Regardless of how pleased you are with your current home theater setup at the moment, wait ’til you try the DreamScreen HDTV Backlighting and Total Surround Kit. It will upgrade your viewing experience in ways you cannot even imagine. Through its backlighting system that reacts to the pixels on your screen, it extends your viewing experience beyond the limitations of your television.
The DreamScreen kit is composed of a set of linked LED light strips, a DreamScreen Hub, region-specific power supply, and HDMI cord. There’s quite a lot of equipment to fiddle with, but the setup is quick and fuss-free. Simply adhere the light strips to the back of your TV unit, plug your preferred video source to the DreamScreen Hub, and plug the output into your TV. The Hub has three outlets that are all compatible with just about any HDMI source, including your laptop, gaming consoles such as the Xbox and PlayStation, and streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Once you’ve got it all sorted out, prepare to witness magic.
DreamScreen offers an immersive TV viewing and gaming experience by providing responsive backlighting. The LED lights change color to match the on-screen action of what you’re viewing at a rate of 60 frames per second, making your favorite shows, movies, and games bigger and brighter. What this means is that DreamScreen technology takes whatever picture is at the edge of your screen, and translates it to beautiful lighting that casts onto the walls behind your TV, giving the effect that the image stretches beyond the perimeters of your television.
The kit has an accompanying app that you can use to easily switch through various lighting modes: video, music, and ambient lighting.
Depending on what sort of TV you own and how big it is, the DreamScreen HDTV Backlighting and Total Surround Kit typically costs between $170 and $280.