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    Pixel Strips

    Thanks everyone. I purchased the Boscoyo strips. Looking forward to setting up the tree.
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    Pixel Strips

    Where do you get your strips for your pixel trees? I see HolidayCoro and Boscoyo have them. They are close in price, but are they similar in durability? Are there any other places? I thought I saw a website that was selling them in rolls, any idea who that might be? https://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_6&products_id=2 http://www.holidaycoro.com/PixNode-Pixel-Mounting-Strips-p/767.htm
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    Pixel Strips

    I meant to edit the thread title. I'm looking for pixel mounting strips for pixel bullets.
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    Forgive Me

    I went on vacation to that great place in Nevada. Long story short, I raided my decoration budget. Barring an unexpected windfall, we will not be adding anything new other than the pixel tree this year. Please forgive me. Hahahaha But I had a fantastic time golfing and giving my money away. Can't call it gambling as that would mean you have some kind of chance to win.
  5. I couldn't make it past the 1 minute mark.
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    No motivation yet - help!

    The want is there, but the time has not been there. I'm still hoping to add a Pixel tree this year. I have the lights and a controller, but have never programmed pixels, so I'm not all that confident I'll get it done in time. I'm changing my playlist completely this year, but I feel pretty good about being able to sequence the regular lights for our Xmas show in time.
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    Thunder Imagine Dragons Lms Faces Pixel Matrix

    Yes Please! Namecips@yahoo.com
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    Sandman Metallica Faces Lms Pixel Matrix

    Sounds good. James, hit me up. Namecips@yahoo.com Thanks guys
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    Sandman Metallica Faces Lms Pixel Matrix

    I didn't see the matrix part of his post or missed it when I read it the first time. I don't have a matrix yet. I'm adding a pixel tree this year, but that's my first foray in to pixels. Matrix is on the list, but probably a year or two away.
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    Sandman Metallica Faces Lms Pixel Matrix

    Ha, should have read first. No I won't need this.
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    Prayers for Val & Family

    Prayers for the family.
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    Why not build your own enclosure? I can't find it now, but I saw something where someone built a box with 9-10 controllers inside and wheeled it in and out of their garage each year to put in a centralized location in their yard. If I find it, I'll post the picture here.
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    2018 Spring Sale

    You better type around 80-120 words a minute, you'll need that speed to place your order during the spring sale. I tried a couple times and by the time I was done submitting my order, the main items on my order were sold out.
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    RGB Sequencing

    I am planning to dive in to pixel sequencing this weekend. I will use either PE or SS. If possible, I would like to get a couple different sequencing examples from each AND hopefully a house video to go along with each sequence. So if anyone would be kind enough to share a sequence and hopefully a video, I would really appreciate it. namecips@yahoo.com
  15. Before discovering LOR, I had the same static display year after year. Nothing really changed, maybe add a blow up or a blow mold, but otherwise same thing over and over every year. THEN, I discovered LOR and saw thousands and thousands of new options, unlimited songs to choose from, LED's, Pixels, animated wire frames, singing trees, arches, mega/mini trees and on and on and on......mind blown "poof". Hahaha I believe 2018 will be my 5th year with animated Christmas lights. I started with one 16 channel residential controller. I now have nine of them. I started out with a single strand of assorted LED lights from a big box store outlining the house, windows, doors etc. Now I have red, green, blue and white strands of LED lights from HLE twisted together outlining my house, plus all the trees and bushes surrounding the house and 4 singing xmas tree faces and 4-5 blow ups and 5 arches. I started out with 4-5 sequences, this year I ran 12. So to the point of the thread, How do you keep it fresh? New songs? New display additions? Do you ever go back and re-sequence entire songs to change things up? I'm sure those that have been in the hobby for years have sequenced every related holiday song out there. Do you just change up the show by mixing in the different songs? One year Jingle Bells, the next year Jingle Bell Rock? What do you do different each year to keep your display fresh, people interested and almost as important, yourself interested and motivated to do this each year?
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    Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    Whew, made it through page 10 today. This project has definitely made my list of things to do and add to my show.
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    How do you keep it fresh?

