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Bose Lifestyle 28 Series III

by Nitin123 / January 30, 2007 1:07 AM PST

I am planning to purchase a bose lifestyle 28 series III home thatre system from US. I am wondering if the same would work in India or not? I talked to Bose and they told that the systems sold in US are 110V and not dual voltage systems. Would I be able to use it by plugging it to step up transformer or something?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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More info!!!
by jcrobso / January 30, 2007 2:02 AM PST

Well a step DOWN transformer MIGHT work BUT there is NO guaranty that it
would work for a long time. In the US the power is 120v 60hz, Most of the rest of the world is 220v 50hz, Unless the power supply transformer in the the Bo$e thing is designed for 50hz it will over heat and burn up after a while. John

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by masterying01 / January 30, 2007 3:59 AM PST
In reply to: More info!!!

bose ls28 supports both pal and ntsc. and according to the manuals, it does 50hz and 60hz for power (as long as you have the transformer). there are hacks online to make this system region i'd say go for it.

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Yes It Will Work
by pilotbh / April 26, 2007 7:12 AM PDT

When you are overseas, you need to purchase a transformer to convert the power to support the 120V that the Bose system is built on. BTW the Bose system does come with the adapters for other it might not even need a transformer. But, if it does, a transformer that will handle the system is not that expensive and should cause you no problems at all. I have traveld extensively overseas and carry my transformer to use on my XBOX and other electronics.

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by Riverledge / April 26, 2007 5:15 PM PDT

IF your primary reason for purchasing the BOSE is a WIRELESS system, then you've made a decent choice. HOWEVER, if you want a quality system, regardless of the number of wires, there are so many decent choices that involve wires, I can't really name them all.

I suggest that you audition several highly rated several brands, and narrow it down. I suggest, based on your past posts, the KLIPSCH Cinema-8s or the Cinema-10s. ALSO look into the new POLK 5.1 speakers.

Best wishes,

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by Riverledge / April 26, 2007 5:26 PM PDT

MAYBE, our international posters can be more helpful than I.

Best wishes,


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STEWEE HAS A 71" or 72" TOSHIBA, DLP MODEL, AT ...........
by Riverledge / April 26, 2007 6:23 PM PDT

LEAST THAT MUCH IS TRUE. DUE to a DLPs moving parts it is totally out of the running as far as I'm concerned. He's already replaced one bulb; possibly two....... THIS puts DLP sets at the very bottom of my HDTV choices. Bulb life is 2,000 to 4,000 hours based on owners data.

A flat panel plasma lasts at least 50,000hrs to 60,000hours. Maintainence-wise which set would you really want???


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