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Dcroc

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    Halloween

LOR Software

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    4.0.34
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  1. Both. I am aware of P10 panels, but not sure I want to get into the expense, or complexity.
  2. Need more bang, so I am thinking of adding a pixel matrix over my garage door (area...not mounted to the door). Not sure I want a "kit", as I have plenty of time to do the build myself, and the savings in doing so seems to be worth it. Thinking 24 x 50 (12v), since that seems to be a pop format, and will fit without too much fuss. Better to use square nodes, or bullets? Also, do most use clear, or black net for windows/garage door covering, and what spacing would I use? Any reason I couldn't hang it on the frame of the door, and fold it up (as much as possible) for storage? Would love any input. Thanks.
  3. News Years day. From when I was a kid, my Parents always had the tree taken\ down, and all the Christmas decor put away in the attic.....without fail. I never put much though into it. Now that I am older, I understand that it's nice to have it all taken care of before going back to work. It is also a new year, and last year is gone. I also like to cut the neighbors a break.. They put up with it from October thru Dec. 31. That is enough to ask of them.
  4. Anyone have a link for some that won't break the bank, but still have some impact? I don't want to spend $400 a head, but I also don't want to spend money on something that can't be seen.
  5. A lot of the issue I am taking with LOR is the way that they introduce new file formats (intensity, etc.), and one year later.....they are obsolete by the next season. I have intensity files embedded in sequences that I can't extract, or edit. P.E. appears to be gone, after so many struggled to learn in over the last year, or so. Would rather them focus on perfecting these things, rather than moving on after such a short period.. Takes so much time to do new sequences without having to learn a completely new program, let alone having to update, and make changes to the sequences that were fine last season. Seems like too much of each season is spent on the learning curve of "updated" software. Staying with the old version leaves one somewhat left behind on new features, and their display "dated". Importing my current visualizer file should be effortless. Doesn't matter if it only takes an hour to set up a new one. Shouldn't be a hassle at all.....it's the same Software brand created by the same developers....should be seamless. Shouldn't have to make any "conversion" changes to sequences. Frustrating, especially when my time is so limited to begin with. Will be spending the next few weeks checking out S5, and Xlights, but my above concerns are weighing heavy on my decision. Like I said, if I have to pretty much start from scratch.....why not check out the alternative option.
  6. I think you may have nailed it. When I think about making the jump to Xlights, I kinda picture going with all pixels. What makes me hang on to LOR is that I do still use a lot of AC elements. There are time, however, that I do want all the pixel elements to "spin together", an I really haven't figured that out with LOR. I guess I will play with S5, and Xlights, after this season. The idea of setting up a new visualizer, or whatever they are calling it in this version, does not excite me. Feels like I'm starting from scratch either way. What really started this was when the guy on Christmas Light Fight said it was only his 3rd year doing it, and his display made mine look like a 12 year old did it in his 1st year. Could be me, but I can't get the effects some of those guys are doing. Not sure which, but what I'm using is either too limited, or too complicated.
  7. Probably not a welcome subject, but I am checking into Xlights. Too many drastic changes from version to version with LOR. Too many file formats become outdated, and obsolete. Intensity files that are no longer supported, PE is gone, etc. This latest version seems almost like starting at square one on the learning curve. Thinking that if I have to do that anyway, it may be a good time to check out other options that might be more consistent in updated versions. Anybody jump ship, only to jump back? I would be interested to know why some tried Xlights, but ended up going back to LOR?
  8. I have 9 AC controllers. 5 were bought new, and 4 used. I have never had an issue with either. That being said, I do not buy controllers that were built from kits. Only controllers that were assembled by LOR. To date, I have had no need to the "enhanced", or faster network, even with my house outlined with pixels, and a 16 strip pixel tree.....but...they are E1.31 HC controllers. I do get some minor lag once in awhile, but that has more to do with my computer than anything after it. Nothing wrong with used equipment, as long as you know what to look for, and understand that it always comes with some risk. As far as needing new versions of the LOR controllers....it depends on what you are doing. They work perfectly fine for what some do.
  9. Have had a lot of their strips go bad after one season, and I used some dumb nodes this year, that I bought 2 years ago and never used.....full of bad nodes. Had to replace every single strip on my house, and every strip in my pixel tree this year. Not one strip more than 2 seasons old, and a lot were new last year. I have never had problems with the service, and I still like a lot of the products, but I don't know that I will ever be buying pixels/nodes from them again.
  10. Do intensity files work with S5? How many different file formats from verisons past are useless in S5?
  11. Why is it that every time LOR has a new version, the file types from the last versions are totally different? Do any of the previous file types play in S5? (.lms, .sup, )
  12. Tear jerk story, or heavy Disney in the display win every time. Any of these "reality" shows has me turned off, anymore. They are all fake. Nothing real about a single one.
  13. Not sure this is proper to ask here, but.....any chance anyone has an LMS file, and pixel tree file for this? I don't need faces, but I need everything else.
  14. Damn......I feel like need to add some.....I have 7, and a short intro. Just loops. I have changed them out over the 6 years I have been doing this. I actually get some people that say the songs are too long, and they get tired of waiting through a whole song for the next. Haven't really decided if I am going to consider that criticism.
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