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  1. Bad Cat-5/Cat-6 cable

    Just a note: as i try to get everything set up, had a two hour setback. I could not for the life of me get my "new" computer to "see" my Alpha pix 16. after re- watching several videos, and checking everything i could think of . , turns out 100' cat-5 cable went bad... i got a whole box now of bad one's if anybody would like them for Christmas. heh-heh
  2. Bad Cat-5/Cat-6 cable

    Another cat 5 failed 100' this time.... Uhgg!
  3. That looks great!!
  4. Blinking green lights

    Sounds like bad cat 5 connection to me. As a matter of fact, my lightshow ran for two days then a 100' cat 5 failed. Other then that, all you can do is back track to a working controller, and trouble shoot all possible connection points
  5. "Lights On" in two weeks!!!

    I also go lights on on Thanksgiving!! So far everything is set up and working as of now... We will see!!!
  6. Xmas tree fail...

    Seems it won't let me post pictures, sorry
  7. Xmas tree fail...

    I'll post a picture tomorrow
  8. Xmas tree fail...

    Currently running 3" pipe, 13' long, that slides over a heavy solid 2" rod that is welded to a 4" wide x 4' "cross" box frame with 4 cement bricks on top of each leg, also running 4 guy wires attached about 9' up. Very sturdy this year. Had problem with 1 1/2 conduit last year.
  9. Christmas-Leds.com feedback

    I don't know. I just called the number.
  10. Buying a new laptop.....

    It should run fine.
  11. Christmas-Leds.com feedback

    I use them. Val is great to work with.
  12. Repair turn around time

    Yes !! haha That's me this year! , Wasn't going to set it up, as i didn't do any programming all year. Until a co/worker told me, " You do realize That they bring a radio on the light tour bus just to hear your light show", Sooo.... here it goes... Been at it for 14 days. I'm setting everything up.( except for 2350 ct. of multi's, 1000ct. of c-6's) And everything has been a battle too,( bad cat-5's to I never numbered both ends of a 10 ch." log" (extension cords) on a 270' run). Uuggh!!! that was a lot of trips back and forth to trace each individual ch. So This year a running with 112 LOR Chs., and 1,976 DMX Chs. I guess i will just pick up another unit. Thanks again
  13. Hello Big Joe here... I believe I have some Triact issues with residential 16Ch. unit. Already tried a unit reset, no good. still doing it. i believe at least 4 channels are bad. What is the Turn arround time for shipping it in for repair? Thankyou.
  14. Bad Cat-5/Cat-6 cable

    K6ccc- yes I buy them premade from Menards, this one was only 1 year old. Santa helper- how do you test them, or with what do you test them with?
  15. new computer

    hey all!! Big Joe here. Today i had to go out and buy a new computer.need help in getting some things back in order. Seems like i got all my files transferred over, but it seems that the music file is no longer with the sequence. i have all the music( that i can tell so far) in this new computer, but it is not in the right spot. Is there a faster way to put the music back in, or do i have to manually do this? Also it seems all my superstar stuff i purchased from Brian is there with the music, but with the stuff i bought from Holiday Sequences, the music is missing. Any ideas? Also this new computer is running windows 7 pro, so things are a little different there too. coming from xp. Help Dgrant!!!
  16. new computer

    Just an update... I was able to locate everything and I'm in the process of adding the music back to all the sequences. about 1/2 done so far. Thanks for everyone's help on this. I've been just sick about it. Also i learned how to use the double monitor set up, should be a good time saver!! thanks again. Big Joe out.
  17. new computer

