Hi all, I attended the Melbourne Mini yesterday, which was very informative I must add. It's already got me starting to think about changing my plans for this Christmas. Currently, all I have ATM, is an AVD 48DC controller, but looking at spec'ing up to some digital RGB strips. Intially, I was looking at getting some dumb strips as a starter, but am now leaning towards 2811 IC chips. Before I go and blow most of my Christmas lights budget on this stuff, I just need someone to confirm if what I plan on buying will work together. I plan on getting around 10-12 or the Ray Wu 5m digital strips with the 5050LEDs and WS2811IC chips for $42 each for my guttering and windows. http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209843764-568458133/5m-led-digital-strip-DC12V-input-WS2811IC-256-scale-10pcs-IC-and-30pcs-5050-SMD-RGB.html The next part was to get the LED digital Modules with the WS2811IC chips too for some candy canes (is there an IP68 option with these or will this one do?) for $14 each 20 pieces. http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209889132-564861370/LED-digital-module-WS2811IC-5050-3LEDS-DC12V-input-waterproof-20pcs-a-string-256-gray-scale.html Now to get them to work, as best as I can figure it, I need to buy the J1SYS-ECG-P12R for $170USD to control it all, is that correct? What I am unsure of also is the integration with the existing AVD controller, which works via USB. Does this and the J1SYS run seperate, or do I need to get the E1.31 protocol bridge too? Is there anything else I need to get all this to work (electrically)? I'm not too sure just yet as to the power supplies. Working in the IT industry, I am able to source a few PC old P4 PSU's, can these be used anywhere in this system? I am trying to standardize (thanks tuppetsdad) on 12v for the digital LED stuff, and 24vdc for the AVD controller stuff. I must also say, thanks to FastEddy for his guide, a very informative read and eye opener.