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Bose Lifestyle 28 Series III DVD Home Entertainment System - Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Our most popular 5-speaker DVD surround sound system for larger rooms
- Direct/Reflecting® speakers, horizontal center speaker
- Customized audio performance for your room
- Optional accessory available for HDMI connectivity.
- Link home networking: Technology to connect compatible Bose products for a whole-home entertainment solution.
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- Brand Name: Bose
- Model Number: 40431
- Output Channel Quantity: 5
- Output Wattage: 350 Watts
- Audio Output Mode: Digital
Top Customer Reviews
Setup: the build quality and cables are all top-notch. Everything has a plug and every single wire was easy to set up. The wires didn't hide too wel in the two sets of stands I bought from Bose. Using the adapti-q system to balance the speakers was the appeal of the system.
Video: the new progressive scan features use a combo s-video and composite y-adapter to component to send a full progressive scan signal. I was skeptical at first, but was pretty pleased with the image quality and black levels put out by the unit on the LG 32LC2D HDTV. Not bad picture and it really did put out progressinve scan!
The central unit still relies to heavily on legacy ports: composite everywhere, 2 s-video, 2 coaxial and only 1 optical input. If you have an Xbox 360 and a PS3 (or two) only one of them will work with optical on this system.
Audio: there was no hiss or noise that I could hear when the system was on and no sound was playing, that's a plus. Video games through the optical sounded pretty good through the optical input, although separation was lost a little in the speakers. CD-based Music sounded pleasingly warm.
Now the bad part: this speaker set produces pretty crummy sound for movies. Dialog sounded muffled and quiet, voices were causing the acoustimass module to kick in a little too much- resulting in deep tones associated with normal voices on the Hot Fuzz DVD, while voice work in Star Wars sounded like people were talking through a pillow!Read more ›
My friends have "yamaha", "sony", "klipch", and all the additions you can put on those HT's, but I was no satisfied. maybe it was their configuration, but the sound starts breaking after a couple of minutes after playing in higher volumes, DVD's whete OK in the sony, ang good in the yamaha, but blue ray disc soundtrack was horrible in both of them...
tryed a magnolia 1000 dollars worth from BB, andit was good, but not what I was looking for.
then decided to put some more money in my investment and ended up buying my Bose lifestyle system 28 series. I am totally satisfied. the Bass is not cheesy neither booming, is perfect. tremble was adjusted in a little lower setting, and the ADAPT IQ did the rest...since I have the bose VS-2, the DVD resolution is excellent, and sound is powerful, crisp, NORMAL (not timpanic membrane breakingly abnormal), CD playback is excellent. Playing games is a pleasure, with sorround sound, Dolby digital via optical cable...I also have a logitech squeezebox duet connected to it, and works astonishingly, with the coaxial cable connection...Read more ›
I have this system in my living room w/ a pair of speakers on each of 2 patios and in my master bath, each w/ a separate remote (the patios share one remote). I can run 2 sources at a time - easily. No muss, no fuss. No wires and no massive speakers taking up the corners of my living room. Hit FM before I hop in the shower and listen to tejano (it's a recent fad for me) while my wife watches TV in the living room - good to go. I know you can have this set up w/ a more complicated system to do the same but this was much easier...and my wife can operate it without a problem (she's very intelligent BTW but hates wasting her time w/ this stuff).
I was after good sound quality, outstanding design/construction/customer service and ease of use. It beats the pants off my previous system which sounded much better as I enjoy using it so much more - it is as non-obtrusive a system as you can get.
In the end, ask yourself what you are really looking for. 3 stars for sound quality and 5 stars for everything else - and I am impossible to please. Enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this product back in 2002 for a hefty sum. I used it for about 3 years, and then moved and never got around to setting it back up. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by scratchgolfer313
Hey thank I'm enjoying my system I'm very very happy it was my first time buying here but now I now is a very safe way to do business thanks once again....Published on January 27, 2013 by Esteban Santana
Love This system. Fairly easy to set up. Had to call Bose to help on a few things but they were very nice and cooperative in the set up. Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by Suz
I have been a long time fan of Bose systems. I am extremely pleased with this product. I will hopefully always have a Bose system of my entertainment system.Published on January 29, 2012 by Joann Calhoun
Receiver badly scratched, appearance of old. Do not recommend and does not buy in the store. Disappointed with the store do not recommend.Published on November 22, 2011 by Andre
This Bose Home Theatre is awesome. It more than satisfied my expectations. The sounds are crisp and clear, and the ressonance is out of site. Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by Foluso Allison
This is the third time we have purchased the Bose Lifestyle System. We enjoy the ease of use and quality of the product. Read morePublished on March 19, 2011 by Tom G