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I have Bose LifeStyle V20 and it shows PCM 2.0 but...

I have Bose LifeStyle V20 and since I am using an Optical Audio Cable from Media Center to my DVD player (samsung an old model but still useful) and when i am listening music or watching Movies through DVD player, the display shows ''PCM 2.0'' but it is strange that the sound comes from all the speakers like 5.1 ch. So what should I do to show me Dolby Digital 5.1 on the display?

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SOURCE: PCM 2.0

I have the Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II and initially could only get PCM audio. However, I now get Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1 audio through the following connections: 1) Connected a coaxial digital audio cable from Digital Audio Out (coaxial) on the HD cable box to CBL-SAT (D) on the Bose Media Center. 2) Connected a coaxial digital
audio cable from Digital Audio Out (coaxial) on my Toshiba DVD Recorder/Player to AUX (D) on the Bose Media Center. All video connections are from the cable box to the TV and from the Toshiba recorder/player to the TV. To receive Dolby Digital audio, I press either CBL-SAT or AUX on the Bose Remote Control. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Bose Lifestyle V20 Error 180

OK talked with Bose just a minute ago and they were able to correct the issue.

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.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I connect my iPod to Bose Lifestyle V20 System

You can only Connect a iPod via a iPod dock
Apple iPod Univeral Dock
and use either
Apple Composite AV Cable or Apple Component AV Cable
based on what Output you iPod Allows.

the list of which iPod that is supported is listed on each page of the AV Cables above.

You can use a IR Blaster Cable with the iPod Dock to control the iPod also.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Bose Lifestyle V20 Error 180

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.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: The remote for Bose lifestyle V20 system does not

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.
Gerry

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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I just bought my V20, I plugged it using a HDMI from my dvd to my v20 for the image, and a digital cable for the sound. My image works perfectly but I have no sound. I noticed that the light under my...


Hi - Don't know about the switching LEDs but there is no reason to be using both the HDMI cable AND a digital coax cable to the V20.

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I have a Bose v20 when i use my Panasonic DVD hd recorder it doesn't sort through if it Dolby or 5.1 it stay on 2.0 i have connected it with hdmi & optical cable


Hi Peter,You will need to check the input menus of both the Panasonic and Bose System and tell each of the units that they can output and accept 5.1 channel Look for wording such as PCM(2 Channel),DTS (5.1), and Dolby digital (5.1) AC3 (5.1). Sometimes inputs can be set up as auto, or analogue. I reckon that one of the two is setup to be fixed on PCM
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You can connect an iPod to your Bose V30 using an ipod dock, or simply with a mini-jack (headphone jack) to RCA cable plugged into your V30's Audio-In ports.

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How do I connect my iPod to Bose Lifestyle V20 System


You can only Connect a iPod via a iPod dock
Apple iPod Univeral Dock
and use either
Apple Composite AV Cable or Apple Component AV Cable
based on what Output you iPod Allows.

the list of which iPod that is supported is listed on each page of the AV Cables above.

You can use a IR Blaster Cable with the iPod Dock to control the iPod also.

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Cannot connect iPod to Bose Lifestyle V20 System


On the side of the V20 control box (with all the inputs/outputs on the back), there is a small jack for an input directly from the headphone output from your Ipod - so all you need is a male/male ended cord (like the one used in vehicles with AUX inputs) and plug in - SIMPLE!
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Bose Lifestyle V20 - no video out, no response to remote control


check the voltage setting on the power supply that connects the power cord to the media center. Mine was set to 230V. Changed it to 115V and the video starting working.

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I had the same problem with my 321 system. The fix is in the cable box settings. You want to change the Digital Out on the cable box..my choices were HDMI....Dolby Digital..and None. Choose Dolby Digital and it will show up on your Bose 321 display. I also have my cable box connected to my bose system via optical digital cable...and a digital coaxel cable from my dvr to my bose. Change that output setting on my cable box took care of the PCM 2.0 problem for me.

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