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3.0 out of 5 stars Nearly flawless system, but c'mon, Bose!, January 18, 2011
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This review is from: Bose Lifestyle T20 home theater system--Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
The system is all you'd expect from Bose, so I won't repeat all the accolades here. The elegant on-screen interface is terrific as it recognizes every media form out there from Wii to AppleTv, Blu-Ray to VCR. BUT it does not recognize . . . an iPod? In order to listen to your iPod through the system, you're required to open the front panel of the Bose control console and plug in red/white RCA jacks from your iPod in order to "fool" the system in to playing your music. Even a Bose iPod dock that plugs right in to a mere Wave Radio won't work here. No, if you want a Bose Home Theater system that recognizes your MP3 player, you'll just have to cough up an extra $500 to $1200 for a V25 or V35 system. It is a bit frustrating to plug in your AppleTV and have the system read "AppleTV" only to then plug in your (esoteric, I guess) iPod and your $2000 sound system doesn't respond. Ugh.
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Initial post: Jun 12, 2011 11:03:39 AM PDT
E Lepotakis says:
Call Bose and ask if the Accoustic Wave Connect Kit will work with the T20. That was my remedy for the Bose V30 that I have. You do not want the standard Wave Kit. There is a difference between the two. You may find that it will indeed work. Once plugged in, I selected Music Player in my menu options and then programmed for Apple and code 1115. The Accoustic Wave Kit included the remote and will control basic functions for and ipod. Finally, you will probably need a longer cable for the RCA connection as the one Bose provides is really meant for the Accoustic Wave Radio.

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 5:07:00 PM PST
HaoleJuice says:
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Posted on Jan 12, 2012 10:25:56 AM PST
V. Hui says:
get a cable, one side RCA, one side 3.5mm jack. hook RCA to console, set it up as whatever (wii, satellite, etc). When you want to listen to iphone, scroll to the video setting, walla, you can hear your music!

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 9:36:38 PM PDT
If it recognizes Apple TV, you can always airplay from your iPhone/iPad/Mac to your AppleTV.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 8:43:36 PM PDT
Shouldve saved your money, purchased a real system (not some home theater in a box) that would certainly sound better and be more powerful than any htib, and have endless options. Consider a THX certified Onkyo reciever and low end klipsch such as the quintet series if you want small yet truly powerful speakers. Not bashing BOSE (thay make a few decent larger speakers) just saying there are other options with more value. Do some shopping, ignore the name of the brand and let your ears alone do the decicing. You will be surprised what you learn.
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