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System Info from Bose not displayed on Samsung TV

I have a Bose Lifestyle V20 system. Have hooked up my DVD and SAT bos to Bose with HDMI and HDMI out from Bose to Samsung TV. I can play DVD and CABLE fine. My issue is that I am trying to get Bose remote to work on other equipment.

Issue is when I "To display the Lifestyle System menu on the TV press system"....I see nothing on my TV. The message "System: See TV" does appear on my Bose Lifestyle system display but nothing on the TV. I have tried a different source selects on my Samsung remote but cannot get the Bose System information to display on TV.

Thanks in advance,

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  • TPeterson5 Dec 15, 2008

    same problem ..just set up system. Can get cable ,dvd to display on TV, but can't see set -up screen...need it to finish set-up of system.. screen just flashes...Any answers????

  • markbeldon Dec 31, 2008

    I have a panasonic viera 58" plasma, and have v20 system since may 08, have not been able to run adiptiq setup. Tried to unplug power to bose to reset it, still cant run setup. When a press system on remote, the "see tv" appears on display, but no visual on tv. Tried every input, wire connections, nothing works. Please help frustrated consumer!



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Unplug the power cord and plug it rght back in, I had this same problem and was troubleshooting forever.

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Check your power cable and ensure converter box is set to 115v vice 230v. Then try accessing your system info screen.

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    uvigil857 Jul 24, 2012

    How do you know if u plugged the cable correctly to 115??



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