Govee DreamView T1 Pro TV review: Your TV never looked so good – Windows Central

April 20, 2022 by No Comments

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

I jumped on the TV backlighting, aka “bias lighting” trend, in 2018 when I picked up a DreamScreen 4K for my 65-inch Samsung. While it has served me well, the company, unfortunately, went bankrupt, and while it still works, it’s not ideal (it has issues with my Google Chromecast 4K). Enter Govee, who has been challenging Phillips Hue for the best home-lighting system with its DreamView.

I’ve spent the last few weeks with the DreamView LED TV kit, and I liked it so much that I bought another one for my other TV. Here’s why you should consider getting one for your home and why bias lighting is more than just looking cool.

Govee DreamView T1 Pro TV

Bottom line: One of the most affordable and best-supported options for backlighting your TV. Easy setup and decent color reproduction make the Govee DreamView kit easy to recommend.

The Good

  • Easy to set up
  • Good color reproduction and brightness
  • Reasonably priced
  • Integrates with Google, Siri, and Alexa
  • Can be used for your PC

The Bad

  • Camera sensor is not great looking
  • No zone control
  • Slight delay for fast-moving content like gaming
  • No way to automatically turn it on/off

Govee DreamView T1 Pro TV: Price and availability

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

The Govee DreamView T1 kit with dual light bars can be ordered through Amazon or Govee direct. It retails for $150, but Govee often runs sales bringing the price down to $120. Unfortunately, Govee does not yet have distribution at Best Buy.
For those who want just the backlighting for the TV without the added light bars, you can get that kit for $90 ($72 on sale).

Govee DreamView T1 Pro TV: What’s good

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Opening the package, you are greeted with many pieces in the kit, including the RGBIC LED strip, dual RGBIC light bars + stands, the ColorSense 1080p HD camera, the connector box, wire clips, calibration markers, and instructions.

Installing the backlighting for your 55- to 65-inch TV is simple. First, dry run the LEDs to make sure they fit your TV, then peel away the 3M backing to adhere it to the rear of the TV. Govee includes plastic wire clips to hold down the LEDs near the corners where they may loosen up over time. These are extremely helpful for cable management, and I was thrilled to see them included.

The dual light bars are self-explanatory. Just slip them into their respective stands and have them flank your TV on either side, giving them enough room to let them shine (and not wholly overlap the TV’s LEDs).

The ColorSense 1080p HD camera is a controversial design because it sticks out, literally. You can install it on top or the bottom of the TV, so the choice is good, and it depends on whether …….



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