Bose 3.2.1 Series II, 3.2.1 GS Series II User Manual

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Owner’s Guide

Safety Information

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

WARNING: This apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall not be placed on the apparatus. As with any electronic products, use care not to spill liquids in any part of the system. Liquids can cause a failure and/or a fire hazard.

C A U T I O N

RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,

DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).

NO USER-SERVICABLEPARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

AV I S

RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE

NE PAS OUVRIR

ATTENTION : POUR RÉDUIRE LE RISQUE DE DÉCHARGE

ÉLECTRIQUE, NE RETIREZ PAS LE COUVERCLE (OU

L’ARRIÈRE). IL NE SE TROUVE ÀL’INTÉRIEURAUCUNE

PIÈCE POUVANT ÊTRE RÉPARÉE PAR L’USAGER.

S’ADRESSER À UN RÉPARATEUR COMPÉTENT.

The CAUTION marks shown here are located on the bottom of your 3•2•1 Series II 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: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.

Class 1 laser product

The DVD player contained within the media center is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT according to EN60825-1:1994+ A11. The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located on the bottom of the media center.

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT

KLASSE 1 LASER PRODUKT LUOKAN 1 LASER LAITE KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT

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.

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.

Additional safety information

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

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 your owner’s guide for future reference.

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Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Selecting compatible discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Check for region code compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MP3 compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Glossary of terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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System Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Selecting locations for your 3•2•1 Series II system components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Placing the media center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Placing the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Placing the Acoustimass® module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Making system connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the Acoustimass module to the media center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Connecting the supplied antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting cable FM radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting your TV to the media center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Making audio connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Making composite video connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting your TV and VCR to the media center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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If your TV has audio output jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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If your TV does not have audio output jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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VCR considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Advanced setup options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Making S-videoconnections (higher quality video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Making component video connections (highest quality video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting digital audio devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting your cable/satellite box, TV, and VCR to the media center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting a game console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing the remote control batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Checking your system setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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System Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Display indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Turning your system on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playing video DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Basic DVD operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Restricting access to video DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playing audio CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Basic CD operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Listening to FM/AM radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tuning to a station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Storing stations as presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Erasing a preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playing other sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Controlling Other Audio Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting up your remote to control other audio/video devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Direct entry of a device code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Searching for a device code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Verifying an entered device code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Changing channel selection control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Changing Source Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the settings menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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To view the settings menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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To make changes in the settings menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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FM-AMsettings menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CD settings menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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DVD settings menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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TV, CBL-SAT,and AUX settings menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Changing System Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the System menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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To view the System menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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To change system options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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

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Remote control options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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DVD Lock options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting a password and restriction level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Maintaining Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning the media center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the remote control batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Troubleshooting table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Device Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1Cable box device codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-1Satellite box device codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-2TV device codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-4VCR device codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-9Digital video recorder device codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-12

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Dolby and the double-Dsymbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works.1992-1997Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.

This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.

“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

MPEG Layer-3audio compression technology licensed by Fraunhofer IIS and THOMSON multimedia.

This product incorporates copyright protected technology and other intellectual property rights owned by Cirrus Logic, Inc. and subject to the copyright protection of the U.S. as well as other licensing restrictions and protections. Use of this copyright protected technology is limited solely to use with the Cirrus Logic integrated circuits incorporated in this product. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.

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Introduction

Before you begin

Thank you for purchasing the Bose® 3•2•1 Series II or 3•2•1GS Series II DVD home entertainment system, which offers superb sound, elegance, and simplicity in an advanced home audio setup. Using Bose proprietary signal processing technology, the 3•2•1 Series II systems provide improved spaciousness from stereo recordings, and bold movie effects fromsurround-encodedmaterials. Yet its few parts require little effort to set up, so you can enjoy your new system’s performance right away.

Your system includes:

Integrated AM/FM tuner and DVD/CD player in a small console

Small, easy-to-placeshelf speakers and an attractive hideaway Acoustimass® module

Easy-to-useinfrared remote control

Console input jacks for connecting other audio devices (such as a VCR, cable or satellite box)

Selecting compatible discs

The DVD/CD player built into the 3•2•1 series II media center can play the following types of discs identified by their corresponding logos:

• Video DVDs

• Audio CDs

• Video CDs

CD-RandCD-R/Ws

 

 

 

DVD-R,DVD+R

• MP3 CDs

Check for region code compatibility

For a DVD player and DVD disc to be compatible, their region code numbers must match.

