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[Pre Order] Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box $342.27 + $19.21 Delivery ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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Features & details

EXPAND YOUR SMART HOME: Philips Hue Hub and hue color lights required (sold separately). The Hue Hub, the heart of your smart lighting system, easily connects your Hue White and Color Ambiance smart lights to your app and the Hue Play Sync Box.

ULTIMATE TV LIGHTING EXPERIENCE: Sync your Philips Hue smart lights to the content on your TV screen. Expand your home theater with surround lighting and make your smart bulbs dance, flash, dim, and brighten with the content on your screen.

LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES: Connect your Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box to up to 4 HDMI devices. Connect your HDMI-connected devices, such as set-top boxes, streaming dongles, and gaming consoles, to the sync box to mirror their content with your smart lights.

MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY: Use with any Philips Hue color-capable smart light. The sync box works with all Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance bulbs or fixtures. Add up to 10 color-capable smart bulbs to your setup for a truly immersive entertainment experience.

EASY INSTALLATION: Easy to install, set up, and use. Simple setup and straight-forward controls makes it easy to get started with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. Use the dedicated app to customize your smart lighting effects and the sync box’s settings.

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  • +3 votes

    Nice saving from $500 but there was something about a new revision or update? We know there's no HDMI 2.1 and that's okay for vast majority of people.

    • +1 vote

      I am glad there is no HDMI 2.1. It's the only thing stopping me from buying something I don't need :-)

  • +4 votes

    I don't get why these are so expensive. Can't you do something similar with a raspberry pi?

    • +6 votes

      CORPORATE GREED!

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      Nothing I've seen. You can do it with a computer, but you'd only have the computer as the source.

      • +1 vote

        Check my links below about hyperion on raspberry pi

    • +1 vote

      Hyperion Project is the alternative that uses pi and a HDMI capture card.

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        Why bother with the capture card?
        Simpler versions just point a tiny camera at the screen to see the colours.
        You could use an ESPCAM with WS2812B strip.

  • +4 votes

    Still no 2.1, and sync only works via HDMI passthrough, so doesn't work on native TV apps. IMO, wait until Govee's Immersion kit is stocked locally.

    • +1 vote

      You don't need to wait until it's stocked locally, Amazon.com will ship you one right now 👍

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        Roughly $145 AUD at the moment 😭

  • +6 votes

    Currently setting up hyperion and it will maybe set me back around $150 but you could do it cheaper without the hdr capture card, and ws2812 rgb leds

    Short version https://youtu.be/jrtbKhhW5tc
    Full guide https://youtu.be/J26oYlKyq7Q

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      Thank you.

      I've canceled my order for the Sync Box and Gradient Strip from Sweden to do this instead.

      Here's the parts I purchased:

      $126.67 Vilros Raspberry Pi 4 Basic Starter Kit (4GB)
      $57.86 HDMI Splitter 1 in 4 Out 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 HDR Atmos CEC
      $18.41 16 AWG Electrical Cable
      $13.80 DC Power Connector 5.5mm x 2.1mm 12V 24V Power Jack Socket (Female)
      $9.96 Jumper Wires Ribbon Cables (Male to Female)
      US$25.83 5v15A Power Supply
      US$38.75 5m SK6812 60LED/m RGBW (CW)

      I already have a USB capture card that I have in a box unused but that should be all I need for my 65" TV, to connect from my AVR.

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        Guessing some those items are bulk, multiple pieces like the DC barrel connectors

        Did you get the led and psu from aliexpress?

        I ordered from BTF store and it arrived pretty quick

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          Correct, the barrel connectors was a pack of 10, cables was a pack of 7 colours in size of 3ft each (pretty expensive), cables was a 40/40/40 pack.

          Yeah the US$ stuff is from aliexpress.

          The others are from Amazon.

          I hope it's legal to do our own DC 5v wiring given that we live in Australia.

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            @Yanoflies: Got mine up and running,

            The LED hardware setup in Hyperion is a bit different to the YouTube guide

            Have to enable SPI, I used the raspi-config method after logging in via SSH, once that’s done, just use GPIO 10 and you should be good

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              @impoze: SPI is giving me big flickers (even with common ground).

              I ran mine using GPIO18 and the W281X but I am getting almost 3-5 seconds of delay … trying to figure it out going crazy.

  • +1 vote

    Still use my Windows media center and the free app works fine. Does music, video or a combo.

    • +2 votes

      Apples and oranges

  • +1 vote

    Hopefully a hdmi 2.1 rev happens at some stage.

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    Suppose I am the only one that feels these lights synced reduced the ambiance.
    Not the products fault, more just my expectations (ofcourse won't work with any of the TV built in apps, but I expected that)

    Excellent to show-off or have a party, but to sit down and watch a movie even reducing the hue light ambience bars to low was distracting. I have a large TV anyway so the light output lights up the room anyway.
    You may wish to put your money into something else.
    Have also tried the LED strips which were more accurate, but again 2 movies in and dumped it.

  • +1 vote

    Have been looking into these a while back but this probably wouldn't work with my current setup. Anyone know what'd work on an ultrawide 49" monitor (Samsung G9)? Id like that affect where the LEDs mimic the content of the display if that is possible and to be able to choose colours via phone/wifi. Monitor has USB input or I can run a cable to the tower. What are my options?

    • +1 vote

      If you are using samsung g9 i presume you have your computer hooked up to it , in that case you do not need this .
      All you need is hue hub and hue software on computer , you can still change colours with your phone but to mimic colours on screen you have to use the hue software on computer.

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        Thanks, do you know a good kit that could do this?

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          I use 3 hue play lights , one either side and one at top middle on 34" and it works great .

    • +1 vote

      check out the BTF WS2812 kits with the controller & strips

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      I would love to know this too. I've bought the Amazon Sync lights and was looking for alternative.

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        look for the BTF Dreamcolour kits

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    What about trying Govee Immersion? I just ordered this.