I despise the Magic 260. Its a pain to program on, and when you want to edit a scene, you have to rerecord it, wiping out the name which took forever to enter in the first place. An SD3 can also run many scenes or shows at once, Magic is only one at a time. Makes it very annoying when using things like movers, LEDs, and conventionals at the same time. Everything effects everything else. Its great for things like LED only or mover only shows, but any more then that and its a pain. The other huge issue I have with it is the fade time and hold time faders scale differently, so you have to watch the numbers on the screen to set custom chase times. I would advise going for the SD1 for a few bucks more over the Magic.