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About randallfoster

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  • Birthday 05/11/1978

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    Smyrna, TN
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    new to this- just learning
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    new to this- just learning
  1. Hello All, Been wondering for a while. How do you classify your channels? I have 32 channels programmed + two CCR's, but I am running 64 Channels total as I am doubling up the front and back of the house with the 32 channels. Am I a 64 Channel setup? Or a 32 Channel setup? Just curious of your thoughts.
  2. Very slow- but I feel good about it. I actually hired a guy with a bucket to hang the lights on the house this year and it saved me a ton of time and headache. Truth be told, my biggest fear is finishing my programming. I also bought CCR's this year, but cannot for the life of me figure out how to add them easily to my existing show... so they may have to wait. Sucks spending that much money and not getting to enjoy the effects this year. took pics of the bucket hanging my lights yesterday... they are here: https://www.facebook.com/FosterFamilyChristmas
  3. I just found out about this album... Preordered it on Amazon and will add it to my daylight mix as I dont have time to program anything for my lightshow... looks REALLY great! http://www.holidays-rule.com/
  4. Made one today. Very cool and easy!
  5. I have a window frame that fell out over night last night and when I went to check things this AM- it had fallen out of the window (need to put shims in!).... when I put it back and plugged it in- half of the lights were out.. then I realized that two of the lighting outlets (the place the bulb fits into) had disappeared...obviously in my grass. I "fixed" it by electical taping the wires together to complete the circuit to get me through the night... everything looks fine. Question is- IS THIS SAFE? Am I ok with this fix? Or do I need to replace the strand?
  6. Hey All, I just found a great album that is new this year... David Ian, the guitarist for the Christian band, Superchick has a solo jazz/vintage sounding christmas album that just came out last month... I cant stop listening to it... Just thought I would share. http://www.amazon.com/David-Ian-Vintage-Christmas/dp/B005NBKI4E
  7. Ours are on as well... I think we need a central website or thread for light addresses...
  8. All, Is there a site or do any of the news channels keep address lists of those with displays? I want to have some traffic this year, but am unsure how to get the word out... I will most likely do a website in the offseason, but wondered if there was a place to get addresses and location info... if not, that may be an offseason project of mine too
  9. Glad to say I think for the most part I am FINISHED... Spending the week before Thanksgiving in Hawaii so I had to get done early... have ran everything through several times and it looks great (my first year using LOR BTW). I am especially happy with my megatree... it is only two channel multi-color, but I intermingled some blinking multis on the second channel- so it literally looks like it is shining!... Sorry for my over-enthusiasm... just very excited for the night of black friday for my lighting ceremony!
  10. Im in the Nashville area (Smyrna) .... anyone close?
  11. Im in TN too! Been troubleshooting my first LOR controller and not paying attention... This is my first year to do an animated display.
  12. Just curious, but why cant you cut a 100 count string down to 25 count sections? I am rather new to this, but the my logic tells me that shouldnt be a problem... if I am wrong, please enlighten me. :-)
  13. Randall, Great to hear you caught the bug. I've been in this for three years now and it's been a very rewarding hobby. There is a TON of information out there and lots of different options. Do not hesitate to ask for help, this is a very caring and happy to share community of people. Most of them are wonderful. LOR is a great place to start but it isn't the only option. Even though I use LOR S2 software, all my hardware (controllers) are from www.d-light.us The D-Light stuff is great and waaaaayy cheaper than LOR. For next year we are upgrading to Light Show Pro and all DMX control. It's a little advanced but it's the only way to go when you go over 500 channels. Do a lot of research and reading, don't buy anything unless it's on sale, and ask lots and lots of questions. Welcome to the insanity! Zach

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