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  1. Orville

    Just getting started! HELP

    Thank you Mr. P. That will help give halloweenrocks a much better selection and detail than I could have probably stated in the message I was posting when your response came in. I was just trying to give a simple answer to what they are, but we all know when it comes to this stuff, there isn't really always a simple answer. LOL
  2. Orville

    Just getting started! HELP

    Pixels are an RGB controller and lights that each individual bulb on the strand is independently controlled via the Sequencer Editor, Pixel Editor or SuperStar software. So each bulb can be a different color at the same time, smart pixels as there are dumb pixel strands where you can only have the strand a single color, I'm not that familiar with dumb pixels, so I can't say exactly how they are sequenced or how they work exactly, someone else will have to handle the dumb pixel answer. But using an LOR CCD device, like the CCB-100 Controller and 2 strands of Pixels {older versions are 50 pixels per strand and 2 strands, 3 wire and 5 volts, the newer ones are 100 pixels per strand and 2 strands 4 wire and 12 volts}, I have the older version, so that's what I know. RGB just means that the bulb is 3 independent colors in one package, R=Red, B=Blue, G=Green and you can make 16 million colors from these 3 colors in varying intensity settings for each color. But in any case, you can have dumb {single color along strand, all bulbs controlled as one color, if I'm correct, again, not certain about dumb}, and smart pixels. Smart pixels allow you to have multiple colors along the strand where each bulb is independent of each other. If you go to the Light-O-Rama website and click on the Pixels link button at the top of the home page: LOR Website Scroll your mouse over the bar and when Pixels is highlighted, you'll see all the different Pixel items LOR sells, just click on one you might be interested in and look at it's documentation file to read more info about it, that will help a little. Also browse the forum here in the RGB Pixel area and you can find a lot of info there as well. There's a lot to learn, but once you get into it and get a set, then start actually programming them, it's a little easier than it sounds!
  3. Mr. P

    Just getting started! HELP

    You can read about them: http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Different_Styles_of_Pixels
  4. Mr. P

    Not intuitive

    You are looking at $29.95 for a renewal at your current license level. This will give you v5.1 and updates for one year. Or, if you upgrade to Pro $189 then you also get a renewal for v5.1 and upgrades for one year.
  5. k6ccc

    Not intuitive

    This is for a software level upgrade. Each level (Basic, Basic Plus, Standard, Advanced and Pro) gives more capability. This page compares the software levels: http://www1.lightorama.com/sequencing-suite-software/ This is a software renewal. A software renewal allows updating software versions (i.e. 4.3.20 or 4.3.34, or the latest 5.1.0). Note that a level upgrade (for example Basic to Standard) ALSO includes an automatic Renewal. A Renewal (either by buying it by itself or a software level upgrade) means that you can upgrade software versions for one year. The software download page is: http://www1.lightorama.com/sequencing-software-download/ A Renewal is the same price regardless of software level. When you are initially buying a software license, it is for a specific license level (Basic, Basic Plus, Standard, Advanced or Pro). You can later upgrade to a higher license level (which also includes a Renewal as previously noted). You are not buying a license for a software version.
  6. Don

    Not intuitive

    It's still a renewal, still at the same link. http://store.lightorama.com/solire.html They just haven't gotten all of the S4 references updated. Will take them a while. It did for S2, S3 and S4.
  7. Orville

    Just getting started! HELP

    Yes, that will get you started with the BASIC license level, some features in the LOR suite will not be available to you to use. I really recommend if you can afford the cost to go on and upgrade to the PRO level, this opens up a lot more in the software, and if you ever get into RGB lighting {PIXELS} and YOU WILL, we all seem to get there eventually, you'll need the PRO license for the special pixel options that are available. Also if you want to use some of the musical tools that can help you with sequencing, you need at least the Advanced license if memory serves me here. Been a while since I started. Plus the higher your license level the more controllers you can add on, in Advanced and PRO this is unlimited, all lower licenses are limited to a specific number. I recall my first year when I was doing Halloween and Christmas, within just a couple of months, I had to go from BASIC PLUS license to ADVANCED, because I started with 1 controller, but kept running out of channels and long before Halloween setup was even to start, my 1 CTB16PC controller grew into 5 CTB16PC controllers and 80 channels! Now I'm into RGB, I'll be at around 16,000 channels, I've semi-retired a couple of CTB16PC controllers that will be used as backups, and adding 5 RGB controllers this year {if all goes as planned, getting used ones}. So your display will grow, maybe not like mine did before I even got the 1st show done, but in time, and if you get the higher license level now, you won't have to worry about issues later on when you add more controllers and then start asking folks why doesn't my software see all my controllers? Again I'd definitely recommend the PRO license, it will give you access to just about everything in the LOR software suite with the exception of SuperStar, that is an add-on option mainly for RGB stuff, but it can be used for standard L.E.D. and incandescent light strands too. Just depends on your finances what all you can add in for your first year. Good Luck and welcome to the Craziness and most Honorable addiction, sequencing lights to music for Holiday and specialty displays.
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