I am huge Ambilight fan and recently build one with Arduino and boblight but some things trouble me.
There are currently several Programs out there that are able to read screen color, like: atmowin, momolight and boblight. However they are rather complicated to set up and sometimes only work with additional configurations in VLC-Player or other. The best of these 3 was boblight, its fast, custumizable and works without any extra configuration. However, it doesn't work with the win7 aero desktop or in some cases has problems in games with dynamic shadows, causing it to react extremely slow.
But there are other solutions like the professional version of Phillips, ambX wich works seemingly flawless (at least the ambilight) for all applications/games.
So... where's the trick? Why is it so hard to read the color of the pixels on a screen area? And why is it affected by something like aero? or dynamic shadows/ambient occlusion?
Best Regards, Jazzar