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3•2•1® GS SERIESIII 3•2•1 SERIESIII

DVD HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

Owner’s Guide Guía de usario Notice d’utilisation

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SAFETYINFORMATION

Please read this owner’s guide

Please take the time to follow this owner’s guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate your system properly and enjoy all of its advanced features. Save this owner’s guide for future reference.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the system to rain or moisture.

WARNING: Do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on or near the apparatus. As with any electronic product, use care not to spill liquids in any part of the system.

Liquids can cause a failure and/or a fire hazard.

Class 1 laser product

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT

KLASSE 1 LASER PRODUKT

LUOKAN 1 LASER LAITE

KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT

This CD player is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT according to EN 60825-1:1994+A1+A2,IEC60825-1:1993+A1+A2.

CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. The DVD player should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.

The CAUTION marks shown here are located on the bottom of your 3•2•1® home entertainment system media center and the rear panel of the

Acoustimass® module:

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle alerts the user to the presence of uninsulated, dangerous voltage within the system enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a

risk of electric shock.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle alerts the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance instructions in this owner’s guide.

CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, insert fully.

CAUTION: Do not place any naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or near the apparatus.

Class B emissions limits

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-CausingEquipment Regulations.

Batteries

Please dispose of used batteries properly, following any local regulations. Do not incinerate.

This product conforms to the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and to the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC. The complete Declaration of Conformity can be found at: www.Bose.com/static/compliance/index.html.

Additional safety information

See the additional instructions on the Important Safety Information sheet enclosed in the shipping carton.

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

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Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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For your records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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SETUP

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Placing the system components 6

 

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Connecting the speakers to the module . . . . . . .

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Connecting the module to the media center . . . .

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Connecting the system video to your TV . . . . . .

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Connecting a cable box or other component . . .

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To connect another component . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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To get digital audio from the component . . . . .

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To use video pass through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting audio from your TV as an option 22

 

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Installing the FM and AM radio antennas . . . . . .

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Connecting the module to a power outlet . . . . . .

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Setting the remote to control your TV

 

 

and components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Inserting the remote batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting the remote for your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Controlling another component . . . . . . . . . . . .

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FIRST-TIMEUSE

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Trying out the DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CONTROLS ANDINDICATORS

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The remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Power and source buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Menu and movement buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Play and numeric buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Record and A, B, C buttons

 

(not in Europe) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Colored buttons

 

(in Europe only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The media center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Disc tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OPERATION

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Playing a video disc or CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Selecting a play option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Keeping your discs clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Checking for disc compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 For DVDs: Setting Parental Control . . . . . . . . . . 42

Choosing a password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Setting a restriction level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ratings supplied by the MPAA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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Playing a cable box or other component . . . . . . . 44 Adjusting for audio delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Getting digital audio from a source . . . . . . . . . 45 Choosing other options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Creating a preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Removing a station from a preset . . . . . . . . . . . 46

ADJUSTMENTS TO THE PERFORMANCE

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Changing system features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 To get to the System menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Selecting a new option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Language choices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Audio options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Video options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Media center options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Choosing new settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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To get to the Settings menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Settings options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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REFERENCE

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Replacing remote batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Protecting the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Cleaning the media center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Cleaning the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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For customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Limited warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE PROTECTIONS

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DEVICE CODES

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INTRODUCTION

Before you begin

Thank you for purchasing the 3•2•1® DVD home entertainment system. Using Bose® proprietary signal processing technology, the 3•2•1 system provides improved spaciousness from stereo recordings and bold movie effects forsurround-soundsources.

System features include:

Small, easy-to-placeshelf speakers

Easy-to-hideAcoustimass® module

Integrated DVD/CD player and AM/FM tuner

Remote and media center controls

HDMI video connection to your TV

Audio In connectors for three components

Your choice of language for text displays

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INTRODUCTION

For your records

As you unpack the system, look for the serial numbers on the rear of the Acoustimass® module and the bottom of the media center.

Acoustimass module serial number

Media Center serial number

This is a good time to record the serial numbers on the lines below and on your product registration card. You may need them if you ever contact Bose® Customer Service.

Acoustimass module serial number:

________________________________________________

Media center serial number:

_______________________________________________

Dealer name:

________________________________________________

Dealer phone:

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Purchase date:

________________________________________________

We suggest you keep your sales receipt and the warranty information (on the product registration card) together with this owner’s guide.

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