These numbers are allocated according to where the player and disc are sold. The 3•2•1

Series II DVD home entertainment systems have a region code which must also match the

DVD discs.

Check the region code number on the carton of the 3•2•1 Series II DVD home entertainment system or on the bottom of the media center that comes in the carton. Then be sure to choose only DVD discs that show the same region number on the disc label or front cover. For example, a Region 1 DVD disc should display the following mark:

MP3 compatibility

To be compatible with the 3•2•1 Series II or 3•2•1 GS Series II home entertainment systems, MP3s must meet the following criteria:

All tracks must be burned in a single closed session

The disc format must be ISO9660

Each file must have a “.mp3” extension and have no other periods in the filename

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Introduction

Glossary of terms

Aspect Ratio – The shape of the rectangular picture in a TV set. It is the width of the picture relative to the height. Our standard TV picture, in terminology used by that industry, is 4 units wide by 3 units high, or 4:3 (read as 4 by 3) in aspect ratio. There are currently two standard TV aspect ratios, 4:3 and 16:9.

Chapter – InDVD-Video,a division of a title. Technically called a part of title (PTT).

Component Video – A video signal split into three parts: luminance and two color signals (marked as YPbPr). It provides the highest resolution video, but cannot be processed by all television sets.

Composite Video – A single video signal that contains luminance, color, and synchronization information. NTSC and PAL are examples of composite video systems.

Dolby Laboratories – Developer of a perceptual coding system for audio.

Dolby Digital – a type ofmulti-channelsurround sound format used on discs.

– the logo representing Dolby® Digital.

DTS – a type ofmulti-channelsurround sound format used on discs.

– the logo representing DTS.

DVD – An acronym that is most commonly known to mean Digital Video Disc or Digital

Versatile Disc. The audio/video/data storage system based on 12and 8-cmoptical discs.

DVD Video – A standard for storing and reproducing audio and video onDVD-ROMdiscs, based on MPEG video, Dolby Digital and MPEG audio, and other proprietary data formats.

IR – An acronym for infrared. Pertains to the type of remote that sends/receives commands on an infrared light beam.

Letterbox – The projected aspect ratio of feature films is often 16:9 rather than the 4:3 aspect ratio of most TVs. Therefore, it is becoming common practice to transfer films to video with black borders at the top and bottom of the picture. The film picture becomes a “letterbox” within the video.

MPEG – a type of data compression used for audio or video storage on disc.

MP3 MPEG-1Layer III audio. This is a compressed audio format that allows you to record many hours of music on a single CD.

NTSC – An acronym for National Television System Committee. The organization that developed both the American Black & White and Color television systems.

PAL – An acronym for Phase Alternate Line. A television format used extensively in Western Europe.

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PCM – An uncompressed, digitally coded representation of an analog signal. This is the form of the digital audio signal used for both CD and laserdisc. It is a serial data stream that is coded for transmission or recording. PCM is also used for many other types of serial data communications.

S-video – A video interface standard that carries separate luminance and chrominance signals, usually on afour-pinmini-DINconnector. Also called Y/C. The quality ofS-videois significantly better than composite video since it does not require a comb filter to separate the signals. Mosthigh-endtelevisions haveS-videoinputs.

Title – numbered elements of the DVD contents, which may include more than the movie alone.

Track – Individual selections recorded on an audio tape or disc.

Limited warranty

The 3•2•1 Series II and 3•2•1 GS Series II home entertainment systems are covered by a limited transferable warranty. Details of the limited warranty are provided on the product registration card that came with your system. Please fill out the information section on the card and mail it to Bose. Failure to do so will not affect your limited warranty rights.

For your records

Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the media center and the rear of the

Acoustimass® module. Please have your serial number ready before contacting Bose®

Customer Service.

Model:

3•2•1 Series II

3•2•1 GS Series II

Check one

Media center serial number: _________________________________________________________

Acoustimass module serial number: __________________________________________________

Dealer name: ______________________________________________________________________

Dealer phone: __________________________ Purchase date: _____________________________

We suggest you keep your sales receipt and product registration together with this owner’s guide.

