Summary: Bose has introduced the 321 Series 3 which adds an HDMI connection and upconverts to 1080P. You'll drop a grand to achieve it. The series 2 prices are still over $700 so Bose is charging $300 for an upconverting DVD player. You just bought a Blue Ray.
Pros: Compact and easy setup. More powerful and better sounding than any other system of its size. Decent systems for those who want to rid themselves of boat anchors and tombstones cluttering the living space. The simulated surround from the 2 small speakers is enjoyable but will not rival a multi spe...
Cons: WAY over priced. The cheap DVD drive that Bose chose to use will fail in a short period of time. Bose offers a flat repair rate of $125 plus shipping but that is expensive for the cheap DVD drive to be replaced. There is no HDMI connection on the series 2 and you will not achieve upconversion.
Summary: I have just set up our new 321 GS Series II DVD. I concur, the cable jacks want to fall out - but I just bought a better set from Radio Shack and cured that problem. The manual was also confusing - and clearly gives incorrect information regarding set up for best possible video results (leading to a...
Summary: Sound is fine and it is nice to have an all-in-one system. I have had it a week now and have discovered two missing options: an audio out connection from the media center (which is useful for headphone users) and zooming capability for DVDs.
Summary: I'm giving this product 3 stars because I use it primarily as a sound system, I have audio channeling into the auxillary ports for cable and PS3. If you are planning to use this as a DVD player BE WARNED that it SUCKS.
Summary: My DVD's (old olds and new ones) would stop alittle beyond half way into the movie. Called Bose. They sent me a DVD disk to upgrade the systems firmware. Upgrading the firmware was easy. But after the upgrade, ALL CDs and DVD's were flagged by the system as unsupported format.
Summary: I bought this item a couple of years ago and just as soon as the warranty was over, it started acting up. It would freeze up on us constantly, which was very irratating during a movie! I couldn't find a place that would fix it locally, and I was reluctant to ship it to Bose for repairs...
Summary: With some of my older DVDs the unit freezes. In some cases I can press fast forward and eventually pass that part; however, in many cases it won't play after that point. There are definitely other products that sound just as good at a fraction of the cost.
Summary: While out searching for a decent sound system for our home theater. We began to realize our limitations. 1st, there is no clear back wall for us to mount rear surround speakers. 2nd, there is no crawl space or attic to run cabling nor do we have carpet to hide unsightly wires.