandwagon, that be your choice. Been there, done that. And sorry to disappoint you, no horror stories. Bose, in me simple opinion, are over hyped and overpriced and deliver subpar quality compared to systems that cost less, and do deliver more. Opened me ears years ago when me swapped out a couple of bose 301's for a set of JBL 4406 studio monitors. Both bookshelf speakers,,,but the comparison ended there. And also any respect me had for bose. The current "Lifestyle" setup that bose offers is nothing but an uber expensive HTIB, with less features (and sound quality) than an Onkyo $450 6200 system. You just go on enjoying the name, those of us that enjoy quality, well, we have plenty of options. And we'll save some money.
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i disagree after owning onkyo, energy, polk, & sony stuff and comparing my setup to yamaha 7.1 wares owned by friends. the others are bulky, overbearring, (the onkyo was actually too soft until 70/100 volume was reached - then it was offensive) and make those dudes' living rooms look like the electronics department at sears - real classy. I'm happier with the Bose. not really because it sounds any better ( i liked the sony receiver into energy speakers better than the v30), but because when all things considered, it's better for me. it's what i want. I like the look, i like the sound, and i don't think the price is "outrageous" as others do.

I really think the price is what drives the bose bashing today. a few hundred dollars doesn't matter to bose customers. just deal with it. you're not "saving" anybody. we have some money to spare, that's why we're looking at bose, or bang & olufsen or whatever. it doesn't bother us. if we were stretching our savings to get the most bang for our buck, we'd agree with every word you're saying. we pay the extra money to get the tight integration into our living spaces, already filled with shit just like bose. it's a matching thing. the larger picture is what we're looking at, not just the sound quality. even the best audio gear out there looks terrible to us. we'd never put it in our homes, separate darkroom notwithstanding. and maybe that's the point you're all after...


so that's respectable to consider yourselves audiophiles, but to totally discredit a balance between lifestyle and audio / home theater enjoyment is foolish, because bose is very popular due to striking that balance. people still like their shit despite the best efforts of the bashers. and really, marketing is everywhere about everything. as mentioned above, bose targets a certain demographic. again, WE'RE NOT INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU WOULD DO WITH OUR MONEY.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:49 AM   #34  
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i disagree after owning onkyo, energy, polk, & sony stuff and comparing my setup to yamaha 7.1 wares owned by friends. the others are bulky, overbearring, (the onkyo was actually too soft until 70/100 volume was reached - then it was offensive) and make those dudes' living rooms look like the electronics department at sears - real classy. I'm happier with the Bose. not really because it sounds any better ( i liked the sony receiver into energy speakers better than the v30), but because when all things considered, it's better for me. it's what i want. I like the look, i like the sound, and i don't think the price is "outrageous" as others do.

I really think the price is what drives the bose bashing today. a few hundred dollars doesn't matter to bose customers. just deal with it. you're not "saving" anybody. we have some money to spare, that's why we're looking at bose, or bang & olufsen or whatever. it doesn't bother us. if we were stretching our savings to get the most bang for our buck, we'd agree with every word you're saying. we pay the extra money to get the tight integration into our living spaces, already filled with shit just like bose. it's a matching thing. the larger picture is what we're looking at, not just the sound quality. even the best audio gear out there looks terrible to us. we'd never put it in our homes, separate darkroom notwithstanding. and maybe that's the point you're all after...


so that's respectable to consider yourselves audiophiles, but to totally discredit a balance between lifestyle and audio / home theater enjoyment is foolish, because bose is very popular due to striking that balance. people still like their shit despite the best efforts of the bashers. and really, marketing is everywhere about everything. as mentioned above, bose targets a certain demographic. again, WE'RE NOT INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU WOULD DO WITH OUR MONEY.
Yes Bose does target the misinformed and those with a tin ear who don't know any better. Face it, they are inferior products when compared with just about anything regardless of price.

Cheap drivers and components, pseudo sound and not being able to play the highs, lows and totally dropping out some middle frequencies does not make for quality equipment although their marketing would make you believe it is a uber high quality piece of equipment. It just ain't so and never will be no matter how many praise it's performance/benefits. It has been proven, time and time again, both in the lab and in the field that Bose lacks what it takes. Haven't you even wondered why they don't publish the specs for speakers and such? If they did, and consumers were allowed to compare their products against other brands, no one would ever buy that inferior stuff.

Very similar to white van systems...
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Very similar to white van systems...
Good one. The fact that it's true makes it even funnier.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:32 AM   #36  
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i disagree after owning onkyo, energy, polk, & sony stuff and comparing my setup to yamaha 7.1 wares owned by friends. the others are bulky, overbearring, (the onkyo was actually too soft until 70/100 volume was reached - then it was offensive) and make those dudes' living rooms look like the electronics department at sears - real classy. I'm happier with the Bose. not really because it sounds any better ( i liked the sony receiver into energy speakers better than the v30), but because when all things considered, it's better for me. it's what i want. I like the look, i like the sound, and i don't think the price is "outrageous" as others do.

