You raise a very good point.bdesmond said:Doing what others do is not a good way to make a decision which should be based on budget, space, and need.
Phantom said:My school had an OLD strand light board that sucked and then we upgraded to a ETC 24/48 with sensor racks Completely bombass. I currently got a new job and am using a Strand LBX running Genius (which is a much larger scale and older board) and i hate it. if its like the 300 series it is super inconvient and a great pain to use.
Finally, I'm not only. Someone that isn't in my neck of the woods has heard of these strand problems. Esepecially the god awful LBX that so many schools posess today. My TD hates strand with passion, so it's a slight influence but I know not to rule them out completely. He give the strand rep a chance on trying to sell him one when the school was being renovated, these people grabbed everyone's throat in the district and someone did fall, in a bought a 20k strand package. While my TD bought an even more expensive ETC package, the ETC got installed and the strand was sitting in some long lost room in some long lost boxes somewhere in the school. Someone returned the equipment behind our backs but I believe we received no money for it even though it was money for our organization, I bet it was dumped into the "general funding" blackhole. These people really get desperate whens selling their equipment "See look it folds up, this would be GREAT for touring." too bad the guy didn't realize he was advertising for an install. My TD responded "why would I want to buy a folding "$$$" peice of crap." Some of us just don't get along, heh.Phantom said:Yep i do designing with the LBX and yes it does drop cues, just recently its internal battery died so everytime we powered it on it would do a cold start diag and make me push every button and check every LED. So starting the POS took 20 min. I havent used too many strand boards, but the ones i have used have sucked. Oh ya i really hate the golf ball.