So I'm getting into the mode of purchasing kit. Phase 1 of my build involves ~45m of RGB strip and was heading down the 6803 route for controller supportability, 3 LEDs per node (for me any more nodes on a strip would be overkill) and 12V (trying to standardise on this and to minimise transmission losses). I already have 3 strips, the first I bought had 2 nodes failed (3m is still good) so negotiated a better price on 2 more strips. So I was set to order some 6803 strip from ebay at $46 5m delivered (never seen it this cheap before). [SIZE=78%]http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5M-5050-SMD-Flash-RGB-Dreamcolor-132-Change-6803-IC-150-LED-Strip-Light-Colorful-/320924688194?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ab89a1f42[/SIZE] However now seeing that there is 2811 strip at ~$36 5m (+say $5 shipped combining multiple reels) from Ray Wu ([SIZE=78%]http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-led-digital-strip-DC12V-input-WS2811IC-256-scale-10pcs-IC-and-30pcs-5050-SMD-RGB/701799_568458133.html[/SIZE]) It's just put doubt on my 6803 purchase. I'm not really a fan of the 15bit color depth, I find it's not a huge deal at high output but in the low ranges, 1 bit on for a 6803 is still quite bright so would much rather 24 bit. My sequencer is using LSP, and most likely was going to use an ECG-DR4 w/ the mini protocol decoders at the strip. My architecture I intended to be more distributed controllers w/ centralised power as strip ends are ~10m away from each other so can't run SPI from say a PIXAD8. This would need to change for the 2811 given the lack of small cheap 2811 decoders/drivers. So, what would ya'll do? 2811 or 6803?