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Bose lifestyle 38 system, sound problems

The sound keep switching between "Dolby Digital" and "Dolby Digital 5.1" with a sound gap in between. The sound is better with the "Dolby Digital" . Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    volume control, dvd freezes

  • BoseProblem Jul 07, 2008

    Out of the blue the receiver started switiching functions randomly, as if a child were playing with the remote. It turns on and off, volume and function change, etc. Removed the batteries from the remote but the problem persists.

  • biamo Aug 03, 2008

    I have been having the same problem with my Lifestyle38, and Verizon FIOS for a while.



    Has anybody solved this ???

  • jwyins Jan 05, 2009

    Did anyone get a solution to this. The system does this when getting an optical audio feed from the cable box.

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    lifestlye 38 randomly stops after 3 mins of playing dvd and restarts again. cannot find solution

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Call Bose and get the latest software for your system. This will solve the problem.
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I had the exact same problem with my Lifestyle 48 system connected to a Dish Networks satellite box (Vip622). The sound would continually switch between 'Dolby Digital 2.0', 'Dolby Digital' and 'Dolby Digital 5.1'.
I called Bose Tech Support and they had me reset all of the components. This helped for a short time but it was still happening. They told me that the problem was with the Satellite box, since the Bose system just output what it was receiving and didn't do anything else. We also determined that my system software was quite old. They said that the software wouldn't make any difference, but I got them to send it out anyway.
Well, when the new software update arrived, I installed it on my Bose system and have not had any audio switching problems. So the Bose system software update seemed to fix the problem.

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"Hide" the remote from the unit for a while and see if that helps...accordianman

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The volume control on my Bose 38 lifestyle system will not adjust the system, with either the remote or the volume controls on on the console.


On a Bose 38, the volume will self adjust at start, and then you will be able to change volume using either radio remote, or buttons on main unit (the one with DVD).

If the unit is not responding , then there is a fault.

A fault where the Bose 38 is working (eg. you can swap from DVD to AUX on bose), but you cannot control volume (you do not see the values on main unit display) is rather unusual.

Ensure that you have correctly connected TV, receiver, or any other external device to the bose in Input, not in output from Bose.
If you have an HDTV, use the optical input on Bose, that is the only digital audio in on a Bose 38.

Check if the problem depends on connections, if it does not, let me know.

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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.
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