Television Entertainment Enhancement System
OWNER’S MANUAL / SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS / COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
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Cable/Satellite users
TVee can also work with your cable or satellite
programmable remote control provided it’s already
setup to control your television. Some of these types
of programmable remotes require you to setup TVee
from the original television remote. Setting up TVee
this way should allow for proper operation with the
programmable remote.
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If the light flashes red then TVee was not able to learn the signal from your television remote.
Repeat steps 1 – 3 using the following tips:
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Point your remote control at the middle of the TVee Soundbar.
Hold the remote control about 12 inches from the front of the TVee Soundbar.
Hold the remote control steady, don’t let it move around while you press and release the button.
Press and release the button s l o w l y – for at least a full second for each press and release step.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates hazards
arising from dangerous voltages.
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates the user
should read all safety statements found in the user manual.
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates
double insulation.
Warning!
To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not
expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or groundingtype plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly
at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Maintain a minimum distance of 2" (50mm) around the front, rear,
and sides of the apparatus for sufficient ventilation. The ventilation
should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings or
placing on or around the apparatus items such as newspapers,
table-cloths, curtains, etc.
No open flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be
placed on the apparatus.
16. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing.
No objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on
the apparatus.
17. Either the power inlet connector on the rear of the apparatus or
the power plug at the wall must remain accessible, to be able to
disconnect power from the apparatus.
18. To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC Mains,
disconnect the power supply cord plug from the AC receptacle.
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American Users:
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution: Unauthorized changes or modifications to the equipment could
void the user s authority to operate the equipment.
Canadian Users:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device
is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide
maximum shielding. Equipment that is installed outdoors is subject
to licensing.
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Hereby, Boston Acoustics, Inc. 300 Jubilee Drive, Peabody, MA 01960
USA, declares that this TVee Model 2 is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC. A copy of the Declaration of Conformity (DOC) may be
obtained from:
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Status Indicator – Lights in various colors to indicate operating status. See the table below.
Power Button – Lets you manually activate TVee or put it in standby mode.
Mute Button – Lets you temporarily mute TVee.
Volume Up and Down Buttons – Let you manually adjust the volume of the TVee.
Wireless ID Switch – Selects the “channel” for the wireless Bass Unit signal. Set 11 in the same position.
Trim Level Switch – Adjusts the input sensitivity of TVee.
Inputs – Receives the input signal for the TVee. See the “Connect TVee” section for more information.
Power Input – Connect the power supply 10 here.
Power On/Off Switch – Turns the TVee soundbar on or off. Normally it is left on all the time.
Power Supply – Provides power to the soundbar. Plug it into the wall and connect it to the power input 8.
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Soundbar Status Indicator
Green Steady
Normal power-on mode.
Green Blinks Once
Shows a remote control signal is being received.
Orange Flashing
TVee is ready to learn a remote control command.
Orange Steady
The control button that’s learning a control command is selected; TVee waiting
for an IR command to learn.
Flashing Green
TVee has successfully learned a remote control command.
Flashing Red
TVee has failed to learn a remote control command.
Flashing Red and Orange
Indicates learned IR codes successfully erased.
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Wireless ID Switch – Selects the “channel” for the wireless bass unit signal. Set in the same position as 5.
Volume – Adjusts the volume of the bass unit to balance with the soundbar.
Status Indicator – Lights red when the bass unit is active and green when it is in standby mode.
Power On/Off Switch – Turns the TVee bass unit on or off. Normally it is left on all the time.
Power Fuse – Protects the bass unit.
Power Cord – Plug it into an AC outlet.
Specifications
System Power
100 watts
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Soundbar
Bass Unit
33⁄4 x 31 x 4” (93 x 788 x 102mm)
97⁄16 x 111⁄2 x 111⁄2” (240 x 292 x 292)
Weight
Soundbar
Bass Unit
8.4 lbs (3.9kg)
11 lbs (5kg)
About TVee
Congratulations on selecting TVee for your home entertainment system. TVee combines the famous Boston sound with
unprecedented ease of use. From two compact components, TVee delivers sound that will add an entirely new dimension
to your television entertainment experience. Powerful amplifiers and 3D sound processing circuitry ensure exciting performance. Wireless connection between the soundbar and bass unit makes TVee easy to setup—the ideal combination of
performance and convenience. If necessary, TVee can even learn the control signals from your remote control for maximum
ease of use and totally transparent operation.
