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LIFESTYLE® VS-2  
VIDEO ENHANCER  
Owner’s Guide  
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
1. Read these instructions.  
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when  
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or  
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the appa-  
ratus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate  
normally, or has been dropped – Do not attempt to service this product yourself.  
Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or other hazards.  
Please call Bose to be referred to an authorized service center near you.  
2. Keep these instructions – for future reference.  
3. Heed all warnings – on the product and in the owner’s guide.  
4. Follow all instructions.  
5. Do not use this apparatus near water – Do not use this product near a bathtub,  
washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or any-  
where else that water or moisture are present.  
15. To prevent risk of fire or electric shock, avoid overloading wall outlets, exten-  
sion cords, or integral convenience receptacles.  
6. Clean only with a dry cloth – and as directed by Bose® Corporation. Unplug this  
16. Do not let objects or liquids enter the product – as they may touch dangerous  
product from the wall outlet before cleaning.  
voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.  
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manu-  
facturer’s instructions To ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it  
from overheating, put the product in a position and location that will not interfere with its  
proper ventilation. For example, do not place the product on a bed, sofa, or similar sur-  
face that may block the ventilation openings. Do not put it in a built-in system, such as a  
bookcase or a cabinet that may keep air from flowing through its ventilation openings.  
17. See product enclosure bottom for safety related markings.  
Information about products that generate electrical noise  
If applicable, this equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a  
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to  
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.  
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not  
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to  
radio communications. However, this is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a  
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or televi-  
sion reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are  
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:  
8. Do not install near any heat sources, such as radiators, heat registers, stoves  
or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.  
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A  
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-  
type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wider blade or  
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit in  
your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.  
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at  
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the  
apparatus.  
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.  
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different circuit than the one to which the  
receiver is connected.  
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.  
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.  
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table specified  
by the manufacturer or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is  
used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination  
to avoid injury from tip-over.  
Note: Unauthorized modification of the receiver or radio remote control could void the user’s  
authority to operate this equipment.  
This product complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications.  
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused  
for long periods of time – to prevent damage to this product.  
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SAFETY INFORMATION  
CONTENTS  
Please read this installation guide  
Please take the time to follow this installation guide carefully. It will help you set  
up and operate your system properly, and enjoy all of its advanced features. Save  
your installation guide for future reference.  
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Connecting the VS-2 to Your Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Your TV Connection Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Using an HDMI TV Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the system to  
rain or moisture.  
Using a Component Video TV Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10  
Using a S-Video TV Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  
Using a Composite Video TV Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14  
Program Recording Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  
Operating Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17  
Mounting Your VS-2 on a Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20  
Maintaining Your VS-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21  
WARNING: This apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and  
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall not be placed on the apparatus. As  
with any electronic products, use care not to spill liquids in any part of the system.  
Liquids can cause a failure and/or a fire hazard.  
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle,  
is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated, dangerous  
voltage within the system enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude  
to constitute a risk of electric shock.  
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle, as marked on the  
system, is intended to alert the user to the presence of important oper-  
ating and maintenance instructions in this installation guide.  
CAUTION: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on  
the apparatus.  
This product conforms to the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and to the Low Voltage  
Directive 73/23/EEC. The complete Declaration of Conformity can be found at  
©2006 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed or otherwise  
used without prior written permission. All trademarks referenced herein are property of Bose Corporation.  
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks  
of HDMI Licensing LLC.  
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Introduction  
About your LIFESTYLE® VS-2 video enhancer  
TV  
The LIFESTYLE® VS-2 video enhancer allows you to connect more than one audio/video  
device to your LIFESTYLE® home entertainment system. With this accessory installed, a sin-  
gle button press selects the source video and audio at the same time.  
Video out  
to TV  
Features and benefits  
• Incorporates HDMITM (High Definition Multimedia Interface) technology to help maximize  
your home theater experience.  
VS-2  
• Provides HDMI, component, S-Video, and composite video connections for your TV,  
cable/satellite box, VCR or other A/V input devices.  
