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My settings on the Lifestyle 38 says hotel.

What can be done to get this out of this setting? Will not let me in to change it. Please help.

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Hi , Can you be more specific for me to understand what exactly your issue is.

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The Bose VS-2 is not fully functional with HDMI. The screens repeatedly go black while you are just sitting there. Tech support tells you all the ways to 're-handshake' the HDMI sources, but it does not fix the problem. You either have to change the Bose output resolution to a lower value and if that works change it back to your default 1080p setting. If not, you have to shutdown all component and the BOSE system. Unplug the Bose for 30 sec, forcing a H/W reset. Then restart each component. Once they are all up, the start the Bose.

I have been met with 50/50 success on this. In the space of a 4 hour period I had to do this 5 times.

All Bose suggests is go to the Component Video cable. The offer no solution, and just blame HDMI. This is totally false. I have another system, not Bose where the HDMI works fine.

BTW, Bose apparently does not make use of the audio going across HDMI. You still have to hook up either optical, digital coax or analog RCA cables to get audio from your sources.

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Please explain your problem?

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Try reset . There will be option for setting your life style to factory settings . This will remove the option hotel .

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I have a Bose lifestyle 38 and whenever I watch a show with a lot of background sound - ie music in a movie or crowds cheering for sports, it overwhelms the voices of the actors or the sports casters. How...


What makes background sound comes out from Bose lifestyle 38 system is because there is jack cable or a cable that has a jack mouth that brings out a mono sound is being inserted..

Mono cables, when inserted inside a wrong input,it's makes the sound comes out with a background noise just like the one you can hear from it now..it seems as if you are not using the right cable for connection..

To resolve these issue, you will need to use the right cable for connection, by doing these,you will get a clearer sound from you Bose lifestyle 38..

Also it can be from the settings inside the Bose lifestyle 38...So you will need to check both sides to resolve this issue..

You will need to use the manual to know the right cable and the right setting for clear volume..

You can download the user's guide from the below link..



http://www.retrevo.com/support/Bose-Lifestyle-38-Series-III-Home-Theater-Systems-manual/id/524dj979/t/2/


Hope it helped.

Thanks for using fixya..

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Would you like to bypass, defeat or reset your Bose LifeStyle 38 System Parental V-Chip parental lock? Have you forgotten your V-Chip passcode or password?

If you forget your V-Chip passcode, you can view the locked signal without entering your password.

When your passcode is requested, enter the temporary code 2673. This process temporarily unlocks your system, and you can reset or change the password.

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on May 02, 2010 | Bose Lifestyle 38 System

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Would you like to bypass, defeat or reset your Bose LifeStyle 38 System Parental V-Chip parental lock? Have you forgotten your V-Chip passcode or password?

If you forget your V-Chip passcode, you can view the locked signal without entering your password.

When your passcode is requested, enter the temporary code 2673. This process temporarily unlocks your system, and you can reset or change the password.

I hope that helps.
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on May 02, 2010 | Televison & Video

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Volume is blocked ("hotel only"). How can I


I found this in another Fixya entry... "-Press Enter and On/Off on the media center , on standby mode -now hold the enter button pressed and start pressing the On/Off button. You should see a setting display on the player. The setting on display should change from video....till...Hotel Control -ON - on that position, press the Volume 'minus' button on the media center. It should change to Hotel Control - Off." My next suggestion would have been to call Bose and ask them why things like this aren't documented anywhere. 1-800-999-2673 Sales support: Mon. - Sun., 7 AM - 2 AM ET Technical support: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 AM - 9 PM ET Sat., 9 AM - 6 PM

REALLY - call them and complain that this is NOT documented online.

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I have an optical cord plugged into my bose system but when i change it to aux it doesnt work


Using the remote control, and the on-screen settings menu, you must set OPTICAL as your AUX input. After this is done, Your Bose Lifestyle system will recognize the signal on the optical input.

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Have you misplaced your Bose LifeStyle 38 Owners Guide?

Would you like a digital, searchable, pdf version of the Bose LifeStyle 48 System Users Manual?

Follow this link (& click FREE) to download a pdf version of the operations manual.

I hope that helps.
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Follow these steps to change the video setting from European to North American:

With the media center turned off, use the controls on its front panel to follow these steps:
  1. Press and hold the Enter button on the media center.
  2. While holding the Enter button down, press the Store button. Selections will appear on the media center display each time you press Store.
  3. When Video appears as the selection on the display, release the Store and Enter buttons.
  4. Use the Volume up and down buttons to scroll through the Video options.
  5. Stop scrolling at the proper selection:
  • For a component connection only, select:
  • -NTSC COMPONENT (in N. America)
  • -PAL COMPONENT (outside North America)
  • For a component connection and progressive scan, select NTSC PROGRESSIVE.
6. With the proper selection made, press Store to confirm the
selection and leave the Video options.

I hope that helps.
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on May 02, 2010 | Televison & Video

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Bose LifeStyle 38 Manual Download


Download Bose LifeStyle 38 System Manual


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Have you misplaced your Bose LifeStyle 38 Owners Guide?

Would you like a digital, searchable, pdf version of the Bose LifeStyle 48 System Users Manual?

Follow this link (& click FREE) to download a pdf version of the operations manual.

I hope that helps.
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Bose LifeStyle 38 Video Mode

on May 02, 2010 | Bose Lifestyle 38 System

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Bose LifeStyle 38 System Video Mode Change

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Follow these steps to change the video setting from European to North American:

With the media center turned off, use the controls on its front panel to follow these steps:
  1. Press and hold the Enter button on the media center.
  2. While holding the Enter button down, press the Store button. Selections will appear on the media center display each time you press Store.
  3. When Video appears as the selection on the display, release the Store and Enter buttons.
  4. Use the Volume up and down buttons to scroll through the Video options.
  5. Stop scrolling at the proper selection:
  • For a component connection only, select:
  • -NTSC COMPONENT (in N. America)
  • -PAL COMPONENT (outside North America)
  • For a component connection and progressive scan, select NTSC PROGRESSIVE.
6. With the proper selection made, press Store to confirm the
selection and leave the Video options.

I hope that helps.
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