Bose Solo TV Sound System
Unit turns off
This product does improve sound as an auxilliary speaker and wonder if just connecting the Bose Soundwave could achieve the same sound. It's definitely not a home theater sound system. As others have stated, there are some static issues mainly on shows that have been DVR'd. But my main complaint with the unit is that the BOSE Solo turns off when inactive for a short time or when you turn the TV off, and since installation instructions have you disable your TV's speakers, must remember to turn the Bose back on when turning TV on, requiring 2 remotes. I ordered the Bose universal remote and hopefully this will rectify this problem. If not, can't justify giving this more than 3 stars.
USE THE OPTICAL CONNECTION
I IINITIALLY WAS GOING TO GIVE THIS FEWER STARS DUE TO THE SOUND I WAS RECEIVING. THEN I CHANGED TO THE OPTICAL CONNECTION AND THE SOUND DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED AND IS UNBELIEVABLE.
I have only had this for two months and it has already stopped working. The surround sound wasn't that good to begin with, more annoying than anything. I thought staying with a good name brand would be a good purchase. Evidently I was wrong...... I just wasted a lot of money
Does the Job
Sound is good. This is not a home theater, use it if you need sound amplified. It is better than the TV speakers. I placed it on a shelf, it won't fit under the TV.
Because of the Bose reputation, I was so excited to get this product for my husband and myself for Christmas. What a disappointment!! The ease of hookup was great and the sound from the tv did improve but the majority of the time there is a static or sizzling sound which is very annoying. Have also tried to adjust the bass with the remote but it still sounds like thunder at times throughout the house. I thought my next purchase would be the Bose music system but this has definitely changed my mind. I have ordered from QVC for years and very rarely dissatisfied but this is the poorest quality product I have ordered. Too late to send it back but sure wish I had. Have contacted Bose but they didn't have an answer. My Vizio sound bar on the bedroom tv has better quality sound and MUCH less expensive.
We purchased the Bose system for our living room tv. It makes the sound very full, especially when there is music. We are not using it with the optical port, because our tv does not have one. Even so, the sound is awesome!
Super EZ Sound System
I have always wanted better sound from our smart TV, and this Bose Solo Speaker makes it super EZ! I hooked it up myself.....it was four connections. It has a deep, thick, rich sound in one slim line speaker! I recommend this to anyone who wants surround sound, minus all the wires and speakers!
Do Your Homework
Don't want to knock the product but do your homework before buying. The info-mercials are correct but there are a few things that are not stated.
Pros: Very easy setup. Sleek design. Decent sound.
Cons: Lack of inputs/outputs. Can not control treble or bass. No sound seperation. No visual display as to volume settings.
I purchased the unit, as well as a new 50 inch LED TV and a new blu-ray player. After unpacking everything, and setting everything up I noticed the TV did not have an optical output as you need one for the Bose. I went back to the store and was told to bring everything back as the Bose will not work. We repacked everything and started again, a huge headache! I did not do my homework! The end of the story is that we bought a new surround system and are using the Bose with the TV in my wife's sewing room. It is a good TV sound enhancement but check your equipment first!
Nice Amplifier, But
I have been wanting this so badly, and when I saw it was a today special, I was excited. So there was on delay in ordering it. I wanted to replace a Cinamate that someone damaged the Acoustimass. I love it's full rich sound.
When I got it I was a little disappointed in the sound. I wanted that full rich sound, and the Solo was not much more the an amplifier, It sound ok for that. There was no real depth of sound, just loader. And for $350 I could find something that would provide that something that this was missing.
I would recommend it if you just wanted the TV to be loader.
A Must Have
This solo speaker is a must have, great quality sound for a great price. Thanks to QVC for making easy pay :) that let's folks on a budget able to afford multiple on our own dime on a monthly basis. Now I have one in every room! You think your TV is just fine the way it is? I thought the same thing but now that I have the Bose I have professional sound and feel like I'm in a Movie Theatre, not to mention Football/Hockey games sounds amazing can't wait for baseball.
I am very pleased with purchasing the Solo! Setting up was a breeze. I turned the volume up high to see if I could tell the difference in the sound, and sure enough I could big time. Before Solo the sound was muffled when I turned the volume up. Not so any more. I am very pleased with my investment. Thank you so much QVC for the easy pays. You make my life so much better! Thank you thank you thank you ;0))
I HEAR the Difference!!!
Purchased as a TSV. Fits perfectly under my 46 inch HDTV. So sleek. Looks great.
More importantly, you can really hear the difference. I admit, not a small purchase, but
the audio quality now matches the TV quality, which I also purchased at QVC !
So happy with this purchase!! Thanks, Bose.
P.S. I also own the radio wave system. Love, Love, Love!