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I Have Seen The Light! (Behind My TV)

Updated: Mar 21

My Programs Never Looked So Colorful!

Lytmi Neo Sync 2.0 lighting system after being applied to the back of a 65" television.

Lytmi Light Strips (Media by JC)



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As mentioned in an earlier post, I was anxious to broaden my viewing experience with the televisions we have in our home.


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As described in the above article, there are options, but I had settled upon Lytmi’s (pronounced “Light Me”) offering. The Neo HDMI Sync Box 2.0 had the features I was looking for, and it was less expensive than the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box.

The hardest part of the whole experience was the wait. I ordered two of these kits on 12/30 and waited for them to arrive in just under two weeks. From China to my front door, I hoped it was worth the wait!

A screen grab of the lengthy amount of time it took and tracking of the system.

Tracking History (media by JC)


It was now time for the unboxing.

An unboxing of the Lytmi system.

Lytmi (NEO Sync Box) media by JC


The excitement was brewing, and everything I had read told me this was the package for me. I bought two of these kits, one for my upstairs television and my downstairs tv. The package included two LED light strips, a NEO control box, and several command strip brackets to affix the lights to the TV.

The brackets as viewed in the unboxing of the Lytmi system.

Unboxing (media by JC)


The curved brackets were used for the corners, and the straight-edged for the sides, top, and bottom. Simple enough……

Brackets as applied to the back of the TV prior to affixing the led lighting system.

Side view (media by JC)


Simple enough with four corners and four curved brackets. Two straight-edged brackets for the top, two for the bottom, and one each for the sides (Pictured)

The Lytmi Led strip lights as bundled direct from the unboxing.

LED Strips (media by JC)


I love the light strips, and the fact is they don’t feel cheap. I followed the instructions and ensured the connector cords started (looking at the front of the TV) at the leftmost bottom portion of the TV. The first strip started from the bottom, working to the top and then traveling to the right-most part of the TV. The second strip started from the bottom and worked to the right portion of the TV and then up to the top right corner. The 65″ and below kit was the perfect length for the LED cable.

Leftover Lytmi Led strips after having trimmed to apply to TV>.

Unfortunately, I had bought the larger kit for my upstairs TV and cut the excess cable. Not a big deal, but it seemed like a big waste. Maybe I can repurpose these for something else (Sure!)

Note: There are illustrated cut points on each strip. They made these “idiot-proof.”

The Lytmi Controller box and the input/output connections.

Neo Box (media by JC)


The box is small and inconspicuous. Unlike the Philips offering, this will only allow you to hook up one device at a time without using an HDMI switch. The Philips offering has four HDMI inputs (I believe). I use an upscaling receiver upstairs and downstairs, which does my HDMI input switching for me.


I plugged in the two USB cables from both LED strips located near the leftmost portion of my TV. I ran the setup within the downloaded LYTMI application on my phone, and I was ready to go. (I had to reverse the USB cables as my colors were different according to the setup procedure)

The Lytmi system in action with orange and red backdrop colors with TV off.

Television Off (media by JC)


I wanted to run the lights without the television activated. There are many scenes you can test (Fireworks, rainbow, star, drip, etc.)

The TV is off but the LED lights are emitting blue and purple lights.

Various Scenes (Media by JC)


I believe this scene is called “ball.” The Lytmi kit is also sound sensitive and will dance in unison with music playing in the background. I had a little bit of fun with this.

It was time to run a few shows to check out the full capabilities. I ran a 4K video of a fire on Youtube. This was the result:

A working fireplace with fire scene lighting up behind the television.

Fireplace (media by JC)


Conclusion: After a few days of using and tweaking the system, I am overall pretty impressed. I am pleased not to have an external camera (Like the GOVEE system) to get my preferred lighting effect. There is no lag (delay) in the backdrop lighting. I have watched hockey games (The ice emits a bright light bluish-white glow), sampled the movie Avatar, managed a few new programs on the Magnolia network, and it has performed admirably.

I like the system and can’t wait to put it through all of its paces. I view it as something to put a little color into a pretty dreary “Pandemic Ridden” timeframe.

A view of the Magnolia network with ambient light emitted from the Lytmi system.

Upstairs TV (media by JC)


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