Re: Why did you end-of-life ST 130 a year after release?
Thanks for your effort louisp and I regret being such a debbie downer on Bose but I am just beyond frustrated with a brand that I have been exclusively loyal to for 20+ years over this 130 fiasco.
Your thought process is exactly how I had my previous configuration set up between an ATV3 and Bose 321 system and it worked just fine for 10+ years but without rebroadcasting abilty which was the allure to a Soundtouch whole house upgrade. The new ATV4's only have one single hdmi port for all in/out connections. No optical or rca outs like previous versions.
I know this may be a shortcoming on Apple's part but with all the current ARC, CRC & pass through technology that audio equipment possesses these days (including Bose), one would think a premium brand such as Bose would have all the ports on the 120 & 130 control unit be able to communicate and rebraodcast with each other as promised at the point of purchase.
It just appears to me and others that this was an intentional design on Bose' part to exclusively limit rebroadcasting ability and access to only their partnerships with music and media services....I know, it sound very conspiracy theorist, but I cannot come up with any other explanation as I have tried every reconfiguartion, work around and idea possible.