Bose® Solo/CineMate® system universal remote Reviews

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Outstanding Universal Remote Control

Written By Brother Barnabas, Birmingham, AL on Monday, December 08, 2014

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Installation of batteries is quick and easy. Programming of device codes for each device you wish to control is relatively simple, using the included booklet that contains THOUSANDS of codes for virtually every brand of device on the planet. I can even control my old VCR (which still works just fine), using this new remote. A great many of the functions on my Smart TV, such as internet streaming video, can be controlled by this remote control.

Pros: Compatible with many extra features of newer Smart TV sets

Cons: Lack of "decimal-point" key, for direct-entry (on the keypad) of the new digital over-the-air channel numbers, i. e. 6.3, 13.2, etc.

Bose® Solo/CineMate® system universal remote

Written By D. Wood, livonia, MI on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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the product works well and controls several devises product works well

Pros: easy to use; easy to set up

Cons: controls in different locations than original Bose controller just getting used to different location

Excellent Remote

Written By Ajtrek, Kansas on Monday, May 12, 2014

Recommend paying the money for the Bose® Solo/CineMate® System Universal Remote. It's excellent upgrade from the standard remote and can be programed to control just about any device connected to your monitor. I replaced my Panasonic and DirecTV remotes and retained full functionality. The only downside is that there is no way to program the main power on/off button for both monitor and speaker simultaneous operation. Not a deal breaker IMO.

Pros: Read my review

Cons: Read my review


Written By yotonka, Home on Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Bose Remote Universal

Written By chatterbox8007, Maine on Friday, February 28, 2014

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This remote works great. It's exactly what we needed

Pros: It works great for the bose surround sound system.

Cons: it's a little harder to set to tv features.

Bose universal remote

Written By Anonymous, Palmdale, ca on Monday, February 17, 2014

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Very easy to use

Pros: Love it

Cons: None

Good for the price

Written By Frank, Wallkill,NY on Friday, December 27, 2013

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Not too convenient when used with various brand names in an Audio/Video system.

Pros: Pointing angle of remote to target unit is not critical.

Cons: Not convenient to use for certain functions on different brands.

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • IR remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Owner's Guide
  • Universal Remote Device Codes
  • Warranty/Product Registration

Product Research


Universal IR Remote: The Bose RC-PWS is a universal IR remote control designed specifically for the Bose Solo TV sound system or CineMate home theater speaker system. The RC-PWS remote serves as an upgrade to the slim, four-button remote that comes with the Bose Solo or CineMate II system. Its also ideal as a replacement for a lost or damaged CineMate 1 SR or GS II remote. Two "AA" batteries included.

Programmable: The RC-PWS universal remote can be programmed to control your TV, DVD or Blu-ray Disc player, cable/satellite box, and VCR. With this universal remote, you can enjoy the convenience of using only one remote control for all your home theater equipment. See included booklet for compatible brands, components, and codes.

Controls: The Bose RC-PWS universal remote provides a variety of controls for your compatible Bose speaker system and your connected components.

  • Source Control: You can easily switch control from one source to another by pressing the appropriate source button at the top of the remote. In addition to controlling the selected source, the remote will always control the basic speaker functions (on/off, volume, mute) of the Bose speaker system.
  • Navigating On-Screen Menus: The menu and program selection buttons will control only one source at a time. Select the source you want to use first.
  • Playback Controls: The functionality of the source playback buttons may vary depending on the type and brand of your device. The remote offers Play, Pause, Top, Fast Forward/Rewind, Next/Previous, numeric keypad controls.
  • Numeric Keypad: The remote's numeric keypad (0-9) lets you select a channel on your cable box or satellite receiver.

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