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About the Bose® RC-PWS III universal remote control

The Bose® RC-PWS III universal remote control adds convenience to your Bose® CineMate® home theater system, and serves as an upgrade for the slim, four-button remote that comes with the Bose® Solo TV sound system. It eliminates the need for multiple remotes, letting you control your HDTV, satellite or cable box, Blu-ray player and other home theater components with the RC-PWS III. The remote is easy to program, and its ergonomic shape lets it fit comfortably in your hand.

Product highlights:

  • universal remote
  • for use with Bose® Solo TV sound systems and CineMate® home theater systems
  • ergonomic design fits comfortably in hand
  • requires 2 "AA" batteries (included)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 714924-0020

What's in the box:

  • Remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Programming Guide
  • Universal Remote Device Codes
  • Warranty/Registration Information

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Great Replacement

Crutchfield customer from Foster, RI on 9/5/2019

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I ordered this Bose remote to replace a broken remote from my Bose Solo 5 system. The replacement remote worked just fine with no issues

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Daniel L Newhouse from Niceville, FL on 10/26/2018

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At least it works with my Panasonic TV and Oppo Bluray player. It doesn't work with the Cisco cable box or the Onkyo receiver. It's enough to keep the system going after losing the Oppo remote control.

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Crutchfield customer from Huntingdon Vy, PA on 3/22/2018

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Exactly what I was looking for at the lowest price I was able to find. Thank you for a great product.

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Just what I Wanted

Crutchfield customer from Mamaroneck, NY on 2/6/2018

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As described and good price

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Not impressed

Meg from Howell mi on 1/20/2018

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I just received my remote. It does not automatically work with my surround sound system, and only includes directions on how to pair with other devices.

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Crutchfield response on 1/22/2018
Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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David from Indianapolis, in on 9/8/2017

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Works fantastic right out of the box!

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Exact replacement

Rob from Albuquerque, NM on 5/3/2017

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Needed a replacement remote after I lost the original remote while moving to a new home. Works perfectly right out of the box.

Pros: This is the same remote that came with the Solo.

Cons: No back lighting

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Crutchfield customer from Milwaukee, WI on 4/12/2017

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Wish I would have bought this years ago! Like others have said, the only draw back is no back lighting.

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Great replacement

Greg from Urbana, OH on 4/9/2017

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This was purchased as a replacement for the original remote for our Cinemate II. Works as good as original.

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Nice Remote

BD from CALIFORNIA on 10/30/2016

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This remote is nice. It works my LG tv. Bose speakers. and cable box. This remote is super easy to program; just follow the directions. 5 stars for Crutchfield prompt delivery and customer service.

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john from spotsylvania,Va on 5/8/2016

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works great easy to use and program

Pros: very useful easy to operate

Cons: none

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Jack from Queen Creek, AZ on 5/3/2016

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After I lost the remote that came with my bose cinemate II I figured I might as well replace it with a remote that would control everything. This did exactly that straight out of the box it worked my bose system. After about 5 minutes, I had it programed to control my TV, Blu-ray player and my receiver. I couldn't be happier. I would definitely recommend this to anybody looking to replace a broken or lost remote.

Pros: Simple to operate and set up

Cons: Bigger than original

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replacement remote for bose

Ron from Clarksville, TN on 4/28/2016

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love it worked great the price was cheaper then another web sight always get a good price with Crutchfield

Pros: best place to shop

Cons: no cons

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Excellent Remote

Matt from Sacramento, CA on 3/14/2016

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Remote works flawlessly with my Bose Sound system, Toshiba TV and Direc TV box.

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Dave G from Bordentown, NJ on 1/27/2016

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After having tried a few universal remotes, this does everything perfectly. It controls the TV, cable box, Blu-ray, and the bose CineMate 15. Very fast shipping.

Pros: Very easy setup and well layed out controls.

Cons: None

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More details on the Bose® RC-PWS III universal remote control

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Features

Universal Remote Control: The Bose RC-PWS III is a universal remote control for CineMate home theater speaker systems and Bose Solo TV sound systems. Use this remote as a replacement should your original remote become lost or damaged. It also serves as an upgrade for the slim, four-button remote that comes with the Bose Solo TV sound system. It can be easily programmed to control many connected devices. The remote's ergonomic contoured shape naturally conforms to the hand. The remote operates on two "AA batteries", included.

Compatibility: The RC-PWS III is compatible with the following Bose CineMate home theater speaker systems and Bose Solo TV sound systems.

