I've been reading just a little bit here and there in this forum. I documented myself to some extend and I can't understand the point of hyperion, I assume I'm missing something. I hope more documented people will be able to answer.
In my particular situation I wanted to build a system that allowed all my external HDMI devices to be connected to the light strip. I needed it to be HDR, 4K, CEC, Prime Video and Netflix compatible. After making some research I realized it was not viable since all required components (HDFury among them) were more expensive than, for example, the Lightpack UHD, so why should I bother? Even nearly as expensive as the Philips Hue system.
So I narrowed down my requirements to just PS4 games. Again did some research and in the best case scenario, purchasing from Ali that is, the equipment's cost raised to 100€. A hundred euros for equipment without warranty, which I don't love. I'd rather pay more and purchase it from Amazon but then the bill increased to 150€. Again, what's the point of Hyperion?
It's 150€, or 100€ if you preffer buying from Ali, that only works for one device (PS4 games in my case), no HDR, no CEC, no Prime video nor Netflix. If you go really cheap and buy a video grabber of questionable quality you might cut down the costs by 30€ but I'm not sure that's something I'd like to do.
I am ordering the AmbiVision PRO for 235€, 100% compatible with all current and any upcoming video/audio features from the unforeseeable future. Smart features wise, it has an API to build a component or, if you're not into it, it can learn up to 3 IR commands to move between modes and turn on/off, so a broadling turns this device into a smart light strip. The app goes pretty deep into color customization, it looks very similar to hyperion to be honest. And of course it works with anything that is displayed so, regular TV channels and any other source will work as well.
It feels like it's just the challenge of putting it together by oneself, not much more.
Why are you going the Hyperion route?
Thanks in advanced