If you need this sort of dynamic lighting then your TV is too small.
Huh. Its 50inch.
I did it as a novelty tbh, but it's grown on me. It really does make for better viewing, you don't notice it when you looking at the center of the screen, (i.e its subtle) but it's definitely an improvement.
I personally think this setup is better than an ambilight. It's a fraction of the cost, it has much better edge and colour detection. The ambilight puts out a large gradient and isn't very responsive to fast moving small section of colour.
It isn’t a easy as pie install either. The sync box experience is a complete headache if you have a soundbar or receiver as the most logical hdmi cabling setup may not work as in my case.i have thought about the hue box but I haven't been convinced so far
That makes my decision easier. ThanksIt isn’t a easy as pie install either. The sync box experience is a complete headache if you have a soundbar or receiver as the most logical hdmi cabling setup may not work as in my case.
Then you have to deal with odd issues such as the SkyQ box and Apple TV 4K having a ruckus for your tv viewing thanks to CEC issues that didn’t exist previously. My sync box install wasn’t a smooth setup at all. I have it working now but it isn’t 100% perfect as I would like it but it works well.
Philips still have a lot of work to do on this and given how slow they are in general, I just can’t see it happening.
The Gradient strip quality is absolutely superb but in all honesty I wish there was another sync box alternative, as the existing ones are poor imitations excluding the diy Pi boxes as mentioned earlier in this thread.