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RichardH

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  1. What a nice surprise! I had no idea until people started contacting me.
  2. I went 4 years without it and added it last year and people love it. I even get e-mail from people that ask me "What is the name of the song that starts at 9:30 into your video?" and I have to tell them Wizards in Winter even though it is in the description. People don't listen to Christmas music or watch displays as much as we do and it is a new experience every year for people. Here is mine at 9:12 in the show
  3. It would be better to have fewer songs and really work on your sequencing. Most people are not going to sit out there for 45 mins and watch the entire show. My shows are around 10-12 mins.
  4. This was a bad year. Usually I can pick up a lot of lights from Hobby Lobby, but they did not even carry their own brand of incandescents this year. They only had the more expensive GE brand and not very many of them. The only thing I may buy this year are some more artificial trees.
  5. It was fun to watch! They contacted me a month or so ago and asked if they could use it. I had no idea that it ran last night until comments started popping up on my facebook!
  6. My white trees where bought at Home Depot back in 2005 for 75% off. I think normally they were $80 or so but was able to buy 10 for $20 each. They each came with 1000 lights which is something I have never seen since then and usually the white twig trees you see don't have as many branches and lights. I bought some at target a few years ago and they just don't look the same. I then bought red lights with white wire at wal-mart and then spent a whole day hitting about 12 Walgreens to buy green lights with white wire. The trees are starting to show their age and some of them have broken in
  7. Just normal light strings that you buy at wal-mart! Also getting decent video helps. Actually wal-mart is only selling muti-color incandescents this year in my area along with many other stores.
  8. Sorry Gmac. I did send you an e-mail today. It has been the most difficult year of my life with me losing my job, having a head injury that put me out for a couple months and then finding out my Dad has serious Cancer and might not be around long.
  9. What is awesome about using all the C9s is when you flip it on, it keeps you nice and warm when you are standing in front of it!
  10. Yes I am still here. I have let A LOT of e-mail stack up that I have not replied to yet. About 2 months ago I took a nasty trip fall down our stairs in the middle of the night and ended up having to go the emergency room and get scans done. For the next month I was constantly dizzy and have a hard time focusing on anything and working on the computer. Also I could not taste anything for almost a month. I am almost back to normal buy my vision on my right eye goes in and out sometimes. I will have to write up exactly what happened because there is a funny story of the next two days of
  11. I don't think so, but the trick is to be so over the top and crazy that it puts a smile on face of the police.
  12. Does anybody provide RGB strings where all the bulbs change at the same time and only taking 3 channels per string? I am guessing this would make it cheaper and you would not need as much hardware and the sequencing would more more manageable. Even though it would be cool to control each bulb on a megatree, I don't think I would need each bulb to be controllable on a wrapped tree.
  13. There is some awesome stuff you can do with it and bought a firefly a couple years ago when they first came out to do some testing. Currently running a full RGB Display is very expensive which I think will keep many people from doing it even if they could invest the time and the talent to do it. I am sure prices will come down which will allow more people to use it, but at $1-$2 per bulb, I doubt you will see few 50,000 light displays that are fully RGB.
  14. My previous reply was a question about someting not working on the boards but I got it working. Awesome Video! At first I watched it and thought "how could they program something this complex with LOR" and then found out about the software that is available. Every year I am blown away with what people do.
  15. Great job Robert. Looks great! The most asked question by media is "What is your power bill?" when in reality it is just a drop in the bucket compared to everything else.
  16. I have a 16' Orchard ladder. Not only is it great to wrap trees with, but the single front leg allows you to put it in the megatree. I did cut my megatree pole down so the top of the pole is 18.5 but when I put the snowflake on top it is 20' tall. This picture was taken back in 2007 when I did not have my orchard ladder yet but used a 16' a-frame ladder.
  17. I wish there was a fast and simple solution. The problem is I am up on the ladder installing them and sometimes they break on me. Would be nice to just grab a clip from my pocket and not take more than 10 seconds on it. I have a large section where they all broke off when I was taking them down one year.
  18. Here is the deal. I use the built in clip on the C9 to attach to my house. Works great and you don't have to deal with putting on clips. Year after year they start breaking off which leads to a problem of attaching them. It seems NOBODY makes a clip that will position the light in the same place as the built in clip. If I use one of the many C9 clips available, It will position the light in a different way that makes it really stick out. Right now I am modify a clip with wire cutters and using white electrical tape to make my own clip that positions it in the same spot. Anybody kn
  19. Ok it is done, but I want my camera guys to watch it first and a few other people to critique it.
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