    dibblejr : I think you are right about the copy, paste and drag way, also thanks for responding so quickly. I don't know what program was used, i dropped off my old computer and came back an hour later and it was done. See, i still have my old computer, a Hp G60-645NR Notebook, seems i got some hardware issues( fan stuck on high, screen went out, and some reason it keeps acting like someone is plugging and unplugging a USB in and out!!) But, i can still access everything by using a VGA connection to a separate monitor. So Technically everything is still there. Also i do have a big flash drive with most of my work on it too. just unsure on how to put it in/use.. New computer is a re furbish unit, HP Probook 6570b, intel core i5 vpro, new dual monitor setup, new headphones,bluetooth, lifetime parts/labor for $300.58 !!! lightingnewb: Also thankyou for responding, yup i will look for that audio folder. mpageler: this is exactly what is happening. Boy all you guys are so helpful! sweet!! PhilMassey: ok, i will check out that link right now. thanks so much! ALL in all guys, i think i have everything just don't know all the steps involved and moving things over, i will get it .Soon... Also when i did some for my work sometimes i skewd the music over sometimes so i may have an issue with the cut and paste way. Does anyone know of a way to export entire media and sequence over in one big file without upsetting the copyright issues? ( i would never want that to happen to me either!) Reason why i say this is, on everything with my 12 string pixel tree, i had constructed a RGB 6 channel star, instead of the white one and put colors in instead. and the files i got seem to be just the originals zip files. (Holiday Sequences only),on the new computer. Also my dmx address are not the same as originals, as i was already into dmx before the Pixel Explosion as Dave from HolidayCoro, puts it. looks like i have lots to do!!!
  18. 12 string pixel tree with RGB 6 channel star
  19. How do I start Holidaycoro DMX on My LOR S-4 pro

    you need to post more info on your current set up.
  20. First 7 Jobs

    #1 Big Boy dishwasher (lied about my age) #2 Greenhouse tech. (shovel dirt in bags) #3 #1 again (legal) #4 Big Boy Head Night-shift Cook #5 Asbestos Abatement Worker ( Wi., MI.) #6 Permit Union Insulator #7 Back to #5 again ($1.00 more per hour then Permit) #8 back to #6 #9 Apprentice Union Insulator #10 Journeyman Union Insulator (local #127) Big Joe out.....
  21. Hello again

    Hey everybody! Big Joe is up and running again for Christmas 2015! Got 96 lor channels and 46 dmx channels this year. Hope everybody has got their systems up and running, just have to get the show order figured out and a few odds and ends. talk again soon. Big Joe Merrlll.wi.
  22. Are you On Schedule?

    Way, Way behind in fact I really haven't worked on it since Feb. got house project going on ( new windows, and siding and just bought a new truck last Fri.) on the plus side I do have lots of new lights and over 4400' of extension cords, and got a new argon tank for the wire feed. I guess I will see how it goes. Right now everyone is expecting me to donate to their firework display. ( they even made me a host) I thinking the $400.00 they want from me could better be spent on controllers.
  23. My Father

    so sorry to hear of your loss
  24. Holiday Coro DIY RGB LED Floods with DMX Controller

    ah! well this is how I do it : I run a separate rs485 jack from a separate port on the computer, then into Holiday Coro Acti-dongle, then to Seasonal Entertainments Blender, ( this combines both the dmx and the power from the power supply into 1 4-core waterproof cable), this then goes out through the window to the floods. Of course my floods are the Rainbow Extreme's which require the 4 core wire. I know you can do it a cheaper way but I wanted to be able to expand in the future. You just need to do some more reading on the Holiday Coro site. Lots of info there. Be aware that the Acti-dongle only sopports 1 512-ch. universe. So what YOU would need looks like- a DMX dongle of some type, a power supply, cat-5 cable, a rs-485 (one that runs LOR, and one for the DMX),5 3-way spliters, and at least 4 more chunks of cat-5 cable that runs between each of your flood lights, (you will have to daisey chain them.)also don't forget to shrink-wrap your connections.And you will also have to learn to solder unless you already know how to do this. Really you just need to read more before jumping in it's kinda more fun that way- Good Luck!! Big Joe
  25. adding 3- ch. dmx controllers

    Alright! Hi everybody Big Joe here!! Got a question that is probably just a simple yes/no answer. I'm going to add the 3-ch. DMX controllers to my current DMX universe. (well 16 of 'em). Set-up looks like this on DMX side. (also run 4 16ch. LOR boxes and upping that to 6 this year) ok... USB to Actidongle, to Power&DMX Blender (power is 120v to 12v. 12.5amp swiching power convertor), to 10 meter 4-core waterproof pigtail, to Rainbow Extreme, 10 meter 4-core waterproof pigtail, to Rainbow Extreme, to adapter from 4-core to cat-5 ( I have to make that part) then 50' of DMX+Power , to spilter , then 3ch. controller, (going to run fancy-pant RGB mini-trees), Then run cat-5 about 10' apart to each tree. Question is: do I need to put a termination on the last out on the last spliter, as that will be the end of the run? I've looked around and there seems to be mixed feelings about this. Was thinking maybe Max-Paul ,or Degrant has run into this sort of thing last year. Thanks for all the help on all my other questions everybody!! Big Joe out!!
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