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post #1 of 7 Old 07-07-2009, 09:19 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys, new to the forums. Hopefully someone can give me some advice.

Ok, Have a older Bose AV3-2-1 system updated with the latest software from Bose. Here are my problems:

1- Sound randomly shuts off when switching tv channels. sometimes I can watch for hours with no issues, then it just stops.

2- DVD sounds like a mess. Loud and doesn't always load.

So here are my options

Return to Bose with 150 bucks to get a refurb
Wait to find an AV3-2-1 media center on ebay to purchase
sell it on Ebay for pennies
throw in dumpster

I am not a huge AV guru, and I actually enjoy the system when it functioned properly. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks in advance!
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That's a BOSE for ya .
With so many views for this thread, Sorry I can't fix your problem.
BOSE is dirty word on this forum, so people avoid threads thereof.
Hopefully a fellow BOSE owner hops in here and helps ya out,
I wouldn't want to use TV speakers either if I had a sound system already...

Though in my opinion, I'd go for option 3, sell it on Ebay for pennies and go grab yourself a sounbar (like the yamaha YSP or Sony HTCT500 [or 100]) or a full fledge system like the Onkyos !

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ok, I'll try. I've looked at the thread long enough. There aren't any replies since there isn't a clear question in the OP.

As far as what option to take - w/o your needs, wants, budget, future plans, room size, speaker type, number and size preferences (from 2.0 to 7.1 and above; satellites, bookshelves or towers) - how can anyone know what's best for you?

Since you made your way here, my advice is the same as Mr. A.V.S CT-100 Guru's, sell yours as best as you can, and start from scratch either with another all-in-one or better yet traditional AV system using separates. There's always market for used BOSE cr@p due to great brand recognition and each part being very proprietary and pricey to replace directly from the manufacturer. Each of the little pieces you can sell will likely have a buyer.

Let's start with your budget and system preference.
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Indeed. Sell it for whatever you can get and start all over. If you want an HTiB, go for the Onkyo HT-S6100, 7100 or 9100. If you want separates, look at some of the other threads that address them. If you want a soundbar, there's some decent ones out there, too.
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Im so hapy I found this forum and learned BOSE is crap...will take a look at the Onkyos!
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yea, it was a free floor model that my brother in-law gave me. It worked fine for a few months, then started to act up. The Sony HTCT500 [or 100]) looks perfect for my living room. Like I said, not a huge interest of mine getting involved in a monster setup. Just looking for something clean, least amount of wires, and decent sound. Under 500 would be nice.

Honestly, packing and shipping that Bose is more of a pain than its worth. Craigslist it for a month, if not give it to someone who might want to have it fixed.

Thanks!
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This is an easy fix.
You need to be a washed up engineer, but this works on so many electronics it's insane.
You need to do what's called in the business a "power cycle"
In short, unplug it, wait a minute, plug it back in walah!
Ex Fix O, Save O!

I worked in master control for a televison station for years.. saved them billions... "pfft"

..had this same problem with our BOSE system, then I remembered, ahhhahh "power cycle"

fixed mine, back on mom n dads smarty-pants list

btw I never quite figured out why bose thinks 2 speakers can replace 5... high dollar cardboard cut-outs to direct mono sound..
you'll still never get that ricochet bullet sound, or the helicopter flying around sound...or the zombie gut splash!

sucker born every minute... so says "what's his name"

party on! stinkydogproductions!
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