Rob T
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Bose Lifestyle v30 won't connect tv sound to speakers

I have inherited a Bose Lifestyle V 30 system with SA-2 and SA-3  stereo amplifiers.  

The speakers will play the AM and FM radio just fine.

The speakers will not play the TV (with Roku attachment).  

I have a LG Smart TV.   

When I use the device connection tab in the setting on the tv to change the audio to the HDMI1 (ARC) to run the audio through the Bose, there is no sound (none from the internal tv speakers nor the Bose speakers.

 

Not sure where to go next.  Any ideas?

 

Rob

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeff_G
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Re: Bose Lifestyle v30 won't connect tv sound to speakers

Hello Rob T, 

 

Thanks for reaching out via the Bose Community. 

 

The Lifestyle V30 does not feature ARC compatibility. I would recommend using optical as the best connection method for this setup. Insert this into the TV optical input on the AUDIO IN section of the connection panel. 

 

I hope this helps! 

 

Kind regards, 

 

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Rob T
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Re: Bose Lifestyle v30 won't connect tv sound to speakers

Thanks Jeff.  Glad it's an easy fix.  Just to make sure I'm understanding correctly:  I can't/shouldn't use the HDMI cord and connection?

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Re: Bose Lifestyle v30 won't connect tv sound to speakers

You would still use the HDMI for video (anything plugged into the Lifestyle will pass the video to the TV through this, while the sound stays with the LIfestyle), but you will also need the optical to "return" the audio from the TV.  So anything plugges into the TV (including free-to-air) requires the optical to get sound back to the Lifestyle.