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Web Cam recommendations

Postposted on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:09 pm

I got a little one on the way and I would like to set up web cams at my place and my folks place for some "face to face"time. Any recommendations on equipment or services I should use? I have $150 budget. Thanks for your help!
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Re: Web Cam recommendations

Postposted on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:30 pm

hey! welcome to TR :)

$150 is quite a lot for buying two webcams but i think this model from Logitech would fit your bill just nicely

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications/webcams/devices/4224&cl=us,en
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Re: Web Cam recommendations

Postposted on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:35 pm

Just get another webcam like that one and put yahoo messenger on both computers and your set to go. That is probably the most common and easy to use setup there is for a webcam.
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Re: Web Cam recommendations

Postposted on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:56 pm

Hance wrote:Just get another webcam like that one and put yahoo messenger on both computers and your set to go. That is probably the most common and easy to use setup there is for a webcam.

Google's video chat looks even more promising.
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Re: Web Cam recommendations

Postposted on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:23 pm

I haven't played with it. The girls that I am umm friends with yeah thats it all use yahoo anyway :lol:
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Re: Web Cam recommendations

Postposted on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:01 pm

Thanks for the info, now I have a place to start. That Google chat looks pretty simple, I might just have to try it.
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Re: Web Cam recommendations

Postposted on Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:38 pm

I do it through MSN/Live Messenger. I got the Communicator STX and it is really nice. However I told my mom to get the Microsoft VX-3000 and it looks sort of crappy. I would have thought Microsoft cam + Live Messenger would make a good combo, but may be I need the VX-6000 or just go with a Logitech.

As for other brands? I really don't know. At the very least I don't trust the other drivers.
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