Thursday, May 28, 2020

Philips 555227 Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Features, Specs and Manual

Overview

This device lets you switch up to 4 HDMI connected devices like gaming consoles, blue-ray players or even your computer to a single HDMI to your HDTV. But the special features that this device have is the ability to connect your Hue White and Color ambience LED lights to sync with the current output for immersive lighting, this is best used when watching movies or playing your console games.

Hue Play Top 3 Features

1. Hue Lights Synchronization

If you have Hue Color Lights and Hue Bridge installed inside of you home then this Hue Play Sync box is fully compatible with the existing setup inside your home. This could instantly transform your living room into an immersive watching or playing experience because the lights can blink, flash, dim or brighten. But the special feature is the ability to sync the lights on what the output of the TV thus tranforming it to a ambient lighting that is in sync to the movie your watching or the game that you are currently playing.

2. Connect 4 HDMI Devices

Connect your media player, game console or even your PC/laptop into this one device then through your existing TV and easily switch in between them.

3. App Personalization

This enables the personalization on each connected device and can customize the light pattern or synchronization on each specific device that is connected to the HDMI ports.

555227 Technical Specifications


Manufacturer Philipps
Model Hue Play Sync Box
Model Code 555227
Interface HDMI
No. of HDMI Ports 4
Special Features
  • Hue LED Bulb Sync
  • App Personalization
  • Smart Lighting
Power Source AC
Voltage 120 Volts
Dimensions (H x W x D) 0.9 x 3.9 x 7.2 Inches
UPC 46677555221

Pros:

  • Easily switch between HD devices
  • Synchs with the "Hue Lighting" LED Bulbs 


Cons:

  • Compatibility and Connection Issues
  • Expensive
  • Requires the Hue Bridge to work


Price Range: $229 to $250 (USD)

Verdict:
The Philips Hue Play is a nice device if your current TV has less HDMI input ports because this device can or acts like HDMI port hub but with an added twist. This can be used to synchronize your current lighting inside your living room especially the Philipps Hue LED bulbs, which is the only unique feature of this HDMI switch hub. But this comes to a price that is not so friendly on the consumer pocket and it will only work if you have the Philips HUE Bridge installed.

Download

Philips 555227 HUE Play Sync Box User Guide

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