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  1. Just wanted to post and say JR Dibble and James Morris contribution’s to this forum are invaluable. You guys set the bar and thank you for all what you do!!! Rock on!!!!
    11 points
  2. Don't get it in your head that it's a good idea to trim a bush after stringing lights in it.
    10 points
  3. [Admin Edit - Note: There is now a video at the bottom of this post. Not the thread, this post.] In lieu of all the members I have assisted with setting up and configuring their pixie16 and the pixie2/4 and 8 controllers I am going to see if this will provide some relief to you the end user, myself someone who likes to help others and the LOR Help Desk who get a ton of requests at this time of year and the end user may not understand the volume of help tickets. Also more than a few recommended I write this up. So here it is. If you follow these steps in order you should have lig
    8 points
  4. I've jumped ship several times and spent a lot of time in several other sequencers from LSP to HLS and nutcracker. All have their pros and cons but for me LOR is still where I do the root of all my sequencing. I have not been shy in the past about crashes, or show lag, or memory leaks or any other issues I’ve had with LOR that is for sure lol. While I have no idea what LOR has planned I can offer how I personally have managed large channel counts for the last couple years using LOR. While some of the things many of us have done seem like work arounds (and frankly are) I’ve been looking at th
    7 points
  5. Once you dabble, your hooked. Kinda like a serious drug. Prices won't be a high priority, divorce is acceptable and being late on bills are side affects. ?
    7 points
  6. Here is one of 6 songs I mixed and then laid out in LOR to program, Enjoy! My first year on LOR, love it! already building for bigger and better next year
    6 points
  7. When I closed my show down last night I had a note left in my mailbox and this is the true Spirit of Christmas and why I do this: "I just wanted to honestly thank you and your family for this wonderful gift to the community! I recently had surgery and its killed my entire holiday spirit, including Thanksgiving. I brought my boys by this evening and ended up overwhelmed with the holiday spirit and even cried. It made me feel like a kid again, to the point that I was ashamed to have let my recovery ruin so much for me. Seeing my children's faces light up just filled me with so much j
    6 points
  8. I have this version if anyone is interested
    6 points
  9. Tonight I took my nine year old to her first concert. She may have high expectations for future stage shows after this one. There were several songs she recognized from our show and it managed to entertain her pretty well for her age. If I could have just one of the dozens of high power lights, spark machines, foggers, lasers I would be happy.
    6 points
  10. This is my first year decorating the house. I built the tree last year and decided to match the house with it this year. Hope you enjoy!
    6 points
  11. That lady better stay away from my house then. She'll be out numbered.
    6 points
  12. In 2011, I had The Demented Elf do a package of announcements. I heard his Halloween voice and just loved it. After I got my stuff, I contacted him and had him re-do a couple in that voice. I call it my Christmas monster. I use it for a headlight reminder and also for a keep out of the yard reminder. They're both very effective, and in each announcement he says please and thank you and even Merry Christmas. Since then, I've had maybe 4 people complain that their children were frightened when they heard that voice. (One lady even said I was intentionally being cruel.) It's always w
    6 points
  13. It won't let me "Like" this, so I'll post it instead. LIKE!
    6 points
  14. In a central place in your display, by the street, mailbox, etc., place a 3 ring binder "guestbook" with sheets in it for your guests to sign and make comments. They will put very inspirational things on those pages that will amaze you about how meaningful your display is to them. These sheets can be read and cherished by you and your family all year long and will provide motivation during times when you might wonder if you want to do the display.... Hands down, it's one of the best parts of our display... Check out some of the best guestbook entried from our 2012 display... http://www
    6 points
  15. We're talking Christmas lights here. There is no overkill!
    5 points
  16. A few years ago Doug “Wire Frame Delights” made me a 6’ singing bulb. I never got around to using it and converting my show to RGB so about a month ago a member stopped by my house to see my setup and get tips. I gave him that to get him started perhaps with singing faces but if not it is still a nice prop to light. My friend Orville helped me out a bunch and never asked for a dime even though he was going through tough times due to the hurricanes. Always much appreciative for all of the help and all of the friends I have made along the way. JR
    5 points
  17. Havent sequenced it yet... Just finished mixing the audio 5 minutes ago and sharing it for all of you who enjoyed last years mix I made. I will post a shared sequence in a month or so when I finish it... This is just for those who wish to download it and get started on the sequence. Fair warning it's a long mix but it's all over the place to help mix it up a bit. Do you have what it takes to light this one up? Show me what you got after you sequence it! Here is the audio download link for those who want to download it. As always, This is FREE USE for all Christmas decor
    5 points
  18. 10 feet off the ground from end to end of the house. Planned to be 100 feet but the CCB strings were longer than I expected.
