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  1. Incandescent lights CHEAP

    I have tons of incandescent lights I really need to move/sell. I have about 150 sets of clear on green wire, similar count in multi and an assortment of color strands on green wire and an assortment of color strands on white wire. Along with various icicle light strands. I am only asking for $.25 a set. Thats a quarter a deal you cant even get in stores anymore. Buyer to also pay shipping. If you buy a large quantity we can work an even better deal I just need these gone please!!
  2. Software upgrade?

    Thanks, I could have and should have checked there myself, sorry I did not was used to the old email method I guess since it's been a while since I've purchased an upgrade and renewed.
  3. Software upgrade?

    I purchased an upgrade to get me from S3 advanced to current version pro , got an email confirming and thanking me for my order but no link to download the latest software version atleast in S4, am I missing something here??
  4. LOR "Show" computer

    That makes sense since BIOS would have the CMOS battery to keep time as long as it wasn't bad and time was set correctly. will give this a shot and see what happens, thanks guys!
  5. LOR "Show" computer

    Where would I access that? I was thinking control panel but control panel on my win7 pc is not showing a scheduler?
  6. LOR "Show" computer

    I want to start out by saying I really hope this question does not pose as me being completely ignorant as I dont feel that I am just once again would like feedback/recommendations from others on this idea.. I have for the past several years ( about 12 or so) ran my LOR sequences on a dedicated pc that I considered my show pc. I have had to update/upgrade this show pc a time or 2 but it still has worked great for me. However this year I am thinking it would be great if I could run my show on a pc that was not drawing so much power by being on 24/7 through december. I have/am looking at attempting to run it this year on a raspberry pi, atleast that is my thoughts currently. I currently have the Falcon pi player software installed on one of my pi's and have been able to do some minimal configuration stuff but that is it so far.. I just recently took my LOR software from S3 to S4 and went Advanced to Pro.. however I was curious if anyone has tried or been successful at actually installing S4 on a pi in order to simply run the show editor and scheduler to run the sequences on? From a previous post that I made I was informed that LOR has implemented a thing called intensity files which has helped with not bogging down a pc as much while running a show or even a sequence in the sequence editor. Is it possible to do this on a pi? I ask because I have also read about issues with conversion from an LOR sequence to the required file formats that the FPP needs to run and timing being off and such. Plus with doing the LOR upgrade it would be ideal to stay with the "schedule editor" that I have had so much success with and know works well if at all possible and not feel like I wasted the $ I invested into the update. Appreciate the thoughts/suggestions on this, hopefully I don't sound like a complete newbie with posing this question.
  7. Upgrade to pro or stay at advanced?

    Whew ok, I thought that was the case, but wanted to make sure.
  8. Upgrade to pro or stay at advanced?

    Also another question that just came to mind. when I do the upgrade vs. license renewal will that also do the renewal at the same time since I am paying to do so? What about this question? If I do the $50 upgrade is this also a renewal to get me up to a year renewal with the upgrade or is it strictly an upgrade only?
  9. Upgrade to pro or stay at advanced?

    So based off of this explanation it sounds like this would really explain why the sequencer would lag when trying to play a larger sequence. Sounds like this really helps eliminate some major points that LOR struggled with in the past.
  10. Upgrade to pro or stay at advanced?

    Also another question that just came to mind. when I do the upgrade vs. license renewal will that also do the renewal at the same time since I am paying to do so?
  11. Upgrade to pro or stay at advanced?

    Can you explain it a bit more or is there a video anywhere that explains the intensity files at all? I have heard/seen about them several times but have yet to fully understand what they are/do. I currently still am using just AC control but am looking to add pixels this year in a couple places. It sounds like due to this, Pro will make pixel sequencing much easier? Also what is the enhanced network options? From what I believe I have read this is simply being able to set faster baud rates for the standard LOR network to communicate at so you can use more channels? Is there more to it than this?
  12. Upgrade to pro or stay at advanced?

    Thanks, I had reviewed that suite level page and was looking to see if going from advanced software to pro presented that many benefits.
  13. Was curious to get some input before I click the button to "purchase". I currently have the advanced version through S3, yes I know a bit behind on the times but.. I was wondering before I renewed to get me up to date should I consider going to pro? Is there much of a difference between advanced and pro within s4/s5?? Input is appreciated. Thanks!
  14. Old School CTB08-D

    Thanks! I would appreciate that very much! I suspect it to be an issue with the hex to bcd converter or the switches themselves but im really not 100% sure if that is the case or not. I may see what LOR experts at the help desk think too.
  15. Old School CTB08-D

    So I thought I would pose this question in case someone else has seen this and can shine some light on it for me. I have a CTB08-D contoller that I cannot get to keep a start address no mater what I do. I have tried to set it in software and used the hardware switches and anytime it is power cycled it clears completely. Any got any suggestions?