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  1. Quick story: Story to encounter below: My wife Doris woke me two nights ago at about midnight with the baby in her arms scared that someone was trying to break into the house. My typical response was that she needed to cut back on the sugar and that the wind had just knocked something over. So rubbing my eyes walking down the stairs I hear a loud *THUD* and I go from Doris is scared of the wind mode to what the hell was that mode! All the lights in the house were off and the only light was from the lampost out on the street shining into the house. As I got to the first floor I saw two dark figures right at the front door. Now I am pissed that someone actually is trying to break in the house........as I look a little closer I think to myself..."Damn that dude has some big ass ears!" Needless to say we left a pumpkin on our porch and the two burglars were fighting over the pumpkin and the flower patch right below it. As my two burglars moved from my flowers to my expensive landscaping it was time for action! I leapt to my feet and engaged the Christmas lightshow! Needless to say my idea of scaring the burglars away with Trans Siberian Orchestra and an abundance of lights well umm didnt work. It was pretty damn funny to watch two full grown moose just feet away bobbing their heads to the music and the flashing lights! I made a video and posted it to youtube. If you do a search for Alaska Lightorama it should be one of the three videos there. As you can see from the other two videos the moose had quite the show! Only in Alaska!
  2. Sorry J if you couldn't see it.....the photographer was slightly umm *burps* so I will have to talk with that guy. What I ended up doing was putting up 4 different LED strings with the colors (Red, White, Blue, Green) spaced an inch apart and using fades and rapid switches during the sequences. I must admit sometimes the colors just meld in person so I really like how it turned out. I'll try to get something a little clearer up there in the near future. I think it's probably the 10 degree weather mixed with the rum and cokes that add that lil *shake* to the camera. I did however put up two new videos with one documenting the Alaska Moose versus Lightorama encounter. I hope you enjoy them because it sure made me laugh at 1 in the morning. Do a search for Alaska Lightorama and it should be one of the videos posted. Thanks, Tom
  3. Thanks to all your help I was able to put up my very first LoR display this year. I know the video can be blurry but I was dealing with a digital camera and a couple rum and cokes....... Look ok? Thanks, Tom
  4. Thanks for all the replies...... It seems that I did "something" because after I broke it all down and went with Cat 5 rather then the wireless it all ran smoothly. I reconnected the wireless pair and it worked fine that time around also *shrug*. I brought it back out to the garage where it wasnt initially working and it worked just fine with the wireless pair. Needless to say I downloaded the Gremlins theme song and am working on sequencing it now..... Thanks again for the replies. This is my first time with all of this and its a tad overwhelming considering I absolutely no musical talent. Thanks! Tom
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    *shrug* Gremilins are definitely in this box....... I broke it all down and ran straight cable and worked just fine. Disconnected and tried going wireless and it worked just fine in the office??? I redisconnected and tried it in the garage with my mini-tree army and it works just fine also??? Thanks for the replies.......hopefully this bug is quashed because I have no idea what I did to fix it. Tom
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    It's the damdest thing..... I took the wireless pair out of the equation and ran pure cable and everything works fine. I really dont want to be drilling a hole in the side of my house for the CAT 5 to run:(. I saw that button firmware for the wireless transmitter? Think I outta try it? Thanks, Tom BTW the transmitters work great while running the hardware utility.
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    Yup and just reverified. I also tried resetting the controller by unplugging and changing the dial for the unit ID's and then repluggin. Im wondering if the wireless pairs have something to do with it? I just cant see why it works fine in test mode but once you try a sequence I get the big zippo. Tom
  8. I apologize but I initially posted this in the newbie section before seeing this forum. I went back 12 pages and tried all the fixes that came near to my problem with no avail..... Any ideas? Original post in noob forum.... Hi all, I have spent the past 3 hours trying to figure this out and am having no luck. I just recently purchased a Showtime 16 Channel starter package w/ wireless pair. Followed the step by step directions and had no issues at all. Hardware Utility finds my controller and the test works fine. The sequences I have created are assigned to the controller so that base is covered. "Play Lights" is checked and under preferences the correct "COMM" is selected. When I'm running the hardware utility I get the lil "ELL" logo saying I have a wireless connection and the LOR box is a steady RED while the light are flickering. I attempt to run a sequence and I get a blinking RED. I go back into the hardware utility and I have to start all over doing the "refresh" to find my controllers. What's the lights off button for in the hardware utility? Am I missing one crucial step to make it light on or something? Any ideas why the lights work fine in test mode but when I start any sequence to include the LOR sample and LOR Chase I get nutting? Very frustrating to say the least:( Thanks in advance.....I spent the past two week sequencing thinking I was good to go on the communication connection to find out Im dead in the water:( Tom bcdmahn@gci.net
  9. bcdmahn

    New and Stuck

    Hi all, I have spent the past 3 hours trying to figure this out and am having no luck. I just recently purchased a Showtime 16 Channel starter package w/ wireless pair. Followed the step by step directions and had no issues at all. Hardware Utility finds my controller and the test works fine. The sequences I have created are assigned to the controller so that base is covered. "Play Lights" is checked and under preferences the correct "COMM" is selected. When I'm running the hardware utility I get the lil "ELL" logo saying I have a wireless connection and the LOR box is a steady RED while the light are flickering. I attempt to run a sequence and I get a blinking RED. I go back into the hardware utility and I have to start all over doing the "refresh" to find my controllers. What's the lights off button for in the hardware utility? Am I missing one crucial step to make it light on or something? Any ideas why the lights work fine in test mode but when I start any sequence to include the LOR sample and LOR Chase I get nutting? Very frustrating to say the least:( Thanks in advance.....I spent the past two week sequencing thinking I was good to go on the communication connection to find out Im dead in the water:( Tom bcdmahn@gci.net
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