How much? 80 Euro? Pure hardware can cost no more then 30$ (2x AT Mega8, 24x IRML2402, 2x Crystal, MAX232 and few resistor/capacitors/connectors) for 8 channels + some money for RGB LED strip (~15$ for 1 meter)Hi,
AMBX looks cool, but also quiet expensive. My Multi-Sectorlight Harwarecosts are 80 Euro for 4 Channels.
About AERO - if you software user GetPixel function - it not work with aero interface (or it can work, but very slow). This is wndows vista bug (or feature, who know ?)