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Jay Czerwinski

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About Jay Czerwinski

  • Birthday February 21

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  • Location
    Newnan, GA
  • Occupation
    Industrial Designer

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  • Interests
    Halloween. Christmas. DIY. Getting my 6 and 8 year old boys to have the same interests.
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Halloween

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    5.5.6
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    Advanced

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  1. It looks like this got me to the finish line. I updated to the latest the firmware on everything on AUX A and AUX B, and then set those two networks to 500K. Just tested the show and it is a lot smoother from what I can tell in daylight. THANK YOU! My confusion what thinking that the 500K is the Enhanced speed and needs a Pro License. Enhanced must be even faster?? Anyway, thanks again and Happy New Year.
  2. Thanks for the suggestion - but this did not make a difference. I made Com 3 the Regular and Com 6 to be AUX C. The 12 CCR tree still has issues with a lot of graphic changes. The only think I can figure is the Pro version allowing those CCR controllers to go to 500k instead of 115.4k I hate to make the $50 purchase and see that it doesn't make a difference, but that may be my only option. While considering the upgrade, I'm still open to hearing ideas how to improve things. Thanks in advance!
  3. The 4 LOR networks are at 115.4K Yes the fifth network is the E1.31 They all seem to lag a bit. I AM MISTAKEN, I DO NOT have a Pixie 8 - I was confused with different terms people are using. It is a CMB24D controller that runs 8 RGB Flood lights without problems. Detail: Network 1 REGULAR - Com 6 - Black USB485 @ 115.4K - goes to (4) CCRs Network 2 AUX A - Com 5 - Red USB485 @ 115.4K - Goes to (6) CCRs - 1st half of 12 CCR tree Network 3 AUX B - Com 4 - Red USB485 @ 115.4K - Goes to (6) CCRs - 2nd half of 12 CCR tree, then a CMB24D with 8 RGB Flood lights Network 4 AUX C - Com 3 - Black USB485 @ 115.4K - Goes to 2 AC controllers (really old metal case design around 2009?) Network 5 = LAN cable to wifi router - hard wired to a E1.31 Raspberry Pi 3 running 100 pixels. And Wifi connected to a Raspberry Pi 0 - running 4 P10 display panels for my frequency sign in STAND ALONE mode. All I know is that what ran fine last year on this setup now has big delays in my 12 CCR tree. Is just S5 the problem and I need to go Pro? I wish I could have a trial period for S5 Pro to see if this goes away before I pay $50 software upgrade. Side note - a ton of my friends want me to go to XLights and I see how LOR is working to compete - and I love the LOR support so I'd invest in LOR if this is the solution. And, I just lost my job (thank you Covid) and although $50 seems nominal, I am in penny pinching mode all of a sudden.
  4. Does S5 make the data slower? Is is possible I need to buy the Pro level to get things to look like they did in S4 show of last year? I barely got my show up this year due to the learning curve of switching over to S5 from S4, and having some CCRs go bad. So when the animations were really bad on my CCR 12 tree, I just chose to leave them until later to troubleshoot. But basically when I have a drawn image that just slides across the tree from left to right, it just displays a frame or two and you can't really even make out what the shape was. I wouldn't mind upgrading to the Pro license if it will fix this, but I'd like to avoid spending another $50 to find out nothing improved. I have a few days to play with the show now before taking it down after new year. Please let me know your thoughts and help me make an informed decision. Thank you in advance for your time. - Jay p.s. My equipment is 6 AC controllers and 12 CCR controllers varying from 2009 to 2016, and a Pixie 8 and a Rasberry Pi3 E1.31 running 100 pixels. All run through 5 networks, (2) USB485 blacks, and 2 USB485 Reds for the 12 CCR tree.
  5. When I press that button, I only have options to change Unit ID Mode, Pixel Count/Resolution, Stand alone speed, Macro options, and Channel mode to be Triples (RGB) or Sequential (RRR...., GGG..., BBB...) - No options to change RGB to other format like GBR. I think Jim is right to identify this is not a pixie equivalent. Thanks Jim for the well wishes. Yup - Outdoor setup so I will have to work the rectangular sleeve seams too.
  6. I think that is what I will have to do later today. Cut up bits of old failed ribbons to try to get a single working one......
  7. I updated the CR150D firmware to V1.19 is the latest I could see online. It installed successfully. When I click on the advanced configuration button, I get "Controller does not support Advanced Configuration Changes"
  8. I will try that after show ends. I did click on the advanced button and it said it was not supported - but I did not think to update the firmware. I'll post my results tomorrow. THANK YOU as this may save me from having to go on the roof again!
  9. Thanks for the fast feedback. This is not using a pixie controller, but the original little silver box controller that comes with a CCR purchase. CR150D. One ribbon to a controller.
  10. Over time, my CCRs fail and I try to fix them with poor results - and it takes time. So I have been buying used/older CCRs on eBay for backup. This weekend a ribbon freaked out in the middle. So I grabbed one of my other ribbons ( has a different chip layout but same LED spacing) and went on the roof and replaced it on the spot. But last night I noticed all of the colors were wrong. Through testing, I see that it is in GBR order. I have been trying to find a way to fix this in HU, SE, Preview, etc. with no good results. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance! Jay
  11. Thanks Matt. This was my #1 guess on which way to go. I was hoping that there was a hidden command somewhere to avoid the work. ;-) Thank you for confirming.... (rolling up sleeves now)
  12. My bad - I meant Preview. I will never make that mistake again! ;-) Thanks for the feedback!
  13. I upgraded to S5 and have set up my Visualizer to match what is in the yard - Network and channels. Some items changed to different controllers and channels based on my new yard layout from last year. When I load S4 file - there are a ton of items that are now unmatched to the visualizer file, although they are all represented in the visualizer file under different controllers and channels. What is the best way to get the old unmatched items to line up with the new items in my S5 visualizer? I know of a few ways to do this with more/less labor, but thought I would reach out to the pros for a hope to save some time. Thank you in advance for you help and direction. Jay
  14. Thank you Don - this is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I hate to post repetitive questions, but I did spend a fair amount of time searching on my own before I posted here. Thank you again!
  15. Thank you for this thinking and suggestion. I will use it when I reconfigure. I should probably get another red adapter too.
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