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Old 12-27-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Web cam advice

Want to purchase a web cam to keep in touch with the family in Cornwall.

1. Any advice on which ones are good, bad or in between?

2. I notice that some web cams have a microphone built in. Can I then use the computer speakers, or do I have to still have a set of earphones?
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:29 AM   #2
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The computer speakers will work fine for receiving sound. The ones with the microphone built in is a plus because then you won't need a separate microphone plugged into your computer. Well it all depends on how much you are willing to spend. I bought a used webcam for $2 and it gets the job done, it has a built in microphone but the video quality is not very desirable.

This one looks decent

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830108133
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The computer speakers will work fine for receiving sound. The ones with the microphone built in is a plus because then you won't need a separate microphone plugged into your computer. Well it all depends on how much you are willing to spend. I bought a used webcam for $2 and it gets the job done, it has a built in microphone but the video quality is not very desirable.

This one looks decent

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830108133

Creative has one at Walmart For $20.00

It works fine and has a built in Mic
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Creative has one at Walmart For $20.00

It works fine and has a built in Mic
yeah that would work
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The built in microphone's usually suck though.
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