|12-08-2008 01:11 AM|
|Coyote_94YJ||Yikes. Didn't know it took that long. That's insane. So you start planning your Christmas lights display in May.|
|12-07-2008 08:45 PM|
|JeepersdoitDeeper||One of the Dallas area homes, possibly that one does this every year. They have added a couple neighbors homes to the display this year. Takes 8 months to put together. They said next year they will start with houses across the street controlled though a wi-fi set up.|
|12-07-2008 08:30 PM|
|TommyFTR||that is pretty cool.|
|12-07-2008 07:45 PM|
One of the guys I talked to said they just broadcast on what ever FM frequency and they'll have 2,3 or more songs lined up and they just play continuously through set times like from 6-9pm so you can drive by and tune the radio in at anytime between 6 and 9.
Some guys will have up to 6 songs programmed in. You can just stop and listen/watch all 6 if you want.
|12-07-2008 07:37 PM|
|12-07-2008 07:36 PM|
|rebelBullDawg325||a guy in our town does it like this, but instead of playing music out loud to annoy the neighbors, he's got a sign in the front yard telling you what station to tune to on your radio, andwhen you go to that station the music and lights correspond, its pretty cool|
|12-07-2008 06:04 PM|
There was one I saw from several years ago using that same song. I was going to do something like this a few years ago but its very time consuming. It's not a matter of just plugging in a few things and pushing play. You have to do all the computer programming and that takes hours upon hours.
Here is the one I saw a few years ago, and another really really cool one that I like using Carol of the Bells.
YouTube - Christmas Lights
YouTube - Carol of the Bells - 2007 - Holdman Christmas Display
|12-07-2008 05:59 PM|
|skeeter||I heard a lady from dallas TX area being interviewed the other day. She runs a decoration company that sets displays like this up for wealthy people. $7000 to $10,000 just to do one house.|
|12-07-2008 01:30 PM|
|jgano23||i would imagine that the neighborhood kid w/ the seizure problem probably hate this time of year.|
|12-07-2008 12:37 PM|
|toddinav||His electric bill must be high!!!|
|12-07-2008 11:41 AM|
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|12-07-2008 11:26 AM|
|orange05tj||I would hate to be the neighbor. Cool the first week, annoying the rest of the time. From what I gather, you tune a radio to some a/m station for the music.|
|12-07-2008 11:15 AM|
|jpdocdave||crazy amounts of time and money, i get all po'd with the dozen lights i put up.|
|12-07-2008 11:05 AM|
|MoA||there is this one house that a guy does every year.. its awesome.. my dads friend actually did this once too.. his is actually a computer program.. you run the lights to the computer instead of an outlet|
|12-07-2008 09:25 AM|
Wicked Christmas Light Display
this is awesome. apparently you can buy a computerized outlet that you plug the lights into and it does the show in unison with the music.
YouTube - Frisco Christmas Lights - Wizards in Winter