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  1. Emailed to you... FYI, this was last years LOR.LMS sequence. This years is being done in xLights.
  2. Good afternoon Jerry. Just saw this... Can you please forward me a copy of the faces ? Thanks Much. RaZZloLights@yahoo.com
  3. Has anyone done "A Christmas Festival", ? I always wanted to do this, and have edited it to about 4.5 minutes. Just curious before I start banging on this one.
  4. I will send out the sequence I have. However I never did get around to doing the faces... Sorry...
  5. I have a version I did 2 years ago. When I get home this evening, I will email you. It also has 4 coro singing faces....
  6. I purchased the 4 coro trees last year and mounted in wood frame. After being up for 45 days in all weather, they held up well. Coro is very sturdy. I know that another vendor has HDPE faces as well.
  7. Ron, please see the following from Wikipedia in regards to your issue… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network … It is common for packets originating in private address spaces to be misrouted onto the Internet. Private networks often do not properly configure DNS services for addresses used internally and attempt reverse DNS lookups for these addresses, causing extra traffic to the Internet root nameservers. … As others have pointed out, networking can be a very technical and complex concept. Your home network appears to be 192.168.1.X. Anything on the 192.168.1.X network will remain local (not hit your internet router/modem). However once you move from the 192.168.1.X network (e.g. your 10.X.X.X), and that network does not currently exist, then the route the traffic will take, is the "default gateway" which is your ISP. If your show network is now trying to connect to the 10.X network, and it does not exist, although it is by definition "non-routable", It will still try to find it via the default gateway, which is your ISP. When the data hits the Internet router/modem, although the traffic cannot go anywhere, it still uses data. Assuming the LOR comm listener is always searching for the new network, this will continue until the listener is turned off, you add the network via an addition NIC (Network card), or subnet masking (more advanced). You could also block the traffic at your internet gateway/router firewall (again, more advanced), but can be done. FYI, the "preferred" method in networking is unicast (specific network addressing) which only send traffic to specific devices, vs. multicast, which send traffic to ALL devices. Think of this as sending out an email to a specific user (unicast) vs. a distrobution list or "CC:ALL" (Multicast). FYI, If anyone has any questions or needs assistance with networking issues, please feel free to PM me and I will try to assist where possible.
  8. I am adding pixels for the first time this year. I have 9 6' trees that I am converting from AC to Pixels, all for the color effects and control. I am also adding 4 Pixel arches. But the rest of the display remains AC. I still even use some incans, as I like the traditional look of these on some elements. As clyde said, each display is unique.
  9. We run our show from Thanksgiving thru Christmas daily. We don't usually go out of town, 'cause our family and friends want to come here.. : If we do go out, I don't worry about it. The only issues we ever had were weather related, so if I know that a bad storm is coming, I'll shut down the elements which seem to be less tolerant (e.g. the tomato cage trees). Other than that the show goes on. .
  10. Jaynee, as others have said, start small and build up. We did that. We are at the back of the sub-D on a cul-de-sac, so it's not a traffic problem... 1st year, although the neighbors "liked" our display, the neighbors across the street was like.. "well, it's ok.. we can just feel the bass in our bedroom"... (I wanted to make a comment there but I stopped... they are retired...) :-) Now in our 5 year of animated lights (always had static previously), it has grown considerably, and the neighbors are already asking what we are doing this year, and when will we be starting ? Get them involved, and especially be courteous and understanding... When they start having their friends and family over to see your display, then you know all is well... When they start asking how you do it, and want to do the same thing, then they are hooked... BTW, where in SC are you located ? We are near Savannah Ga... Good Luck and Have Fun !!!
  11. It never ceases to amaze me how creative we are.
  12. Currently it appears the only methods to import XL4 effects into LOR is either: A). convert the XL4 sequence into a .lms file (which creates a very large LMS data file). or . export each XL4 model into a clipboard format (.LCB) and bring into LOR. FYI, currently XL4 Model groups cannot be brought into LOR, so any effects created in a model group will need to be changed to individual models in XL, or the effects re-created.
  13. Super. Seems like either will work. Much appreciated...
  14. Question on the PixNode Strips... I purchased these to build 6' (360) trees. Spacing will be 4". Any thoughts on using nodes vs. squares ? I am thinking that the regular nodes might not stay aligned in the holes, e.g. pulling on the strip, vs. the squares which would be flat on the strip itself. Thanks.
  15. With all of the stuff that came on sale, along with the "new toys", it does seem that we can update that old classic Christmas Song... So I'll start... On the first day of LORs Sale, I entered "Try for Free", and purchased a Pixcon16... ...
  16. That helps. I will be using 12V strands, just did not want to over-tax the individual channels which is what is the concern. So with PI, of which I will be using anyway, the Amp Draw would be lessened from the board. I just know that there are theoretical maximums, and then reality. :
  17. I have a question in regards to Amp load on Pixel controllers. I see that the PixCon16 states that it can drive up to 32 strings of 170 Pixels in E1.31 mode. I am assuming that that is 2X170/channel. Lets also assume that the average draw on a 50 Count string @ full on white is ~2.7-3A. So if I had 340 Pixels /channel that would be ~9A/channel. Based on this, is the Amperage rating on this board similar to other LOR boards ? The reason I am asking is that I am building 9 6' Pixel trees each with about 150-210 Pixels (haven't finalized the configuration yet), or about 1350-1890 pixels across the board. Based on the description, and other comments from LOR, can I assume that it is safe to run ~200 pixels/channel on lets say 9 channels, and run all white, as long as it is not sustaining ? Or will the "magic smoke" add a new feature to my display ? I have seen the same with other boards, with high pixel count loading advertised, however the amp ratings do not compute with the maximum load which could be drawn on the channels or the board. Thoughts ? Thanks.
  18. Pixel Greenhorn here.... Is there a spec sheet available on the Pixcon16 ? I am asking in that I am currently building 9ea, ~5' Trees. Each tree will have 150-210 Pixels depending on final configuration (using pixel node strips). (1350-1890 Pixels total) I am planning on running in E1.31, so based on what I am reading from DevMike, , it is possible to run ~200 nodes per channel with room to spare... Now to my question/comment. From what I see on the pixel specs, a 50CT string @ full white is ~ 3A. So theoretically, all (150) on white would draw ~9A. I am just curious as the other boards I have seen out there have a MAX amps/SPI = 3-7 amps ea, etc. Just concerned as I do have some white all on in the sequences... Can the PixCon16 manage that draw for short bursts ? Thanks.
  19. I want to say Kudos to the LOR Support team. I put in a ticket, and within 30 minutes received a response and troubleshooting steps which solved my problem. FYI, the issue seemed to be a registry issue which, by using the LOR registry cleaner, and re-installing the application, solved the issue. Thanks LOR.
  20. Thanks John. I may just order one. Based on the current reviews, it appears to be pretty solid.
  21. Good evening. I was trying to run the network configuration editor, and I received a "Run-Time 380 (Invalid Property Value) error... Running Windows 8.1 and LOR 4.0.38 Advanced... I have the dongle connected but no controllers... Thoughts ? Thanks.
  22. Any thoughts on the Falcon F16_V2 which just came out ? I need to get another board, and this one looks promising... 16 strings (up to 680 pixels each) or with the expansion board, 32 strings (up to 340 pixels each).
  23. Hey Jerry. Nice Job. Thanks for sharing... Can you please send me a copy ? Thanks. HermanRaZZlo@yahoo.com
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