Re: Connect my remote of my bose lifestyle 18 to my...
Hi, have you tried going to the system settings menu adn program your 3rd party products htrough there? You may try varied IR code settings for your electronics from there and one of those codes should work atleast for your system. There may be some codes you will get to use but does not have all the funcitons so you need to be patient to try them all.
As per the Blue-Ray DVD, the remote code might still not be embedded on the IR controller chip that is installed in your Lifesytle (after you have tried all the codes and still none works). Bose does release regular firmware updates via their user mailer (if you have registered your product online) or you may passby any of the Bose service center and request them to provide you with the update disc specific to your system version (look underneath the DVD player and the bass module they should indicate AV-- and PS-- models).
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On the back of your satellite box you will see a pair of Audio Out RCA jacks. One will be red, one will be white.
Simply run an RCA cable pair to the 'AUX' jacks on the rear of the BOSE.
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The Bose Lifestyle 5 is not a 5.1 surround sound system. It is a 2.1 sound system, meaning it is stereo with a subwoofer/bass unit. Having two speakers that can be angled in different directions, the Bose Lifestyle 5 employs Bose direct/reflecting technology,providing greater audio presence. Still, it is definitely not a surround sound system.
You need to buy a Bose VS 2, video enhancer. Your cable/sattelite, vcr and aux connect to the VS 2 and the VS2 connects one HDMI cable to the TV. The VS2 then upconverts DVDs played on the lifestyle through the VS2/HDMI.
I got my bose remote to work when I did a system update on the remote. Turn the TV on. Select the TV video input that connects the system. On the control console, press and hold setup until the system information screen displays. line 5 will display the currently installed console software version. on the remote press any button. Line 10 will display the currently installed remote software version. Do a bose system update. On the control console press setup. on the remote control, press the down arrow until update is highlighted and press ok. make sure yes is highlighed and press ok. on the control console plug a clean usb drive into the usb port.when prompted, remove the usb drive and connect it to a computer. open the drive and double click on the download_launcher file, which should bring you to an update page on bose.com. Once complete, put it back in the control console. When the update is complete remove the usb.
mount to wall, brackets available to purcahse on loads of on line sites. and from bose direct cost 5 dolurs to 50 dollars eack depending how fancy you want to be.
would recomment also distancing the left right satellites as you will be amazed how much improvement in sound is gained from a well defined centre channel.
also if you want to be really smart. its really not necessary to see the centre satelliet and it could simply sit of the stand behind the tv. with no problem. plus you could use the tv audio input to make the tv as a centre channel. you would be surprised how well that works. make sure you disable the tvs steroe function or your surround sound will not sound too surround....
finally if you have lifestyle series II make sure you conect the 5.1 input to the bass box to your tv. and get rid of the bose cd player , put it out of sight, and loose the remote. will work even better than it did before !