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Anyone use these just for lighting? Not for the play integration gaming or tv. Passed on these and got the 2 sets of 2 strips when they were on sale at BB for $60 each.
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Thanks OP, in for two!!
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Anyone use these just for lighting? Not for the play integration gaming or tv. Passed on these and got the 2 sets of 2 strips when they were on sale at BB for $60 each.
There is a limited distance between the lights, you would certainly want to use them for back lighting in your TV as they were designed.
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There is a limited distance between the lights, you would certainly want to use them for back lighting in your TV as they were designed.
It depends on your application. I have strips behind my TV now, but these will be cleaner and work with "play" when I decide to buy it.
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Anyone use these just for lighting? Not for the play integration gaming or tv. Passed on these and got the 2 sets of 2 strips when they were on sale at BB for $60 each.
I use them for lighting in the bedroom and behind a tv; but overall, they have a very limited purpose. If I did not get them on the BB deals with hubs and gift cards, I'm not sure I would have purchased. Owning them already, this is a pass for me.
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There is a limited distance between the lights, you would certainly want to use them for back lighting in your TV as they were designed.
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I use them for lighting in the bedroom and behind a tv; but overall, they have a very limited purpose. If I did not get them on the BB deals with hubs and gift cards, I'm not sure I would have purchased. Owning them already, this is a pass for me.
Does the power adapter connect to the hue hub or does each light individually? That way they could be split up with multiple dc adapters.

Ya when are the plays going to go on sale? My new receiver has dual hdmi out. You don't want to run your main hdmi signal through the play as not all codecs are supported.
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Considering getting these to replace the stip I have now at the bottom of the tv. Does anyone know- if there are two, horizontal along the bottom of the TV, will they (occasionally, when the color splits), show two different colors for left and right sides? The strip currently only shows one color along the bottom, will this make it more variable?
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Considering getting these to replace the stip I have now at the bottom of the tv. Does anyone know- if there are two, horizontal along the bottom of the TV, will they (occasionally, when the color splits), show two different colors for left and right sides? The strip currently only shows one color along the bottom, will this make it more variable?
In order for it to sync with the colors on the tv you have to purchase a hue sync box. Otherwise it will just be the 1 color you set it to
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Considering getting these to replace the stip I have now at the bottom of the tv. Does anyone know- if there are two, horizontal along the bottom of the TV, will they (occasionally, when the color splits), show two different colors for left and right sides? The strip currently only shows one color along the bottom, will this make it more variable?
You want the new gradient light strip from hue ($199.99 for the smallest version, goes up to $229 dependingon your TV size). The reason these are on sale is because of this.

The new light strip does multiple colors on the same strip at one time, the first generation only does one at a time.

Either one without the hdmi sync box, unless having your computer as a media server, will not show real time light changes for media playback. If you use your computer, Hue has a free app to sync it. Only works with PC though.

I have 4 play lights, 2 strips (back of TV stand and under the couch) and two hue go's for our gaming TV. A little much? Yes. Do I love it? YES
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In order for it to sync with the colors on the tv you have to purchase a hue sync box. Otherwise it will just be the 1 color you set it to
I have a Hue Sync box.
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You want the new gradient light strip from hue ($199.99 for the smallest version, goes up to $229 dependingon your TV size). The reason these are on sale is because of this.

The new light strip does multiple colors on the same strip at one time, the first generation only does one at a time.

Either one without the hdmi sync box, unless having your computer as a media server, will not show real time light changes for media playback. If you use your computer, Hue has a free app to sync it. Only works with PC though.

I have 4 play lights, 2 strips (back of TV stand and under the couch) and two hue go's for our gaming TV. A little much? Yes. Do I love it? YES
So, I have a hue sync box. Not interested in the gradient strip. Will this split the colors or only do one along the bottom?

(edit to add: There are also a few reasonable workarounds to get hues w/out the sync box to sync with smart tvs/boxes (sony specifically) and the xbox)
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So, I have a hue sync box. Not interested in the gradient strip. Will this split the colors or only do one along the bottom?

(edit to add: There are also a few reasonable workarounds to get hues w/out the sync box to sync with smart tvs/boxes (sony specifically) and the xbox)
Yes they will split. You just need top position them properly in the entertainment area on the app. I currently have 2 on the back of a 27in monitor for my PC. When I use the free Sync app, I can see the colors split, though not that much since it's just a 27in monitor
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Does the power adapter connect to the hue hub or does each light individually? That way they could be split up with multiple dc adapters.

Ya when are the plays going to go on sale? My new receiver has dual hdmi out. You don't want to run your main hdmi signal through the play as not all codecs are supported.
The adapter is wireless from the bridge, like other hue products, but it has to be plugged to power. There are (3) plugs on the power adapter for the individual lights, which have to be connected to the adapter. The length is pretty short, 3-4 feet maybe(?). I originally thought about putting these on my fireplace mantle for some uplighting, but the power adapter would have had to be in the middle (along with a power cord run to the middle) and then the cords back to each light. I guess I could have done it with 1 light and 1 power, but then I'd have two lights that were not connected...
My understanding is that the best use will be will the hue play box or behind a computer screen where it can change the individual lights to match the screen. I haven't committed to that yet.
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