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So I'm Convinced on RGB Now What?

Discussion in 'Lights - Store Bought and Home Made' started by Tallahassee Dreamer, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Tallahassee Dreamer

    Tallahassee Dreamer New Elf

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    I have a 20' mega tree that i need 29 to 30' strings for I want to go RGB what lights do I buy? What controller do I need to work with mr Renard SS24's I realize I will have to reflash my chips and I have watched all four videos but I still need some direction here, going to RayWu dosen't help if you dont know what to buy
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    The first question is whether you want "dumb" RGB strings (whole string the same colour) or pixel RGB strings (each pixel can be different colour).
     
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    Due to my limited knowledge let's assume pixel rgb as i can make pixel rgb dumb however i can not make dumb into controllable RGB. If i'm going to fall in love with something I don't want regrets later. So if budget is considered and I buy dumb now and change to pixels later I have to either work dumb into my display or sell and try to recoup, and than I have spent money for dumb plus pixels. Is this logical thinking?
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    In that case, you want 2801 or 6803 style pixels and a pixel controller such as the ECG-PIXAD8 from J1SYS.
     
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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Not long now until the ACL manual is completed and then i hope most of your questions can be answerd because this manual is aimed at people like you who find it difficult to see through the fog. So i hope it worth your wait
     
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    You'll need:

    Pixel strings (2801 or 6803, most seem to recommend the 2801)
    Pixel Controller (Pixad as example)
    DC Power Supplies
    A good sized budget
     
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    I am waiting with baited breath, I have a decent budget but want to spend it wisely!!



     

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