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H2Opolo15

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  1. Use the configuration of the tapper wizard that allows you to tap for yourself. Instead of the computer making the tap marks for you.
  2. Do any stores carry lights in store right now? I know for a fact the target near me doesn't...
  3. I will be honest with you Eddy, I have no clue what any of that stuff means on that page. I looked at it and tried to make sense of it but it just looks like a bunch of mumbo jumbo to me! haha But I do understand the way you put it, "The LCD model is the better of the two with improved sound quality and stereo separation but as expected at a price." But then you bring up the fact that the LED model also works very well. Now altho I can pay up to $200, I am a college kid, so if I could spend less money it would definitely be a good thing! And I'm not sure RDS is necessary for my cause. Maybe later on when the tech becomes a little cheaper I'll look into it. So I guess my question is, is the LCD model worth the extra $30? Other than that, you thoroughly answered my question. Thanks a lot!
  4. Ok, so I have been looking into EDM transmitters. I have a few questions... 1) LED vs LCD? What exactly is the difference? Just the different display boards? 2) What are the different kits? I understand that most of them just come with or without metal enclosures. But also, what is the difference in the amount of soldering? 3) Which one(s) would be in my best interest to research a little more/buy? My limit is $200. Thanks for the help so far everyone. You have really helped! I want to make my display leaps and bounds better than last year! And last year you couldn't hear my music barely at all behind all the static because of the lack of quality of my transmitter...
  5. Thanks for the offer Zach! I'll consider it. But if I get the EDM and it only requires to solder the power chords in I might be able to get my dad to help me with it.
  6. Does anyone know how much soldering is required for a Ramsey FM30B if I bought it in kit form?
  7. Where did you get it fully assembled? And for how much? Because if it isn't too much more I would be willing to shell out an extra few bucks for a much nicer interface that is user friendly... Thanks for the input so far everyone! It has really helped!!
  8. Ok, so I don't think the WHT is going to be the winner. It's still a possibility but now that I found I can get Ramsey transmitters pre-fabricated I'm torn between that MBB Eclipse-4000. So I guess to change the entire topic of my thread, MBB Eclipse-4000 or Ramsey FM25B? Not to snub EDM, I am just unable to find any pre-fabricated models? Preferably the EDM-LCD-CS-EP Thanks for the help so far everyone! Note: The biggest reason I want to get a pre-fabriacted transmitter is because I have no experience with soldering and I would be very unsure of how to do it and completely trashing a $100 investment is not on my list of things to do! haha
  9. I used this FM Transmitter last season and was very displeased with the sound quality. It got perfect range but you could barely hear my music over all the static. This happened on no matter what channel I was on... So C Crane is definitely out of the question. I'm a little hesitant to use EDM or Ramsey because I don't know know if I would be able to construct it myself? I have heard good things about both transmitters tho? I guess if I found something the Ramsey/EDM transmitters have that is leaps and bound better than either MBB or WHT I would begin to consider them but at this point I don't think I would be able to build these? So I guess I have some reservations about theses... How easily are they assembled? What is their range like? How is the quality? How much do they cost? What makes them better than MBB or WHT?
  10. Well, it's starting. Summer, that means that Christmas light season is quickly approaching! I think that means about 5 months from now? I have 4.5/18 songs sequenced plus I need to order another LOR controller (during the summer sale) and a new FM transmitter (the reason for this thread. I realize the decision is ultimately up to me, but I would like you all to help me as well. The final battle is between the Mobile Black Box Eclipse-4000 and the new Whole House FM Transmitter 2.0 which is available June 24... Now here are the facts about each product... Eclipse-4000 Assured quality that has been backed up by people on PC itself. A loyal fan base $130 VERY long range. Possibly too long? I don't want any FCC agents knocking on my door because they were listening to my lights a few miles away... or... The Whole House Transmitter 2.0 From what I've heard the first edition was exceptional. So I can't see 2.0 being anything less. 30 day money back guarantee! $125 They have already made sure the range is FCC permitted... Seems to be a very personal and friendly business... So many questions so little time!!! Please guys! Help me out here! I need your input!!
  11. Also, there are a lot of people that like the brand Mobile Black Box which sell two main transmitters... The V6000 but remember when looking at this one that it only transmits in mono. The Eclipse-4000 transmits in stereo. I plan on purchasing the Eclipse-4000 sometime soon. If you are unfamiliar with the difference between mono and stereo, there is one general difference. Mono means that all the sound comes out of your listeners speakers will be just one sound. So basically all the sounds that come out of the speakers are all the same no matter which one you listen to. And stereo would basically be described as "surround sound". Different sounds coming out of different speakers. This is how 99% percent of car radios transmit. Also, these transmitters come pre built, so there is no construction necessary. But the only concern I have heard from owners is the distance. Some users get up to 5 miles in range, and apparently this is breaking some FCC regulation. I'm sure if you look around on this website you will find a plethora of different forum topics dedicated to discussing transmitters and FCC regulations. I would say your best bet is to go with either Ramsey or EDM if your looking to make your own. If you want a pre-fabricated one, look at MBB or check out Chris's link (above) which I also plan on looking into. Because my mind isn't completely made up yet. But good luck with the search! It's not necessarily an easy one! Haha
  12. Only 5 months until I start putting lights up and 6.5 months until I turn my lights one (Thanksgiving weekend) Woo Hoo!
  13. I don't know if it's too late but I noticed you mention Harry Coonick Jr.? Personally I enjoy his song "Santa Claus", I don't think it would be terribly difficult to sequence and it's a very family friendly song! Just a suggestion!
  14. Yeah, so zip-tie sounds like the best idea. Another question is what is a good way to put lights lining a window?
  15. Well, as we venture into the month of May, the Christmas lights season draws ever closer my big box-o-lights arrival drawers closer as well. (I believe estimated arrival time is some time in July) It's going to give a new definition to Christmas in July! But I have a question, this year I'm planning on making my lights "change color" if you will, and I was wondering what would be a good way of going about putting the lights up so I don't have to go around and up and down trees three times each? I'm thinking about using zip ties but I was wondering if anyone else had anything else to add that is maybe easier/more cost efficient? Also, I would love to hear about everyones summer plans for preparing for October/November (putting up the lights). I know I'm going to be sequencing my butt off almost all summer, I only have 2 of my 18 songs sequenced!
  16. Wow, that looks awesome. I've always done a top view of my house when doing the visualizer but that looks awesome. I'm not a huge fan of the icicles half and half. Maybe first then second story? But yeah, I think it looks really good! I'm sure it will look even better with real lights!
  17. Wow. I thought 32 channels looked overwhelming...
  18. It's actually slightly longer! haha if you want it let me know! Haha unless you already have it. I prefer the 1st one actually!
  19. It was! It's a great mix! Both are fantastic and will be great additions to anyones song list!
  20. Uh I've got a holiday mix from a member on here that has songs like rudolph, frosty, heat/snow miser and a few other "golden oldies". I can send it to you if you give me your e-mail. It's a real good song!
  21. Check out Amazing Grace by "Yule" or Music Box Dancer by "DJ Schwede". Both songs I borrowed last year from Holdman so check out his videos... Here is Amazing Grace... And here is Music Box Dancer...
  22. I did know that Chris thanks! I'm just not that tech savvy haha I did get it sent to me tho. Thanks to Roger.
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