a nightmare of miss information! HOWEVER, led me to get this unit and it works perfect!
Linda M Crawford, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: This Pain in the @$$ as a specimen of Samsung's Smart TV proprietary cameras. I went to Kansas with a NEW 32" Samsung Smart TV and and $80 Logitech webcam to set Mom up with SKYPE. Using the TV remote to maneuver through the Smart TV (a NIGHTMARE), I finally got my Mom a SKYPE acct and low & behold, The TV wouldn't "recognize" the webcam. I went online and bought the Samsung 4000. Samsung is Samsung, right? WRONG!
Summary: And what I mean is that the previous model had a little cover you could pull over the lens. And that had a real purpose: lot of discussion around, how there are chips in TVs and cameras whereas the area can be monitored, even when the TV is off. The lid at least disables the visual. So did somebody pick up the phone and tell Samsung not to screw national safety, or this was Samsung's own initiative figuring we did not need privacy at all?
Summary: By far the best of the bunch. This is the original model Samsung made and it is by far the best one available! I am so happy I was able to find it on Amazon as they no longer sell it in stores. I got a second TV and needed a second Skype cam. I bought a newer version and let me tell you it was junk! I immediately returned it and searched for the model I had which is this one. Got super fast shipping and it works flawlessly with a fantastic picture.
Summary: The quality I get from this camera is always better compared with laptops. The image will rarely freeze and with the computer, the video continually freezes or the image get heavily distorted. You even get 3 zoom levels and you can control both the speaker volume and the integrated mic volume.
Top Quality Cam! Works great with my 55" Samsung LED
8 November 2013
Summary: I couldn't be happier with my purchase. This is the best version of the Smart TV cam that Samsung produced. I purchased one of the newer ones and it broke within a month. I was recommended to try this one from a friend and it is the absolute best! If you need a Cam for your TV, this is a great purchase! Cheers!