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RPi + Other Software Recommended settings?

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by Meph88, 28 July 2020.

  1. Meph88

    Meph88 New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, +PhilipsHue, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    Hey,

    I am hoping to get some recommended settings.

    I am running Hyperion on a raspberry pi model B+, then it controls a nodemcu running wled to control my lights.

    It works fairly well except there is about a 3 second delay between the colours changing on screen and the leds updating.

    I have changed a number of settings but can't get it any better than this.
    I turned off smoothing but that made the leds choppy and distracting.

    So, I'd like to know what things I should change and to what, anything that may improve the experience.
    I have set the resolution very low, I have played with other things but I don't understand all of the settings and I am not sure which things actually help my situation.

    I also have a brand new Raspberry Pi 4 2GB, I am wondering if it would likely improve the experience at all to run hyperion on the newer more powerful Raspberry Pi.

    One more thing, my TV is in total around 4 meters around the edges, I opted for WS2812b as my leds, and I got 144 leds per meter so I can make it really bright, but is that overkill, will having so many leds just serve to slow down and diminish my experience without adding any real benefits?