I purchased a 5 meter 5050 LED strip from Amazon.ca to backlight my HDTV. It came with the LED strip, an IR remote and power supply. I paid about $40 for it.
The effect was worth it but there were a few issues:
- The adhesive isn’t very good. It’s 3M double sided tape but it’s already peeling off.
- The LED strip cannot make 90 degree turns. I have to purchase some L shaped connectors to remedy this problem.
- 5050 RGB LEDs are nice but I am probably okay with the cheaper single color 3528 LEDs
- The IR receiver that came with this bundle uses some of the same codes as my A/V receiver. I’ve already ordered an RF remote to deal with this issue.
I may have spent too much but consider it a few lessons learned. In a few week’s time, I should have everything working as intended with the HDTV.
I’ve already backlit the HDTV in the basement and I’m already considering backlighting the headboard of my nonexistent bedroom set.
I tried to play Dragon Age: Origins but I couldn’t get over the type of fantasy nonsense that was going on. Dragon Age was too “high fantasy” for me. I like my fantasy a bit darker a bit more “Witcher-esque”.
So then I decided to play the Battlefield 4 campaign. Let’s hope that the save file remains intact.