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Luckily for me I only need some spt connectors this year. Spent all of my $ 16/17.

I may "try" to get a set of RGB floods but if they get sold out, I wont be upset.

JR

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Jr. Got a question.  I believe you told me that a mini director and the g3 both can run the pixie rgb controllers.  What about the pixcon 16.  Im looking to grab a few 4s. A few 8s and a 16 in the sale.   Inwas gonna get the pixie 16. But only the pixcon is on sale.  Will the pixcon16 be able to be controlled by the mini director?

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31 minutes ago, racerc20 said:

Jr. Got a question.  I believe you told me that a mini director and the g3 both can run the pixie rgb controllers.  What about the pixcon 16.  Im looking to grab a few 4s. A few 8s and a 16 in the sale.   Inwas gonna get the pixie 16. But only the pixcon is on sale.  Will the pixcon16 be able to be controlled by the mini director?

The Pixcon must be used on an enhanced network so you must have a Advanced or Pro license. Also the regular mini director cannot do an enhanced network but the umpg3 mini director can.

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36 minutes ago, racerc20 said:

Jr. Got a question.  I believe you told me that a mini director and the g3 both can run the pixie rgb controllers.  What about the pixcon 16.  Im looking to grab a few 4s. A few 8s and a 16 in the sale.   Inwas gonna get the pixie 16. But only the pixcon is on sale.  Will the pixcon16 be able to be controlled by the mini director?

I don't have a Pixcon 16 however I believe Mr. P is correct. One thing to keep in mind, sometimes things get added to the sale however the from the outside looking in and all of the users I have assisted with the pixie16's I would imagine the pixie16 ready to go will not be added. I could be wrong. The every day store price is really not that bad considering how much I spent building all of mine. They did not offer the pixie16 ready to go when I purchased them. I probably have double the cost in each of mine.

JR

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Also, if you are going to be using pixels then you are severely limiting yourself with a mini director as pixels will increase your channel count rapidly.

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6 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

Also, if you are going to be using pixels then you are severely limiting yourself with a mini director as pixels will increase your channel count rapidly.

I tested 3 pixie16's and 12 AC controllers last summer with umpg3, had no problems. However at Halloween 20 AC controllers, 3 pixie16's and pixie 8 had some noticeable lag. That was from my computer. Christmas I ran 8 networks, no problem except the deep freeze my last day, all pixels simply stopped working. -5 degree's. The next day at 40 degrees everything came back on. LOL

Racerc20 , much easier to run from your computer and separate networks than you think, if you have a computer you can dedicate to a show.

JR

 

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4 minutes ago, dibblejr said:

I tested 3 pixie16's and 12 AC controllers last summer with umpg3, had no problems. However at Halloween 20 AC controllers, 3 pixie16's and pixie 8 had some noticeable lag. That was from my computer. Christmas I ran 8 networks, no problem except the deep freeze my last day, all pixels simply stopped working. -5 degree's. The next day at 40 degrees everything came back on. LOL

Racerc20 , much easier to run from your computer and separate networks than you think, if you have a computer you can dedicate to a show.

JR

 

That's pretty good then. I only run two total networks, one LOR and one E1.31. All my pixels run on E1.31 so I have no pixels on my lor network.

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I ran my G3-MP3 using two enhanced LOR networks with no lag issues last year.

My Pixcon16 was on one network running at 1,000K.

My (3) dumb rgb controllers and (6) standard ac controllers were on other network.

All I am adding this year is a Pixie4 (placing on same network as Pixcon16) so will be OK.

 

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FYI.  Want to know how I found out about the sale?

I was answering a ticket this morning, and wanted to include a link to a store page.  There was the announcement.

 

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20 minutes ago, DevMike said:

FYI.  Want to know how I found out about the sale?

I was answering a ticket this morning, and wanted to include a link to a store page.  There was the announcement.

 

You're just going to keep sticking to that story aren't you DevMike?  :P

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Folks,

We're not going to play this game of gold/silver/platinum/whatever memberships. The help desk does get tickets about this, and it gets old answering them.

Seriously, to put it nicely, stop that. (Or bluntly, knock it off.)

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So will my uMP3g3 (Gen3 mini Director Card with MP3 Player) work to run the Pixie16 controller a CMB24D and two CTB16 ?

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17 minutes ago, NTJP said:

So will my uMP3g3 (Gen3 mini Director Card with MP3 Player) work to run the Pixie16 controller a CMB24D and two CTB16 ?

Yes

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You guys are the best. Im gonna stick to around 4 pixie4s. A 16 for a matrix and maybe 2 8s for some other props.  3 AC and one cmb24.  Gonna try and run all from the mini director and a SDcard.  I also have a g3 director the dual network one.  I can utilize it if I get bogged down.  After daughters conf grad this april and june im going all in on prop building and testing.  

Thanks guys.  

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There are many new items added to the sale page today.     For the first time in years I was going to pass on this sale,  but not anymore!   Thanks Dan and LOR for this sale.

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ok being a noob and all i'm preparing for tonight's Madgrab. Just let me know if I forgot anything.

things I did to prepare:

fast clicking exercise - 20 reps
no blinking for 5 minutes - 5 sets (my eyes are really red now)
speed typing - 3 15 minute sets
took a nap
put new batteries in my mouse and keyboard
Decided not to pay the power bill so I can have more money to spend
Plugged my computer into a battery back up (incase they turn of power)
plugged my switch into a battery backup
Set 4 alarms to remind me of the time

Things I plan on doing:

Dock my phone so I can use it like a computer incase my network goes down
Charge my laptop with mobile aircard for my third backup
Call internet company for a speed boost
Take some Five Hour Energy
Ask the DW to run to Walmart around 8:30

And FINALLY watch some youtube Christmas lights videos for motivation to push me over the edge

 

 

 

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ovsims, I think you've got it!  You missed one however.  set all your phones to silent so you don't get a robo-call just as the sale starts.

 

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You forgot one thing. Will it be Pacific Standard time or Eastern Standard Time , or Central Standard Time where you live when the sale starts. :lol:

Tom

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3 minutes ago, ovsims said:

eastern.  I just assumed that the sale was eastern too. good point I better check

Yes, it is 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time - two hours 24 minutes from now as I type this...

 

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OK, it's a little under 15 minutes to go.  I'm on my train home.  My laptop is fired up and on the internet.  I have one non-sale item in my cart and payment and shipping info entered.  Just wait for 11 minutes to add a few more sale items...

 

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Got everything I was looking for...

 

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