As Bose's Santiago Carvjal told me, the design goal of the VideoWave was to provide the best, simplest rendering device for audio and video the company could possibly execute in a single device. In pursuit of that goal of simplicity, it forgoes the usual add-ons: There's no Ethernet, no Wi-Fi, no apps, no 3-D, not even a TV tuner, which you might assume comes in such a premium-priced product. Instead, Bose expects that you'll bring your own favored a la carte sources. Cable box? Yes, you'll need it. Got an Apple TV? Perfect. Roku? No problem. Oppo BDP-93 Blu-ray player? Fantastic. This is a very nice looking fully backlit LCD (albeit CCFL, not LED), and on the video front, that's all it is.