If you are thinking about buying a Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, you might want to be patient. There are very strong indications that Philips Hue is planning to introduce a new model.
Two product images have appeared on the web that show a new Sync Box. On the first picture you can see a new packaging with the inscription “HDMI Sync Box 8K”. At first glance, the sync box itself looks identical, but there is a small offset bezel on the top, which is not present in the previous model (see cover picture).
The first pictures of the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box 8K
You can also see this bezel in the second picture. Here, another difference to the previous generation is visible: The power supply of the “HDMI Sync Box 8K” has only one connection. In the previously known model, there are three connections to be able to connect, for example, two Play Lightbars in addition to the box.
Unfortunately, apart from the two product images, there is no further information about the new generation of the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. However, I could well imagine that the new generation is not only about 8K resolution, but also about HDMI 2.1 support and formats such as 4K with 120 hertz.