Summary: I love Bose. I used to sing their praises like a blind follower. "The best audio anywhere! It is unbeatable!" Well, the audio is awesome, but their video is crap. The Lifestyle 48 can't play DVD or Netflix or anything without something going wrong with the video.
Summary: Can't complain about the sound that this system puts out, it's great. However, one of the strong selling points of the system is the flexibility that the VS-2 video enhancer provides, which comes with several of the Lifestyle systems.
Summary: I Purchased the Lifestyle 48 when it first came out. Did not take long to see lack of newer video formats, but I could live with that. I am very happy with sound performance and have no complaints, and don't care about what material speakers are made of. They sound great and no issues.
Beethoven or Bing Crosby? The Lifestyle 48 sure can't tell the difference!
Bob R, Amazon
31 August 2006
Summary: I bought the Lifestyle 48 as an upgrade to my older Bose system. I have no quarrel with the quality of sound & the interface with my cable & HDTV ... all that works fine. HOWEVER, the Umusic "smart" system for storing and playing back your music is a total fiasco.
Summary: I bought this item about 18 months ago and honestly I think I wasted my $4000 - sound system is not any different than other systems that cost only $400-$500 - it does not have HDMI connection - remote control is terrible and designed very poorly - you can't categorize your music easily.