Bose has a new Freestyle system.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DerrickRemmert, Sep 20, 2002.

  1. DerrickRemmert

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2002
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    It is the Bose 3-2-1 speakers, the 5.1 simulation "video stage" decoder and the sub without the DVD player. It runs for 500 dollars which is exactly half the price of the 3-2-1. I can't comment on the sound quality but it amazes me that BOSE is charging 500 dollars more for a DVD player that does not have a component video connection or progressive scan capabilities.
     
  2. steve nn

    steve nn Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2002
    Messages:
    2,418
    Likes Received:
    0
    GOOD OLD BOSE. We can count on them can't we? They remind me of the Co. I work for. Lots of marketing and gimmicks.
     
  3. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2000
    Messages:
    3,210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Considering they charge $800 for a clock radio, $500 seems reasonable for a crappy dvd player
    My brother InLaw has a all in one unit and the DVD player is more picky than a CEO in a $2 whorehouse
    Discs that play fine on my units would not play at all!!
    PT Barnum LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
    And it will sell like hot cakes...
     
  5. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2002
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    -
    Do you think it's possible Bose will ever make a "Good" product? I just wonder sometimes if just because they have made crap in the past we are not even giving them a chance...

    I for one like to try each and every speaker with an open mind regardless of brand and past history.
     
  6. DerrickRemmert

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2002
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chris, I'm was making a comment on the cost of their DVD player. If you'll read my entire message you will see I make no opinion of the sound quality of the speakers in question. If you think 500 dollars is a reasonable cost for a DVD player without progressive scan or component connections then by all means purchase the 3-2-1 and try it out.
     
  7. DanaA

    DanaA Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2001
    Messages:
    1,843
    Likes Received:
    1
    Wow, that is a hefty charge for a DVD player that isn't progressive scan and doesn't even allow the user to use component cable. [​IMG] If anyone was interested, and there will be, the definite way to go would be to go for the lower priced unit and buy something like a Toshiba, Sony, or Panasonic DVD player.
    Anyway, I'm still going to consider the Bose plastic spoon. It's down from $38 to only $26 because you can now buy it without the plastic fork. And, yes, it meets the WAF because it comes in white too.
    This also is not a commentary on the speakers themselves. If they make someone happy, that's great. It is a commentary on their pricing and marketing though.
     
  8. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2002
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    -
    Derrick, I wasn't responding to anyone's post in particular.
     
  9. Gary King

    Gary King Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 1999
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chris,

    Not so long as their current PoR is profitable. Why would they spend millions of dollars researching sound reproduction when people are lining up to spend thousands of dollars on speakers roughly the same build and sound quality of a decent computer sub/sat system?
     
  10. Robert_Gaither

    Robert_Gaither Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,370
    Likes Received:
    0
    All I can say for Bose is that they better hope that KLH doesn't ever make speakers in white, then people will be able to direct compare them in person and really see what those of us on this forum site refers to a cheap build quality.
     

Share This Page