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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
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  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
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River Hammock Lights

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River Hammock Lights last won the day on January 11 2018

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About River Hammock Lights

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  • Birthday 06/08/1959

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Watching my kids wake up and go to the tree on Christmas morning.
  • Location
    Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Biography
    Born and raised in Florida
  • Interests
    Golf, Lights
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  • About my display
    The display features a 22ft pixel Christmas tree and 5 matrices. 2 of the matrices are 4 x 6 P5s. Our show is 99% pixels using 548,888 channels. The show is synchronized to music using *xLights* software and Falcon controllers.

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    I have switched my show to pixels so now I am ridding myself of most of the incandescent controllers in my shop. I have 3 1602w's for sale. they work flawlessly and the firmware is upgraded to handle DMX, in addition to LOR protocol. The price is $150.00 + shipping ea or $400.00 + shipping for all 3. I live in Fort Pierce, Fl. Please PM me if you are interested.


    Fort Pierce, Florida - US

  2. Problem solved! It appears that there is a slight path change from the shows created in S2, or and change occured while upgrading. I simply created new shows using the S3 upgrade instead of the ones created in S2, and it WORKED. I dont know why, but.... Thanks for the help
  3. I've been a LOR user for 5-6 years with no problems. I recently upgraded to S3 and had no problems to report, UNTIL.... I started the show named "Christmas Best Of 2011". When the show came on it played some, but not all of the songs in the show. I renamed the show to refresh it, but had the same problem. I've used the show editor for years and it has worked fine. All the sequences work fine individually. Any known software glitches with the show editor? HELP PS. I've posted on the LOR website, but they also recommended posting it here due to the busy season.
  4. Problem solved! Thanks for the feedback. Turned out to be an unfiltered USB cable. Happy New Year
  5. Thanks TD, It only started with the upgrade to 2.9.4. When LOR discovers glitches they r quick to post a fix, usually in the form a tiny upgrade. But other than that it's working fine. I'll wait till the seasons over too. I may try the Light Show pro software and see how it works after this years show is over. Happy New Year:cool:
  6. Thanks for the feedback!... Good thing it wasn't an emergency!!!!
  7. The new 2.9.4 upgrade works great, however I noticed that after a show plays you cant disable it. The show also won't start the next day on its own. This problem is solved with a restart of the computer, but what if I'm not home till late. Never had this problem before. HMMM... I'm running W7 with 8gb ram, i7 processor. Thanks, Brian PS; And yes Chuck, I posted this on the LOR Forum, but thought I'd go for volume...LOL
  8. Maybe its a cold soilder joint? Happens on occasion. Living in south florida we rarely have the snow problem...LOL. Just throwing that out there. Merry Christmas
  9. Greg, Gottem fixed. Went to them hardware utility and reset them and changed the channel. Something in the area must have started interferring with them. All is well now and the show is up and running. Thansk for the input
  10. Make sure your file associations are correct. I recently transferred last years show to a new computer, XP to Windows 7,. The file system was a little different for some reason, so I had to re-associate, (if thats a word), the sequences with the songs. The folders they were in had changed during the transfer process so the show could'nt find the music and just skipped past it. Hope you figure it out.
  11. Anyone had an ELL go out in the middle of the show? I send a signal via ELL to the house across the street that powers 3 other houses. For no appearent reason those houses went dark. I checked the boxes and they are getting power, but no sync. My side of the street (3 houses) works, so it must be the ELL's. Had them for 3 years and never had a problem. There are no "line of sight" issues. Anyone had this problem? Do they just go bad?
  12. The sequence is about a minute long, and yes those 3 channels are on the entire length. I tried the verifier and it shows those channel conflicts with the songs in the show. However I double checked each song and confirmed that the coresponding channels in the songs were off. the verifier still shows a conflict. Do I need to remake the show or will the show realize the changes in the individual songs when they are saved. Thanks PS I didnt have this problem last year I merely upgraded the LOR software. LOL
  13. I'm not new to LOR, but Im having the darndest time creating a background sequence that keeps my chimney wreath, welcome sign, and blow up on during the entire show. The wreath is on ch 1-16, the blow-up is on 2-16, and the sign is on 6-16. There is nothing else on those channels. I created a small sequence with those 3 channels and put it in the background section of the show. I'm under the impression that it will continue to loop until the end of the show, (according to the help section in LOR 2.8.10). It's not working. Am I doing it correectly? HELP PLEASE
  14. hey..how you coming over there this year....me I add some lights..about ready to go comp.show next year

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