Philips has announced the launch of the Hue Play HDMI Sync box, a box that connects to your TV via HDMI and synchronizes all of your Hue lights for a more immersive experience. The box gives access to the features of the TVs of the Ambilight series on third-party TVs.
Want to synchronize the color and intensity of your lights with what your TV shows? Philips has been offering Ambilight technology on some TVs for years to do exactly that. The dominant colors of the contours of the image are then reproduced on a row of LEDs which gives the impression that the TV is a clean oasis against a blurred background. And participate in a more immersive experience.
The Hue family is enriched by a new box that synchronizes the lights with the TV
But for owners of Hue bulbs without Ambilight TVs, it was previously impossible to sync its bulbs with the TV display. That's why Philips is launching Play HDMI Sync Box, a box with four HDMI inputs and WiFi connectivity to accomplish this task. Specifically you connect one of the outputs of your Blu-ray player, your console and your Internet box for example.
The box is then configured via the Philips Hue application – you can then choose the behavior of your lamps according to their location in the room. Thus, when you play content on your TVs, all of your lights will extend by a blurry light what happens on the edges of the screen. In addition, it supports HDMI 2.0b signals with HDCP 2.2 and a definition up to 4K at 60 frames per second with HDR10.
The Play HDMI Sync Box will be available from October 15 in some European countries, for a price of € 249.95. What do you think of this device? Talk about it in the comments.