Placing TVee
You’re probably anxious to start using your TVee so let’s get started. First you should
position the TVee components. The soundbar should place so it is centered with the TV
screen. It can be front of the television. Or if your television is housed in furniture that
has a shelf right above the screen the soundbar can go there. But avoid places that are
semi-enclosed. That can upset the natural sound balance of TVee. There are keyholes in
the back of the soundbar cabinet to facilitate hanging it on a wall.
The bass unit is easy. It can go just about anywhere in the room. Since it gets its signal
wirelessly you don’t need to worry about connections. Just plug it into an AC outlet.
Corner placement can help reinforce bass output.
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Connect TVee
Next you need to get an input signal into the TVee soundbar. All it takes is the audio connection cable that is supplied. There
are two likely sources for a signal—your television or a cable television connection box. (The control box for a satellite system
is for this purpose the same as a cable box. For simplicity we’ll call it a cable box, but it could be either one.)
The main advantage of getting the signal from the cable box is that it is easier to set up. But if you have multiple signal
sources, such as a DVD player, in addition to the cable signal you might need to get the signal from the TV so you can enjoy
the TVee sound with all of your media.
The bass unit receives a wireless audio signal from the soundbar—you just need to plug it into your AC outlet.
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Fire Up TVee!
Now the fun starts. Connect the power supply to the soundbar, turn on its power switch and the one on the bass unit.
Turn on the other components in your system and tune in a familiar channel. You should hear sound from TVee. If you don’t,
try turning up the volume of TVee using its volume control buttons.
If TVee is connected to the television try adjusting the volume using the television remote control. If the volume level
changes it shows that TVee is connected to a “variable” output. The mute control of the television remote should also work.
That makes things easy. You can ignore the “Control TVee” section on the following page.
If the TVee is connected to the television it is likely that the television speakers are also playing. Most modern televisions have
a way of turning off the internal speakers. There are hundred of models of televisions from dozens on manufacturers so it is
impossible to give specific instructions on how to do that. But most use a similar procedure.
Look on the remote control for your television for a “menu” or “setup” button. Press it and you’ll see an on-screen menu. Look for
an option to control audio functions and select it. This is where you’ll probably find the setting to turn off the internal speakers.
If you cannot turn off the internal speakers it is not a problem. TVee will tremendously enhance the sound of the television
speakers with extended response and improved definition. However, to get the most from TVee you’ll want it to be louder
than the television. Use the following steps to adjust the volume balance:
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Teach TVee to respond to the volume up and down control commands of your television remote. (See the “Control TVee”
section for information on how to do that.)
Turn down the volume of the television all the way using the control buttons on the set.
Use the volume control buttons on soundbar to set the volume of TVee to a normal listening level.
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After this adjustment TVee should always be louder than the television speaker. Then you can use the television remote
control to adjust the volume as you normally do.
Fine Tune TVee
Now that things are up and running, it’s time to adjust the bass unit to blend with the soundbar speakers so the system
produces the balanced, natural Boston sound. Start with the bass unit volume control at the middle of its rotation range. Play
a variety of source material—some music, a movie sound track with dynamic special effects, some spoken dialog. Adjust the
volume up and down a bit from the starting point until you have a setting that produces a natural sound with all the various
types of program material.
Control TVee
If you have TVee connected to a television, cable, or satellite box and changing the volume with your system remote does
not change the volume of the TVee system, then the output TVee is connected to is a “constant level” output. With a constant
level output you will want to program TVee to respond to the remote control codes of your television remote, or any other
remote control you want to use. The goal is to be able to use one remote control. Here’s how to do it.
Say you want TVee to learn the “mute” command of your remote control.
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control—in this example the mute button.
Point your remote control at the front of the TVee soundbar from about 12 inches away. Press and hold the mute button for
a full second then release the button for a full second. Repeat the press and release sequence until the status indicator turns
green. TIP: Hold the remote steady and press/release the button slowly to be sure TVee can pick up the remote signal.
If TVee is not able to pick up the remote control signal within 20 seconds the status indicator will flash red for 20 more
seconds and then return to green. Repeat steps 1 - 3, being careful to hold the remote steady and press the button slowly.
Repeat the process for the other buttons on your remote control that you want TVee to learn.
Remember – TVee can learn to respond to almost any button on almost any remote. You decide what remote you want to
use – television, satellite receiver, cable control box, etc. – and teach TVee to respond to the buttons you want to use.
If you make a mistake, or want to remove the remote control programming of TVee for any reason, press and hold the Mute
and Volume Down buttons until the status indicator alternately flashes red and orange for 3 seconds. NOTE: This removes
ALL of the TVee remote control programming. If you only need to change the programming for some of the TVee buttons,
follow the three steps above to overwrite previous programming.
