Re: Bose Cinemate 130 - upgrade to 4k unit
Yup I also was told same story I tried an Apple 4K unit today and won’t work with my Bose 130 last time I buy a Bose.
Bose is not the problem, (maybe the sales person need to bone up the product knowledge) the AV industry is forcing obeselencence into otherwise quite capable gear. If you let it. The moderator’s posts adequately explain the whole evolution of 4K standards and Bose products.
The Cinemate 130 was released in 2014, Apple 4K was just released a few months ago. Apple 4 last year - no 4K by the way and no way to upgrade last years Apple TV 4 to 4K. 4 or 5 years is a lifetime in AV tech and there has been much lineup change at Bose as markets evolve as well.
SR 1, Cinemate 130, SoundTouch 130 and now SoundTouch 300. All with varyiing and evolving capabilities.The most current HT systems from Bose work to the most current standards and will play the 4K standards properly.
I know that when I decide to refresh my gear, all my old stuff will be well...old. I will likely be investing in an all new system front to back. That won’t be a while though as I just finished a total refresh using Bose gear just a couple years ago...no regrets. 1080p looks great going through my Cinemate 130 console and the Bose speakers systems are reproducing the sound very well.