I have now begun working with the Alphapix controller and it is way easier than I thought it would be.  I have decided to work on leaping arches first using thin wall PVC and the LED strip lighting that I ordered with the EasyPix controller before last Christmas.  The effect of the strip lights in the PVC is awesome.  Right now planning on having 4 arches, a 22 X 48 pixel display and LED Accent lights along the eves, doors and windows for Christmas 2016 (along with the standard lighting that I used last year).  I will post some video later of the setup and configuration of the Alphapix and the LOR software.