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LaughsBrightly

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    Toledo, OH
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    Information Technology

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    Sci-Fi, NASCAR
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

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    5.6.6
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  1. I use one of these at each show. https://www.holidaycoro.com/Tune-To-Radio-Frequency-Sign-p/345.htm They also have one for pixels They hold up well to Michigan weather.
  2. Just to confirm - you CAN get lights activating in the Sequencer Playback Window? You just can't get your SD card to fade lights?
  3. Lightorama has an installer that makes all their purchased sequences work out of the box because it installs everything. With Wow Lights and version 5 of the Showtime sequencing software you need to import the preview first. If you import and try and run the sequence without a preview then most likely what's happening is all of your props are being archived and thus the sequence is actually running but there is nothing showing up in the window because there's no props active.. That one tripped me up too at one point. You can get the preview by going into your account page and picking the sequence that you purchased and there should be a link to download and install the preview. You want the preview that matches your purchased sequence either a standard one or one for pixels. To import a preview you should open the Showtime sequencer and look in the upper right side of the screen and you will see the preview "fly out" and then from there there's an import function. Hope this helps.
  4. Lightorama Gen3 16 Channel AC Intelligent Light Controller CTB-16PC | eBay
  5. From LORfaq.com: "CTB-16PC series Generation 1 or 2 – Typically in a plastic enclosure, red status light and has a jumper block to the right of the data cable connectors. CTB-16PC series Generation 3 – Typically in a plastic enclosure, green status light and has a jumper block to the left of the data cable connectors. --- The manual says G3, but the board says G2. Help! Categories: FAQ You have a G3 board. LOR was going to call the new controllers Gen2. However, the software was at S3 so they thought it would be good to get things in sync and have G3 controllers and S3 software. Unfortunately the silkscreen on the green cards reads the original name for the card “CTB16PCG2” because of an oversight."
  6. http://ebay.us/WaL5ky?cmpnId=5338273189 Used 16 channel residential Gen3 for $150
  7. I feel a little bit better that it wasn't just me....
  8. 2 AC controllers for my Dad. What my wife really wanted was a singing face.... :(
  9. Greetings and welcome to the forums! I would look at what they sell for at LOR's website and never go higher than 70% of that. But at this point, I'd sign up for their newsletter and buy one new for 30% off during the Summer Sale. Actually, no - I see enough people posting problems with Directors here and being an IT Pro I'd spend $100 on a used/rebfurb windows 10 laptop or PC and run my show off of that and buy a $150 G3 controller used or a $239 controller at the Summer Sale (although I like the commercial ones so much I might be done buying residential controllers). I actually used a desktop for 2019 and moved to a $100 Lenovo ThinkPad T40s for 2020 as I was in the yard or garage for half of setup with it testing things. That's me. If you don't have the ability to bore a hole in the side of your house or garage for the computer wire (they sell mounting boxes at Home Depot for $6) then getting the all-in-one box does make sense. I would still get it from LOR direct since it will be your first and also note you need software and an RS485 adapter. Coming from Mr. Christmas myself (2015-2019) I would suggest you then buy one of the 16 channel starter kits which come with a standard controller+software+RS485 adapter at a discount and also get the all-in-one box as well. That gets you 32 channels to start with which I think is a good place to be in. We went from the 6 with Mr. Christmas to 16 with LOR and thought it was lame so immediately added 16 channels and then 2 weeks later another 16. We bought our sequences last year from LOR so if you're making your own or getting some shared ones your mileage may very. (We went to 128 channels this year, but my wife and I are a little nuts). By the way, I'm about 45 minutes from you so I will warn you some of the folks here will be bellyaching in the fall about it being so hot to setup - and it will be 40 or 50 for us. The weather is also why I am favoring the metal units - I actually got some water in one of my residentials this year. Good luck! Matt
  10. Sent. Hope you enjoyed the snow and 19 degree weather we've been getting.
  11. I'm pretty new to this, but it seems to me you need to have the preview loaded on your sequencing PC that your show PC will be using. As for copying....I have a free Remote utilities license and I just remote into my show PC from the sequencing PC and transfer the audio file and sequence to their respective folders, run the sequence on the ShowPC to match the audio file location, test, and add it into my show editor.
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