  • All Bose Solo TV sound systems
  • CineMate15 home theater speaker system
  • CineMate 1 SR digital home theater speaker system
  • CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker system
  • CineMate Series II digital home theater speaker system

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Replacement due to loss [ Alishia  Jun 27, 2018 ]
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I lost mine [ M  Jun 20, 2018 ]
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Old remote not functioning properly. [ Walter M.  Jun 18, 2018 ]
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BC our dog chewed up the original remote. [ Michael  Apr 08, 2018 ]
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Best fit for what I needed. [ David  Mar 29, 2018 ]
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Lost mine [ Rhonda  Feb 25, 2018 ]
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Excellent price and it should work with my Lifestyle system. [ Kurt  Feb 11, 2018 ]
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keep losing the tiny remote it comes with and also have broke dish remote. [ Tamara  Jan 22, 2018 ]
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I lost my original remote control and this site showed up just by writing "Bose radios" and now I'll be able to listen to my favorite music & wake to music again.. Thank you for letting me get my music and some of the finest ministers light heart and soul and support my path to be a better person who prays for peace. [ Wendy  Jan 03, 2018 ]
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it were easy to pick [ brooks  Dec 30, 2017 ]
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I needed a second one. [ Roy  Dec 21, 2017 ]
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Dog ate the original remote [ Timothy  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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I have a BOSE Cenmate Sound System and my remote was lost this is a replacement item [ Gregory  Aug 29, 2017 ]
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dog chewed up original [ Drew  Aug 22, 2017 ]
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Because they responded very quickly [ Ward  Aug 13, 2017 ]
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It's a replacement. [ Debra  Jul 02, 2017 ]
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i need a replacment [ Richard  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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Broke my old one [ PREM  Jun 12, 2017 ]
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Original remote lost. [ Dominic  May 09, 2017 ]
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It came with my Bose Solo 15/10 Series II speaker [ Warren  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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One for me and one for my husband. [ Sheila  Apr 01, 2017 ]
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I chose this remote to replace a broken Bose remote. [ M  Mar 29, 2017 ]
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least expensive replacement for the original 4 button remote control for Bose Cinemate II digital home theatre system [ thomas  Oct 22, 2016 ]
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We needed a second remote for our bose system. Crutchfield has the best price on this item. [ beverly  Oct 16, 2016 ]
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This was a purchased to replace the remote on our Bose Solo 15 unit. [ Maria  Aug 21, 2016 ]
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I lost most of my Bose system components in the flooding here in Houston a few months ago... I was able to piece together most of the missing parts with the exception of the Cinemate universal remote. Crutchfield has the BEST pricing available ANYWHERE! And the 2yr warranty is a great deal! [ Ashia  Aug 09, 2016 ]
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Replacement. [ Steven C.  Jun 30, 2016 ]
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Smallish and limited remote that came with the Solo 15. For the price I paid, it should have come with a better remote. [ khris  Jun 24, 2016 ]
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needed replacement [ Russ  May 30, 2016 ]
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Dog ate the last two and you guys are fast and the most inexpensive [ matt  May 19, 2016 ]
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My dog ate my original remote. [ Kenneth  May 16, 2016 ]
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It's bigger then the remote I have for my cinemate 2, and it won't get lost as easily by my toddlers! [ Jason  Mar 23, 2016 ]
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We moved the Bose sound bar into the bedroom and it was a pain to transfer the Bose remote from one person to the other (since it is kept on a bedside table) so now we have two remotes for the sound bar - plus I have a universal remote for the rest of the TV paraphernalia. [ Peter von  Mar 01, 2016 ]
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Needed a replacement for Cinemate series III and Crutchfield was cheeper than Ebay. [ DARYL  Dec 12, 2015 ]
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My niece picked out all the buttons on my Bose cinemate remote and this was a match. The price was fair. [ Anne Burnley  Dec 05, 2015 ]
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19 questions already asked

