I'm Andy and I live in Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. I've been wanting to jump into this madness for several years now and succumbed to LOR's Spring sale where I bought a 16 channel A/C controller, the generic starter kit (sprung for the Advanced edition of the software) and 2 CCR's. I also bought a RGB DMX sampler from HolidayCoro.com. Software is downloaded and I sequenced a simple visualization to the Big Bang Therory theme song (my favorite show, btw). All the hardware should be here in the next day or two so I can set up a test bed in my home office and start getting consumed. I've already found and read The AusChristmasLighting 101 book and have read most of it and skimmed the rest. Downloaded it to my iPad for future re-reading and reference. It pulled together all the bits and pieces that I've gathered over the last week or so. Thanks for that!! I'm looking forward to lurking, reading, participating in this forum.