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Philips Hue Play

Philips Hue Play
alaScore 100

24 reviews

Jul, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Philips Hue Play. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips Hue Play is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box review: tripping the light fantastic

 

The Philips Hue Play Sync Box is a great way of adding extra immersion to your home cinema setup

Excellent smart lighting hardware ; Guided setup procedure ; Slick app ; Play box works as HDMI switcher

Won't sync lights with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision content ; The Play box with a good lighting setup isn't cheap

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box review: Bringing more colour to your TV

 

One of the unique selling points of the Philips Ambilight TV experience has been the ability for an Ambilight-equipped TV set to project colour in motion beyond the screen. Using LEDs around the TV's edge, the idea is to make the picture feel even...

Works with any HDMI source Supports all the bulbs in the Philips Hue range Easy to control via dedicated app

Doesn't work with apps already on the TV Frustrating to use when you start adding more sources

Living at home with this little box synced to our Hue lights and we've enjoyed watching a number of films, TV shows, and playing games. While the experience is certainly immersive, we find the 'intense' setting too much and there have been issues with...

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Tyler Hayes (techradar.com)

Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box review

 

The Hue Play HDMI Sync Box makes Hue lights explode with color from behind your TV and shouldn't fail to pull you into most movies and shows.

Immersive watching experience Sleek and discrete hardware box Four HDMI ports with 4K support

Pricey Needs Philips Hue Bridge to work Requires some furniture rejigging

The Hue Play HDMI Sync Box makes Hue lights explode from behind your TV and shouldn't fail to pull you into most movies and shows. It comes at a steep price, but those looking to create a unique and truly impressive entertainment space won't be...

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box review: Sync your lighting to your movies, games and TV

 

Adds a new immersive layer to films, games and programmes, but the experience will cost you

Well-designed app ; Immersive lighting for TV, films and games ; Works with wide range of 1080p and 4K sources

No Dolby Vision or HDR10+ ; Slow to switch between sources ; Expensive, and requires a Hue Bridge

0.45kg

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Philips Hue Play Sync Box

 

The Philips Hue Play Sync box brings smart lighting to your TV for the first time, creating an immersive viewing experience. Find out why in our review.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Philips Hue Play Light Bar

 

The Philips Hue Play Light Bars make it easy to bathe your walls in colorful lighting and add some pop to your movie, music, and gaming activities.

Excellent color quality. Syncs well with movies and music. Supports multiple voice command platforms. Easy to install.

Pricey. Requires Hue bridge.

If you're looking to add ambient lighting to your home or want to complement your TV viewing, music listening, and computer gaming experience with synchronized lighting effects, the Philips Hue Play Light Bars are a solid choice, albeit a pricey one...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Review: Light Entertainment

 

TV is a welcome distraction these days, and with more movies skipping the theater and making their debut on streaming platforms, making your media room more engaging seems like a good idea. The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box may have an awkward name...

Makes TV and movies more immersive ; Expands from one Hue bulb to ten in a system ; Auto-switching is generally solid

Expensive if you're not already in the Hue ecosystem ; Setup can get complex for more advanced AV rigs ; Only HDR10 support for now

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (techhive.com)

Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias lighting kit syncs with your PC

 

If you've already got a Philips Hue Bridge in your home, the Hue Play makes for a great way to add bias lighting to your home theater setup, or as a responsive bias light for your computer monitor.

Easy setup ; Integrates with the comprehensive Philips Hue ecosystem ; Attractive bias lighting for your TV ; Syncs with your computer monitor

Expensive ; Requires $60 Hue Bridge ; TV syncing is a cumbersome process

The Philips Hue Play kit makes for a nifty, if expensive, way to add bias lighting to your TV or PC monitor. Easy to set up and ready to integrate with your other Philips Hue smart lights, the Hue Play’s attractive bias lighting can help improve your...

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (techhive.com)

Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box review: Want to make your Hue lights sync with your TV? Here's the answer

 

This compact device does an impressive job of syncing your Hue lights with your TV without any detectable latency, but it's pricey, and there's no remote.

Accurate color syncing ; Low latency ; Automatically switches inputs when a video source is powered on

Expensive ; No physical remote or support for third-party universal remotes ; Can’t sync your lights with Dolby Vision or HDR10+ content

For the time being, we’ll assume you’ve connected your video sources to the HDMI Sync Box. (We’ll cover the AV receiver scenario in a moment.) If that’s the case, you simply power on your TV (the Sync Box can detect your TV’s power state and turn...

Expert review by (gizmodo.com)

The Philips Hue Sync Box Turned My Living Room Into a Whirlwind of Color

 

I'll admit it, there's something about RGB lighting that just makes everything better, whether its glowing gaming peripherals that pulse with the action, or just thoughtfully placed smart lights to enhance the mood. However, up until recently, the only...

Lots of adjustable settings, becomes automatic once it's fully set up, works with video, music, games

Nov, 2019
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