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>My daughter lives in Florida and she just had a new baby. It is hard for us
>financially to keep flying to see her since we do not live there. A friend
>mentioned to us why don't we both get a * so I can see the baby and the
>baby can see me so she cannot forget who I am.
>We both have comcast for broadband. Can anyone recommend a good easy to
>install and not expensive web cam we both can use?
WHen I did a quick research on this subject I settled on an Intel Pro
Video PC Camera (Model CS431 I believe. THere are a couple other
Intels with similar names, the 431 seemed the best. They stopped
making and selling them recently so about the only place to get them
is on Ebay and prices range from around $30 to $60 depending on the
phase of the moon. Past reviews of it placed it near the top on
almost all tests. Originally it was selling for over $150. It has a
built in microphone and works well even in low light and has a three
element lens with part of it made of glass. It's USB and works under
XP and earlier. You can review it's specs and the other similar
Intel cameras at Intels website and download drivers, etc, if you
need them. You won't with the 431 but there were similar cams that do
need some of the updates.
John Navas <http://www.veryComputer.com/;
CABLE MODEM/DSL GUIDE: <http://www.veryComputer.com/;