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In 1964, Amar G. Bose founded his own speaker company. He still sits as chairman, even today. Bose is a brand we’ve come to associate with quality components – from car stereos to home theatre, they're a definite presence in the audio world. Recently, the Bose Corporation decided to join the television market with the VideoWave line – and their 46” VideoWave II has now arrived. Join me today for a first look.
The Bose VideoWave II 46” 1080p LED HDTV System is a recent arrival to Future Shop. This fascinating entry into the HDTV market offers a simple interface that proves surprisingly intuitive. Control comes via Bose’s simple click-pad remote, which easily navigates the Videowave’s Unify intelligent integration system. It offers users step-by-step instructions through the whole setup process.
Fully VESA compatible, the VideoWave II is simple to mount on any wall. Bose has equipped their television with a wide variety of connectivity options – including 4 HDMI inputs, 2 component video inputs, 2 USB ports, a headphone jack, 3 A/V inputs, and a Bose Link. The VideoWave II also includes its own iPhone and iPod dock, and doubles as a very capable stereo system.
At first glance
Long known for their incredibly precise audio equipment, Bose has decided to approach the television market with the same meticulous calibration process that's made their speakers so renowned. The result is definitely seen in the VideoWave II’s 1080p screen. LED-backlit, its HDTV image is beautifully balanced and offers a crystal clear picture accompanied by intense, bold colors. Sporting a minimal aluminum bezel, Bose’s HDTV merges great looks with a sharp image, but it’s the audio that’s the real star of the VideoWave II. It’s basically an entire home theatre system, packaged inside a high quality HDTV.
A seven-element speaker array is completely hidden behind the screen. One of these speakers is a proprietary acoustic waveguide, which succeeds at delivering deeply impressive bass output. Bose’s ADAPTiQ audio enhancements take your television's placement into consideration, then optimizes your settings based specifically on your viewing environment. Digital signal processing is excellent thanks to Bose’s PhaseGuide technology. By reflecting audio off the walls, the VideoWave II manages to create truly directional sound without the presence of satellite speakers.
Built for performance, the Bose VideoWave II dedicates its energy into delivering a seriously impressive image, accompanied by an incredibly rich sound system. Those looking for outstanding audio and visual performance in a single device will likely fall in love with the VideoWave II. If the 46” inch screen is a bit small for your tastes, you’ll be happy to discover that a 55” inch version is on its way. It should arrive just in time for the holiday season.
The Bose VideoWave II System - 46" blends a stunning HDTV with a complete Bose home theatre and music system built inside. Experience a full HD 1080p LED display and exclusive Bose technologies that make it all happen without any speakers, subwoofer or any wires to be seen. Play your favourite content from your iPod/iPhone thanks to the included dock.