"Disappointing"0.5 starson 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.