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Web Camera Hardware & Software

By RobertB
Feb 18, 2009
  1. I want to set up web camera so that I can chat with my grandchildren. They have a Mac system, I have Windows XP Pro, SP2, Dell Dimension 4600 with 1.5GB RAM. What should I look for in terms of hardware and software? My research so far suggests that cost does not necessarily guarantee quality and reliability. I am not looking for the cheapest way of doing this but the best quality for the money. I am not that tech savvy either so I would like to find something that requires a minumum of fuss to set up and run. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. tomex

    tomex TS Rookie

    I recommend this Logitech webcam. I know that it is a bit of $$$, but the quality of the video is great.

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-QuickCam-Orbit-Focus-System/dp/B000UY1OMY/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1235010780&sr=8-16[/ame]

    As far as software, I suggest you download Skype, which is free and easy to setup.

    http://www.skype.com/
     
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