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Help w/ Bose Lifestyle 12 system

The sound on the system works - am able to play music from the radio and CD player. However, cannot get sound in from my television. The input jack works because I tested it by playing a CD in my DVD player. I also tried hooking up directly to my cable box and that doesn't work either. ANy thoughts?

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Re: Help w/ Bose Lifestyle 12 system

We had the same problem. Our TV has an internal mute on its menu. Once we muted it from there we could use the Bose system.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

Re: Help w/ Bose Lifestyle 12 system

Does your TV have a pre-out double RCA panel connector? Some TV´s have to be told which output to use for speakers. (Additional or within..) Check settings on the TV, and possible other RCA connectors, check the in/out symbols (should say output), and try again.. If you are sure the RCA´s on the system works, the problem would have to be the TV/settings or maybe the cable..
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