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Only sound for cd/dvd

Hi, I purchased a lifestyle 48 2 years ago, and suddenly now there is no sound in the following modes, tv, aux, cable/sat, stored. We only get sound when we play a cd or dvd. Any advice would be great. We have checked all the connections and they are fine.
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Re: Only sound for cd/dvd

I had the same problem recently and did the same thing and all is fine now.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

Re: Only sound for cd/dvd

Could be damaged cable between the media centre and bass module (check along cable length for damage, kinks or at DIN plug ends for bent/damaged pins), faulty media centre (unlikely) or fault in the bass module....

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I have lost my sound from TV through the Bose Lifestyle 48 recently. All other sound sources work fine- DVD/CD, FM/AM.

Hello Sunny,

No TV model... came through with your
Bose LifeStyle home theater question...

I'm just going to mention that I have seen a couple of available configurations... depending on your signal source... BROADCAST, CABLE, SATELITE... (etc.)...

If it is Just your intention to source from the TV...
THERE (at the TV)...
It might be as simple as going into "menu" ... then move down to your "AUDIO" PROFILE.. and make sure your external speaker OPTION is showing "ON" (or "equipped")...

on your TV and making sure your PRIMARY volumes sources & destinations (Bose) volumes at acceptable levels... so as to not FRIGHTEN your neighborhood when the sound does come through)

No success ... comment me back with your TV signal source...
HMDI or optical outputs... (and does your AUDIO Work in STAND-ALONE on the TV... Now??)

If all else is working on the BOSE... I don't think we need to continue there...

Comment me back if you need... I'll be around!

Post comments... addendum

(I did say Menu... (twice))...

RESET , General:

This operation will clear all of your customized settings.

V... depicts the volume down button on your remote
(immediately above the "menu" button).

With the set turned off...Stand in front of TV.

At the right side on the TV set... locate the power
button on the right side...

WHILE holding down the V (on the remote)
Turn on the TV POWER button on the TV.

(The TV will turn itself off, then back on again.)

Then ... V (symbol) Release the button.

This operation will clear all of your customized settings...

I'll still be here... comment me back... if you need.

Hope it helps

ELSE ...
We need to move on to your PCBs

Jul 21, 2016 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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Pink and green colours seem to be too vibrant when watching dvd's on lifestyle 48

I have a Lifestyle 48 which suddenly started producing a pink and green image when playing DVDs (regular TV was fine.) After speaking with Bose support, I did the following which resolved the problem:

1. Removed power from the video switcher. (or from the bose itself if you don't use the switcher.)

2. Reattach all the video cables on the back of the bose and ensure all connections to the TV and switcher (if applicable) are tight.

After performing these steps, my DVD image went back to normal. I suspect it was a loose cable in the end, but no harm in performing the power disconnect.

Apr 11, 2010 | Bose Lifestyle 35 System

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A ps3 and tried hooking it up with hdmi to the 'vcr' connection on the vs-2 of the bose Lifestyle 48 but i don't get any audio (video is fine). hooked up the ps3 with hdmi directly to the tv and get both...

hook up computer straight to t.v with hdmi cable. then get two aux cables (usually red and white) and run them straight from tv audio OUTPUT to audio INPUT on bose system. them anytime you want surround sound even when your watching tv just press the aux button on the bose system controller. should be perfect.

Dec 27, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 Series IV DVD Home...

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No sound in left side speakers

Swap the left and right cables to see if it's in the Bose or in the TV.

Nov 28, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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Connect lifestyle 48 to plasma and dvr

You need to buy a Bose VS 2, video enhancer. Your cable/sattelite, vcr and aux connect to the VS 2 and the VS2 connects one HDMI cable to the TV. The VS2 then upconverts DVDs played on the lifestyle through the VS2/HDMI.

Sep 10, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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Can't get sound on tv but dvd and radio work.

Sounds like an install problem. All of your inputs (audio and video) should run through the BOSE and then only the video out needs to run to the TV. In this way the BOSE is the sound source for everything

Aug 30, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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Hello, i have a vizio flat screen tv and i don't know the correct places to connect the cables of my Bose Lifestyle 48 Series IV DVD Home Entertainment System. Please help me

Does the Bose have HDMI out? Does the tv have an HDMI socket?
If it does just connect them both together. All inputs i.e. cd, ps3 dvd etc will go into the Bose.

Aug 09, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 Series IV DVD Home...

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Hello any cable or satelite tv show is now more comonly in high definition sound and video! and the techs are wrong because their are plenty of movies on tv including news channels that broadcast in surround sound ,but in order to get that surround sound you must either have a connection from the tv,s audio out or you can also out put the sound from the cable or satelite box out to your bose system as as the scritching sound where does it only happen when in surround mode or stereo mode ? if you play a dvd or cd does it still make noise? and can you be more specific on your terminology SCRITCHING not really shure what you mean by that word! thank you glenn mayer

Mar 06, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 38 System - white Theater...

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No external sound

Try power cycling (unplug power from rear, wait 20 seconds and the power back up). As far as the left side audio problem, confirm you do not have the left analog input (white) plugged into the device digital input which is located below the right (red) input jack. The Left input jack is above the right input jack.

Nov 12, 2007 | Bose Lifestyle 38 System

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Hooking up home theater

Run a regular RCA type audio cable from your TV audio out to your Home Theatre audio in. That is what I have done recently with my Samsung LCD and Home Theater. You then have to put your Home Theater on Aux 1 or Aux 2 to get the sound from TV. Ensure your TV's volume is off.

Nov 04, 2007 | Home Theater Systems

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