    5 points
  19. Veterans Day is a time to honor American veterans of all wars. Each year we set aside this special day to remember those who have served in our armed forces. From those brave service members who fought and died in the trenches of World War I, to those who are fighting on the ground, at sea, and in the air today, we owe them our deepest respect and gratitude. To all of those that are serving or have served we salute you.Thanks,Wireframe D'Lites
    5 points
  20. Here's our show for 2018 Intro- 0:00 Greatest Show- 2:06 Holiday Mashup- IM5 - 5:42 Christmas Eve/Sarajevo- Trans-Siberian Orchestra - 7:49 Jingle Bells Techno- Master Tone - 11:10 Light of Christmas- Owl City (Feat. Toby Mac) - 12:53 Wizards in Winter- Trans-Siberian Orchestra - 16:40 Static Display - 19:52
    5 points
  21. You are very ambitious with this request. LOL JR
    5 points
  22. I am somewhat a grumpy guy. But Christmas brings it out of me. I like to be happy. So to have what happen tonight. Wow. I have had good feedback from neighbors. Tonight I received homemade cookies. You can’t put a dollar sign to that. Oh I am so going bigger next year. Those kids I saw tonight make it all worth it.
    5 points
  23. I would like to ask a favor of all my friends here. Halloween is my wife's favorite holiday. With be not being able to do her show this year, I would like to try and make her feel a little special. Would any of you be willing to send my wife a Halloween card? Thank you. Raenee Thompson Po box 568 Siletz OR 97380
    5 points
  24. Orville made a 'one word post' !!!
    5 points
  25. Opening night and I already have funny stories to tell. 1) "That has to be done with a computer or something" 2) "How much does all that cost?" 3) "Why dont you do x, x, or x?" 4) "I have been a fan all my life!" (mom says 8 years old)
    5 points
  26. Tom- Thanks for the compliment. Trust me I understand your pov. As far as outline sequences other than James there may be less than 5 members I have asked for a sequence and I know each of them from memory. James sequences compliments my props and my singing faces. I also have either met in person, skype or over the phone each of them, well except for 75Redman who recently shared a work of art with me. I still haven't worked it into my show yet, I think it was a patriotic sequence so it will get there. IMO this is just a fun hobby, that's why I do what I do. If I wanted to get paid, and I
    5 points
  27. Remember, a significant percentage probably don't even tune in their radios, or even spend enough time to associate the music to the lights. I don't do social media, don't advertise or desire any media attention, The show is what it is, take it or leave it. The fact that the lights are perfectly timed makes me smile, that's enough for me.
    5 points
  28. My set up is 48 Channel I I Will be sharing these and many more with singing faces as soon as I am OFF THE LOR NAUGHTY LIST.... LOL.. This list is of my 2014 Christmas List. 2015 has 4 singing trees and faces added to it 1. mega tree, 16 channel 2 color (multi and blue), 8 mini trees all multi color 1 channel each, Eves of house 3 channel three color led roped (Red, Blue and White, 2 arch's, two connected as 1 for a total of 4 but set the opposite so when one goes left to right the other goes R to L, 1 channel for Rudolf red nose deer, 1 channel for 4 yard deer connected together 2 ch
    5 points
  29. So last night (the 9th) i was working on my setup and testing my lights. I sat my laptop on the back of my car in the garage and was testing my controllers and the lights. Everything was working great and i was thrilled. My wife called me in for dinner and i grabbed the laptop and ran in. Had dinner then got ready for work and left for work. As I'm backing out i feel this bump like I ran something over and to my dismay crushed on the floor of my garage is the USB 485 dongle. ? ::face palm:: so needless to say i ordered a new one from lor but oh crud i not only feel stupid now I cant finish my
    5 points
  30. Hi! I'm Murray............ Murray close up shot. Morty - the guy that started it all. It's only fitting that since Tom (Santas Helper) inspired me on the way I made my Mega Tree, that after helping him raise Morty today - I had to go find my own skeleton. Well, this post is introducing Murray. Anyone else have skeletons climbing Mega Trees? Feel free to tag on this post if you do.
