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Bose Home Theater System (Lifestyle 38)

Bose Home Theater System (Lifestyle 38)
alaScore 76

67 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose Home Theater System (Lifestyle 38)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Bose Home Theater System (Lifestyle 38) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose Lifestyle 38 White DVD Home Entertainment SystemBose Lifestyle 38 Series IV Home Entertainment System - BlackBose Lifestyle 38 Series IV Home Entertainment System - Black

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Bose Lifestyle 38 Home Theater System Review and Prices

 

The Bose Lifestyle 38 is the perfect home theater system for someone who enjoys music as much as they enjoy movies, provided they have a rather large budget.

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Bose Lifestyle 38

 

The Bose Lifestyle 38 home entertainment system plays favourites - yours. It can store up to 200 CDs and then it remembers what you like best and automatically serves up those tracks for playback.

Outlook If your CD library is a mess and you have the patience to set this up, the uMusic capability of the Lifestyle 38 could be a godsend. And if you don't think the Lifestyle 38 is big enough for your needs, Bose has also launched the Lifestyle 48,...

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Extremely Happy

 

This system is really not for everyone, but for me it fit my needs perfectly. I was looking to replace a large component system, which included some rather large speakers. The Lifestyle system is so compact and allows me to store many of my favorite...

Excellent sound, ease of use (once setup and configured), compact size

Rather pricy normally, but I found a deal for almost 50% off from a dealer who was liquidating their Bose stock. The setup and configuration time for this unit was rather excessive

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Extremely Happy

 

This system is really not for everyone, but for me it fit my needs perfectly. I was looking to replace a large component system, which included some rather large speakers. The Lifestyle system is so compact and allows me to store many of my favorite...

Excellent sound, ease of use (once setup and configured), compact size

Rather pricy normally, but I found a deal for almost 50% off from a dealer who was liquidating their Bose stock. The setup and configuration time for this unit was rather excessive

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Sound is great.

 

I am glade I saved The money but not everybody will enjoy it enough for the price.

Sounds good at high volumes

Hard not to turn it up (wife doesn't like it as loud as I do). And is Very expensive

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Bose Lifestyle 38 Series III (black)

 

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Bose Lifestyle 38 Series IV Home theater system

 

The most popular Bose Lifestyle DVD system digitally stores and organizes up to 200 hours of music. Enjoy movies with a progressive scan DVD/CD player and Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays. ADAPTiQ system customizes sound to your room's acoustics....

good

none

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boss...rules ur life

 

The most popular Bose Lifestyle DVD system digitally stores and organizes up to 200 hours of music. Enjoy movies with a progressive scan DVD/CD player and Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays. ADAPTiQ system customizes sound to your room's acoustics....

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The most popular Bose Lifestyle DVD system

 

The most popular Bose Lifestyle DVD system digitally stores and organizes up to 200 hours of music. Enjoy movies with a progressive scan DVD/CD player and Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays. ADAPTiQ system customizes sound to your room's acoustics....

high-quality video experience

not much

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Bose Lifestyle 38

 

A speaker/amp combo, or another Bose DVD or CD system in each remote room. A 50-foot Boselink B cable with four output connectors for different components or rooms is supplied with the Lifestyle 38, but you'll need to buy another remote control for...

Bose sound of course, had disk storage, multiroom expansion

Cant hook up a lot of different components to it

Product Specifications

The Bose Lifestyle 38 Series III DVD system is designed to listen, learn and adapt to your entertainment preferences, all while delivering Bose quality sound. The ADAPTiQ audio calibration system analyzes and adjusts your Lifestyle system to account for unique room acoustics. The innovative uMusic system stores and organizes up to 200 hours of music, and you can hear that music in up to 14 additional rooms throughout your home with Bose link. An elegant media center features an integrated progressive scan DVD player and AM/FM tuner. And Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays combine with a newly designed horizontal center channel speaker to fit easily in your room. The Lifestyle 38 III DVD system advances a legacy of performance, elegance and simplicity with proprietary technologies that make listening easy and exciting. The ADAPTiQ audio calibration system evaluates your room's acoustics and where your speakers are placed. Then it automatically adjusts the sound to your room environment, ensuring consistent Bose quality performance. Now, consider that CD collection you've compiled for years. Why let it eat up space when you can have thousands of songs right at your fingertips? The Lifestyle 38 III DVD system features the uMusic intelligent playback system to digitally store up to 200 hours of your music. While you're listening to your CDs, the uMusic system learns your preferences so it can automatically select and play the songs you enjoy. No menus, no playlists, no computer. All Lifestyle DVD systems are equipped with Bose link to bring Bose sound to as many as 14 additional rooms, even outdoors. Simply add compatible Bose products for access to your entire music collection from any room in your home. You can choose from two audio streams in any of these rooms and enjoy independent volume control, as well. Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays stand just over 6" high, but provide thrilling, enveloping sound for everything you listen to or watch. A horizontal center channel speaker locks dialog on screen and provides an aesthetic match for flat-panel televisions. These small speakers work in concert with the proprietary Acoustimass module - now 30% smaller than the previous model - to fill your room with lifelike surround sound. The Acoustimass module produces resonant lows that add impact to action sequences and depth to musical selections. Just place it in a corner or behind furniture, and all the sound seems to come from the center channel and cube speaker arrays. You'll even enjoy more from your VHS favorites. Videostage 5 decoding circuitry and digital 5.1 decoding give you a 5.1-channel presentation from practically any source, including vintage TV and movies. From the latest media to your cherished classics, the Lifestyle 38 III DVD system has just about all you'll need to create a thrilling home theater experience.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Videostage 5 decoder/Videostage 5 decoder / Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system/DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system/Media center / Speaker system/Speaker system / Media center
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Digital recorder / DVD player/AV receiver / DVD player/DVD player / AV receiver/DVD player / AV receiver / Digital recorder
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

DVD

CD Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Random play / shuffle/Random play / shuffle / All tracks repeat / One track repeat
DVD Repeat Modes:A-B repeat/A-B repeat / Chapter/A-B repeat / Chapter
Type:DVD player

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Bose
Model:38/38 Series III/38 Series IV
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose Lifestyle

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver/White

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Turntable

Type: None