Video  
• Converts video inputs to the highest quality video output supported by your TV.  
• Compatible with HDTV and progressive scan TV formats.  
How it fits into your LIFESTYLE system  
Video  
Video  
Video outputs from all your A/V devices, such as your cable/satellite box and VCR, connect  
to the VS-2, but the audio outputs from these devices connect to the media center. The  
VS-2 video output connects to your TV. When you select a source, such as your cable box  
(CBL-SAT), the media center selects the cable box audio and directs the VS-2 to pass the  
cable box video through to your TV.  
Video  
VCR  
CBL/SAT  
AUX  
Audio  
Audio  
Audio  
IMPORTANT: Software update required!  
Your VS-2 comes with a software update disc. After setting up the VS-2, you must  
load this CD into the media center disc player and allow it to update your system.  
Refer to “Updating the system software” on page 17.  
LIFESTYLE media center  
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Unpacking  
Carefully unpack the VS-2 video enhancer. Check to be sure  
your system includes the parts shown on this page. Save all  
packing materials in case you need to repack and transport  
your product.  
VS-2 video enhancer  
Software update disc  
Owner’s  
guide  
If any part of the product appears damaged, do not attempt to  
use it. Notify Bose or your authorized Bose dealer immedi-  
ately. For Bose contact information, refer to the address sheet  
included in the carton.  
WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep the  
plastic bags out of the reach of children.  
Quick setup  
guide  
VS-2 cable  
Finding a location for the VS-2  
You can position the VS-2 on a shelf behind your media  
center or behind your TV, or you can mount it on the back of  
an entertainment center or on a wall. To mount it on a wall,  
see “Mounting Your VS-2 on a Wall” on page 20.  
HDMI-to-HDMI cable  
If you need additional cables  
Your VS-2 includes one HDMI-to-HDMI video cable, but you may need additional cables to set up the VS-2 with  
your LIFESTYLE® system. To determine if you need any additional cables, please read this guide before you  
begin the actual setup. You can purchase additional cables from your Bose dealer or local electronics retailer.  
For your records  
Now is a good time to find the serial number on the bottom of the VS-2 video enhancer. Please record it here.  
This provides easy access to this number if you ever need to contact Bose® Customer Service.  
Serial number: ________________________________ Purchase date: ________________________  
Dealer name:__________________________________ Dealer phone: _________________________  
Please keep your sales receipt with this owner’s guide.  
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Connecting the VS-2 to Your Media Center  
Preparation  
Media center rear panel  
When setting up a LIFESTYLE® system with the VS-2, the media center  
power supply plugs into the VS-2 instead of the media center.  
If you are setting up the VS-2 and your LIFESTYLE system at the  
same time, find the media center power supply in the LIFESTYLE sys-  
tem carton before you begin.  
If you are adding the VS-2 to an existing LIFESTYLE system, turn  
off your LIFESTYLE system, wait 30 seconds, and unplug the media cen-  
ter power supply from the wall outlet. Then, disconnect the power supply  
from the rear panel of the media center. Also, remove any video cables  
from the Video OUT and Video IN connectors on the media center.  
Media center power supply  
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Connecting the VS-2 to your media center  
• Connect the 4-connector end of the VS-2 cable to your media center:  
1 Insert the Serial Data plug into the Serial Data connector.  
2
Insert the DC Power plug into the DC Power connector.  
3 Insert the Composite plug into the Composite Video OUT connector.  
Insert the S-Video plug into the S-Video OUT connector.  
VS-2 end panel  
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• Connect the other end of the VS-2 cable to the VS-2 end panel:  
5 Insert multi-pin plug into the Media Center connector.  
VS-2 cable  
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6 Insert the DC Power plug into the DC POWER Out connector.  
• Connect the media center power supply to the end panel of the VS-2:  
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7 Insert the DC power cable from the media center power supply into the  
DC POWER In connector.  
