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  1. prevue12

    Going prices for Controllers

    Sounds about right for the prices.
  2. prevue12

    SPT 1 OR SPT 2?

    What ever you start with, stick with it, I started with SPT-2 when I ran InCans. I stick with is so I don't have to worry about what plugs go with what cord. Just easier to stick with one and save headaches later. Just my two cents
  3. prevue12

    strange controller behaviour

    I have had similar issues, and if you have both controllers plugged into the same extension cord, try powering the problem controller from different one (not a "T" but straight from an outlet if you can). It solved my issues (and I chased everything for days until someone told me to try this).
  4. Looking to add this next year. Can I have a copy also. Yes, I will keep it private use only
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    Hardware utility.

    Was trying to use the HW utility to turn on the lights to stage my display for a good picture. After a while every light turned on, turned one off. I was not aware of that there was a limit to the number of channels the HW utility could manage at once. Guess I will be making an animation file to stage it. Probably the easiest way to do it anyway, but we were testing and thought we would be smart and stage the photo at same time as testing.
  6. I had this problem last year and chased it for a while, My solution came down to changing up how the controllers where plugged in. I had about 15 controllers plugged into to a 4 different set of extension cords (about 4 each). I ended up running more cords and problem went away. I chased network cables, made sure network cables not run near extension cords to maximum possible, and all sorts of other things. Only got better when I swapped how plugged in, was very annoying when doing an all red sweep across the display and all 16 channels on one controller flashed on and off randomly.
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    "Lights On" in two weeks!!!

    Been there before, making that many cords chews up time and before you know it you are way behind. (Most of my "props" are RGBW also.) This year I made made my cords early as I sat on my behind in front of the TV couple weeks in advance.
  8. I personally don't grind/cut mine, I don't use my light strings as make shift extension cords. I just run SPT cord as needed.
  9. Can I please have a copy, junk@machemer.net Thanks Shawn.
  10. prevue12

    Starting to Set Up This Year's Display

    I'm thankful I live in southern VA, not real cold when I put mine up the week of Thanksgiving. Mine go up in about 3 to 4 days, my brother and two nephews come and we knock it out. I'm a channel hog, all my stuff with mini lights have R,G,B,W LEDs. Added 12 dumb RGB snow flakes for the roof this year.
  11. JR, May I please have a copy? Baseball@machemer.net
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    5.0.0 How do you edit the RGB lights?

    I Finally figured out how to do just plain fades from one color to another using "Shift N", I miss the button in the tool bar, and the "history" of the last couple of things you did. I use mostly Dumb RGB and lots of fades. It made programming quicker when I could just click on say Green to blue, rather than have to pick the colors each time. Please think about bringing that back. Still learning S5, but seeing great potential.
  13. I'm with you, I am still looking for the dumb RGB fade stuff, S5 is great for smart pixels. Looking forward to see how I can program with it, just need to get over this learning curve.
  14. When programming old school lights and props set up with bundles (super strings), I figured out how to sort them so I can group the items together that have the same color. It would be killer if there was a way to select a group and a color and run with it. Example, I have 16 mini trees that have Red, Green, Blue, and White. Select the group (mini trees) select the color, and the say ramp up for 2 seconds. I say this since In S4 I was able to group them together (red mini) and do them all at once, S5 it seems I need to open up the tree, go down to select all 16 minis and then do the ramp. This is going to take much more time and effort. S5 made leaps and bounds for pixel side of things, and I will use those functions as much as possible.