Im reading your comments and looking at the pic and have no idea what Im looking at... I will definitely head to the mini. That pic has what seems to be multiple inputs. Does that mean you can run a few lights through the one controller? This all seems very fidgety and a lot of tech knowledge required. I thought the 240v would be as simple as plugging an extension lead from my lights into the LOR power cables coming from the box (same channel as I've allocated in the software suite) and then its ready to receive commands from my sequence... Is this not the case? with a 1yr old at home, I just don't have hours and hours to be re wiring 50+ lights. But I do want to be safe. I guess the mini will show me whether it is an easy process for me to convert to DC. The main negative about AC, is going to be the $600+ Im gonna spend on extension leads :-\ I am looking at adding 7x these 100m LED strings, can you tell me if they are already DC too? http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390578429432&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:AU:1123 If they are suitable, I would like to get them in my hands before the mini, so that if I do go DC, I can bring these along to try it out on.