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This is my very first post and I am totally new to light animation and sequencing and I am starting early to get ready for next year. For the last two years I have used a GE controller with 6 channels that comes pre-programmed, just plug everything in and away you go. I want to get more involved and have more control so I am looking to invest in the LOR stuff.

The problem I have now is I can't seem to tell the difference between the planet christmas controller on the LOR web store and the LOR controllers the LOR web store. For a while I thought there were no differences, but I am starting to get the drift that there are differences.

Any thoughts, ideas would be great!

Thanks in advance!

Mike

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The controllers on the LOR website are the way to go! Feel free to email them a question, they have the best customer service. I received a reply just a couple hours later.

Hope I could help.

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The controllers come in 3 basic flavors.

Showtime products: Completely assembled. Nice metal case. Power switch. UL approved. 30 amp capacity. Can run stand alone.

PC Products: From complete assembly required (including soldering the components to the board) to some assembly required, to fully assembled. 30 amp capacity. Can not run stand alone.

K boards - showtime boards that you assemble. 30 amp.

D boards - can operate independently, rated at 40 amp. You assemble.

Showtime products are the most expensive.
D boards are great for the enthusiast that builds/has their own enclosures.
PC are the 'budget' controllers. But make no mistake, they perform the exact same functions (except standing alone) as the D boards and Showtime products.

The PC boards came out last year. There are probably more D boards in use but got to imagine the PC boards are quickly catching up.

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Here is some documentation from LOR that you can use to compare the differences between the two different boards...

PC Board: http://www.lightorama.com/Documents/CTB16PCv1.pdf
Showtime: http://www.lightorama.com/Documents/CTB16D_V5.pdf

Here is a nice comparison between LOR and d-Light...

http://www.lightorama.com/Documents/CTB16PCvsACx16.pdf
(ps...the boards are compatible)

Here is the director unit...
http://www.lightorama.com/Documents/LOR1602MP3.pdf


Hope that helps!

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Ponddude wrote:

Here is some documentation from LOR that you can use to compare the differences between the two different boards...

PC Board: http://www.lightorama.com/Documents/CTB16PCv1.pdf
Showtime: http://www.lightorama.com/Documents/CTB16D_V5.pdf

Here is a nice comparison between LOR and d-Light...

http://www.lightorama.com/Documents/CTB16PCvsACx16.pdf
(ps...the boards are compatible)

Here is the director unit...
http://www.lightorama.com/Documents/LOR1602MP3.pdf


Hope that helps!




This is an Excellent post!
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