    5 points
  31. I'm just the opposite. Sequencing is about one step above torture. The hardware part is easy and fun for me.
    5 points
  32. A friend who has a fish-eye lens shot this for me.
    5 points
  33. How do you time the lights with a radio station? (I always tell them I own the station )
    5 points
  34. OK - but at least 4 generations can keep handing down my display to the next one without spending a dime. My legacy lives on & on & on.....
    5 points
  35. Start sneaking up lights with Halloween decorations. Wear sunscreen (I burn the back of my calves every year). Strain relief your CAT5 cables. You will trip over them. Don't let your wife catch you on the roof. You'll be punished, and not in a good way.
    5 points
  36. Turn back now before you get sucked in too deep!
    5 points
  37. So this friend calls me one day long before I worked for LOR and tells me his car wont start. No problem. I'm pretty handy so I load up a bunch of tools and go over to see if I can help. "It won't turn over at all?" "Nope." Ok, so I start looking at the electrical system. I check the battery, the starter, the ground cable, everything. Then I start diving into the weirder stuff: fusible links, relays, you name it. Several hours go by, and I've come to the conclusion it's one of 2 things: Gremlins or a bad ignition switch. I ask my buddy for the keys so I can start the removal process o
    5 points
  38. Care and Feeding of Help Desk personnel: We are loathe to admit it, but we are real humans that are here to help you. We understand that if you are contacting us, then you are probably already frustrated by something. We take it personally when something isn't quite working the way it is expected - in terms of Sales, Service, or Software. That's not the way we want to be. By trade and education, I am a software developer. One of the things I always strive for is ease of use. If you can't figure it out by looking at the screen, I have not done my job. I try to never take bug reports
    5 points
  39. Orville, as you know if the earth was flat ,cats would have pushed every thing off it by now. !
    4 points
  40. OMG...today they added 2 big inflatables!!! 😄 If they keep this up I'm going to sneak into their yard at night with my LOR controllers, mini-Director, outdoor speaker, & SPT1 cords and rewire all their lights & props! And something tells me they might not even mind! 😄
    4 points
  41. ***WARNING*** For those of you who are running S4 and wanting to change to S5, do yourself a favor and wait until after this Holiday season. S5 has a large learning curve and most of you will have issues and many questions so why take the chance of screwing up this years show. Stick with something you know and when the Holidays are over you can switch and have a year to learn S5. It is three weeks until lights on and there are lots of posts starting "I just switched to S5," so you must ask yourself "why," why switch so late in the game? So do yourself, the Forums and the Help De
    4 points
  42. I was a new lighter years ago and knowing where I could find information would have been a big help. There is a ton of info on this site but these will get you started. LOR store - http://store.lightorama.com/ LOR license comparison - http://www1.lightorama.com/sequencing-suite-levels/ LOR software download - http://www1.lightorama.com/sequencing-software-download/ LOR equipment manuals - http://www1.lightorama.com/documentation/ LOR Firmware updates - http://www1.lightorama.com/firmware-updates/ LOR network speeds - http://www1.lightorama.com/network-speeds/
    4 points
  43. Have not compared side by side yet, but my 11 year old niece said “Uncle Daniel, those hurt my eyes!” I replied, “PERFECT!” ?
    4 points
  44. We at Holidaysequences.com would like to inform everyone of the new sequence coming out,it is done for the 24 x 50 matrix right now and will be done for 12 and 16 ribbon tree as well. As you all know Cancer is very serious, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of years ago and she was fortunate enough to survive cancer, but there are people who have lost loved ones to Cancer. So Holidaysequences created a sequence to show support for family's,friends and loved ones that have cancer. For this particular sequence every sequence sold 100% of the proceeds will be donated to a cancer
    4 points
  45. Blow it off. Who freakin' cares? If you're like most of us, we do it for our family, friends and OURSLVES. So if you like it - done. Bamm. Now with that said - none of us ever want to hear, "I liked last year's show better". That drives our mega anchors right through the heart.
    4 points
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