mactendo, be sure to also read the comments section of that Kickstarter page. As you can read there, they *are* planning to add support for Alexa, Google Home and other IoT solutions around November... and they confirmed that they will look into NEEO feasibility too.
At this time DreamScreen only supports 16:9 aspect ratios and the 4K version can perform 3840 × 2160 at 60 fps.
Does this mean it will not pass thru the signal from UHD blu-rays? And if so, is there a work around such as using a splitter with one cable to the DS 4K unit and one to the TV? This would be with the incorporation of an AVR. Also has anyone been able to test the passthru capability with regards to Dolby Vision HDR?
Some devices will have the resolution down-scaled to 1080P (I believe this is true in most cases), while others will not pass through a signal at all if they are manually set to 4K.
Thanks for answer. I am not sure I understand it well. So I make my question more precise . Let s imagine I have a 4K HDMI source (PlayStation 4 Pro for example) and a 4K TV. What will happen if I use a Dreamscreen HD Hub (not 4K) ? Will it work ?
( I know my configuration may look strange, but all my other source are HD only and I woukd use ps4 5% of my time..)
The DreamScreen HD hub will send a 1080p EDID signal to the 4K source (in your example, the PS4 Pro). It depends on how the PS4 handles that signal. Some devices are able to automatically downscale their own signal from 4K to 1080p before sending it to the DreamScreen hub. With those devices, it will work. Alternatively, if you (the user) can configure the source device to output its signal at 1080p (as you can with the PS4 Pro), then it will work as well. But if the source device is set up to output at 4K and it doesn't automatically scale down that signal to the EDID of the target device (in this case the DreamScreen HD hub, regardless of what TV is connected to that hub), then it will not work: Some (most) source devices will send no signal at all (because they see that the target device cannot handle their 4K signal), others will try to send their 4K signal anyway (which the DreamScreen HD can't handle). In these cases, you will get no signal on our TV.
But even in the cases where it works, your TV will receive a 1080p signal, not a 4K signal. So simply put... if you're considering 4K equipment, then make sure you have the DreamScreen 4K hub, not the HD hub.