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PCM 2.0 My Bose 321 System shows PCM 2.0 when I watch TV (DirecTV). I have a friend that has the same system and his display reads "Dolby Digital 5.1". He says that it has better surround sound than mine when watching TV. How do I change mine from PCM 2.0 to Dolby Digital 5.1? I have a Bose V20 system and the display shows PCM 2.0. Is this different or better than Dolby 5.1?

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  • tjohn434 May 25, 2008

    My tv had to go to the shop and since I got it back all my 321 will do is PCM. I have an optical cable from the tv to the 321 so that all sound going to the tv will go thru the bose 321. before the tv went to the shop the bose showed DD 5.1 and the sound came across but now it doesn't!

  • jalopez22 Nov 23, 2008

    Bose V20 system shows PCM 2.0 always. I have a friend that has the same system and his display reads "Dolby Digital 5.1". He says that it has better surround sound than mine when watching TV. How do I change mine from PCM 2.0 to Dolby Digital 5.1?

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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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  • tho_pham_h Dec 31, 2010

    I have Philip DVD that connects to LS V20. Some DVD I have seen PCM 2.0, other seen Dolby Digital 2.0 and some DVD is seen 5.1. So is the setting in the DVD media or DVD itself?

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    Nancy Pritchard Apr 29, 2017

    Thank you

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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!

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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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I have a Sharp Aquos with a optical output, i conected it to the tv optical input of the panasonic sc ptx7 but it doesnt have audio via optical,on the contrary via rca works perfectly.


hi,
check the following on ur tv


1. Press MENU to display the MENU screen,
and then press c/d to select "Digital
Setup".
2. Press a/b to select "Audio Setup", and then
press ENTER.
3. Press a/b to select "PCM" or "Dolby
Digital", and then press ENTER.
4. Press MENU to exit.

PCM The optical output terminal output studio signal in PCM form. If your digital audio system does not support Dolby Digital, select "PCM".

Dolby Digital
The optical output terminal outputs audio signal in Dolby Digital form. it reproduces sound from surround program of digital.

also check the input assignment of ur dvd palyer's tv input. if it is selected as analog then change it to digital.
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I have a friend with a 321 system. He says it


Unfortunatley no, its not software that reads dual layer discs, its hardware. I sold Bose for 2 years and do not know of any Bose items that will read dual-alyer discs. Dr. Bose has a hard time keeping up with technology sometimes. Other than that, the 321 is a great system!

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I have a Vizio P42HDTV10A with a Bose 321 system and no sound


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Use to work for DirecTV i got this all the time

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Pretty much the same problem


I have the same system. I have a Lifestyle and a Sony TV with a Samsung Blueray player. I also have an X-box 360, plus my pc with all my CDs (I-tunes) plays through my bose. Do this:

1. Use the optical cable for the blueray player to the Bose (AUX).
2. Use a digital audio cable from the cable box (either black or orange output) to the Bose CBL-SAT digital input. (it's a single audio cable)
3. For my PC, I'm using a digital cable from the pc to the Bose. I'm using the TV output because it's empty.
4. For my x-box (which I'm not too happy about) I'm using regular red-white audio cables from Bose TV input directly to the TV audio out. (You can play all of the above through this channel, but don't).

I figured the most important high quality sound should come from the blueray player and from watching regular cable tv. For picture, you should be using all HDMI connections.

Hope this helps.
MC

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