Summary: This system looks nice and is very easy to set up, however; one cannot get DTS-only PCM. At this price that is completely unacceptable. I'd take mine back but the store went out of business with my now knowing.
Pros: Small, Easy to set up, Attractive in appearance
Cons: This is huge: Bose itself admits that one can only get PCM through the system-no DTS. I am stuck with it. I would have returned it immediately. Had I known that it was only PCM; I would never have considered. I will not look at another Bose product. It's pretty but so is a shirt I bought last week. I knew the shirt was linen. I did not know this system was junk. I'd give it NO stars. The price for what you get is ridiculous.
Summary: I had a pair of Bose bookshelf speakers when I was just a teenager and I loved them(40 some yrs ago-lol). I was expecting good things again but not this time! This system was bought to replace an LG soundbar and it did NOT do a good job! I actually ended up returning it and bought a Sony soundbar with subwoofer at a fraction of the price and we much prefer the Sony system! We were VERY disappointed in the Bose system!
Summary: I really wanted buy the BOSE CineMate.I know lot of lot of place display that and I hear the sound just front of you. but if your room is big enough I don't recomend.Actually, that price is not cheaper than Hi-Fi AV system. The BOSE is very simple, small but good sound. that I decided to buy it. Finally, I bought POLK Audio RTi A9 on sale price comepare to that even I don't have woofer speaker. The sound is much better. The Bose is very expencive not best choice.
Summary: Bought this system because of Brand Name. Installed in my family room. Initial thought was sound quality will be astonishing but I guess I was wrong. Tried all the combination optical cable, composite cable and coaxial cable. Still quality is same. One thing I really liked Bass from Module. You can hear it even on third Floor. But sound quality if its in open room. Don’t waste your money.