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    Well done PC World!!

    Now there is a phrase I thought I never type out on this forum! Ric and I were sorting out the online streaming for the conf next week and were searching for a suitable HD capable webcam. We eventually narrowed it down to the Microsoft LifeCam 720p camera. It turned out PC World sells these and if you were to pop in and buy it off the shelf it would set you back £60, which was the price we were expecting to pay anyway, however, if you were to order it online and pick it up in store it goes down to a mere £40.61. Nice!
    So if you can't make the conf, you will at least be able to watch it live on the site

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    PC World is great for things like that. Ordered stuff online many a time and collected in store to get those extra discounts which actually make it a good deal.

    It's the getting stopped by a monkey in store that puts me off. I've since bought a white cane, sunglasses, and 2 fake hearing aids so the next time I go in I can pretend I can't hear them or see them =)

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    Did the cashier try and sell you the three year guarranty when you picked it up?

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    You can also go into store and get them to price match there online price straight away with anything off the shelf, done this a few times with bits and pieces....

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    I didn't realise that was a good price until a few days later - at which point there were none left.

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    Beware MS Lifecam drivers!!!

    One of the biggest bloatware ever seen.

    Allow 45 mins to install them - really - no joke.

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Allow 45 mins to install them - really - no joke.
    Was this a Win98 install though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Beware MS Lifecam drivers!!!

    One of the biggest bloatware ever seen.

    Allow 45 mins to install them - really - no joke.



    regards

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    It took 2 mins, including the time it took to download new firmware to the camera.
    Are you are still using 98 Simon? C'mon, I know you have a 98 box around your person somewhere.

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    I have no Win98 physical machines left (but plenty running as virtual file servers )

    Maybe MS has pre-installed the drivers into Win7???

    (Or maybe they are different to the old ones???)

    I'll try it out on my XP machine next week

    Si

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post

    Maybe MS has pre-installed the drivers into Win7???

    (Or maybe they are different to the old ones???)
    Or maybe it's about time you fed the hamster in your computer again. They can't run on an empty stomach! =)

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    Awesome! Glad to managed to get one.. hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    I have no Win98 physical machines left (but plenty running as virtual file servers )

    Maybe MS has pre-installed the drivers into Win7???

    (Or maybe they are different to the old ones???)

    I'll try it out on my XP machine next week

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    We've rolled em out to most offices here - mix of xp to win7 boxes, no issues at all.

    *sorry si*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    We've rolled em out to most offices here - mix of xp to win7 boxes, no issues at all.

    *sorry si*
    Can you guess why we chose the Lifecam Cinema? (glances over at the OCS compatibility list)

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    I know you love it Ric_ :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post

    It's the getting stopped by a monkey in store that puts me off. I've since bought a white cane, sunglasses, and 2 fake hearing aids so the next time I go in I can pretend I can't hear them or see them =)
    Surely if you've got the hearing aids in, you CAN hear, thats why they are there.

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