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Mecher November 5, 2008 09:23 AM

Web cam advise?
 
I am thinking about purchasing a Web cam to video conference with family as we have moved away. Any advise on what to look for would be greatly appreciated. I have never used a web cam before and don't know where to start! Thanks.

TopDogZero November 6, 2008 08:17 AM

Hi Mecher, I'm no expert in webcam's but what I can say from my experiences with them is to buy a good brand like Logitech or Microsoft. Most cheap webcam's tell you about how many megapixel they have but don't tell you they use a cheap plastic lens. I have found Logitech has a good selection of webcams with good quality. You should be able to find something from them that suits your needs.

Mecher November 8, 2008 09:46 AM

Thanks for the advise! I will have to look into the bandwidth required as I knocked back my ISP to a slower speed for the summer, Saved ten bucks a month and didn't really notice a difference surfing the web, but this is a different ball of wax...


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