Ok, since my last post I have been researching, reading and planning more. I think I am sorted now but would be interested in others opinions on whether I am getting a decent show for the investment. I have one LOR CTB16PC, and enough lights for the 8 mini trees being built. (2 channels per tree, 1white and 1 coloured). I also have LED icicles (white) for under the eaves of the house and have just ordered my FM transmitter. I am looking at a second LOR controller amd the S3 advanced version as a starter kit to make one arch as well as control other front of house lighting, windows, garage doors, etc. I will need to purchase the following kit for that: SPK-ST Generic Starter Package with USB booster and 50 ft. Cat5 cable. 134.85$ http://store.lightorama.com/spk800.html Card Assembled complete package CTB16PC with 50 ft. Cat5 cable. 225.95$ http://store.lightorama.com/ctascpa.html I am also going to add 200 pixels across the front of my house as eave lighting instead of running multiple strings of standard LEDs. I am looking at the following kit to make this work: From Ray Wu: 2- power Supplies, 1 5 volt, 1 12 volt 40.21 http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/350W-Dual-Output-Switching-Power-Supply-88-264VAC-input-5V-350W-output-CE-and-ROHS-approved/701799_289599937.html http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/350W-Dual-Output-Switching-Power-Supply-88-264VAC-input-12V-350W-output-CE-and-ROHS-approved/701799_289599951.html 5- strings of pixels either 9813IC or WS2801IC 125.00 http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/led-pixel-module-9813IC-DC5V-input-IP68-50pcs-a-string/701799_428214395.html http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/RGB-full-LED-pixel-module-WS-2801-IC-DC5V-input-50pcs-a-string/701799_521371851.html wire (roll) 29.47 http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/100m-lot-4pin-cable-for-RGB-color-led-strip-100m-long/701799_313495093.html From Sandevices: 1- E681 Pixel Controller (assembled) 180.00 1- ELOR protocol bridge 125.00 1- Prop Plug Interface tool for ELOR 18.00 http://sandevices.com/aboutus.html so my questions are: Is this the best way to spend my 900 dollars + shipping Am I missing anything? Does this look like the right way to go about building my display as I really only have one controller so far and it would work in DMX mode if I went with different software, etc. I appreciate input from anyone with more experience than me (everyone) Thanks, Brian side question, If I use pixels for an arch, how many pixels per foot would me needed? is one 50 pixel string enough for a 8 foot arch?