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SoonerChris

Buying A Light-O-Rama Ctb16Pc Controller Today

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If you were going to buy one of these today for use this year, who would you buy from?

WowLights.com or lightorama.com?

Can someone point me to some tutorials for setup, etc?

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Realize that you will not only need the controller, you'll also need the ethernet dongel to connect the controller to the computer. Also, you'll need the S3 software and a long ethernet cable. Obviously you have a computer, I use a Windows XP computer that is about 5 years old (show computer only!)

I suggest a starter kit from LOR...

The lights are the easy thing to hook up, its the sequencing that takes the time. Tho, 1 controler isn't much, you still have that learning curve. Finally, you'll need to make sure you have 16 extension cords.

If you go to YouTube and search for "LOR tutorial" or go to the LOR website, they will point you to their tutorial videos. Very easy to follow

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Realize that you will not only need the controller, you'll also need the ethernet dongel to connect the controller to the computer. Also, you'll need the S3 software and a long ethernet cable. Obviously you have a computer, I use a Windows XP computer that is about 5 years old (show computer only!)

I suggest a starter kit from LOR...

The lights are the easy thing to hook up, its the sequencing that takes the time. Tho, 1 controler isn't much, you still have that learning curve. Finally, you'll need to make sure you have 16 extension cords.

If you go to YouTube and search for "LOR tutorial" or go to the LOR website, they will point you to their tutorial videos. Very easy to follow

Yep, aware of the extra that need to be purchased. As well, since I'm a little short on time, going to go with "ready-to-go" sequences.

What's the normal amount of sequences (songs) people here go with?

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The Amount of songs all depends they are all differant. my show this year could last an hour and 20 min unless traffic becomes a problem then i will shorten it a lot.

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I usually have 25 songs programmed and running each night. I'm in a very low traffic area so people sit out there for 40 minutes. There are also plenty of sequences that others have shaired with 16 or 32 channels. It truly depends on how "involved" you want to get into this.

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