I really think the price is what drives the bose bashing today. a few hundred dollars doesn't matter to bose customers. just deal with it. you're not "saving" anybody. we have some money to spare, that's why we're looking at bose, or bang & olufsen or whatever. it doesn't bother us. if we were stretching our savings to get the most bang for our buck, we'd agree with every word you're saying. we pay the extra money to get the tight integration into our living spaces, already filled with shit just like bose. it's a matching thing. the larger picture is what we're looking at, not just the sound quality. even the best audio gear out there looks terrible to us. we'd never put it in our homes, separate darkroom notwithstanding. and maybe that's the point you're all after...


so that's respectable to consider yourselves audiophiles, but to totally discredit a balance between lifestyle and audio / home theater enjoyment is foolish, because bose is very popular due to striking that balance. people still like their shit despite the best efforts of the bashers. and really, marketing is everywhere about everything. as mentioned above, bose targets a certain demographic. again, WE'RE NOT INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU WOULD DO WITH OUR MONEY.
Never said me was gonna spend yer money. Just said bose are crap. If you wish to spend your money on bose because they cost more,,and in your opine, look better, by all means go for it. Vanity never was me big suit. You just go on telling yourself that since they cost more, they must be better. PT Barnum loves your kind.
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Never said me was gonna spend yer money. Just said bose are crap. If you wish to spend your money on bose because they cost more,,and in your opine, look better, by all means go for it. Vanity never was me big suit. You just go on telling yourself that since they cost more, they must be better. PT Barnum loves your kind.
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:11 PM   #38  
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Landtof...you said, "I really think the price is what drives the bose bashing today. a few hundred dollars doesn't matter to bose customers. just deal with it".

If a few hundred dollars doesn't matter to you, please send some my way...I am looking to buy some real speakers.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:30 PM   #39  
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Ok, Call me a fool, but I also have a Bose Lifestyle 27. Am I also, done for, as far as using HDMI?
Have a heart guys, Im a woman and 60 years old. I grew up when all you did was plug in your TV!! There was only three channels to watch!!
Im going nuts trying to figure out all this HDMI, DVD, DVI, DVI-D, and on and on!!!
Im looking at my PC, My HDMI TV, My Roku, My Bose Lifestyle, and wondering,
how the hell Im going to hook all this crap up so it works the best it can.
I need simple talk, and easy setup.
Please dont bash my Bose......Im not in the mood!!
Can any of you Talented young men talk a lady thru this??
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Ok, Call me a fool, but I also have a Bose Lifestyle 27. Am I also, done for, as far as using HDMI?
Have a heart guys, Im a woman and 60 years old. I grew up when all you did was plug in your TV!! There was only three channels to watch!!
Im going nuts trying to figure out all this HDMI, DVD, DVI, DVI-D, and on and on!!!
Im looking at my PC, My HDMI TV, My Roku, My Bose Lifestyle, and wondering,
how the hell Im going to hook all this crap up so it works the best it can.
I need simple talk, and easy setup.
Please dont bash my Bose......Im not in the mood!!
Can any of you Talented young men talk a lady thru this??
Welcome to the forum Blues. If you would take a few minutes and list the model numbers of everything - TV on down,,more than a few of these good chaps be willing to offer advice.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:43 PM   #41  
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:57 PM   #42  
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Thanks Chrism87....

I did all the above and it seems to work.

The Bose display still shows PCM 2.0, but all the speakers apparently work when the movie is playing (the movie display shows DTS5.1, but that's just on the TV). BUT, if I use the BD "set up your system" portion of the WallE disk, the speaker test shows only to two front (left and right) speakers working. No sound comes out of any other speaker. But when the movie itself is playing, all the speakers seem to work.

Confusing!

The Bose system SHOULD show Dolby 5.1 since it can decode it....why it's showing PCM2.0 is beyond me. I'll be calling Bose technical support tomorrow to see if I'm missing something.

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What you should do is go to the PS3 video settings and check the bd/dvd audio out put,(hdmi) and select the bit stream option, run the audio output settings (in the sound settings ), select Hdmi and the automatic, at the method for setting the output format screen.
play your dvd or blue ray and you could see at the v30 screen switch to Dolby 5.1

What happens is when you use PCM 2. The bose receives a 2 channel audio instead of the 5.1 an makes a conversion to the 5 channels, the Ps3 should send the 5.1 signal to fully enjoy the movie, hope this works for you like it worked for me.
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Ok, Call me a fool, but I also have a Bose Lifestyle 27. Am I also, done for, as far as using HDMI?
Have a heart guys, Im a woman and 60 years old. I grew up when all you did was plug in your TV!! There was only three channels to watch!!
Im going nuts trying to figure out all this HDMI, DVD, DVI, DVI-D, and on and on!!!
Im looking at my PC, My HDMI TV, My Roku, My Bose Lifestyle, and wondering,
how the hell Im going to hook all this crap up so it works the best it can.
I need simple talk, and easy setup.
Please dont bash my Bose......Im not in the mood!!
Can any of you Talented young men talk a lady thru this??
Hdmi is the way to go; Iím using a lifstile V30. It has 2 Hdmi imputs I use one for my Ps3 and the other one for may cable box, for the bose to work properly is necessary to check the settings in everything you plug in to it, most of the time this is the only tweaking you need once you have the right settings the system
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