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  1. Selling 3 AlphaPix controllers

    I have 3 Alpha Pix controllers that I am selling. 1. Holiday Coro Alpha Pix 4 (4 channel) V2 New, never been used Asking: $100 plus $50 shipping/handling 2. Holiday Coro Alpha Pix 16 (16 channel) V2 Used, but works great. Asking: $150 plus $50 shipping/handling 3. Holiday Coro Alpha Pix 16 (16 channel) V3 Used, but works great. Asking: $150 plus $50 shipping / handling Sold as is. The two used controllers were driving a mega tree and matrix this year. working great.
  2. Selling 4 LOR ShowTime controllers

    I'm selling 4 ShowTime controllers (3 used, 1 brand new). On Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/273034190354?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
  3. Frustrated with S5

    I've tried several times to start a new project in S5, and each time causes me to stop. Since most of my display is just on/off channels, with a few RGB props, it seems S5 assumes people are mostly RGB. I'm not sure what S5 wants, groups, channels, views, visualization files,...confusing.. Have others tried to go to S5 and feel just as overwhelmed? Should I stick with S4, and just bounce over to pixel editor for the few RGB channels I have. Just when I started to figure out how S4 (groups / channels) worked, S5 seems to change what it wants. Jeff
  4. Will S5 be backward compatible with S4 sequences?

    Thanks Matt. Does that mean i would need to convert the S4 files before i could play on an S5 show computer? Even if i didn't need to edit the sequence? Thanks, Jeff
  5. Will S5 be backward compatible with S4 sequences? Will S5 be able to play S4 sequences okay? Thanks- Jeff
  6. Editing .lorchan Channel Config files

    Thank you !! That wasn't very intuitive for me. I just started to understand S4 config channels, S5 seems to add a few more layers.
  7. Editing .lorchan Channel Config files

    I've loaded version 5.0.14, and don't see "Channel Summary" in the Preview Design. What am I missing? Jeff
  8. Channel Config is not my friend

    I have a sequence which had a channel config loaded. I wanted to try another channel config. I assumed (incorrectly) that the existing channel config would be cleared, while the new channel config would be loaded. But apparently it doesn't do that, now I have I mashup of a channel config. Is there a way to clear an existing channel config, and reimport a new channel config into my existing sequence? Thanks- Jeff
  9. Using two show computers. One for scrolling sign

    Thanks for showing!! Looks great!
  10. How did Light O Rama start?

    What is the back story of Light O Rama? How did they start? How did they grow? How did they come up with the name LightORama? What is the history of LightORama? Any insider want to compose a history of where you came from? I'd be interested! Thanks- Jeff
  11. crappy LOR green cables

    I was able to buy and receive today (on Sunday, Amazon is amazing) a CAT 5 cable tester. Thanks for the suggestion! I was able to verify that what I thought were bad cables (sorry LOR), were in fact good. It does seem that my RJ45 connector is probably the culprit. Like was said before, I probably need to protect the jack from unwanted forces due to the cable. Thanks for the input !!!
  12. I have a sequence that I want to take out the first 1 or 2 minutes. What is the easiest way to do that? I can shorten the back end, by reducing the total time of the sequence, but don't know of a good way to cut out a section from the front (and shift the remaining to the left). thanks- Jeff
  13. crappy LOR green cables

    So I assume that LOR network cable is not special (ie doesn't have different pin-outs) than regular CAT-5 cable you would use for Ethernet!?! Somehow, when I first started this, I thought I needed to buy network cable from LOR (and kept doing that). I think I will get a cat 5 tester, seems I'm doing more cabling these days with LOR and just home network in general. Probably a good tool to have on hand. I do think that our severe cold weather plays a part in my frequent faults (either cable issue or connector issue). I envy you fair weather folks. Although I give extra credit to those folks who have to put on a show in sub-freezing weather!! :-) Jeff
  14. crappy LOR green cables

    Bad. I use the cable....I get various results from hardware utility (no device detected, multiple unknown device detected , etc). I change the cable with a new one, and instantly find my device. This has happened regularly through the years. My assumption is that the cold / freeze probably cracks the wires?!? As far as root cause of the cable, who knows. Could be all the items you mentioned. All I know is that by replacing the cable everything works. Again, this has happened pretty much every year!! I have not used any other cable supplier except using the LOR green cables. (Now I define as crappy). Jeff
  15. crappy LOR green cables

    Over the years, I've started to notice that the weakest link in my LOR setup is the crappy LOR green cables. Not sure if they go bad in the deep Iowa freeze, but every year it seems I find bad cables. What are other's using for their cables (especially those in below freezing weather)? Are you having the same cable problems? Jeff