Bose Lifestyle V20 - no video out, no response to remote control
Newly purchased Bose Lifestyle V20. Connected to TV via HDMI (tested input on the TV with DVD player and works fine). First power-on the display panel shows the language options but the TV does not display the menu as shown in the manual, and the remote control does not work - cannot select the language as expected. In fact, nothing works except the display panel :(
Checked the obvious things such as connections, batteries in the remote, etc., but to no avail.
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Yes, very easy and cheap if you get it from the right place. Fiber Optic going from the output of the device to the input of the receiver. If your lucky enough to have an input/output fiberoptic in your tv, run the fiber from the device to the tv input, fiber the output of the tv to the receiver so not only are you getting the device full surround sound, but you'll also get better TV surround sound for those that are made with Dolby pro logic II sound. (pretty much all the newer movies and shows)
"Error 180" is either very bad (video board is defective) or just a temporary fluke and meaningless..
Best case-> the "error 180" could be fixed by a simple reset (unplug the DC power cable from the media center for about 30+ seconds).
Worst case-> this will have to be sent to Bose for repair.
Try re-seating any HDMI or component cables at the back panel as well.
If you can see your system menu (by pressing 'system' on the remote) then the video board may be fine. If not, still reset it before determining anything else.
Also, if the input device (DVD player) is connected with HDMI, and the output (the V20) is component.. this canl cause the error as well.
I had the same problem, and called Bose tech support. They put me on track to the solution. The code you need is under AUX, Music Player, Apple where you probably looked already. The secret is that you need to "unpair" the apple remote first. If I remeber right, in apple TV you go to settings, general, remotes and unpair your remote. It still works, but is no longer the only remote that works.
Below is solution from an earlier post, I'm trying it out now as I have the same issue, system bought in Jan 09. I have received and installed the latest update from Bose recently, now this. Will call Bose tomorrow to fix if they can't they will be getting it back.
We disabled the power cord from the back of the media console (where the HDMI cables connect) and left it off for a minute or two.
Powered the media console back on and it is working as expected.
Was told by the Bose tech that the common reason for this issue is due to the use of the HDMI cables that have a propritary security protocol that is used between the media console and the component it is attached to (ie TV, Cable/Sat, BluRay ...ect).
I asked if there was a BIOS upgrade if it was indeed a "handshaking" issue and was told there was not one (yet).
If one becomes available, it will be shipped via mail on a CD\DVD that can be used in a CD\DVD player that is connected to the media console using the HDMI cable.
You should be able to connect hdmi from apple tv to bose v30 for picture and sound. You can also run component video to bose and a hdmi out of bose to tv. Just make sure your running hdmi out of bose system to tv if your tv supports hdmi if not use component video cable. Another way which isn't as good of quality is to run fiber optic from apple tv to bose v30 and hdmi straight to tv.