Summary: So this is what you get for $4,000. I've listened to this system many times, although I do not own it. I don't hear anything special about it and can't believe the high cost. I would not every pay $4,000 or even $2,000 for this. This fits between $500-$1,000 like many of the HTIB systems. There are no highs and no low's with this. The bass is a joke...well, what bass. I realize many people want small speakers and good sound.
Summary: I bought Bose Lifestyle 48 System over a year ago. Overall video and audio are good, but minor problems include: a) No Blue-Ray capability for DVD's b) Poor synchronization of remotes for peripherals like TV & cable; despite what Bose store reps tell you, you can't control eveything with one push of the button - you might as well keep all your remotes.
VERY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE and VERY UNHAPPY CUSTOMER
20 May 2007
Summary: I paid $3999 for this poorly designed system with no HDMI connection option. Now they are asking from me another $299 to just add HDMI. At this point I am very frustrated and do not recommend Bose to anyone. You can easily get a better system with only for $400-500 from Sony, Panasonic etc.. I feel like I got ripped off paying $3999 not having basic standard features.
Excerpt: This system is the rolls royce of Bose''s Home Theatre Range. It really is outstanding. Just like everything Bose, the quality is breathe taking. The sounds fill your room just like when your at the cinema.
Pros: Everything else!
Cons: -Price, not cheap but still cheaper than some top end makes. -No Blu-ray drive.