Bose Combines HD Picture and Sound
- Result of 10 years of research
- Not much change out of $8000
- Click pad all-in-one remote
Bose’s VideoWave combines a home theatre sound system, 46-inch 1080p LCD display, and music system into one new product.
There are no separate speakers, bass module or speaker wires. For the first time, a single enclosure delivers a high-definition picture and the audio experience of a high-quality home theatre system. And all connected devices – for watching TV and movies, or listening to music — are controlled by a one-click pad remote, and an interface on the screen.
The Bose VideoWave system is the result of 10 years of research, combining a high-performance audio system with an LCD display required proprietary computer modeling tools to predict and eliminate sources of vibration and heat. Advancements in multiple Bose engineering disciplines enabled the integration of audio and video, making the entire system no larger than the screen itself. It includes new software and electronics, multiple channels of amplification and a custom speaker package – all invisible. It can be wall-mounted or placed on a table.
The VideoWave system delivers cinematic sound; even at the highest listening levels, the system reproduces music and programming with clarity and no audible distortion, claims the manufacturer.
For the impact of deep low notes, a cluster of six high-performance woofers is carefully matched to a new, powerful acoustic Bose waveguide.
For the spacious, immersive quality of home theatre, a new invention – Bose PhaseGuide sound radiator technology – is combined with a seven-element speaker array and advanced Bose digital signal processing. Discrete sound is aimed – and heard – in places where there are no speakers.
The Bose VideoWave system can be positioned almost anywhere. Bose ADAPTiQ audio calibration technology ensures the best sound possible for New Bose VideoWave entertainment system any room; it recognises room size, shape – even furnishings – and adjusts the sound automatically. All content can be accessed and controlled with one remote.
The new Bose click padremote features a built-in sensor and only includes buttons for the most-used functions: powering on and off, changing channels, adjusting volume and selecting sources. Users touch the click pad, and only the controls for what’s being watched appear on the screen -without interfering with the picture. As the thumb glides around the click pad, a highlight scrolls through the commands. Choosing a command takes a simple thumb press – a click – and the VideoWave system responds instantly.
Because the Bose click pad remote uses RF technology, it doesn’t need to be aimed, and all the devices it controls can be hidden from view.
The VideoWave entertainment system comes with a console that connects to the screen with one cable. Sleek, small, and understated, it connects up to five high-definition entertainment players. A dock for an iPod or iPhone is also included. A video mute function lets users enjoy music without picture.
The Bose VideoWave entertainment system has a detachable table stand included and is compatible with most third-party wall brackets.