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    Reviews - Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review

    Microsoft's budget HD webcam touts 720p visuals and auto-focus for under £20. We take a look.
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    Re: Reviews - Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review

    Nice bike!

    Picture quality looks shocking, but it's nice to see companies pushing for higher resolutions webcams....how else are we going to achieve Back to the Future II full wall video conversations by 2015...
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    Re: Reviews - Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review

    i was looking at this cam yesterday and going to suggest it to my mum, but as she has a inspiron, simular to the one you mention, i'll look at the more expensive options.

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    Re: Reviews - Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review

    O/S Support ? Like XP64 ??



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    Re: Reviews - Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review

    Quote Originally Posted by Apex View Post
    O/S Support ? Like XP64 ??
    Given that XP x64 was a stop gap solution for high end Professional users (read Graphics and CAD users), the supported devices were never all that great.

    And, as such, the Microsoft site says "Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher (Excluding Windows XP 64-bit)".

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    Re: Reviews - Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review

    It looks great, I recently bought the HD 6000 for my girlfriend, from what I can see it's pretty much the same, except for the design, the HD 6000 is much more adjustable. Great camera, handles colours, focus, and light really well, I was dissapointed in Logitechs C510 HD webcam, design and quality wise it's complete crap next to Microsofts HD series.

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    Re: Reviews - Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 review

    My old logitech mp sphere webcam was a step up in quality but was always really grainy still. For £20 I might have to upgrade to this but how much upload bandwidth would it take to talk to someone on msn with this I wonder as my upload is about 50k/s at best.

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