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    Default Re: Which controller? Falcon F16v2 seems like overkill...

    The two schools of thought are:
    1) A single controller, capable of multi-outputs, even if it is more than what you need - this year.
    2) Multiple controllers, each for a specific prop or set of props.

    The single controller approach is good if you don't change things from year to year. You can add to it, but changing things can sometimes put up some challenges.
    The multiple controller idea is more expensive in the long run, but allows for total movement of props, devices, etc. as each has their own "source".

    With the advent of single controllers with remote (farther than 30 feet) capability (e.g., remotes) the lines are blurred.

    How does this fit into your question? Simply dream where you want to go with your site. On paper, or in your mind, take it to the point that you think is too much, then back your dream down a hair. Now, which of the above methods work for you for that final dream? That will tell you what you need in the long run. Pick your controller from that dream. Using it in a "lesser" environment is not a problem.
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    Default Re: Which controller? Falcon F16v2 seems like overkill...

    Quote Originally Posted by MrDudeMan View Post
    i predict next year you will be buying at least 2 more f16's if not 4 or 5
    I wish! Maybe I should have said that last year I had around 1000 pixels in my display and this year I will have 2000. I have a long way to go before 10,000.

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    Default Re: Which controller? Falcon F16v2 seems like overkill...

    Quote Originally Posted by studiopro View Post
    I wish! Maybe I should have said that last year I had around 1000 pixels in my display and this year I will have 2000. I have a long way to go before 10,000.
    That's a very slippery slope!

    Here is my shows progression:
    Year 1: 60 pixels
    Year 2: 1,376 pixels
    Year 3: 7,130 pixels
    Year 4: 24,004 pixels

    (None of those numbers include P10 panels which I have about 32 of)

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