Summary: So I went a bit overboard with these kits. Was lucky enough to get my first set for free, then a second speaker kit and 2 additional light kits on Woot when they were getting cleared out....so a total of 4 kits for ~$200 I love them, although one of my control units did see it's green and blue LED controllers burn out. The default support isn't great, but there are some 3rd party programs out there (Aurora synethesia) that work great for ambient screen or audio.
Summary: Gaming on my pc is even more immersive now with games that support the ambx backlight, fan, and rumble effects. Even games that don't have built in ambx support utilize the ambient backlight effect very convincingly. On top of all the extra gaming effects, this is a REALLY solid set of speakers. I upgraded from a 50w Logitech 2.1 setup to this, and WOW! 160 watts blew my old speakers out of the water!
Definitely cool, could use more generic support though
23 June 2008
Summary: The feeling of gaming with this thing is really enhanced when you're playing something that has full support. Games without support don't do anything, unfortunately. I wish this would do some simple hooks into the underlying graphics interface for Windows, and detect when a game is using 3d acceleration, and appropriately sample the data passing through it to produce at least a generic complement of lighting.
Great ambient peripheral for in-game with some catches
K. Coker, Amazon
20 January 2008
Summary: I first saw the amBX in early 2007, I had a mixed reaction to seeing it play. Great ideas take some time to mature and while this is still in infancy, there is maturity here enough to bring it into your home if you are willing. The light effectss are hands-down fantastic. There is integration in games (even some without native support).
Fühlen, Sehen und Hören in einem! Neues Heimkinosystem
1 January 2010
Summary: Hallo ! Heute schreibe ich euch einen Bericht, zu meinen beinah kauf der Philips SGC5103BD Anlage. Ich bin im Moment dabei, mir einen komplett neuen PC zusammen zustellen, da mein alter Laptop den Geist aufgegeben hat. ---------------------- Philips SGC5103BD WAS? --------- Was ist das Philips SGC5103BD ? Gute Frage! Das Philips SGC5103BD ist nicht einfach nur ein stink normales 2.1 Soundsystem sonder eigentlich eine kleine Revolution für den PC/die Heimkinoanlage.
Pros: Innovation mit Wind , Licht und Sound
Cons: Nur mit besondern Spielen zu benutzen, keine neuen Spiele