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Newbie Order, Does this seem to be what I need to go with my PC-CTB16PC????

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I have in my cart the PC-CTB16PC Complete. Then I need software and a connector, does this seem correct?

S2 Software : Advanced (+69.00)

Connector : USB - USB485

Cable : 10ft Cat5 Cable

Software : Download Only

Thanks!

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Depends...... teh PC version of the controller cannot be made a "show director" or master.....it can only be a slave.....therfore.....if you wanted a stand alone set up...teh PC version would not work on it's own.....you would need t9o have your PC or laptop as teh show controller..... Other thn that.....yea...should be all set.

Welcome to the insanity!!!!!

Doug

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Everything you have in your cart will be perfect to start a show. Just remember that the computer MUST be up and running and connected to your controller to run a show, which means running the Cat5 out a window or something like that, which really is not a big deal.

Have fun!

Jesse

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Everything you have in your cart will be perfect to start a show. Just remember that the computer MUST be up and running and connected to your controller to run a show, which means running the Cat5 out a window or something like that, which really is not a big deal.

Have fun!

Jesse

I think it would be a BIG DEAL leaving my window open in N.Dakota in Dec. LOL You might want to consider the Light Linkers from LOR

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I think it would be a BIG DEAL leaving my window open in N.Dakota in Dec. LOL You might want to consider the Light Linkers from LOR

Then you would need the other USB adapter with the booster.

Just run the wire out under the garage door like everyone else.

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Then you would need the other USB adapter with the booster.

Just run the wire out under the garage door like everyone else.

Oh ya...forgot that but thats no biggie.........Still no wire thru windows or garage doors for someone to trip on or drive the car over and spend hours figureing out why the controller isn't working .......Light linkers IMO make for a cleaner installation......Ther are enough wires to contend with let alone concerns over cat 5 cable

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You could add some spare fuses to your order. The shipping costs a fortune if you buy them separately. I'm assuming that the PC-CTB16PC has fuses like Showtime controllers.

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Then you would need the other USB adapter with the booster.

Just run the wire out under the garage door like everyone else.

I run my cable through the living room door.

Since people want to spend your money for you I could use a house with a big front yard.

You can live without the linkers, but not without the USB adapter with the booster.

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The light linkers manual says the "outdoor range is up to 1000 feet" and "Range will be affected by the walls the signal must pass through". What is everyone's "down-in-the-trenches" experience with these? Do they need a fairly reasonable line of sight? Or a they pretty strong when used within 200 feet or less?

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The light linkers manual says the "outdoor range is up to 1000 feet" and "Range will be affected by the walls the signal must pass through". What is everyone's "down-in-the-trenches" experience with these? Do they need a fairly reasonable line of sight? Or a they pretty strong when used within 200 feet or less?

Mine just go across the street. Unobstructed. Maybe 75'. No problems.

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The light linkers manual says the "outdoor range is up to 1000 feet" and "Range will be affected by the walls the signal must pass through". What is everyone's "down-in-the-trenches" experience with these? Do they need a fairly reasonable line of sight? Or a they pretty strong when used within 200 feet or less?

I put my controllers in the basement, with my pc, and transmitter. I made a plywood piece that fits in the slider side of the window with a hole in it where I inserted a 4 inch piece of pvc. Then I simply run all my extension cords thru the pvc, and stuff it full of fiberglass insulation. No worries about theft, and all my equipment is right there if I have a problem.

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I put my controllers in the basement, with my pc, and transmitter. I made a plywood piece that fits in the slider side of the window with a hole in it where I inserted a 4 inch piece of pvc. Then I simply run all my extension cords thru the pvc, and stuff it full of fiberglass insulation. No worries about theft, and all my equipment is right there if I have a problem.

Really? Seriously?

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The light linkers manual says the "outdoor range is up to 1000 feet" and "Range will be affected by the walls the signal must pass through". What is everyone's "down-in-the-trenches" experience with these? Do they need a fairly reasonable line of sight? Or a they pretty strong when used within 200 feet or less?
Mine sits on top of my computer which is inside of a cabinet under my desk on the first floor of our house then thru 2 inside and 1 outside walls then approx 30ft to the first unit. We use light linkers because we have a circular driveway in front of the house and running cat 5 wire over the drive in my case is an absolute NO NO......anyway I'm glad we purchased them,

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Mine sits on top of my computer which is inside of a cabinet under my desk on the first floor of our house then thru 2 inside and 1 outside walls then approx 30ft to the first unit. We use light linkers because we have a circular driveway in front of the house and running cat 5 wire over the drive in my case is an absolute NO NO......anyway I'm glad we purchased them,

Another PC member sent me some FREE Yellow Jackets a few years ago. Problem solved. :)

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I run my cable through the living room door.

Since people want to spend your money for you I could use a house with a big front yard.

You can live without the linkers, but not without the USB adapter with the booster.

No one is trying to spend his money, it seemed to me he was asking a question his post......so whats wrong with giving him more information.......I'm sure he's intellegent enough to make up his own mind on what he wants to spend.

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