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No audio or video input

I'm just installing my new bose 321 GS series II with my new sony bravia lcd tv. There's no audio nor video input from bos. I tried the other cables and its working. I tried using my DVD player and its working. I think there's something wrong with my bose player! HELP me!

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Re: no audio or video input

There is no input from bose, just to bose, the thing shouldn't send, just recieve

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Have a Bose 3-2-1 Series III. When I put in a DVD, I get sound through the Bose but no picture on my Pioneer TV. This is the second time it has happened. The first time it, we managed to get it going...

Here are 3 things to try and an if all else fails at the end.

1) Make sure the TV is set to the correct Video Input to see the video from DVDs on the Bose system.
• Make sure a DVD is in the disc tray.
• If the TV is connected to the media center using the HDMI cable:
Switch from one Video Input to another and then back to the original input.

2) Turn everything off, then:
Turn on the TV and set the TV Video Input for the Bose system video.
Turn on the Bose system and press DVD.

3) Turn off both the TV and the Bose system and then:
Unplug the HDMI cable from both ends.
Disconnect the power cables from both your TV and the Bose 321 system.
Re-connect power to the TV and to the Bose 321 system.
When the Bose 321 system startup message disappears from the display,
re-connect the HDMI cable to the TV then Bose 321 system.
Turn on the TV first, then turn on the Bose 321 system.

If all the above fail then disconnect the HDMI cable that connects the TV to the Bose 321 system and reconnect the two using a Component cable, an S-Video cable, or the Composite cable provided with the system.

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Apr 28, 2011 | Bose 3·2·1 II System

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Is it better too hook up a optical audio cable from a PS3 to a bose 321 series III or to hook up the optical audio cable from my TV audio out to the bose 321 system?

Hello, its always better to go the shortest route this would be ps3 right to the bose there are too many menu variables ,circuits, that would be involved if you involve the tv output as well. that theory applies to video as well always go directly from source to load without any additional switches (circuits) when possible.

Feb 22, 2011 | Bose GS Series 321GSIIIBK Theater System

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Hi! It would just be easy. Just prepare RCA cables and connect the cables to the tv and satellite receiver. Link the TV and satellite audio output to the BOSE audio input. Good luck and have a good one!

Apr 13, 2010 | Bose 3 2 1 GSX System

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BOSE 321 DVD movie movie picure is blue. Its connected to a Sony LCD digital Wide screen TV Bravia Model KDL 40V2500 and my cable box. Could it be a loose connection.

Sounds like you are using a component cable(red,green,blue) rather than an HDMI cable.

Component cables are fine to use but if one of the 3 cables is disconnected, loose or bad, you may see blue video.

Check for loose connections or bad cables and make sure the proper color is plugged into its matching color.

Oct 25, 2009 | Bose 3·2·1 II System

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How to get video/audio input from Xbox 360 & digital cable input

Hook them all to the tv and with audio out from the tv run that to the bose 321.

Mar 14, 2009 | Bose 3·2·1 II System

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Hooking up bose 321 to my tv

I am about to go through the same process. I have a Bose 321, and am on the verge of getting a HDTV. From what I can figure, the Bose can play a dvd and input it to the HDTV via video and audio output plugs off the back of the Bose to the audio/video input jacks on the back of the new HDTV. I think individual cables will have to be run for each. They usually are red or white, sometimes green or blue. I am sure everyone has seen these in their life. The Bose 321 technology only had what was called an S-Video cable output for the best picture, which is how my current tv gets it's Bose signal, but now HDMI seems to have superceded S-Video. Therein lies an obstacle to be overcome.

Dec 14, 2008 | Bose 321GS Series II System

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Bose 321

3 audio inputs (3 analog, 3 coaxial digital, 1 optical digital)

2 video pass-through inputs (composite and S-video)

Video output for TV (composite, S-video, and component)

Media center • 3 1/4"H x 13 3/4"W x 10"D • (8.3 x 34.9 x 25.4 cm) • 6.7 lbs. (3 kg)

Remote control • 1 1/8"H x 2 1/2"W x 9"D • (3 x 6.5 x 22.9 cm)

Gemstone speakers • 2 1/2"H x 5 1/2"W x 4 1/8"D • (6.4 x 14 x 10.5 cm) • 1 lb. (.45 kg) each

Acoustimass module • 14 1/2"H x 8 3/4"W x 19 1/8"D • (36.7 x 22.2 x 48.5 cm) • 23.3 lbs. (10.6 kg)

Total shipping weight • 44 lbs. (20 kg)

gray_hr.gif What's In the Box • Acoustimass® module • Media center • 2 speakers • 3·2·1 universal remote control • Setup DVD • Antenna stand • Stereo cable • Video cable • Speaker cable • Module cable • Rubber feet for Acoustimass® module • Rubber feet for speakers • Batteries • AM antenna • FM antenna • 120V power cord • Quick setup guidepls rate !!!!!!

May 29, 2008 | Bose 321GS Series II System

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PCM 2.0

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 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.

Dec 19, 2007 | Home Theater Systems

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