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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by thegooseman, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. thegooseman

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    Does anyone know where I can get some 'mood' backlighting that reacts to whats on the pannell??

    Or if not just some funky backlights.

    :thumbsup:
     
  2. rudy

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    The only things i can think of are led lights that are designed to change colour. These can be fitted into the floor or ceiling or as uplighters. Use google images(mood lighting led lights)
     
  3. w3dal

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    ill post some pics of the lights i have behind my plasma. they are only one colour but look the nuts.

    will charge the camera up tonight and then post some. after i have worked out how to post pictures on this board. i have tryed before and couldnt do it - im a thick o...

    Dal
     
  4. tujax

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    Get some Philips with ambilight. That's exactly what you are asking.
     
  5. thegooseman

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    Ill give the phillips one a look in. where would they be situated? uplight or behind panel?

    reson being, my pw7 is situated on a wall the same width between two windows, therefore sides would not really make much difference.

    Where can I get the phillips ones from? any links?
     
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    could I put them horizontal?
     
  8. tujax

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    No... the ambilight lamps are not movable.

    So, you will need some devices that connects to an in/out scart, process the video, and drives multicolor lamps which you'll place below and above your set... difficult but not impossible.
     
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    Thanx guys appreciate it.

    I'll see what I can do.

    I'll send some pics when Im done
     
  10. pioneerman

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    i had probs at first but worked it out in the end you click on manage attachments and browse ie. "my pictures" and upload a pic you might have to resize them.
     
  11. w3dal

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    be good to get some pics up on back lighting plasma screens.

    Cheers for the info pioneerman ill give it a go, when i have taken some pics.
     
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    I'd be very interested in how this turns out, the ambilight looks really cool!

    Dan
     
  13. w3dal

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    lighting as promised

    hope this works - :thumbsup:
     

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    what have you used for this and can you tell me where to get them from and how much, looks cool.
     
  15. w3dal

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    Looks cool doesnt it.

    There from Habitat and there called "Lighting Chain" "Pill" type.

    Supposed to last for 20,000 hours.

    They do them in a few other colours aswell. I have to admit though my Girlfriend bought them for me.

    Dal
     
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    That looks cool.... how is it when watching a fillm? Are they distracting, or am I being a bit stupid - do you turn them off then?
     
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    i normally have them on when the plasma is off. just gives a nice light effect. could have them on with the plasma though.

    Dal
     
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    AMAZING!!! The Ambient Lighting is so much better than static lights behind a plasma/lcd screen... changes colour with whats on the screen!

    Where can U get them from???

    My plasma will be flushed in the wall, with no edges... but I may rethink this now if I could have Ambient Lighting... maybe have an inch gap either side for the lights to have some effect (with plasma still rcessed in the wall)
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Let's say you just want a slight yellow (normal light colour) eminating from behind the plasma. This will apparently help the eye's pupil adjust to the dark conditions. It can often be distracting sitting in total dark with a screen only aglow. It always seems less tiring on the eye if there is a slight ambiant light behind the screen when watching it.

    Any suggestions, presumably a very low intensity tube (strip) light would do. 6 Watts or something, with the bulb shielded from direct viewing giving a nice glow behind the screen
     
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    I'm instead planning to have a row of downlighters toward the back of the room, on "very low" dimmed above the seating area.....
    that in my view would be a better idea...
     
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    Can anybody else comment on their solutions to LCD TV backlighting ?
     
  25. Snowballpals

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    I am looking for a light unit to reflect changing colours onto the wall at the back of my TV. I saw this in use when visitng someones home. Never thought at the time to ask about the unit, and too far awawy to make another visit.
    Some help would be much appreciated. Thankyou.

    Regards, Snowballpals.
     
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    looks good...
    tried to find it on their website but as usual 'search' facilities are top knotch........
    brings up a massive selections of chairs!

    anyone found it ....or something similiar.....and can provide a link?

    cheers
     
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    Damn thats expensive! thats £400 to light 4 sides of a bed :O
     
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    i agree......
    still looking for a cheap solution

    ....anybody any pointers?
     

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