Note: Straighten the DC power cord from the media center power supply and  
from the VS-2 to the media center as much as possible. This cord is used as  
the antenna for your LIFESTYLE system remote control.  
WARNING: The VS-2 must be used only with the media center power supply  
supply that came with your LIFESTYLE® DVD home entertainment system.  
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Your TV Connection Options  
Identifying your TV connectors  
Your TV may have some or all of the video input connectors  
shown on the right. Each type of video connector provides  
a different level of video image quality.  
HDMI  
Component  
S-Video  
Composite  
Examine the rear panel of your TV and determine whether it  
has HDMI, component, S-Video, or composite video input  
connectors. For additional instructions, refer to the owner’s  
guide that came with your TV.  
Best quality  
Better quality  
Good quality  
Standard quality  
DVI  
You may have a TV that has a DVI connector, but not an HDMI  
connector. In this case, you can still use an HDMI connection by  
using a DVI-to-HDMI cable adapter or a DVI-to-HDMI cable.  
Choosing the TV connector you  
will use  
1. Using the table on the right, choose the available TV  
video connector that provides the highest possible  
video quality.  
Video  
TV Video  
Connection  
instructions  
Check  
One  
Quality  
Connector  
Cable Type  
Best  
HDMI  
2. Make sure you have the correct cable on hand. An HDMI  
Supplied with  
the VS-2  
cable is provided with the VS-2.  
Go to page 8.  
3. Go to the page listed for instructions on making the con-  
nections to your TV and other A/V devices.  
Better  
Component  
S-Video  
4. As a reminder, place a check mark in the table to indicate  
Not supplied  
your choice.  
Go to page 10.  
Go to page 12.  
Go to page 14.  
Good  
Supplied  
with your  
LIFESTYLE  
system  
Standard  
Composite  
Supplied  
with your  
LIFESTYLE  
system  
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Using an HDMI TV Connection  
Connecting the VS-2 HDMI output to your TV  
To connect your TV to the VS-2 using the supplied HDMI cable, do the following:  
TV  
1. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI connector on the rear of your  
TV.  
2. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the Video OUTPUT HDMI connector  
on the VS-2.  
3. Go to page 9 for instructions on connecting other A/V devices to the VS-2.  
VS-2  
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VS-2  
Choosing connection types for your A/V devices  
1. Look at the rear panel of each A/V device to determine what type of video output connectors it has.  
2. In the following table, choose the type of available video connector that provides the highest possible video  
quality. We recommend using an HDMI connection if it is available. Place a check mark in the table for the  
connector type used for each of your A/V devices.  
If any of your A/V devices do not have an HDMI connector, you can use any other  
type of connection. Remember, the VS-2 converts these up to HDMI format.  
Video  
Quality  
Video  
Connector  
AUX  
(Other)  
VCR  
CBL-SAT  
Not  
available  
on VS-2  
Best  
HDMI  
Better  
Component  
Good  
S-Video  
Standard  
Composite  
Connecting your A/V devices to the VS-2  
1. Plug one end of the video cable into the appropriate video output connector(s) on your A/V device.  
2. Plug the other end of the video cable into the appropriate Video INPUT connector(s) on the VS-2.  
3. Refer to your LIFESTYLE® system installation guide for information on making audio connections.  
DO NOT USE  
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Using a Component Video TV Connection  
Connecting the VS-2 component video output to your  
TV  
You need to obtain a component video cable from Bose or your local electronics dealer to  
complete this connection.  
TV  
To connect your TV to the VS-2 using a component video cable (not supplied), do the  
following:  
1. Plug one end of the component video cable into the component connectors on the rear  
of your TV. Be sure to match the color of each plug to the color of each connector.  
2. Plug the other end of the component video cable into the Video OUTPUT Component  
connectors on the VS-2. Again, be sure to match the color of each plug to the color of each  
connector.  
3. Go to page 11 for instructions on connecting other A/V devices to the VS-2.  
VS-2  
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