"that piece of hardware needed" is basically the entire DreamScreen device that you would need to replace. The only thing that you could keep from your current DreamScreen, is the LED strips. Right now, during the Kickstarter, they have a 4K Upgrade Kit available for exactly that situation... the people who have the classic DreamScreen and the LED strips, and want to upgrade their DreamScreen device to 4K. It's priced at $140 plus shipping costs, and it is expected to be shipped around September. Frankly, if I were in your situation (with a 65" 4K TV coming 'soon'), I would pledge for the "1 Xtreme DreamScreen 4K" package on that Kickstarter (that's the full package... 4K DreamScreen plus the LEDs, for $240 plus shipping costs) and just wait those 4 more months for it to arrive. And that's with a built-in splitter/downscaler (which are guaranteed to be compatible with DreamScreen), so no need to purchase a separate one (though if you really want, you can always purchase a separate HDMI splitter/matrix or a receiver/home theater system, at a later time, put that before the 4K DreamScreen, and only use 1 of the 3 HDMI inputs of the 4K DreamScreen)...
For a 50" TV, I would definitely recommend the Mega size, not the Extreme. I have a 65" TV (which is both the minimum for Extreme, and the maximum for Mega), so I ordered the Extreme, and it barely fits (the led strings at the back of my TV are very close together, I even have some overlap).
Hello, they write that a 65 "is the minimum for extreme and maximum for mega.You have bought the Extreme and that does not fit well for their TV.I also have a 65" and must decide which I should buy. Is then the Mega better for 65 "than the Extreme?
For 65", I would still recommend the Extreme. If you have the Mega, you'll have quite a bit of space between the LED strips. Or you could go for the FLEX option (only available with the new models, not with the classic v1 DreamScreem), which is just a bit more work to set up, but gives you a lot more flexibility in setting up the LED strips exactly to the right size.
Hi, I was wondering: I have a 65 inch TV coming and was planning to get the DIY 4K. For LED Strips i wanted to go with 60 LEDs/m. My "problem": Dreamscreen states that they support 80 LEDs on top and Bottom + 45 on each side for a total of 250 LEDs. I was planning on getting a 60 LED/m strip. Seeing that my screen will be 1,45m wide and 83 cm high, that would be 87 LEDs on the Top and Bottom and 49 on each side in total - 272 LEDs.
How to handle this, in order for DS not to treat top LEDs as side ones? I reckon cutting off is not an option, seeing that they need power to work. Also I would prefer them to cover the whole back of the TV without gaps.
If I set DS up with 2 reels like described in the video below, is that an option? Does that remove the restrictions in terms of max. LEDs? Or do I have to go to 30 LED/m reels? That would be a pity, I would very much prefer the high resolution.
Thanks for the quick reply. It just adresses the max. LEDs topic, though.
I have a few more questions: 1. What is the benefit - if any - of running with 2 reels as opposed to 1? 2. If I have, say 250 LEDs, each consuming 60mA (--> 250 * 0,06A = 15A), is the provided power supply sufficient? 3. Do you handle (and cover?) the customs if I order from abroad (GER)?
I have a 65 inch Samsung UHD and it has the one hub box that connects from the tv to the “hub”. The hub has multiple outputs but I only use one because everything else is connected to my receiver. My question is, will the be any issues connecting the DS hub between the hdmi in and the Samsung hub? The Samsung hub has a large pin connector that comes directly from the hub to the tv. So it wouldn’t be possible to plug the hub into the DS hub and then the DS hub directly into the tv. Thanks in advance. John.
If I understand everything correctly, then you should have your video devices plugged into the receiver and then the output of the receiver will be plugged into HDMI 2 of DreamScreen. The output of the DreamScreen is then connected to the Samsung HDMI box.