I want to upgrade my Bose solo 5 to a Bose SB500 as I've moved to house with a bigger living room. However, the solo 5 has the cool universal remote that I use to control TV, Sound bar and Apple TV. My question is can I use the solo 5 remote with the SB500 and can I use the SB500 remote with the solo 5?
So the scenario you have described is not possible due to the time frames these systems were released in. There is an optional universal remote you can purchase for the Soundbar 500. This remote comes with the Soundbar 700 as a package. The Solo 5 remote is designed to control just the Solo 5 and then add a television/cable box onto it.
This universal remote pairs to our new Soundbars using Bluetooth. Whereas the Soundbar 500 remote and the Solo 5 remote use infrared signals to control the systems.
If you have any other questions, feel free to fire away!