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  1. Thanks for the advice guys. The TSO card that came with his package, came with the normal lms files, LOREDIT files, LID files, and two different sets of mp3 files. Running ShowTime Suite 4, then upgraded to 5, back down to 3 and ALL will not let me edit those sequences. He saved all files to his laptop, and when we try and edit the lms files, it says it is a protected sequence, and there aren't even any channels that show up. I copied the files to my laptop, tried to edit them with the same results. Running the LOREDIT files, does nothing. Could it be a bad card, or they accidentally sent a NON editable card?
  2. He bought the editable version
  3. I’m not a newbie, but I managed to get my brother involved in our hobby this year. He bought the TSO starter package, and he says after each song, there is about one minute between songs with the lights doing random things. How does he eliminate the space in between songs on that TSO card? i know I’ve read this exact topic before, but I can’t find it.
  4. Pick a date. Then start about two weeks before that date as things are bound to go wrong. Ex: I picked Oct 15 to start last year. Well, it rained every friggin day it seemed like. Put me way behind and I never recovered. If I had started Oct 1 I think I would have been ok
  5. Thanks for the responses everyone. Would you mind elaborating on the “vent flaps” for a simple minded person like myself? lol
  6. I am making two huge displays using coroplast. I have watched a couple of videos linked off of planetchristmas in which the poster used wood for his frames. I wasn't crazy about that idea, because of the condition of the wood over time, weight, etc... Just so you know when I say huge, I'm talking about the car I have drawn, 1937 Oldsmobile from A Christmas Story uses two sheets of Coro, so that's 4 ft tall and 16 foot long (Actually used another foot and a half of another sheet to finish the roof). The other display is Cousin Eddie's RV from Christmas Vacation. It uses a total of four sheets of Coro. So that's also 16 ft long, but 8ft tall. I have already used thinner to get the glaze off the coro, primed it, and already drawn both vehicles. So before painting, I thought I should frame them so I can paint over and screws/ washers. Who better to ask than you guys, do you have any better ideas for framing such a huge project? After all the work I am putting in to this, I seriously don't want the wind to destroy them.
  7. James, would you mind? Thank you. Really appreciated. roxxxtar74@gmail.com
  8. Last year, I would have bet my life someone was cutting some of the lights along my driveway. Every morning, I'd wake up to find another strand of lights cut. Turned the security cameras that way only to find that Bugs Bunny was having a bite to eat.
  9. This is what I was able to accomplish with those three controllers. I guess big light shows aren't that big around here except at Tanglewood Park
  10. I have 2 GFCI outlets, with four outlets on each. I have 3 controllers that have seemed to meet my needs thus far. However I have bought a ton of stuff this year, as well as another two controllers, and I feel I'm about to be maxed out as far as using those two GFCI's. When I call an electrician, what am I looking for? What do I need? What should I do with a SEALED LED string, that the globes have been broken off? I have about 3 broken globes, but the lights still work. I would assume the purpose of the globe, is to keep water/dirt out. So isn't the string useless now that the sealed globes are gone? I have used audacity before, but I'm not sure how to mute the vocals on just one small part of a song. Thanks for the help guys.
  11. Thanks everyone for trying to help. I still haven’t fixed the issue. It’s supposed to be dry today so it may fix itself. What I still don’t understand, is the fact that I unplugged all 16 channels from my first controller, plugged them individually into the outlet, and it never tripped the first time. So how am I supposed to find the exact string of lights That is causing the problem. When the controller is connected to the outlet, it trips every time. Not at first, but as soon as the music starts. I have an intro that it will play through. But as soon as that intro is over and all the lights are to come on, it trips. The controller itself is completely dry. I have a trash bag and a trashcan over the top of it and it elevated off the ground as well .
