We've all had that moment of fumbling with multiple remote controls, trying to adjust the lighting to match our home entertainment experience. This situation can be a true buzzkill when you're set for a movie night or an exciting gaming session. Patent number US20230269852A1 suggests a solution proposed by SIGNIFY HOLDING that could make these awkward moments a thing of the past.
The problem SIGNIFY HOLDING aims to solve revolves around a user's complicated experience when trying to establish an entertainment mode. Currently, every time a user wants to add or remove a light, they must manually change the entertainment area and choose the specific light. If users want different preset configurations, they must go through the tedious process of creating multiple entertainment areas. Moreover, placing the lights correctly - considering the position relative to the screen - is imperative for a delightful experience, adding more work for the users. Frankly, users have been finding the process of manually adding lights very cumbersome; it's even worse if they decide to remove some after realizing that their entertainment experience isn't as great as expected with all their lights in the setup.
SIGNIFY HOLDING's patent presents a special device that plays sounds and videos, controlling the lights as it does so. The device's uniqueness lies in its ability to determine its distance from different lights. It uses the gathered distance information to discern which lights to control. Round it off with the capability to synchronize the lights with the sounds or visuals it's playing, and you have an incredibly immersive entertainment experience.
Imagine a world where setting up your entertainment mode isn't a dreadful task. A standalone device takes care of all settings automatically. No more need to scroll through an exhaustive list of lighting options and pick the ideal ones. It even removes the need to worry about the arrangement of lights relative to the screen for optimal performance. Once implemented, users can simply sit back, relax, and immerse themselves in their entertainment, enjoying the seamless light synchronization matching the audio-visual spectacle.
Given this transformative tech, consider having it in your living room. You're watching a soccer game, and you feel the tension build up as a player nears the opposition's goal. Then, as he shoots and scores, your lights dip and flare again synchronizing with the excitement on the screen! Or imagine playing a video game where a sudden explosion on-screen is echoed by a brilliant burst of light in the room. The possibilities are infinite, and the entertainment incredibly immersive.
However, as enthralling as these scenarios seem, bear in mind that this exciting technology is currently a patent. It means that there isn't a full guarantee that this invention will hit our markets. Although the patented technology seems assured to revolutionize our entertainment experiences, we should keep our fingers crossed and hope it sees the light of day.
P.S. Remember, things might seem a bit technical when discussing patents, a world full of innovation and ideas. However, not every patent sees the light of the day. It all boils down to numerous factors like feasibility, market needs, and costs. So while the concept of an entirely new level of immersion sounds fantastic, there's no surety if we will see it in application shortly.