Microsoft VX6000 75% (19.99) off From WHSmiths instore and online+P&P
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Microsoft VX6000 75% (19.99) off From WHSmiths instore and online+P&P

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Found 31st Jul 2009Made hot 31st Jul 2009
Experience instant messaging in a whole new waycommunicate with friends and family as if they were in the room with you. This Camera allows you to take High Definition video and photos show you in the best light, Capture up to 30 frames per second, which means the video images you see are smooth and seamless, and has a built in microphone. It is also compatible with all Instant Messanger programs

My wife has the VX3000 which I thought was a good camera but these seems much better. although the website doesn't say what model this it ionstore promotions say VX6000

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mod

Hi
Thanks for posting
I have ammended the merchant to WH Smith as this is where you buy the product from. Microsoft make the prodoct but the deal is for WH Smith
Regards
andywedge

You may be able to get this webcam for £14.99 instore using the attached printable ]£5 off £15 spend vouchers as it is appearing under the 'Stationery' section.

this price IS hot!

dont often use whsmith, in fact never, but it seems first class delivery is free (as opposed to the default saver delivery)...is that normal?! heat added!! thanks! :thumbsup:

The RRP for this is £49.99

I wonder how Smiths came to their retail price?

dabs.com/pro…000

Ropey reviews on DABS.

Any idea if this webcam has a standard 1/4" tripod mount fitting on it?

Seems to be a feature that is getting less & less common

Is it Linux compatible?

I've had one of these for a while. Got it from Scan about 12 - 18 months ago for about £18 as it was an OEM version (same camera, brand new and sealed with manual and software but packed in a plain box instead of the usual display box).

I'd say it's nothing special, not worth the £50 RRP but good value at this price if you need one.

only ever as good as your upload speed and contention ratio when using it over the web (IM) ! ;-)

CJUK;5899505

only ever as good as your upload speed and contention ratio when using it … only ever as good as your upload speed and contention ratio when using it over the web (IM) ! ;-)



I only get 2mb broadband so maybe that's the problem.

supergoose;5899546

I only get 2mb broadband so maybe that's the problem.



2mb download /// if your lucky 512kps upload (0.5mb) and its likely your contention ratio will be 50:1.

When using a webcam you will be uploading

will this be any good as a webcam as i only get 1.25 mb upload on my isp

CJUK;5899599

2mb download /// if your lucky 512kps upload (0.5mb) and its likely your … 2mb download /// if your lucky 512kps upload (0.5mb) and its likely your contention ratio will be 50:1. When using a webcam you will be uploading



That's exactly what I was thinking................... well kind of.

pibpob;5899437

Is it Linux compatible?


That's a good question! Guess I'd need to be able to get my microphone to work first though :-D

anewman;5900003

That's a good question! Guess I'd need to be able to get my microphone to … That's a good question! Guess I'd need to be able to get my microphone to work first though :-D



has a built in microphone :thumbsup:

£80 orginally ...lol...no chance

2 left in Wimborne store this afternoon....been trained by martin lewis... its only a bargain if you need it, and I dont.. ha ha

mattmerch;5899704

will this be any good as a webcam as i only get 1.25 mb upload on my isp



1.25mb upload? I presume you are cable broadband (i.e Virgin) and not ADSL (i.e BT Internet) ?

You wont have any problem using this cam if that is your upload speed :thumbsup:

Banned

is this good for youtube upoads im a noob when it comes to pc etc

dj_urban;5900704

is this good for youtube upoads im a noob when it comes to pc etc


youtube.com/wat…Up0
This guy says no.

Banned

anewman;5900850

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=OC70RKD8Up0This guy says no.



hmmm very out of sync, went through a few other cams clips other users uploaded not that great, what are good webcams? or is one of them hd home movie cams better?

pibpob;5899437

Is it Linux compatible?



linux-projects.org

Would be helpful to put "Webcam" in the title!

muffinhead;5897991

You may be able to get this webcam for £14.99 instore using the attached … You may be able to get this webcam for £14.99 instore using the attached printable ]£5 off £15 spend vouchers as it is appearing under the 'Stationery' section.



I can confirm that the voucher does work indeed. I called the store before going there to check store, they only had one and reserved it for me.

When I got there the woman was trying to use the Hardware and console voucher which did not work, then I said to her can you please try the Stationary one (at which point she was like laughing at me saying no way is stationary) but to her surprise it worked.

Excellent deal getting this camera for £15 is excellent, yes you read well £15 it was £19.99 - £5 (voucher) + £0.01p (plastic bag) they charge for bags now. So if you take a bag with you then is only £14.99


Heat and rep added

asandino;5906046

then I said to her can you please try the Stationary one (at which point … then I said to her can you please try the Stationary one (at which point she was like laughing at me saying no way is stationary)

Why - was it moving at the time?

supergoose;5899546

I only get 2mb broadband so maybe that's the problem.



If you think it's nothing special then problably not, unless you're judging it on what you can see, which isn't really fair. You need to see someone else use it or get someone to look at you and see what they think. Of course you only have their word for it

Just saw these on sale for £69.99 in Tescos today.

I have this webcam, it's ok, does the job on my pc running xp. However, on my laptop running vista it was not having any of it and after mucking about with drivers etc and it still not working.. we called it a day and bourght another, this time a logitech and it worked straight out of the box.
Having been on google about the vx6000 it seems many people have the same problem when trying to run it on vista, mainly trouble with the drivers for the mic.

This is working fine for me except for the fact it crashes after a while. I'm using Vista but while at parents its a really **** connection. Would the connection crash my new PC? I don't want it to be the camera because that would annoy me. So once I have 20 meg again will that fix the crashes? Does anyone know?

Cold, £13.99 on eBay........ lol
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