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  1. The really nice rgb floods will run you close to $100 each and are DMX controlled. You can also buy the holidaycoro variety for less and DMX also. A cheap way to control is to buy someone's lynx DMX dongle for $50 which gives you 512 ch of DMX and works with LOR. Each rgb fold takes 3 (someone's 4) DMX ch each.
  2. Rgb are the type of 3ch 'color changing' lights while DMX is the protocol used -- just to be clear. Are you doing both? Do you have any traditional lot channels still ? Do you have any non rgb lights still ? More information is needed to help you. What types of lights are you using? What kind of computer interface are you using? (LOR USB, DMX)
  3. It also might depend on the crime rate in your neighborhood. Most people like the show so don't want to mess with it. Also, its watched so much that its inherently very safe because of that.
  4. I have had 17 controllers outside in Colorado winters, in the snow, covered with snow, through blizzards ... No problems ... Ok, some times a frozen cat5 coupler which I should have had in the box. I also put some on the roof, also not a problem. I put the roof controllers on a part of the roof which melts first but is hidden from view.
  5. Greg, I use DMX, but not via lor s3. The main thing with s3 is better support for rgb and the channel groups and better hardware support. I love the groups. I put over 4300 channels into one screen using the groups and sub groups . I used xlights to playback the lor sequences. You could add lasers (DMX based) and just add a DMX dongle to your setup. The lynx DMX dongle is about $75 and an easy kit to build and works with lor s3.
  6. I just use zip ties and those stick on zip tie mounts as strain reliefs and they work well. They are also cheap enough to dispose of if desired. I also create strain reliefs for trip zones in the yard using rebar.
  7. Paul, that looks so great ... There is no way I could ever use conduit for all my cords, but thankfully it snows here and one coat then they are hidden . I really would feel limited in what I could do ... Plus many items are unavoidable piles or cords anyways .... Take a 48ch megatree. In the dark, nobody sees.
  8. Think carefully before advertising . Does directing traffic and dealing with angry neighbors also sound appealing?
  9. Some shows in denser neighborhoods with thru streets are very limited in viewing (2-4 cars max, out one side) .... And to me, those shows must be very short .... So songs also should be, or very few songs.
  10. Where you live matters (distance to your show) and do does your location type: suburban thru street, cul dec sac or acreage, downtown or urban , etc. Also factor in media coverage will drastically increase traffic and reduce show length and options. I prefer cut down songs and variety. Most people leave in 2-4 songs, while others drive up with dinner and watch the entire show over and over till the milkshakes r gone. My location is rural neighborhood cul de sac and I can handle 10-12 cars easily.... More than that and it's a zoo. If I advertised, it would be much worse, so I avoid any media and keep it local mainly.
  11. It's really good, no doubt. But to be fair ... its a high end projector show ... and if you look on the net ... those projector shows can be insanely good, including making entire buildings appear to crumble, etc. I wasted almost an entire night viewing those projector videos, and had no idea what was possible till watching some of them. I just think its awesome, but an entirely different animal than what most of us are doing, because we use real lights and this appears to be mostly projector magic.
  12. taybrynn

    Twig Tree

    Basically these twig trees are really built fairly poorly. If you are handy with coat hangers or small PVC tubing ... once you get 700ct of red, green and white on them ... its a wire tree ... you won't see whats underneath with all the wires and lights ... seriously. To problem is making it collapsable or hinged to you can fold up for storage at the end of the season.t can barely stand up under the weight. And the base is jsut fairly flimsy metal ... so if your creative ... you could make these yourself. I bought mine from walmart and target at the 2008 and 2009 clearance sales ... but have found that most place now don't have similar trees available anymore. I put rebar into the ground and tick the tree over it ... and mine have never blown ever even once.
  13. And heres a version from 2009 http://vimeo.com/8070193
  14. Its always a favorite - and yes, I'm sick of it like everyone else ... but Wizards is something you should play because of the overall appeal and respect for the hobby. I'll probably do a 2011 version as well -- lol And heres a version from 2008
  15. Highly recommended. http://www.noveltylights.com/C7-C9-Christmas-Lights/
  16. There is no way that tree is 40' ... still real nice ... maybe 25' ?
  17. taybrynn


    Is anyone interested in a large commercial grade flagpole? Its in concrete, I think directly, but might be in a sleeve. I'm not sure the exact height, but I'm guessing its 22-30' tall. Would need to have the ability to remove safely and remove the concrete at the base and restore landscaping (rock) as part of the removal agreement. Let me know if your at all interested.
  18. I have 3 full boxes and 1 half box of Wind-O-Lights ... that I am ready to sell. These are brand new and never used. Each full box has (4) x 3 strips in it, or 12 strips. The half box has (2)x3, or 6 strips in it. You can cut these down or combine as needed to fit your window(s). Video on product: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h-5GKZQ40E I'd like to get $20 for them. Buyer to pay $20 + actual shipping cost to your address. US mainland only Scott
  19. I'm not sure, but I think in order to use the mouse clicking for intervals ... you first need to hit 'play', then stop it ... then right click on the grid and enable the mouse click mode. If your not playing it first, doesn't seem to work. Then hit play again and start mouse clicking where you want intervals. The mouse clicking method seems to be similar to the LOR tapper wizard. I think the touch mode is for mousing over the audio and then putting in more precision timings that way. I actually really like the touch mode and wish LOR has something like it. But its not the same as using the LOR tapper ... its more of a find the spot on the audio, the right click and add an interval there, etc. And then there are some other ways, like wii tap (not sure how to use it), and auto intervals based on audio, etc., but haven't used that. I'd say my limited experience with LSP thus far tells me that using fixed intervals just leads to a really slow program later on. However, in order to get nice auto-chases, you'll need to inserts a bunch of intervals in those places to get it to chase as expected.
  20. You don't need that kind of power. The EDM is the I would recommend and its got adjustable power either 1-10mW or 10-100mW ... and they actually post their specs because its that good. You can get more powerful transmitters, but it won't sound better or even as good. THe whole house is not a great choice. Mobile Black box has decent reviews. Vaseltec / Hlly are ok ... but if audio quality is your priority, then EDM. Ramsey is also good, but I'd put after EDM.
  21. There are some lower end EDM models that are also good. I think the lowest LCD model is around $150 shipped. EDM is a first rate company and they have a nice yahoo support group as well. I used to do group buys for them and they are trustworthy. The sound of the EDM is second to none in this price range. And the power is adjustable, which is nice to staying as FCC compliant as possible.
  22. I think they are no longer available. It sounded like it was a retail venture that didn't work out for some reason, so they liquidated on these boards. If the could make them again, even if with no lights ... it would be great COOP opportunity.
  23. http://www.snowflakesinmotion.com/inaction.html
  24. These were of amazing quality for the price. No longer sold. The lights they came with were nothing special, but are easy to replace and they mount very nicely through a hole in the middle. They are rather durable.
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