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Everything posted by Dcroc

  1. Ghost is becoming my new fav band. Anyone sequencing Rats? Cirice would be cool, too.
  2. I used top rail for my 18' pixel tree, and it bent over in 20 mph wind. Bent right in half. I strongly suggest against it.
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    100 percent LOR

    I have 8 AC controllers that are all AOL. However, none of my pixel/RGB is AOL. To expensive. That being said, I have never had a minute of issue with my AOL equipment. Same can't be said for my HC stuff.
  4. Would love a copy. One of my Daughters fav songs. Thank you for all you share. dcroc@verizon.net
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    You know you're addicted when...

    When your coworkers keep hearing you singing Christmas songs in July.
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    What to do next year…

    Yup.....go with smart. Not really much more expensive. I wouldn't say my dumb strips were a waste, as they will be repurposed, and I will probably stay with dumb nodes for bushes. Smart pixels on bushes sounds like a PITA. Still, I wish I had just started with smart pixels on the house. Doesn't sound like a big deal to change them out, BUT it is a ton harder to go into the sequences you have by then, and have to resequence them to smart pixels that don't just mimic the dumb strings. The one thing 99% of noobs learn the hard way is to always consider the future when making these decisions. Don't ever decide on somethign because "it's easier", or "a little cheaper". It saves you money, and time, in the long run.
  7. I do find their support to be far less than the level of LOR/SS.
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    Light Type Where?

    Sorry, I should have included "for me" after "waste of money". I was speaking for myself. It would be a waste of money for me when I will be replacing 99% of them is a couple years, or so. I did not mean to imply that the more expensive ones are a waste of money. You def get what you pay for. I don't need them to last 20 years, so the investment doesn't make sense for me. Each would have to consider their own future plans to consider if it was right for them.
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    Light Type Where?

    I don't waste money on high end AC mini lights. I use the ones off the shelf from Walmart. They will all be replaced with pixels/nodes in the next couple years, so I don't need them to last forever, and they are cheap enough that I have plenty of spare boxes of them. Even before I started into pixels, I used off the shelf led lights (incans for singing faces), and they look good. This is not a cheap hobby, but I see no need (for me) to spend $10 or more for each string of single color leds, when I can get lights for less than $1 a box after Christmas.
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    c9 pixels forsale

    Payment sent
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    Fire at LOR

    Although this is awful, I am a count my blessings kinda guy... 1. Nobody was hurt, or worse 2. No major damage 3. Happened AFTER the Holiday Season It's bad, but I would say they are very fortunate. Here's to a speedy recovery.
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    Adding RGB in 2018

    Unless you are using the dumb RGB on bushes, or something like that.....don't bother with them. When you go to Sequence for Christmas, you will wish you had gone with the smart pixels for Halloween, as well. Smart pixels can be used like dumb strips/nodes, and programed pretty much the same way. May think it is a little cheaper, but you may very well find yourself wanting/wishing to upgrade to smart pixels rather quickly, and the money spent on dumb controllers could have been better spent on what you will end up replacing them with anyway. Really isn't much need for dumb nodes, anymore. Redoing my windows and doors in smart pixels, and realizing buying the dumb strips was just a waste of money since I am replacing them after just a couple seasons. Someone gave me this same advice, and I now wish I had taken it. Also, I found the "sample package" to be a waste of money as well. Its ok for a learning tool, but WAY over priced, and was completely useless in a very short time, as I learned fast, and nothing in the package was usable in my show.
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    Running a show to live music

    Speaking as a "professional" musian, I would scrape the drummer. If he can't play with a click, it is because his meter is no good. "Internal beat" taking over means going off time. That problem with a drummer is no small deal. He should be very upset, and working his ass off praticing with a click to get his meter on. Timing is a drummers #1 job. There is no "old school" on this.
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    Easter lights?

    Does anyone do lights for Easter, or other Holidays that aren't the more popular? I have given it some thought, and not sure how I feel about it. Is it a bit overboard? Would there be anybody that would even want to pull over and watch something like that? I do a very small display for July 4th, but don't sync anything to music. Also afraid the neighbors may lose a bit of patience if I were to ask them to deal with this year round.
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    Easter lights?

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    LOR controller and other brand

    I have looked into other controllers. Not a very wide choice, but there are a couple. Doesn't seem to be worth the trouble, and I found LOR to actually be the cheaper choice. I use other brands of pixel controllers, but have given up on wasting any time on other AC controllers.
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    Sequences for a CCR Tree

    James, I have a sequence for this I got from you, but there is no pixel tree sequence in it. If you have it for a 16 strip tree, could i get a copy please? AND.....Thank you so much for all you have done for me, and so many others. With my injury this year, you have been invaluable! You are the best!!!! dcroc@verizon.net
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    cant get ccr tree to work in pe

    You are further than me. I can't get PE to do anything. Nada. I am a tech geek, and work with many complicated software packages, but this........I can not figure out the first step after launching it. i wish there were videos that went over the most basic steps. All seem to be for those that have already figured out how to load what they need in it. I have yet to see one that starts at STEP 1.
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    Wireless extension cords

    If Tesla had his way, all our electric would be wireless.
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    Time to start

    Am trying to put a New Years eve show together, but I have some plans for next year, but nothing started yet. This injury has left me without the use of my right hand for a few months, So I will have a late start.
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    Merry Christmas Everyone

    Merry Christmas to the people on the best forum on the net!!!
  22. Anyone have a 12 strip pixel tree sequence they can share? I hear that SS can convert 12 to 16, and would like to play with feature. Doesn't matter what the sequence is, as I would just like to see how images and maybe text looks after converted. I injuried myself at work, and can not use my right hand at all, so making my own sequnce is kinda out of the picture for the next few months, so any sharing is a huge help right now. Thank you. dcroc@verizon.net
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    This is for all ACDC Fans

    Is this Thunderstruck?
  24. Yes, but I am always happy to look at more. Interesting to see how different effects are done, also.
  25. yup... I have all that. Just upgraded my SS.