"Disappointing"on by maxcoaster
Pros Full remote control of Pan/Tilt and Zoom functions.
Cons No option to adjust Ringtone volume.
No option to adjust Brightness/Contrast/Colour.
No option to adjust Video quality.
Remote Control often unresponsive.
No On-Screen display of incoming Skype calls when watching TV.
Summary Unfortunately,this TV Cam is severely lacking any useful features: the Ringtone volume is VERY LOW,almost inaudible when watching TV at normal volume,and impossible to hear if you're not in the same room! It does NOT provide any option to increase the Ring volume.
Video quality is pretty poor,although it's supposed to be 720HD,a bit like watching a well-used, second-hand VHS video cassette. There is no light compensation for dark/light rooms,and no option to alter Brightness/Contrast/Colour/Sharpness. (If you have lamps etc. near you and in front of the cam,you'll glow very brightly on screen!)
The Remote Control is often unresponsive,and you frequently have to keep pressing the Controls. If you have your speakers on,this sometimes causes a "popping" sound!
There is no On-Screen display/alert of incoming Skype calls when you watch TV. (It doesn't display over what you're watching,like on a normal PC monitor.) To see this,and view the Skype homepage,etc.,you HAVE to leave your TV tuned to the HDMI input you use for the cam. (I.e. you can't watch TV.) So,if you're expecting a call,you need to be in a fairly quiet environment,with strategically-placed lighting and your TV tuned to a specific HDMI Input.(I've already missed two calls because of the above-mentioned problems!)
I use this cam wirelessly,with a 60 to 100Mbs high-speed fibre optic broadband connection.
I'm sorry,but I can't recommend this product,and it's very expensive considering all it's lack of useful features.
Pros Makes complete sense!
Good video and sound quality
Cons Lack video conferencing. Perhaps a software update will solve this in the future.
Summary I have always wanted Skye on a large screen TV and had hooked up an old PC I have around to my 60" LCD TV for that purpose. Challenge is my PC is not always turned on.
Here comes the TV Cam HD from Logitech that answers that very need!
It delivery exactly what I had wanted, Skype on my TV and always ON so I don't miss any calls. Video and sound quality is great.
Set up was very easy. I use the wifi since I didn't have a network outlet nearby. This did not affect its quality.
Next improvement I hope for - video conferencing. I have that on my PC as I subscribe to it, but I didn't find that function on this TV Cam. Hopefully it will come as a future improvement.
Pros easy setup, skype pre-installed, great call and 720p video quality, friendly user interface, the zoom in and out feature on the remote,
Cons not 1080p but could be featured in next iteration, $199 price tag, difficult to figure out conference calling
Summary The TV Cam HD was sent over to my house by Logitech to try out. I am so happy they did because I can't stop using Skype with it. Been calling my friends all over the US and Canada. Maintains the beautiful 720p quality in all video calls with no problem. Plus kept great quality with the voice calls I made. I should admit though that my internet is in the 24 MBPS range, but does not require a connection that fast to use.
The setup was so easy and I went through it without any problems. Connecting the cam to the internet with both through ethernet cable and then installing the wi-fi was simple. Signing in was very simple as well, my skype name and password are pretty long so tedious going back and forth on the on screen one line keyboard. Whenever I would make an error I would have to go all the way to one side of the keyboard where the backspace was located. One time thing though so nothing to worry about.
One little great perk is that the TV Cam rings when I don't have my TV on, so I have not missed one call yet. One of the most entertaining features is being able to zoom in and out from the very big angle of the room the camera captures. My cousins were so jealous when I started zooming in and out, with the picture staying very crisp and beautiful. Before I use to use my Logitech C920 webcam, but prefer the wide angle lens that the TV Cam offers.
Had a little problem figuring out how to conference call, but I will figure it out. I am glad that I was allowed to try out the camera and will definitely recommend to all my friends that use Skype. I'll let them know that this camera is worth the $199, but a $25 or $50 price reduction would attract more people.
Pros It is a plus to be able to mount it on the flat screen or use it on a tripod.
The HD resolution is great and the picture is clear and sharp.
Multiple accounts can be added to the TV HD Cam
Cons When your in a sub menu and to back out you would usually use left arrow on the remote, then right before getting to the main menu you would have to hit the select button. Why not just continue with the left arrow
No component or composite outputs
Summary The picture is outstanding and it gives a whole new meaning to Skyping. I can be any where in the house and make or answer my video calls without having to wait for the computer to boot up. The yet the next best part of having the TV CAM HD is I can take it with me any where like to a friends house, to the office, on trip or to another state. All I need to do is connect it Wireless or via Ethernet and hook it up to a screen via HDMI.
Pros good picture quality
easy to setup
looks cool on top of the tv
missed call light
wide angle camera for the whole family
don't a need a pc any more for camera
Cons interface with remote and skype need some work but not bad
needs louder ringer for calls
Summary We love this camera no pc required, so i installed the camera on the family room tv and in a flash i had skype working. It took longer to lonin to skype than setup the camera. It ever rings like a phone if the tv is off to let you know some is calling on skype. Now the whole family is in the picture and not around a desk chair and pc also the camera has zoom. well worth the money on saved phone bills. Picture quality is very good and uses HDMI connection on the tv.