    I have several planned changes this year. I've never been able to incorporate my house roof due to the steep pitch. I really didn't want to spend $200-300 renting a cherry picker or lift to get me up there and then another $200-300 to take them down. While I haven't figure out exactly how to get it done, that is priority number one this spring. Already have the hardware/supplies needed to add some RGB arches(Johnson arches). Just need to put them together and start sequencing. As far as songs/sequences, this year I'm going old school with the more traditional Christmas songs(Rudolph, Frosty, Jingle Bells), you know all the kid's songs we sang when we were little. JR, I'll be hitting you up for some faces sequences. Hope you'll be able to help me out. (I am going to try and sequence my own faces, but I'm not all that confident I can that my first shot at it will be good enough for public viewing) The other big addition to my display is still being debated in our household. I live on a pretty busy street with no parking on either side of the street. I have a good size driveway that has an extra side spot at the end by the street. I have talked to the wife about making that a temporary parking spot for people to pull in and watch the show. I still have to convince her and work out how I could separate it from the rest of the driveway. I don't want my whole driveway filling up with spectators. The last thing will be create a small (6-8 foot) RGB tree. I want to start working with some RGB stuff this year in hopes of converting the whole house to RGB in 2019 or 2020.
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    How do you keep it fresh?

    Bobs MIIP ??????? I guess I haven't lost my newb status yet. I have no idea what that is or how I would be able to let a stranger control my show. I have to admit when I first read it, I thought there was another "o" in there. Mind meet gutter.
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    Light Type Where?

    HLE for me as well. Reasonably priced, great customer service and will work with you even if the lights were purchased years ago and then go out.
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    Thank You!

    Monday was the last day I ran my show for this season. I just wanted to shout out a big Thank You to everyone that helped me this year. Special shout out to DibbleJr, James Morris, Whitebuck, 75redman and roverdish for sharing sequences with me. I learned a lot looking at how you sequence. Major shout out Thank You to the help desk who responded to my ticket on Thanksgiving Day. I would not have been able to get my show up and running without your help. I've started working on my song list for 2018 and can't wait to add some new things to my show. I am adding some RGB components this year, so that will be a whole new learning experience for me. I hope to find some people who will share some RGB sequencing so I can learn how to do that too. Anyway, Thanks again to everyone who helped me. I really do appreciate you taking time to share your experiences and advice. That's what makes this a great community.
  21. I finished setting up my display this weekend. Got all lights and extension cords run and secured. I took a shortcut this year and didn't test the controllers before putting them out and hooking everything up. Of course when I went to test them there was a problem. I have 9 CTB16PC controllers daisy chained together. I opened the HU to test each controller. Problem is it only sees 4 of the 9 controllers. I'm testing the Cat5 cables today and will skip the # 5 controller and see if the HU will see 6-9. I noticed the center comm port on #4 and #5 seem to be very loose. I bought the controllers pre-assembled. Assuming the issue is not the Cat5 cables, could it be that I just need to re-solder the com ports? Different question. When linking the controllers together, do I have to use the Cat5/Ethernet com ports or can I use the "telephone" line port?
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    Blue Christmas - Porky Pig

    I don't know that I've ever heard that one. James, you got a video of your sequence? If not, please send me the sequence and tell me where to get the audio. namecips@yahoo.com
  23. So the wife asked and I didn't know the answer. I know someone here does. Do we have any liability exposure by replaying songs like Thunder by Imagine Dragons over our FM transmitters? I'm using an open station in our area. I also have purchased all of my music and can prove it.
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    Do you have an existing image with light layout in the Animator in another sequence? If not, save yourself some time and use the visualizer to draw your light layout. It's much more robust with options and tools to help.
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    Superstar Instant Sequence questions

    It may just be me, but I've never been able to put together an instant sequence that looks good or remotely "dances" to the song beats I'm using.