Bose Lifestyle 38 DVD Home Theater System

Bose Updated: 2008-10-04 RSS
Bose Lifestyle 38 DVD Home Theater System

Lifestyle® 38 home entertainment system

* A complete 5-speaker DVD surround sound system for larger rooms
* Up to 200 hours of digital music storage from your CDs
* Direct/Reflecting®speakers, horizontal center speaker
* DVD/CD player with HDMI connectivity, AM/FM tuner
* Video upscaling up to 1080p
* Customized audio performance for your room

The Lifestyle® 38 Series IV DVD home entertainment system features 5.1-channel surround sound that is customized to your room's unique acoustics. It also digitally stores and organizes up to 200 hours of your CD music. A progressive scan DVD/CD player includes HDMI connectivity for your existing hi-def home entertainment system components. And video upscaling up to 1080p brings movies to life in brilliant detail.

The system's Direct/Reflecting® cube speaker arrays stand just over 6" high, but provide enveloping sound for your home entertainment. A horizontal center-channel speaker locks dialogue on screen and complements flat-panel televisions. These small speakers work in concert with the proprietary Acoustimass® module to fill your room with lifelike surround sound.

The ADAPTiQ® audio calibration system evaluates your room's acoustics and where your speakers are placed. Then it automatically adjusts the sound to your room environment, ensuring consistent Bose® quality performance.

The Lifestyle® 38 DVD surround sound system also features the uMusic® intelligent playback system to digitally store up to 200 hours of your music. While you're listening to your CDs, the uMusic system learns your preferences so it can automatically select and play the songs you enjoy.

All of this technology resides in one elegant media center, which also serves as a hub for whole-home audio with Bose® link technology.

Simplicity for your video sources

The VS-2 video enhancer simplifies the integration of your system with other sources and reduces the wiring to your TV to just one connection. It automatically synchronizes the audio and video you want at the touch of a button. You'll receive the highest video resolution your TV can accept, all the way up to 1080p over HDMI.


ADAPTiQ® audio calibration system provides greater freedom of speaker placement. It analyzes the way your room's dimensions and other variables affect sound, then automatically adjusts the sound of your Lifestyle® surround sound system to the acoustics of your room.

uMusic® intelligent playback system digitally stores thousands of songs in the media center, freeing you from managing a cumbersome CD collection. Rate your favorites, skip the songs you don't like. This system will learn - and deliver - your musical preferences.

Bose® link whole-home audio technology lets you connect compatible Bose products to your Lifestyle® home entertainment system for listening in as many as 14 additional rooms - even outdoors.

Acoustimass module works in concert with the small speakers to deliver a fuller range of theater sound and effects. The patented Bose design produces low frequencies for all channels with no audible distortion.

VS-2 video enhancer simplifies the integration of a Lifestyle® system with other video sources, including those with HDMI. Connect just one wire from the VS-2 video enhancer to the back of your TV, and receive the correct audio and video with the press of one button.

Digital 5.1 decoding provides improved realism from 5.1-encoded DVDs, DBS or HDTV.

Proprietary Videostage® 5 decoding and post-processing circuitry, combined with digital 5.1 decoding and DTS®, helps deliver a high quality, five-channel surround sound experience from practically any source: DVDs, videocassettes, stereo CDs, even older mono TV shows and movies.

Digital Dynamic Range® speaker compression circuitry enables you to hear soft sounds (particularly dialogue) even at low volumes - and still appreciate the impact of loud special effects.

Control integration enables the Lifestyle® system's radio-frequency remote to operate most popular functions on other infrared-receiving equipment in your home entertainment system: TV, VCR, PVR, cable box or satellite receiver. TV sensor makes turning on your home entertainment system a one-button operation.

Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology delivers lifelike spaciousness from a natural balance of reflected and direct sound - similar to a live performance.