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post #1 of 12 Old 06-28-2013, 01:00 PM - Thread Starter
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The huge amount of indifference (at best), in the Bose VideoWave TV's should be corrected. I had thought the Bose TV was cancelled, but far from it. Bose now offers both the original 47 inch model at $5,000, and the 55 inch for $6,000. Delivery, setup, & installation costs another $250 for either size model.

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While most people think Consumer Reports, CR, should stick to cars, they tested the original 47" and check rated it.

For those who are well heeled and want simplicity Bose is trying to to make things simple, especially is you cough up the other $250 for delivery, setup and installation.

I was disapointed that CR didn't find a very good sound system in the TV.

Since I don't have that kind of money, I won't be buying a Bose TV.
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No new news.
Anyone that pays $6000 for a "Bose" TV needs their head (wallet) examined. rolleyes.gif
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I have a box of emblems and a hot melt glue gun. I will customize any TV to be a Bose model for only $250.

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People buy Mercedes every day. That crowd can afford Bose. Then there are the super-rich who can afford a $500,000 watch. If you made 17 million $ a year you might be very likely to stop in the Bose store at the airport and have one shipped.

In a study done before BOSE introduced its TVs, BOSE had an extremely high brand loyalty rating compared to a hand full of heavy hitters like APPLE.
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It is an insult to Mercedes Benz to compare it to Bose. or Apple.

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That may or may not be the case that's a subjective opinion nothing more , but they do share a lot of the same customers so they know their market.

Me , I wouldn't pay that for their TV either . For some it's simple plug and play w/set up and delivery . It's supposed to be a decent Samsung set .with 16 speakers in it .
Not that I'm a big fan of Samsung but some of their newer sets look pretty decent . I have owned some Bose speakers they are not altogether bad not the best or by far not the worst by any means .

A lotta folks on forums bash Bose and have never owned them or heard them outside of a Best Buy. Try some 901's and 301's together properly set up and fed well
with a lot of clean power (not with an AVR) you might be surprised at what they can do.

901's were used as disco speakers in the 70's and 80's a pair of those maybe 4 and a Phase linear 700b w/350wpc or two was the default nightclub set up then 901's can get stupid loud and stay clean .

Most Bose products at least beat the heck out of sound bars .
although some cost more than I think they should .

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Don't knock this product until you've sat through a demo. These negative comments were made without any actual experience with this product.
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I haven't seen one. I'm Shure it's a decent with the best internal sound out there (I think it has 16 speakers and the set custom made made to Bose specifications ) in any event their support and warranty service is some of the best out there by far compared to the TV manufactures or almost any consumer product I've ever dealt with .
If you have the money and like the set fine with me you won't have to worry about any issues Bose will see to that .For some not technically inclined or some who otherwise just want white glove concierge service and support it's probably a good solution.
Unlike ford motor with the Lincolns Bose actually delivers good service they know their market and serve it well.
I wonder what equivalent Samsung TV part is in there?

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weaselfest,

I hate break the news to you but Mercedes like any other automaker has made plenty of junk over the years and some good stuff as well .
Bose sound systems have been a premium option on Benz products for years . Also optional in Ferrari 612 Scarlatti and lots of other premium cars just saying .

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Tv's are about picture quality. Most videophiles and audiophiles would never buy something like this, specially when they are not even futureproof with 4K/HDMI v.2.0 specially at those ridiculous prices. It would take an uninformed rookie to spend money like that on a 1080p panel like that just because it says BOSE.

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Tv's are about picture quality. Most videophiles and audiophiles would never buy something like this, specially when they are not even futureproof with 4K/HDMI v.2.0 specially at those ridiculous prices. It would take an uninformed rookie to spend money like that on a 1080p panel like that just because it says BOSE.

Again.....a comment made without actually viewing the TV and knowing absolutely nothing about it.
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Don't need to know more about it or see it. The specs tell it all. Nothing special or worth $6000 in the panel. Don't mean to knock it , it's just outrageous the price they are asking. If it was around $1200 would make a better candidate.

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