Well. I LOVE my SD DreamScreen, so I bought the 4k. However, I've been having issues with my 4k DreamScreen since I bought it - bottom row of lights would not function, and one of the three colors would not work. Today, none of the lights were working, so I wiggled the powersupply entrance, and I started to smell something hot. And then a bit of smoke started to come out of it. I'm assuming that there is no way to get a replacement? Are they still active??
A few months back they called it quits and stated they would honor the existing warranties but no more sales or customer support. There email inboxes are full as well. I feel your pain though about the 4K. I made a ambient raspy/arduino base in early 2016 l, then repurposed both micro cpu’s And found the HD DreamScreen on a local Craigslist for $50. I loved it so much because it wasn’t as needy as the version I made, but the 4K version would compete my section and optimal display could be achieved. All I can say is I made a variation of this in 1/5th the time it took me to get the 4K to perform basic functionality without flickering or turning off/on at random. It got so bad that the 4K even though I got it working just fine. The first time it went awol on me I had guests over for a movie night, I threw it on another set of lights for the music function with a fireTV and Spotify lightshie and now run the HD off a 4K splitter so there is input into the my HD version but no hdmi going to the tv from the dreamscreen. It only lights up. By far how this should’ve been marketed and sold. 1/3 the cost and no headache from all the updated codecs. Just a splitter and a basic image grabber and video card. Anyone want to go into business?
I'll try to get in contact with them yet again. That smoking unit was incredibly surprising. However, I've sent in support requests before, and haven't heard anything. It is such a shame, as the HD one was PERFECT for me. I ordered a different brand off of Amazon for less than a third of the price I paid for the 4K version + lights -- and it works REALLY well, and without a hub. It uses a camera, which is neat, and the only issue is some slight color sampling, but it was leagues better than my 4K. I wanted to support Dreamscreen, but I think it's time to cut my losses. I'm sure it's against message board terms to say the brand name, but I encourage everyone to do a quick search.