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  1. I am going to use xLights rather than S5. I have 5 LOR devices and 3 CF50D LOR Flood lights. Bought a Falcon F16v3. The Falcon has a serial port that outputs to DMX. I have moved the jumpers on the Falcon to LOR and connected the CF50D. Used the Falcon Test page and the CF50D does not work correctly. In DMX setting on the Serial, Red creates a green strobe, Green creates Blue and Blue does nothing. I have played with the settings on the Falcon. The best I get get is to change the Serial from DMX to Renard. Red and Blue work but Green will strobe Green. The Unit ID on the CF50D is set to 1
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    Below is what LOR Tech support sent to me about cards. Even though I had the correct card, I found a little glitch if you use Simple Show Builder and then use the Hardware Utility to setup a show. Look at this discussion for more details. We suggest Kingston Technology 4GB to 32GB SDHC class 4 (or higher) memory cards because they're rated to work at -20 degrees. These can typically be found at your big-box stores or you can do a quick Internet search for them. SD memory cards should be formatted as FAT16 or FAT32. SDXC memory cards (typically 64GB and higher) will
  3. I spent some time on this myself and wrote down everything I learned from all this. I am cross linking to what I wrote in a separate thread.
  4. I had a minor issue with my lights starting about two seconds before the song. It was persistent. Finally I rant the MP3 files through Audacity https://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/ to change the bit rate. Super simple. Import your song then go to Export. Click the Options button and change the Bit Rate Mode to Constant and Quality to 128 kbps. Might be able to use 192 kbps also. If you use a different name on the export, go into your sequence and point it to the new named file. Not sure if that will solve your problem, but with a try as it is fast and easy.
  5. Third Gotcha (really first as it was present last year) Lights not sync with music at the start There was something else I also fixed this year. Last year and this year, I noticed at the very begging of the sequences, the lights would trigger a second or two before the music played. But within three seconds or so, the lights and music seem to be in sync. When played in Sequence Editor and Visualizer, everything looked correct. Having too much to do, felt it was a minor issue to deal with at the time. But in reading all the information on the forum, felt I knew were the problem was.
  6. This is long but I think it has some good information on the problems I encountered and the solutions. Hopefully those that have similar issues and find this will save a lot of time. Delays in RGB pixels Lights not turning on with the LOR1602Wg3-MP3 Before we begin know this. LOR support and customer service is great. However, they do close at 4:00 PM Eastern time. Other than the early closing, I cannot fault them. The LOR forum has many people, experienced and new, who will try and provide as much assistance as possible. Setup In 2015, I purchased one
  7. I have one LOR1602Wg3-MP3 and three CTB16PC purchased last year. This year, I added a Pixie16 and three 50Watt RGB floods. I have put the three CTB16 PC and RGB Floods on the Aux network per the suggestion of Techsupport. At first I had everyone on the same network but the Pixel were experiencing lag. The LOR1602Wg3-MP3 is Unit ID1. In splitting the devices on two networks, I cannot seem to get the channels on the LOR1602 to turn on. I have tried setting them to Regular and AUX. I am using t
  8. One string of 50 pixels, starting at ID 08 go up and then down. In Visualizer, the only way I seem to be able to get it setup without it saying there are errors is to have the first vertical column on ID 08 start at 1 and go to 25 at the top. Then it setup up another CCR 02 for pixels 26 to 50 and the ID on it is also 08. The attached image is the one for pixels 26 to 50 on the first string. I know I am doing something wrong, I just do not know what it is.
  9. Below is what I have. The second fixture prop is Base Unit ID 08 with Physical Starting Pixel Number 26. Then the third is Base Unit ID 9 with Physical Starting Pixel Number 1. What I have determine is the Visualizer does not show the pixels coming back down (26 through 50). So I am sure it is something I did not do right in Visualizer but just not sure how to setup the matrix correctly.
  10. I purchased a Pixie16 and have setup a few sequences in SuperStar. My layout is a grid starting in the lower left with the first string, doing up and then starting with string1 pixel 26 going back down. So it is a grid of 25 Vertical and 32 horizontal. The Sequences in Superstar have been brought over into Sequence Editor. The good news, is the everything works like it should when I run the show. But I cannot get the matrix to work correctly in Visualizer. I am not really sure how to get it setup correctly. I tried to use the Matrix Wizard. Start Matrix At Bottom Left Cons
  11. That would be something to setup a fake set of switches, levers and knobs one year and act like I am busy controlling all the lights.
  12. I have to say Light O Rama really does take care of customers. Spoke to a person this morning and they said a replacement was already in the works. He did tell me a few things that I thought I would pass along, non of which applied to me. If you make your own Ethernet cables, know they do inject power over the cable. So if you make a mistake and get the wrong pin out, if power is injected over the data, it will fry the circuit. Thank you Light O Rama for very good customer server.
  13. Thanks. This was the last one in a series so the second ethernet port never had anything connected. I tried that one also and the Hardware utility still could not find it. It had rained two night before. The night before it went out, it was actually dry. I have opened a support ticket and I will see what they have to say.
  14. They are nice. But I just had one of the three ordered in October go out on me tonight. Not happy at the moment. Tried swapping the power adapter and using the Hardware utility to test. HU does not see the device.
  15. I purchased the above from https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FO4UHW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. The device would not power on. I could tell before opening that it was a returned item. Had the return label from the previous purchaser. Perhaps it is the amazon shipper and not the product itself. I wish it is had worked.
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