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Remote does not work when plasma tv is on

Bose lifestyle 25 system will not work when my new Panasonic Plasma tv is on. Turn it off and Bose system works from anywhere in the house.
Bose tech support says it the the EMI (electro magnitic interference) from the plasma tv. Panasonic says Bose is wrong and does not know what they are talking about. So what to do? I guess I will have return my new Panasonic Plasma unless someone has some ideas. Yes, I have moved the system, have put the power cords in different outlets. Hope someone out there can help me.

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  • tet tet Dec 07, 2007

    Kaivish, thank you so much for answering. I did try the portable radio and as soon as I turned on the TV the radio turned to solid static, could not hear anything. I turned off the tv and radio was just fine. I did try moving the Bose unit away from the tv, about 6 feet away and that did not work. So looks like I will be taking this plasma back and getting another one. I wonder if this will happen with another one? Should I stick with Panasonic or go with another brand? Any suggestions? Thanks again!

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    i am having the same problem with my direct tv receiver and my brand new 42 inch plasma.  any suggestions??



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1 Point your Bose remote (closely if possible) at one of the speakers.

2 (very untidy!!) connect an RCA lead to an unuised input and drape the unconnected end over the front of the Lifestyle.

Both work for me with my Samsung 40 incher

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It is a very strange case that you have.
I think that bose is correct, there is definetly an electromagnetic interference with the system, but the strabge part is that panasonic plasma tvs are not supposed to emit such EMI and they should be shielded.
one advice is that to verify this try putting on the tv, and bring a portable radio close to it and see is there is a change in the sound, if there is one, then definetly your tv is emitting EM fields. this could be due to a factory defect in the tv, have it checked by the retailer where you got your tv.
a second solution is to place the receiver of the bose system further away from the tv and try using both of them.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

  • kaivish Dec 09, 2007

    Staying with the panasonic might mean give up the bose system for another one,, but that would be a very bad idea as bose systems are actually very good in sound quality and performance.If I were in your situation, I would rather change to another brand of tv. Since I am a very critical person about quality and performance of tvs and home cinema systems,I usually read a lot of reviews about new plasma and lcd tvs, and panasonic is not among the first best ones.

    I would advise you either on Samsung tvs or if your budget allows you then on pioneer plasma tvs, much more expensive,but they hold the first place in the quality category.

  • kevin-loaf Oct 18, 2010

    I have the same problem. My bose lifestyle 25 remote does not work once I turns Pioneer plasma on. Once I turn the plasma off, Bose works find, but I only have that problem if there is any connection between plasma and Bose. I connect bose to DVD player and DVD player connect to Plasma, if I disconnect from tv then Bose will be ok. Soon I connect to Pionner, problem start again. I have tried so many things but still can not help. Now I try to get rid one of them instead.
    If anyone can help, please!!!
    Kevin Mobile: 044 91 89811



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