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How do I fix volume on bose remote while watching firestick? Picture comes in but no volume
[ Caroline  Apr 09, 2019 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Apr 16, 2019 ]  Staff
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does this remote work with bose soundtouch clock radio ?
[ n  Mar 14, 2019 ]
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I don't know if will work with a clock radio but the description when I got it for my sound bar was a universal remote for all bose systems. on my remote, I have my cable box ( Verizon ) my tv ( Samsung ) and a Bluray/ Dvd all control oust that bose remote control, hope I was able to help you.
[ Boris  Mar 14, 2019 ]
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Will this remote support Cinemate 120?
[ Jenny  Aug 12, 2018 ]
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Yes. It is a recommended accessory for the Cinemate 120. I hope that helps My Bio https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Aug 17, 2018 ]  Staff
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Sorry. I have no idea. Good luck.
[ Charles  Aug 16, 2018 ]
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Will this replace my existing remote RC38T1 which no longer works?
[ Leonard  Apr 01, 2018 ]
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The RC-PWS III is compatible with the following Bose CineMate home theater speaker systems and Bose Solo TV sound systems: All Bose Solo TV sound systems CineMate15 home theater speaker system CineMate 1 SR digital home theater speaker system CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker system CineMate Series II digital home theater speaker system You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the remote's main webpage.
[ Ryan  Apr 11, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will this remote work with the lifestyle v20 system?
[ Chuck  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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It is not recommended for use with any of the Lifestyles systems. The RC-PWS III is compatible with the following Bose CineMate home theater speaker systems and Bose Solo TV sound systems: All Bose Solo TV sound systems CineMate15 home theater speaker system CineMate 1 SR digital home theater speaker system CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker system CineMate Series II digital home theater speaker system
[ Ryan  Mar 14, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will this remote replace my Bose model RC9 remote?
[ George  Jan 09, 2018 ]
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The RC-PWS III is compatible with the following Bose CineMate home theater speaker systems and Bose Solo TV sound systems: All Bose Solo TV sound systems CineMate15 home theater speaker system CineMate 1 SR digital home theater speaker system CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker system CineMate Series II digital home theater speaker system You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the remote's main webpage. I hope that helps. My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Jan 18, 2018 ]  Staff
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will this work with a Directv Genie box ?
[ marion  Dec 29, 2017 ]
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I don't know I don't have direct tv . Sorry
[ Carlo  Dec 29, 2017 ]
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I have Bose model AV3-2-1 media center and need remote, is this going to work for my unit?
[ john  Dec 27, 2017 ]
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The RC-PWS III is compatible with the following Bose CineMate home theater speaker systems and Bose Solo TV sound systems: All Bose Solo TV sound systems CineMate15 home theater speaker system CineMate 1 SR digital home theater speaker system CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker system CineMate Series II digital home theater speaker system For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks
[ Larry  Jan 02, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will this work on a cinamat130 sound bar system?
[ Jesse  Dec 07, 2017 ]
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The RC-PWS III is compatible with the following Bose CineMate home theater speaker systems and Bose Solo TV sound systems: All Bose Solo TV sound systems CineMate15 home theater speaker system CineMate 1 SR digital home theater speaker system CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker system CineMate Series II digital home theater speaker system For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
[ Larry  Dec 13, 2017 ]  Staff
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Lost my remote to my SoloTV Sound System. Would it work with my Bose Bar ?? Help Thank you
[ Alex  Nov 20, 2017 ]
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Yes, the Bose RC-PWS III remote is designed to work with all Bose SoloTV sound system models. Hope that helps! :)
[ Larry  Nov 22, 2017 ]  Staff
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will this support Cinimate 520?
[ Mithun  Nov 04, 2017 ]
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I purchased this remote to use with my Bose Cinemate GS Series II system and it works great. The box says it works with Cinemate Series II, Cinemate 10 and Cinemate 15. Hope that helps.
[ Jeffrey  Nov 06, 2017 ]
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this universal control is compatible with a CBL_SAT Opentel brand?
[ jarada  Oct 09, 2017 ]
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No. This remote is made as a "universal" replacement for compatible Bose speaker systems: All Bose Solo TV sound systems CineMate15 home theater speaker system CineMate 1 SR digital home theater speaker system CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker system CineMate Series II digital home theater speaker system
[ Ryan  Oct 12, 2017 ]  Staff
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does it work with AV38?
[ Will P  Aug 17, 2017 ]
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The Bose RC-PWS III remote control is compatible with the following Bose sound systems: -All Bose Solo TV systems -The CineMate15 home theater speaker system -CineMate 1 SR digital home theater speaker system -CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker system -CineMate Series II digital home theater speaker system For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat.
[ Larry  Aug 23, 2017 ]  Staff
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Will the Bose remote you sell work with the solo five? How hard is the programming?
[ Edward  May 12, 2017 ]
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The Bose RC-PWS III universal remote control is fully compatible with the Bose Solo 5 TV system and it's very simple to program as well. If you would like to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. Hope that helps!
[ Larry  May 16, 2017 ]  Staff
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Sony Blu Ray Home Key. Is there a mapping for this key on the Bose universal remote?
[ Dwight  Jan 10, 2017 ]
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Hi, just don't know as I do not have the Bose remote, just the 3700 which is my new favorite little CD player. Regret, unable to answer your question.
[ Robert  Jan 10, 2017 ]
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Do this remote work on Bose first generation Cinemate?
[ Ben  Oct 22, 2016 ]
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The Bose RC-PWS III remote control is compatible with the following Bose CineMate home theater speaker systems and Bose Solo TV sound systems: All Bose Solo TV sound systems CineMate15 home theater speaker system CineMate 1 SR digital home theater speaker system CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker system CineMate Series II digital home theater speaker system I hope that helps!
[ Larry  Oct 26, 2016 ]  Staff
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Does it work on any bose system?
[ David  Apr 14, 2016 ]
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Hi. I have the Bose 10 which came with the smaller remote, it works with it well. the only thing it wont do is turn up the Base like it does for the Bose 15. But i program it to work my cable and my tv.
[ John  Apr 14, 2016 ]
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It worked on my boss cinemate like a charm.
[ Anne Burnley  Apr 14, 2016 ]
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Will this product be compatible and control an older Bose 3-2-1 sound/dvd system?
[ James  Feb 06, 2016 ]
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I sux! $30 for a same brand remote that doesn't even have the option to link up with my 3-2-1 system. So angry with Bose on this.
[ timothy  Feb 08, 2016 ]
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