Features might not work on all TV's By: nygiant75
The lights are great. Very bright even when not on the highest setting. Remote works with sensor flawlessly. I was skeptical while installing that I'd have to walk over to the side of the TV to change the colors. My TV is a 60" plasma mounted above a brick fireplace with no real way to mount the sensor so it's partially visible or even remotely in sight for the remote to give it a signal. After plugging in to the USB and leaving the signal box hanging behind the TV totally blocked, it changes colors on the first push of the button. Almost like it's an RF instead of an IR signal. Very happy with that.Since the TV is mounted into unpainted red brick, I though the colors would be dull and not bright, unlike a drywall or light colored backing. The top of the fireplace stick out about 3 inches or so from the drywall all the way across. So with that, the light really isn't able to shine out to the side too far because of the brick. I'd say I got about 4 inches of brick on each side, a speaker bar at the bottom on the mantle and about 8 inches of brick and white crown molding above before the ceiling. The light shines great in all direction even on the brick due to the intensity of the led's. I don't even have it on the brightest setting. Really pleased with the brightness of these led's.All the color choices are really nice, so cool looking. Now for the part where I say FEATURES MAY NOT WORK ON ALL TV's. On MY PARTICULAR TV model, a Panasonic VT60 Plasma that I bought in mid 2013, it has 3 USB inputs on it. When the TV turns on, the led lights come on. When the TV is turned off, the led lights go off. Works like it should.I thought, let me hit the mode button on the remote to see what happens...here's where it DOES NOT work. Soon as I did that the lights turned off and my TV had an on screen message that said "USB overload, please unplug from USB, turn TV off then back on". I did that, plugged back in, turned TV on, lights came on for a split second and the same thing happened. I could not get them to come on and not get that error message.Lucky I have a external battery back up cell phone charger with a USB input. Plugged the lights into there and it started cycling through the different colors automatically. I could control the speed too. So at this point I was able to take it out of the cycle mode and put it back into a constant color. Plugged it back into the TV and everything was working again as long as I kept it on a single color and not cycling through different colors. I also noticed that if I manually changed colors too fast, my TV would do the same thing. Turn off the lights and give me the error message.So basically I am not able to use the color cycle feature with the different speeds. I also have to be careful when manually changing colors that I don't just keep hitting next or that error occurs where I have to unplug, shut off tv, plug back in then turn back on.I'm not really mad because I think having the colors change while watching TV, even if slow, might be distracting. So in the end. I am able to have a constant color, can change if I want to but just do it slowly. Obviously my TV's problem not the LED lights I'm reviewing. I would imagine I'm not the only one who might have this issue unless it's just that manufacturer or my specific model. Anyways, great lights.