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Hue White Play Gradient Lightstrip + Hue Play HDMI Sync Box 30% Off

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Wow, didn't mean to torque you up so much this morning. LOL
So you have no rebuttal. Thanks for letting everyone know.
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And still too expensive
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Kind of like saving this cancer pill only cost $5 to make, why am I charged $1000? Philips had to engineer the sync box and system, and they've done an elegant job. Sure, some Chinese company will take that IP , copy it, and sell it for cost of manufacture plus a small margin. But if no one paid for the cost of development, we would have far fewer nice things in this world.
Chinese wish they could copy one of the biggest spy company on the planet.
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Does this sync box work with HDMI 2.1? Meaning can it pass through signals coming from a PS5 and Xbox Series X and still let them work at 4k 120hz and VRR?
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does anybody know Amex offer on philips 6% cashback works on Philips hue site?
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I'm no gamer, don't have a need for 4K120hz, so for regular 4K tv watching, is thing gonna wow me and my guests or expensive as it is, is still a no go those needs?

I read somewhere there's no updated hardware planned anytime soon. So all the changes that can be done, will happen through firmware upgrades
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I'm no gamer, don't have a need for 4K120hz, so for regular 4K tv watching, is thing gonna wow me and my guests or expensive as it is, is still a no go those needs?

I read somewhere there's no updated hardware planned anytime soon. So all the changes that can be done, will happen through firmware upgrades
It probably is going to wow your guests if they have never seen it before. But as for you watching 4K movie, once the novelty wears off, you will probably get used to it very quickly. We get used to nice thing easily. Just like 4K OLED TV, you don't even notice anything special about it until you go to a friend's house to watch TV and "omg what is this piece of trash. The black is not even black, more like gray!"
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does anybody know Amex offer on philips 6% cashback works on Philips hue site?
AMEX offer says "Get 6% back as a statement credit by using our enrolled eligible Card to make purchases online at joindrop.com/amex/philips by 1/16/2022. Limit of $200 back in total statement credits."

Most of the products directly off that link seem like electric razors and toothbrushes, so it's probably not going to work, but I tried it anyways.
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Wow, didn't mean to torque you up so much this morning. LOL
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Huh? People do active bias lighting using Raspberry Pis.

The tech Phillips has developed isn't some brainchild of a progressive giant in the tech world.

In fact they aren't even the first.

Dreamscene and HdFury both developed products before this. In fact if you have such a hard-on to support the work of actual engineers you would buy the HDFury Diva. Which was doing what the Hue Sync barely started doing, passing Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos years before.

Your simping for this device shows how ignorant you are regarding products in this space.

Edit: I would like to add that you also didn't comprehend I was talking about the lightstripes being $200+ as evident by the first sentence I used in my reply.

And there is no way you can justify the lightstripe being that cost - Phillips did not developed that technology in any capacity.

I mean, you understand you just defended their Sync Box tech and somehow the fact the LED portion of the system costs more has escaped that big brain of yours.
Calm down a little bit, Philips patented Ambilight (embedded variation of Sync) in 2004 before HDFury even existed. They own the tech and will cash on it - for the time being ...
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It probably is going to wow your guests if they have never seen it before. But as for you watching 4K movie, once the novelty wears off, you will probably get used to it very quickly. We get used to nice thing easily. Just like 4K OLED TV, you don't even notice anything special about it until you go to a friend's house to watch TV and "omg what is this piece of trash. The black is not even black, more like gray!"
thank you for your input.

I've been going back and forth on this (sync box) product for two years. Thought about pulling the trigger now since the deal saves me 30% on the combo. But...I'm thinking along your comments, once novelty wears out, then what?
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Calm down a little bit, Philips patented Ambilight (embedded variation of Sync) in 2004 before HDFury even existed. They own the tech and will cash on it - for the time being ...
Well I stand corrected... that said, two things are painstakingly obvious. One, their "patent" is useless since they have yet to take legal action or license it out (apart from people using Raspberry Pis to do the same thing). Two, you said it, "...and will cash on it". So your final point is agreeing with me - they are gouging the price of this tech.
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thank you for your input.

I've been going back and forth on this (sync box) product for two years. Thought about pulling the trigger now since the deal saves me 30% on the combo. But...I'm thinking along your comments, once novelty wears out, then what?
If you are just trying to scratch your itch then save more than a $100 and get the Lytmi Neo 2.0 [ilytmi.com] Around $200 after tax for the 65in version and does dolby vision pass-through as well.

The main difference between them and the Sync box is the sync box works as a 4 way switcher. The Neo has a single in and out which is actually better for most folks for a variety of reasons:
If you already use an HDMI switch
If you use a Surround Receiver as your HDMI switcher.
If you only have one source anyways.

And one of the dark secrets to the Sync Box no one mentions is its shit implementation of "auto switching" which doesn't work right depending on the equipment connected.
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Kind of like saving this cancer pill only cost $5 to make, why am I charged $1000? Philips had to engineer the sync box and system, and they've done an elegant job. Sure, some Chinese company will take that IP , copy it, and sell it for cost of manufacture plus a small margin. But if no one paid for the cost of development, we would have far fewer nice things in this world.
The difference is, Pharma spent $2 billion to bring the cancer drug to market, whereas.Hue probably spent a few million.
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Just want to tell people why this is a horrible way to do lighting for a tv. 1. It's way overpriced 2. When you have a sync box you know how maybe every input on your tv you have different picture settings well now the sync box is the only picture setting. 3. You probably use the apps on your tv and this will not sync lights with them. I have 5 more reasons this sucks but basically get a govee kit with a camera put it on the bottom and not only do you save a lot of money and headache but you have lights with everything you watch. Phillips hue is great it's just they over change so much for less it's not worth it.
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The Sync Box was cool. Sucks that it does not support HDMI 2.1. Also, it's way too expensive for what it does. Just sold mine a week ago.
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