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    Aug 13, 2007 11:03 AM GMT
    hey guys, thinking of getting a web cam. I am wondering what kinds are available and what I should look for before getting one. I dont know why I sohould, it just seems that all guys want to do is see each other naked on them anyways. appreciate the feedback. Thanks
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    Aug 13, 2007 8:13 PM GMT
    I've had 3 logitechs over the years, and good luck with all of them. The drivers seem solid and well supported, and they're pretty widely discounted on the web.
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    Aug 13, 2007 8:44 PM GMT
    Almost all of Logitech product line is good and they support their products even 5-10 years after the discontinue it (unlike a certain softhouse in Washington state that sometimes dabbles in hardware...) but I recommand staying with their mid-level products as they are renerally a good cost proformance compromize...

    But beware the super low end keyboards, mice, etc... "you don't get more than you pay for" and the Logitech name is worth something so at the low end of of the line you may do better with a noname device but don't lose the driver disk or expec the to run with the next OS release...
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    Aug 13, 2007 10:29 PM GMT
    I just bought a Logitech Fusion, but now wish I'd gone with the STX. It's half the price and sends less data over my wireless connection.
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    Aug 14, 2007 1:16 AM GMT
    anyone know what i should get if i wanna get a webcam for a mac? i know they have them built in to their new computers but i have an older G4 tower. i bought a logitech the other day and it does work. what is more mac friendly?
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    Aug 14, 2007 6:28 AM GMT
    This is for jprswim. Interestingly, the XBOX 360 camera works for a Macintosh for chatting with iChat. If you google it, you can find that the other cameras either don't work or don't work right and it does. I bought my mother one for her Mac-mini and it worked easily. I have a Logitech for my PC, but I rarely use it.
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    Aug 14, 2007 6:47 AM GMT
    jpr: get an iSight!! They were made for the mac and you can still get external models on ebay and from a few other vendors that will work seamlessly with your G4.

    they are pricier than logitech cameras, but totally worth it in my opinion. the optics are much better.
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    Aug 14, 2007 9:24 AM GMT
    The problem is, enigmatic, that iSight cameras are ridiculously overpriced.
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    Aug 14, 2007 10:02 AM GMT
    anything mac seems to be seriously overpriced. Logitech has never failed me. I've only had to RMA once over the last few years and that was cause my asshat of a roommate knocked it over during a wank session thinking i wouldnt bust him on. I was only sleeping behind him on my side of the dorm. What an idiot.
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    Aug 14, 2007 12:51 PM GMT
    Mac is overpriced for a reason.........BECAUSE ITS BETTER! trust me isight is the way to go.....im a MAC guy and have had logitech's etc. and the isight is the best. You dont move in bit and pieces like on other webcams, you move and talk just like the person is right in front of you.......literally right in front of you :)
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    Aug 14, 2007 6:00 PM GMT
    seems like logitech is the favorite. can i pick one up at a computer store or is it only available online? and whats a ball park price for one? Thanks
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    Aug 14, 2007 6:07 PM GMT
    No kidding jock_1, I didnt think there would be a consensus pick with everyone.

    P,S: hit me up when you can, gotta talk to you about martial arts.
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    Aug 14, 2007 6:11 PM GMT
    ok bro, that was awsome class last week...haha, i was sore for few days after that one
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    Aug 16, 2007 1:31 PM GMT
    Im not sure if anyone messaged you but this is the website I got mine from.




    http://streetprices.com/x/search.cgi?query=webcam

    It lets you compare with competitors.
  • Bean

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    Aug 16, 2007 9:34 PM GMT
    The truth is Mac are overpriced because there is only one supplier Apple...

    Have you noticed that there are now Intel based Mac notebooks... the same base hardware as the <$500 window machine... Apple finally learned what Microsoft figured out long ago the profit is in the software not the hardware... build your code to run on a standard base hardware suite... then let the off-shore suppliers cut each others throats working on mergins the require massive sales number to break even and more to make a profit...

    I would love to see Microsoft go againt both Apple and Linux... Vista is garbage and will force you to upgrade all your application software... it refuses to run software that predates the operating system...

    I wish that we could get users to understand how this stuff work so Gate and Jobs would have the non heavy iron computer world by the short hairs...
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    Aug 17, 2007 12:41 AM GMT
    It also made no sense for the Mac to be tied down to a processor line that wasn't advancing anywhere near as quickly as the x86. Even after the G5 came out, Apple's notebooks were still stuck with the G4 because there was no G5 suitable for mobile applications. With notebooks becoming more and more popular, Apple couldn't afford to keep lagging behind in mobile performance.

    I've been a Windows user since Win 3.11, and I'm now at the point where I'm seriously considering a Mac for my next PC purchase. I loved Win2000, and I used it for 5 years before finally switching to XP, last summer. XP has been a disappointment, and Vista is getting terrible reviews. A Mac Pro running two 30" flat panels would be totally awesome.
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    Aug 20, 2007 3:08 AM GMT
    i got a logitech from an apple store and it works just fine. thanks for the replies!
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    Sep 03, 2007 11:58 AM GMT
    paradox, Windows Vista is awful and Office is a horror. I now have Office 2007 or whatever it is called and I hate it and my fast computer (not kidding on that either) seems terribly and unacceptably slow because of it. Windows 2000 was a great operating system, Windows XP less so.
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    Sep 24, 2007 6:46 AM GMT
    Id rather have 2k in my computer anyday. Im going to up this one to Vista only because my friend bought me Ultimant. and its like he he said.. get used to since XP is almost history after this december.

    as for mac, one supplier makes it expensive but even Ive heard from die-hard mac fans that the hardware fails more so then other systems. I myself am A+ cert. and i just dont care to build them anymore. It kind of like.. eh screw it. I'll leave this ones problems to someone else.
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    Sep 24, 2007 11:52 AM GMT
    I just ordered a new PC, and I opted to have it loaded with XP. I stuck with W2K while XP matured for a few years, and I'll stick with XP while Vista matures. As far as I'm concerned, the first couple years after Microsoft releases an OS is just beta testing by the general public.
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    Sep 24, 2007 1:27 PM GMT
    I'm curious why you went with a PC instead of a Mac, Paradox.
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    Sep 24, 2007 1:55 PM GMT
    I'm really not in the mood to learn a whole new OS and deal with all sorts of new software. And, most importantly, I wanted a computer that is absolutely silent, and the Mac Pro would be noisier than my current PC, which is quiet but not silent. With the machine I'm getting, the only noise it should ever make is when it's spinning a disk in the optical drive, and that is a seldom occurrence. Hard drive noise should be minimal to none because the system's single drive is in an enclosure.
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    Sep 24, 2007 1:59 PM GMT
    Do you do audio work or does the noise bother you?
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    Sep 24, 2007 2:09 PM GMT
    Noise bothers me, and as I've gotten older, the desire for complete silence has increased.
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    Sep 24, 2007 2:12 PM GMT
    OK - this is off-topic, so sue me. ;)

    Just got a different Logitech device - Harmony 720 Advanced Universal Remote - at Costco for about $120.

    I'm using it to control TiVo, TV, Digital Cable Box, A/V Switcher/Amplifier, LaserDisk, DVD, and S-VHS.

    It actually works. It's amazing to configure - online - then downloads via USB to the remote.

    If you guys ever need something like this, Logitech has it NAILED.

    - Joey