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Bose Lifestyle V20

Bose Lifestyle V20
alaScore 81

50 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Bose Lifestyle V20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Bose Lifestyle V20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Bose Lifestyle V20


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Bose Lifestyle V20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose Lifestyle V20 Home Theater System - Black (Old Version)Bose Lifestyle V20 Home Theater System - Black (Old Version)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Robbins (

Bose Lifestyle V20 Home Theater System


Now, I know what you are thinking, "Your first impression is 'Gotta Have It'? What kind of Audioholic is that guy, anyway?" Well, to be honest, that IS the first impression of most people when they

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Bose Lifestyle V20 Review and Prices


The Bose Lifestyle V20 home theater is a 5.1 system that has multiple modules designed for display, connectivity, and amplification separately. The package includes four main dual-cube speakers, one center channel, a subwoofer module, the media...

Multiple A/V inputs, 1080p upscaling, auto-calibration

Very high cost, proprietary connections, cumbersome subwoofer

May, 2008

Consumer review (

Great all in one system


I purchaced these as a refurbished unit and saved 500.00 also got them with 12 mo. financing really a great deal. Yes i understand you can buy better components seperatly, but this really is a great all in one package. I know there are larger speakers...

Great all in one package ; I enjoy the streamlined look of the AMP and small speaker size. Sounds EXCELENT!!!! Have it in my large living room that's 20'x25' and it is LOUD and CLEAR ; I noticed that wall mounting the speakers enhanced the sound...

None so far

Jan, 2010

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My suggestion is to look at something like the Onkyo Home theatre in a box if your looking that does everything. High current outpout means clean audio much better base response out of their powered sub will give you more of a theatre like experiance...

good sound for classical music lovers

B.ring ; ; S.uberwoofer ; E.xtra ; Thats what BOSE stands for.. I used to work in the home theatre field line of work doing installs and sales. All I will say about BOSE is that they are overpriced and way overrated. You can easilty spend 1000.00...

Aug, 2009

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It is a Bose


When I called Bose they told me basically OH WELL! We sell a sound system, not cables. No solution for the problem. IMO thanks for buying, SORRY about your luck.!

The sound is awesome, there is no better. It is a bose

HDMI cables. the picture was terrible. The HDMI cables that are included are NOT of any quality. I mean come ON! the quality of these cables are JUNK

Dec, 2008

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Fine sound, tremendous remote, good human engineering


Review of Bose Lifestyle V20 Home Theater System Face it - the Bose V20 is a pricey system.  I imagine that for $2000 you can assemble a better-sounding system that allows the enthusiast to twiddle and adjust.  But that is not what I was looking for. ...

Fine sound, excellent for all but audio purists.  Excellent remote, allows control of all

Extreme bass response somewhat limited.  Missing some inputs and control functions for

Aug, 2009

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Bose Lifestyle V20


Are working from 1 single Bose remote, oh and it's controlling a Sharp front projector as well. He said that he will update in a few months with the durability, if it's anything like the 28 he's sure it'll be around for many years to come. He gave me...

Sound and form the so captivate


Apr, 2009

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Bose Lifestyle V20 Home theater system


Local big box store, the Bose demo is setup nicely and always works. Joe gets to hear a pretty cool surround sound demo and might actually feel like he is there at the event or concert. Then the price tag shows the Lifestyle V20 is just about 2 Grand,...



Mar, 2009

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Bose Lifestyle V20 Home theater system reviews


Bose Corp today launched its Lifestyle V20 and V30 home theater systems that promise high-quality audio and video from almost all entertainment sources available on the market, including those with HDMI. The new home theater systems deliver premium 5.1...

The V20 and V30 systems can also automatically upscale video to the highest resolution acceptable


Mar, 2009

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Great sound, tough universal remote


The sound quality is fantastic.  Example, my wife and I were watching a movie when we heard a police siren go off, seemingly in our neighbors driveway, we paused the movie, got up, ran outside .... nothing there.  A little scared, we went back to the...

Amazing sound quality and styling

Remote difficult.  Wires can interfere with remote signal.  Set-up challenging

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

The Bose Lifestyle V20 home theater system offers HD compatibility for your DVD player and other components. Direct/Reflecting cube speakers deliver lifelike surround sound and ADAPTiQ system customizes that sound to your room. Video upscaling ensures your movies and sports always use the highest resolution capabilities of your display, up to 1080p over HDMI.


Audio output channels:5.1

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Videostage 5 decoder
Components:AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None


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

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No


Type: None

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose Lifestyle

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes



Optical Drive

Optical disc player type:Not included

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):1.73 x 7.52 x 2.68
HDMI ports quantity:2
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):3.11 x 6.18 x 4.02

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, RCA
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1


Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Silver / White


Type: None


Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):6.26 x 4.13 x 3.11
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):21.6 x 13 x 7.99