How to Use a Bose Solo 5 TV Sound System

Introduction

The Bose Solo 5 is a fantastic soundbar for your home theater system, providing rich, full sound in a small package with an incredibly easy setup.

This guide will take you through the basics of using your headphones.
Bose Solo 5.

? What would you like to do with your headphones?

  1. Setup the universal remote
  2. Understand the basic controls
  3. Pair to phone, tablet, or computer

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The Bose Solo 5 is a fantastic soundbar for your home theater system, providing rich, full sound in a small package with an incredibly easy setup.

This guide will take you through the basics of using your headphones.
Bose Solo 5.

  1. Turn on the device you'd like to control with the Bose remote. For example, your television.
  2. Look in the Universal Remote Device Codes book included with your soundbar, and find your device.
  3. Push and hold the button you'd like to program on your Bose remote. All 6 will light up, then the one you held will glow.
    Diagram of remote device buttons
  4. Enter the code from the Universal Remote Device Codes book.
  5. Press the Volume Up + button to confirm your entry.
    Volume and channel section of remote with Volume up highlighted.
  6. Try pressing Menu, Guide, Left, and Right to verify it programmed properly.
    Navigation section on remote.
    • If it works, push Exit to save your settings.
    • If it does not work, push Volume Up + an try testing again. Repeat this process till your device responds correctly. This can take 30 or more tries.

Bose supplies a universal remote with this soundbar. Not every button will have a function, or the same function, depending on what device you have selected.

Remote Overview
Source Selection Source selection section on remote.
Selects the source of sound your soundbar will play.
Power and Input Power and input section on remote.
Select the source your television plays, turn on and off your soundbar, as well as the device you're listening to.
Navigation Pad Navigation section on remote.
Moves through the menus on your TV, cable box, or other source you're controlling.
Volume, Channel, and Program Controls Volume, channel, and program controls section of remote.
Adjust he volume, mute the volume, use the DVR features of your cable box, and change the channel.
Playback Controls Playback controls section of remote.
Play, pause, fast forward, or rewind the source you're controlling.
Number Pad Number pad on remote.
Select menus, or directly jump to a channel by number.
Closed Captioning and Internet Closed caption and Internet features area of remote.
Turn on or off closed captioning, display the Internet services page on your television, and view Teletext information.
Function Buttons Function buttons on remote.
Extra function buttons sometimes used by various DVRs, Cable boxes, Televisions, DVD, and Blu-Ray players.
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