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Non bose dvd player for bose system

I was told that i had to replace the dvd player in my bose system with only that one, it is the "brain" that makes it run and other dvd players would not work. Can i just buy a new blue ray player and use it instead of the bose and all the sound would work fine?

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  • bwarren1 Aug 25, 2008

    I have a similar problem, is there any other dvd or bluray player that will work with bose 321 system?

  • labenson56 Oct 30, 2008

    I have a Bose Lifestyle 28 system that was purchased in 2002. It doesn't play home recorded DVD's and an upgrade for just the DVD player is $1,600. Can I buy a different brand of DVD player and hook it up to the Bose system?

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In short, you can. I did it last night. My Bose 321 DVD player is junk and it's always been junk, but I love the sound sytem. Last night, after the thing gobbled it's last DVD, I went through the whole, unplug, wait 5 minutes, plug back in, etc. and it still wouldn't eject so I ripped the DVD tray out of the thing with a pair of pliers, recovered my DVD, and slammed the tray back in, stripping all the gears and screwing up the motor in the process.
BUT, I disconnected the video cable from my Bose and plugged it into the video out on my el-cheapo Tru-Tech $99 DVD recorder. Then I ran the audio out cables from the Tru-Tech to the Aux 1 inputs on my Bose 321.
When I want to watch a DVD now, I put the DVD in my Tru-Tech, turn on the Bose, switch it to Aux 1, and I get a great picture and the Bose sound. Best of all, I don't have to plug and unplug that sorry Bose system everytime the wind blows.
They used the absolute cheapest DVD player they could get their hands on--a Toshiba model--for all the Bose 321 older models. Every single person who bought one has had these same troubles and they've made no offer to fix them.
This was my first and last Bose because of that and I hope more people stay away from Bose until they get their act together and protect their customers. $1000 for a system that eats DVDs like M&M's is ridiculous.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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