Details About TVee
In most systems after you do any needed remote control programming you can just sit back and enjoy the sound. But you
might find the following details useful or interesting.
Power – The power switches on the back of the soundbar and bass unit can be left on. TVee has an automatic power standby
system. After about 15 minutes of inactivity the amplifiers shut down. As soon as a signal is applied to the inputs of TVee the
amplifiers automatically turn on again.
Wireless ID Switches – Both the soundbar and bass unit have Wireless ID switches. The various switch settings change
frequency of the wireless signal the soundbar sends to the bass unit. The two switches must be set to the same position.
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Typically you’ll never need to adjust these switches. What are they for? If you have more than one TVee system in your house
you can use different Wireless ID Switch settings so the systems won’t interfere with each other.
Trim Level Switch – This changes the input sensitivity of TVee. If the output of your television is too low, you may need to
change the trim level switch to “1” to make it louder. Conversely, if you hear distortion in the audio signal, try the “3” setting to
make the input quieter.
Troubleshooting TVee
Soundbar does not power on.
Is the power supply plugged into a live wall outlet?
Is the power supply properly connected to the soundbar power input?
Is the rear panel power switch in the “on” position?
Bass unit does not power on.
Is the bass unit plugged into a live wall outlet?
Is the rear panel power switch in the “on” position?
Is the fuse blown? Replace it with the same type. If it quickly blows again the unit may need service.
No sound from TVee.
Is the signal input connected to an output that is providing a signal?
Are the soundbar and bass unit receiving power and turned on?
Turn up the volume of the TVee soundbar.
Turn up the volume of the television or cable box TVee is connected to.
Check Mute status – is the status indicator blinking green? Press the Mute button on the soundbar.
No Sound from the Bass Unit.
Check the points in the “Bass unit does not power on.” section above.
Turn up the volume control.
Be sure the Wireless ID switches on the soundbar and bass unit are set to the same number.
Distorted sound from the Soundbar.
Change the Trim Level switch setting to higher number.
Check the signal source to be sure the distortion is not originating there.
Bass not loud enough.
Turn up the bass unit Volume control.
Place the bass unit closer to a corner of the room.
TVee won’t learn my remote control commands.
Carefully follow the programming instructions.
Hold the remote steady and 12 inches from the front of the soundbar.
Press and release the remote control button s l o w l y !
Note: TVee learns almost all IR commands, but some IR protocols cannot be programmed.
There is a “pop” noise when I turn of my television.
Program TVee to be turned on and off with the power button on your television remote control.
Volume of my television speakers gets louder than my TVee system over time.
When the remote control volume button is held down your television may change volume levels faster then TVee.
SUse the buttons on the soundbar to adjust the volume of the TVee to the correct balance with the television speakers.
The woofer seems to have interference with its wireless signal.
Try changing settings of the Wireless ID switches on both the soundbar and bass unit.
The bass unit could be too far from the soundbar to get a good signal. Try moving it closer.
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Limited Warranty
Boston Acoustics warrants to the original purchaser of our TVee system that it will be free of defects in materials and
workmanship in its mechanical parts for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase. The warranty period for the electrical
components of TVee is 1 year.
Your responsibilities are to install and use them according to the instructions supplied, to provide safe and secure transportation to an authorized Boston Acoustics service representative, and to present proof of purchase in the form of your sales slip
when requesting service.
Excluded from this warranty is damage that results from abuse, misuse, improper installation, accidents, shipping, or repairs/
modifications by anyone other than an authorized Boston Acoustics service representative.
This warranty is limited to the Boston Acoustics product and does not cover damage to any associated equipment. This
warranty does not cover the cost of removal or reinstallation. This warranty is void if the serial number has been removed or
defaced. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
If Service Seems Necessary
First, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the product. If that is not possible, write to:
Boston Acoustics, Inc.
300 Jubilee Drive
Peabody, MA 01960 USA
Or contact us via e-mail at:
support@bostona.com
We will promptly advise you of what action to take. If it is necessary to return your TVee to the factory, please ship it prepaid.
After it has been repaired, we will return it freight prepaid in the United States and Canada.
This symbol found on the product indicates that the product must not be disposed of with household
waste. Instead, it may be placed in a separate collection facility for electronic waste or returned to a retailer
when purchasing similar product. The producer paid to recycle this product. Doing this contributes to reuse
and recycling, minimizes adverse effects on the environment and human health and avoids any fines for
incorrect disposal.
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Boston, Boston Acoustics, and the Boston Acoustics logo are registered trademarks and TVee
is a trademark of Boston Acoustics, Inc. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
© 2007 Boston Acoustics, Inc. 142-002882-0