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System Setup

Unpacking

Figure 1

Contents of the shipping carton

Your system includes one of the following cords:

120 VAC power cord (US/Canada)

115/230 VAC power cord with adapter (US/Europe)

230 VAC power cord (Europe)

230 VAC power cord (UK/Singapore)

240 VAC power cord (Australia)

Carefully unpack your system. Save all packing materials, which provide the safest way to transport your system. Check to be sure your system includes the parts shown in Figure 1.

If any part of the system appears damaged, do not attempt to use it. Notify Bose or your authorized Bose® dealer immediately. For Bose contact information, refer to the address sheet included in the carton.

WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep the plastic bags out of the reach of children.

Your system includes one the following speaker types:

 

Acoustimass® module

Media center

cable

3•2•1 speakers

or

Speaker cable

Note: If you purchased a 3•2•1 GS Series II system, the left and right speaker cable connectors will be marked with a “GS”.

Acoustimass

 

module

Rubber feet for

 

 

Acoustimass

 

module

3•2•1 GS speakers

Rubber feet for speakers

Remote

control

Batteries

Stereo cable

Video cable

 

 

 

 

AM antenna

FM antenna

Setup and

Antenna stand

demo disc

 

Note: Now is a good time to find the serial numbers on the bottom of the media center and Acoustimass module. Copy these numbers onto your product registration card and in the space provided on page 7.

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System Setup

Selecting locations for your 3•2•1 Series II system components

Use the following guidelines and Figure 2 to choose locations and positions for the components of your 3•2•1 home entertainment system.

Note: While these guidelines are offered to help provide great system performance, you may find other placement choices that are more convenient and provide the sound you enjoy.

Placing the media center

Figure 2

Sample media center and speaker placement

CAUTION: Do not block any ventilation openings. For reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, put the product in a position and location that will not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, do not place the product on a bed, sofa, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings. Do not put it in abuilt-insystem, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may keep air from flowing through its ventilation openings.

Place the media center where nothing obstructs opening the disc tray on its front panel.

Make sure the media center will be placed close enough to the Acoustimass® module and the speakers so that all the cables will reach.

Make sure the media center will be placed close enough to additional source devices (TV, VCR or cable box) so that all the cables will reach.

Note: Make sure that the front of the media center is unobstructed so that it may receive IR (infrared) commands from the remote control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 ft (1 m)

 

 

3 ft (1 m)

 

 

 

 

minimum

 

 

 

 

 

3 ft (1 m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

maximum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

maximum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left

Right

speaker

speaker

Media center

Note: The speakers are magnetically shielded to prevent interference with the TV screen.

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System Setup

Figure 3

Recommended speaker placement

Placing the speakers

Choosing a good location for the speakers will allow you to experience the audio surround effects that your 3•2•1 home entertainment system is designed to deliver.

Place the two speakers either on top of the TV or at equal distance from the left and right of the TV screen (Figure 2). Keep both speakers at approximately the same height.

Place each speaker within 3 feet (1 meter) of the edge of the TV screen.Placing the speakers more than 3 feet away from the TV can cause the sound to become separated from the picture.

If you are using a bookshelf or a home entertainment unit, place each speaker at the front edge of its shelf. Positioning the speakers too far back in an enclosed space can change the overall quality of sound and alter the movie sound effects.

Place the speakers at least 3 feet (1 meter) apart from each other to optimize the surround sound experience.

CAUTION: Choose a stable and level surface for both speakers. Vibration can cause the speakers to move, particularly on smooth surfaces like marble, glass, or highly polished wood. If you are placing the speakers on a flat surface, be sure to attach the smaller of the two sets of supplied rubber feet to the bottom surface. You may obtain additional rubber feet (part number 178321) from Bose® Customer Service. To contact Bose, refer to the list of offices included in the product carton.

Note: The speakers can be mounted on Bose brackets, table stands, or floor stands. For ordering information, refer to “Accessories” on page 53. Additional or longer cables may also be ordered.

• Place the speakers only on their bottom surfaces, with the Bose logo right-sideup.

Aim the speakers straight ahead toward the listening area. Do not place the speakers at an angle. Angling one or both speakers into or away from the listening area significantly alters system performance.

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