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    I have no issues getting on there but when I tried to order things, the shipping calculator is not working in the shopping cart. I tried a couple of times to call them over the past couple of weeks but got no response. Now I see what I wanted is out of stock. I will place an order some where else. Hopefully you guys have better luck. Tom
  2. Home depot will carry green this year along with vampire plugs. I had no trouble last year with their wire or plugs. I bought the wire and plugs after Christmas at 75% so it was a score for me. https://www.homedepot.com/p/500-ft-18-Gauge-Bulk-Wire-450000SHO/301886091 Tom
  3. HC has a video that explains ways to mount them if these are the boxes you are referring to . Here it is. Tom
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    4x4 decorating?

    When I first started a couple years ago I tried the 4x4 model and it did not work for me either. I did 3 also. Definitely use the visualizer, it is a great tool to see your house in action. Tom
  5. That is funny, I like people with a sense of humor. I found with mine it was the songs and who owns them. Even tho you purchase them from Itunes, Amazon or where ever, you still have to follow their rules. The ones I had problems with were owned by Sony. In particular was " Mary did you know sung by Pentatonix". 2 years ago I tried to post this light show on You Tube using this song and they removed it within minutes due to copyright infringement. I posted it on Vimeo and had no problem until now. The letter I received was from Sony UK through Vimeo. They said I could protest it but it is not worth my time. Tom
  6. Vimeo got me yesterday for videos that have been on there for 2 years. I received a strike also and a warning that they would shutdown my account after 3 strikes. I did not like their site very much to begin with so I sent them a message back telling them I was done and I removed my videos. You Tube can be a pain sometimes but their format is much better than Vimeo I believe. Tom
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    Edit Audio

    I use Audacity to edit my songs that have the dead air you are talking about. But if you already made the sequence and you edit the audio your sequence timings will be way off. I edit the audio first then I create a new sequence. https://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/ Tom
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    Questions on 16 channel starter package

    Yes, apologize to your wallet for starting this addiction. LOL. Welcome aboard, have fun with it. Tom
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    Worst customer service ever!

    Boy that is for sure. I see more and more people these days acting like this guy. I hear this, "Why do I have to work at it to get this show?". Why do I have to wait? I hate waiting, I want it yesterday. What, it is not ready to go right out of the box, I have to plug it in? Some people you just can't help these days. It is a shame. Tom
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    Selecting sequence and song location

    There is lots of good information here. http://www1.lightorama.com/tutorials/ Tom
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    Selecting sequence and song location

    This should help you:
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    Display drivers too old message

    Well we need more info to help you. We need to know about your computer. What software are you using, Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 or something else? How old is your computer? Is it up to date? Lots of things could be causing this. Tom
  13. Usually the board will say in the bottom center CTB16PC V1 for Gen 1 like in the picture for #4. #10 is a Gen 1. #11 I cannot see the bottom completely due to wires covering it. Same with #12 wire covering it. #13 looks like V1 so that is also a Gen 1. Tom
  14. I can't tell on a couple pictures but these all look like Gen 1 or V1 controllers. Is this correct? Tom
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    Completely dead pixie 16

    JR is right . You don't give us much info to help you. Here is the documentation on the Pixie 16: http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/Pixie_Man_Web.pdf Tom
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    lor listener error 3

    Not sure if it will help, but when I was using 3.12 the first year was fine then I started getting errors on everything plus I was getting the Chinese characters problems too. I upgraded to a newer version and my problems went away. Also I found that when I just hit restart on my computer it would not completely shutdown. I had to shutdown completely for things to update. Again, not sure if these things would help you. Tom
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    Pentatonix and YouTube?

    It all depends on which Pentatonix song you are trying to upload. I have had YouTube flag "Mary Did you Know" but I have it on Vimeo. Vimeo has blocked some also. I have "Little Drummer Boy" on YouTube with no problem. Like I said just depends on the song. Tom
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    new to LOR

    Ask here, there is lots of them http://forums.lightorama.com/forum/19-sequence-sharing/, Also there is some here : http://www.highcountrylights.com/links/free-sequences.html. Tom
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    When Do You Start Decorating?

    I start about a week before Halloween setting up for Christmas. I don't do Halloween because in the country we don't get trick-or-treaters. Being disabled it takes me a long time to set up everything by Dec 1. Tom
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    spiral tree

    He did share it. It was under the picture he posted. Spiral_Tree_64Channel_4Color.lpf Tom
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    Drone Recording (Audio)

    I have a DJI P3 and as far as I know none of them will record sound. You just have to add the music later. These drones don't do well in cold weather. I have to keep the batteries warm in the car while recording or mine won't fly well. My drone has no issues with my any electrical interference. I used mine last year in 18 degree weather but I had to swap batteries and warm up the drone every 10 minutes. I noticed problems trying to run the full 25 minutes in that cold. Tom
  22. Put my info there when I joined this forum in 2015. Tom
  23. Also try another USB port and or update USB485 drivers. Tom
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    Advise on next LOR Purchase

    When I first started a couple of years ago I started with the advanced license. I knew my controllers would reproduce like rabbits so I did not want to be limited. As far as sequencing goes, I spend on average 15 to 18 hours per song. I feel the sequence should show some artistic ability. Unless you run a commercial display the CTB16PC residential controllers are all you need. I try to add a new element each year and at least 2 to 3 new songs. Keep your display enjoyable to you. If it becomes more like a job than a hobby then it is time to take a break one season and bring back the joy. Welcome to the insanity, addiction, or hobby. Tom