  12. 48 channels, 3 controllers on 3 different gfci’s. All 3 tripped off because of rain. Started with one controller. Unplugged one channel at a time to try and find out exactly which channel is causing the problem. No resolution. Outlet still trips off. Didn’t even try to resolve the problems with the other two controllers seeing as how I couldn’t fix the first one. I hate it and am a little stressed because the local paper put me on the front page on Thursday. Is doing away with the GFCI outlets and installing regular outlets a problem solver? I understand completely that The GFCI’s are doing what they’re supposed to do.
  13. James, if you’d still be willing to share this, I’d appreciate it. Already working on next year. roxxxtar@triad.rr.com
  14. I have an old Gemmy ferris wheel. I know these things were cheaply made from the get go. That said, the wheel and creatures that ride it are in good shape. The motor is shot. Looking for any suggestions.....errr, cheap suggestions on how to get it rotating. Now, I have read about people using wiper motors to animate their props. I saw the whole kit, everything you'd need on Monsterguts. My question is, even if I bought that kit, I'd have no idea how to even attach it to the wheel. I mean, NO IDEA. Clueless. I am not mechanically inclined at all. Looking for a little bit of help is someone is willing. Thanks The picture is not mine, but is the same wheel I have.
  15. Have you tried putting it in the freezer? ?
  16. If you buy Showtime Central, there is no need to use your laptop FYI.
  17. Everything more or less went great in 2016. 1.The one hiccup I still have, and I know others do too, is the tripping issue. I've pretty much just accepted that when a monsoon or hurricane come through, just give up on the lights for the night. When it rains, I'm ok, when it pours, the lights die. 2. I want to be all LED, and mostly am, but how the heck am I supposed to pass up 62 ft and 300 bulbs at Wal-Mart for $1.50?? I couldn't resist and bought about 10 boxes tonight. 3. I only have 48 channels, 15 songs, and in my 2nd year of LOR. The traffic at my house is nuts. I live one road off of a main highway, so my house is easily visible.I also have some props like a Leg lamp as well as Ralphie in his bunny suit in the window. Most people didn't stay too long, but the traffic never stopped. 4. Several people put money in my mailbox. I'm not sure how I feel about that. You? 5. I spend about 50 bucks replacing the same strand of lights beside my driveway. I thought someone was cutting them. Aimed the security camera at the driveway. The culprit? Bugs Bunny. 6. I built frames for my windows out of pvc pipe. Screwed my rope light track to the pvc pipe. Installed hooks at the top of the windows for the frames to sit in. I am extremely happy with them and even more so, I'll be able to take them down in minutes. 7. I still can't wrap a tree and it's limbs worth a $&#@ 8. Why doesn't LOR sell female inline plugs for their SPT wire in their store? I didn't even know they existed until I saw them on amazon. That would have saved me a lot of trouble if I had had those this year. 9. Extremely happy with the yard sign Vistaprint made for me telling drivers what channel to put the radio on.
  18. I wish I could help, but I can't. As I said in the above post, it just started working. I did nothing I hadn't already done a million times before. It just decided to start working on it's own. Good luck, and hopefully, someone a lot smarter than me can help you out.
  19. Saxon, check your mail. I sent you that audio file.
  20. The National Anthem sung by Aunt Bethany and the Griswold's from Christmas Vacation.
  21. I'm only in my second year of LOR. Your problem is one of the good things about purchasing Showtime Central. I put Controller number 1 on a timer, and my lights come on when it gets dark and go off about 4 or 5 hours later. Pretty simple.
  22. I went to Wal-Mart 2 days after Christmas, and the majority of lights were gone. I guess you got them all.
  23. 2nd year LOR: Is it normal to grow to hate the songs you have spent hours and hours working on? Is it normal to not care about using the visualizer, and just be ok with just using the animation preview? Is it normal to get sick of sequencing, and not do it for a week or two? Is it normal to get sick of sequencing, decide you're not going to do it for a week or two, and then end up doing it again an hour later? Is it normal to decide that you're done for the year, you've got a bunch of songs finished, and then you start working on another new song for some reason? lol Is it normal to hook up a controller or two and some lights, in July, because you just can't wait to see what they're going to look like?
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