[DIY] Opensource Ambilight for every screen!

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  1. maxirk

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    AW: [DIY] Opensource Ambilight for every screen!

    Looks great! It would be awesome if this would also work with Mediaportal.

    I love the decent colors and the snappy changes.
     
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    Hi, it seems very interesting!
    There are any link for english version?

    Thanks!
    G.
     
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    Hi,

    that would be great. If there were an english version, i would build it myself, just too see whats possible.
    Found a German Translation:

    http://newstopf.com/visuellen-erlebniss-multiplizieren-mit-lightpack-5-5/

    And it seems u dont need a Plugin. The Software sits its in the Background an is analyzing the screen. A Plugin would ne then nice to turn on/off or do some ambilight.

    Right now i use a momo/atmolight with only 3 channels, so this would be a nice upgrade.

    https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/mediaportal-plugins-47/new-plugin-atmolight-process-plugin-update-25-05-2010-v1-9-a-75840/

    Hm, tried translate.google.com, hard to read, quite funny:)
     
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    This would be really great to have.
    I think a lot of MP users are willing to buy this cool kit.
    If only the devs would make their googlecode page in english ;) they would sell a lot more.
     
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    There was some similar device in past. It had issues with the performance (video playback dropping frames). If someone is keen enough I would recommend that the dev would experiment with possibilities inside the MP (copying screen content outside MP is probably causing huge performance issues).

    Just copy the video texture / frame into much smaller texture and pass it back to some plugin to again to be passed to that devices drivers / controlling software.
     
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    Here's a friendly warning from XBMC's projectmanager (and big fan of AmbiLight):

    Do yourself a big favor and stay clear away from Carsten Presser's AtmoLight (all versions) because they are defectively designed.
    He's designing a new version now but I'd stay clear away from that also, especially since Carsten doesn't offer refunds on his poor designs
     
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    I just stumbled across this thread in my research on DIY Ambilight :)

    I think it is sick to pay for a premium for a high-end Philips TV, when I already have a great Panasonic 50" Plasma, which is better than what Philips can come up with.... soooo....
    So far I have found THIS, The LiveLight Project:
    http://livelightproject.com/

    All schemas and software is free and open-source.

    However, for the ones of us that do not want to mess around with that, you can BUY the stuff :-D .... http://livelightproject.com/shop.php
    199€ for LiveLight USB Interface
    16-22€ / meter of LED strips

    It looks like some extra cables and a bit of soldering is necessary to wire up the strips via USB to the LiveLight box.
    However, it looks like you may create a custom ambilight system for your existing TV for less than 300€!!! :-D

    Just my 5 cents on this already a bit older thread ;-)
     
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