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Version 0.1 of the XBMC add-on is available on GitHub! Make sure you install the Python PIL library first (http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/)
It supports two modes of operations: “Theatre mode” and “Ambilight mode”.
The “Theatre mode” is fully functional. It will dim the lights when a movie starts playing, and turn them back on once stopped. The “Ambilight mode” needs some more work. The biggest issue is that it takes approximately 1 second to adjust the lights. The time is spent by the bridge, and I don’t see any quick way to improve it. For now – “Ambilight mode” works but will be out of sync with the video streams for at least 1 second. [update 2013-03: a new version of the add-on is available on github and has better response times]
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