Reading this thread with great interest, lots of good information.
I just replaced my Philips Ambilight Plasma with a Pioneer Plasma. Yes, I know the Pioneer is "technically" a superior TV, better blacks, 1080p, blah, blah... regardless, I miss Ambilight and am looking for work-arounds.
While I understand the technical benefits of what George is offering, I am more concerned with the effect than getting the most ideal viewing experience.
My main requirements -
-Ability to have different colors (like the Ikea model)
-Control through Remote (I have Harmony 890 so Z-Wave would work)
Seems like the Ikea model is a good bet, but wondering what else is out there? No store nearby sadly.
Also can I use Rope Lights or the Diode Lights with a Z-Wave dimming module? Any problems with that?