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Sunday... [May. 31st, 2004|06:51 pm]
The Love Bug
Did lots of stuff today...
  • Re-mowed the front lawn...
  • Mowed the first third of the back lawn...
  • Had another barbeque (much better than yesterdays)...

Really happy :o)

</happy>

Crap.

My webcam has now died... it stays working for a while, and then seizes.  I've tried reinstalling the drivers, I've tried putting the webcam direct, instead of thru a hub... still doesn't work properly.  Some of you may remember how difficult it was to try and get another one of these cameras, and now Samsung don't even support it themselves anymore :o(

So, now I need to find a good quality webcam.  Any suggestions?  Please don't suggest anything with the word 'Quick' in the name.  USB2 would be preferable also.
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[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2004-05-31 06:15 pm (UTC)
I've only ever used Logitech cameras (didn't say the Q word!). Bought 2 or 3 for friends and family, and any problems have always been fixed by drivers. Never had one fail yet in hardware terms.
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2004-06-01 06:53 am (UTC)
We've had two Logitech Qu... (damn, that was close) webcams, and have always had really naff picture quality.

Having said that, nearly every webcam I've ever had has had a really naff picture quality... except the one that's just died on me :-(
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[User Picture]From: tazzy
2004-05-31 06:55 pm (UTC)

:S

Phillips tuocam pro II (or something like that) ...was around £60 or so ...Tis a good picture, takes reasonable stills and has a built in microphone ...however I dunno if it is USB2 ...then again do you really need a very fast connection for a webcam ...
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2004-06-01 06:47 am (UTC)

Re: :S

I don't really need a fast connection, no... but I know that a lot of the issues relating to crap picture quality on a webcam is down to the bandwidth available. The other, of course, is CMOS over CCD. I've found a webcam with CCD rather than CMOS, but that's USB1.1.

My (now defunct) webcam has the best picture quality I have ever seen for a USB1.1 webcam... and that is something I am looking to retain.
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[User Picture]From: tazzy
2004-06-01 10:32 am (UTC)

Re: :S

OK. I have not looked at the premium webcam as I do not use it a LOT, although my one gives a good image and my limiting bandwidth factor is my net connection really. Mine is is a CMOS albiet reasonably good quality. I think with webcams as with digicams you pay a certain amount for the lens.

I had a look on simply.co.uk/dabs.com/aria.co.uk and it does not look like there is a HUGE selection at the higher end ...I hope you find one that you like :)

PS. Just a thought. If you wanna know what the philips ones are like I can show you mine when we both are next on MSN if you wish.
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[User Picture]From: grumpydave
2004-05-31 11:18 pm (UTC)
http://www.apple.com/uk/isight/

It won't work on a PC, but it's 10x sexier than any other webcam. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2004-06-01 06:48 am (UTC)
Wow, that does look rather sexy :o)

No use to me though :oP
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