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jfuller8400

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  1. I'm finally starting to get some of my videos edited and posted from this year's show, so I thought I would start with some of the post-holiday music. Here's Coldplay's Adventure of a Lifetime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLUt-6QTyzY
  2. Hi Earle, Well I, for one, would love to know anything you would care to share with me (from tree construction to sequencing). Please feel free to PM me directly.
  3. Earle, I'm still in awe of your spiral trees every time I see them. Have you ever thought about giving some type of class or sharing some how-to tips on your tree construction and/or sequencing?
  4. I'm sorry that happened to you. Most people enjoy what we do but every year there are a few Grinches.
  5. I've thought of that as well and cycled the switches a couple of times. Weird thing is last night I could tell it was reading as address 20. Tonight when I got home it looked like it was back to address 60. I never touched it....
  6. I've got a CMB24D with a strange problem. I've got it set to address 60 via the DIP switches, and for several days it works fine (HU sees it as address 60, show player works fine, SE works fine, everything is good). The controller is powered down every night at the end of the show and powered up the next day. After several days, it suddenly starts thinking it's address 20 rather than 60. It keeps thinking this even after the power has been cycled. The only way I've found to get it back to address 60 is to do a factory reset and then it's fine for a few days. I'm going to do a firmware upgrade after the show is done this year but I also wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem/issue or if anyone has any other suggestions. Thanks!
  7. At least we've had a mild winter (at least so far). I'm down in Bloomington!
  8. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
  9. Looks great and I loved the snowflakes. Remember it's not the number of channels but what you do with them that counts. Speaking of which, I'm curious to know what you used on your roofline? It doesn't look like standard ropelight/pixels/etc.
  10. Minnesota here and it definitely snows! You can see videos from prior years on my YouTube channel: 8400 Lights
  11. Most of my cords (including SPT1) are routinely buried under ice & snow for months (It was late May last year before all of the ice finally melted). I haven't had any real issues. I'm more likely to cause an issue trying to yank them out of an ice flow when it's below freezing outside.
  12. I was pretty bummed when I got that note, so I understand. But I try not to let it get me down as I know that the majority in my neighborhood really love the display.
  13. Well, after doing this for over 5 years now I finally had my first Grinch. In addition to my FM transmitter, I also use 4 outside speakers so that people walking by can hear the music (otherwise it's just a bunch of blinky lights to them). During the day I use Zara to play Christmas music over my station and also on the outside speakers (I figured might as well - everything is up and running anyway and it spreads some holiday cheer). This year I found a note in my mailbox from one of my neighbors telling me to turn off my speakers as he's complaining he can hear the music in his house all day and night. Mind you he's across the street from me and about 4 houses down while my bedroom window is over one of the speakers and I could hardly hear it at all. So the only way he could hear it is if he had his windows open. It would have been nice if he had just asked me to lower the volume rather than telling me to turn them off. I did lower the volume somewhat (just to be a good neighbor) but there's no way I'm turning off my speakers (I've gotten lots of complements that my neighbors really like the music during the day). Tis the season.... Sigh.....
  14. I would check the jacks on the controllers to make sure you don't have any bent pins. Also, what is the status light doing on the controllers when you've got either the HU or SE up? Are they on steady (which means they are communicating to the HU/SE) or blinking? I would also just verify your channel setups in your sequences. Try running the verifier utility against your sequence file(s) and see if it comes up with any errors. There have been a lot of reports of the HU not seeing a controller but it works fine in SE.
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