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#1 Squintz

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 10:46 AM

I currently have about 3 or 4 of the USB cams but they simply suck. Their image quality is just bad...

My PC has a coponent, S-video and USB2 port available for a decent webcam and My laptop only has USB 1.0

I am going on travel in a few days for 3 weeks and i want two cams that i can setup quickly along with the HomeSeer WebCam plugin Software. I want to actually be able to see my fiance and have her see me and not just look like a black blob on the screen.

What cams can i buy from Best Buy or circuit city(i need them soon) That will give me a good quality picture in fairly low light. I would be willing to spend upto $70 on each cam.

#2 Skibum

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 06:16 PM

I would get a Logitech "Duo" pack. You can find them sometimes at the Wholesale clubs...

http://www.logitech....,CONTENTID=8521


As a USB cam goes, they are not too bad. For Video conferencing, they should be fine...

(Windows Messenger, or Netmeeting)

#3 BraveSirRobbin

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 06:47 PM

Speaking of cameras, I just purchased THIS one from Martin.

Did I make a good choice (for my backyard, I liked the fact that it had an AutoIris so when the sun is at an angle towards the camera hopefully the video will not be washed out).

Edited by BraveSirRobbin, 02 September 2004 - 06:49 PM.


#4 Skibum

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 06:51 PM

SONY=GOOD :lol:

Should be just fine.... :)

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 10:37 PM

BSR,
Can you post some pictures when you get it up and running?

#6 BraveSirRobbin

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:06 AM

Thanks Ski!!

Rupp, I will do better than that, I will have a live feed during one of our Friday Night chat sessions! (I did this before when I got a new camera and it was a lot of fun).

Regards,

BSR

Edited by BraveSirRobbin, 03 September 2004 - 11:07 AM.


#7 Skibum

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 01:09 PM

I think we should have a live feed evening, where everyone is available on cam... :lol:

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 02:31 PM

I hadn't seen that cam before, and I just placed an order with Martin this morning. That's a prety good price for a color CCD with IR illum.

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 08:38 PM

I think we should have a live feed evening, where everyone is available on cam...

I like that idea. Let me mull it over with E!




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