Reviews and Problems with Creative WebCam Live! Ultra
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LOOK-OUT for buying a VF0060 Webcam and its Sellers!
FRANK FAMA "Buyer Look-Out", Amazon
17 December 2008
Summary: Under product details it states the model of the Creative Labs Live Ultra Webcam is VF0060, which is a Webcam that came out in 2004, which is a discontinued and outdated unit. The main image picture and the watch it in action flash video of the unit and the items stated under the Technical Details are not the model Creative Labs Live Ultra Webcam (VF0060), its a 2008 model called Creative Labs Live Cam Notebook Ultra (VF0310).
Summary: After just 6 months of minimal use, the camera lost its green reception, so now there's a only purplish red and blue image. Tech support says send it in for a repair (shipping paid by me), though I don't think it's worth it. Also the software/driver conflicts with my Creative Zen mp3 player, and caused problems with start-up. I don't recommend it.
Summary: Disclaimer - this is my first webcam. It may be my last, if they're all like this one. I ordered this product and received it quickly. That is the only good news. It is all downhill from there. The installation froze and had to be rebooted twice before it would work. The second time it also froze, but I unstuck one of the reboots and got the other to work. The camera itself does not securely latch to a flat-screen monitor. It falls off easily.
Summary: Had one of these fail on me after 1 month. Additionally, these cameras are NOT compatible with all USB 2.0 chipsets on motherboards. The device is simply unrecognized by the computer. It works fine on one of my notebook computers, and can not be recognized on my other. It is rather frustrating and Creative Labs will not take responsibility for the problem. Otherwise, video quality is good, mounting to a notebook screen is a bit clunky and falls off pretty often.
Summary: All I needed was a decent webcam for Skype and such. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to see how the VF0060 performs because the driver would not install at all. I had good past experience with Creative webcams using the less expensive models VF0040 and VF0050, and I was generally pleased with their performance. The VF0060 was on Black Friday sale for dirt-cheap so I decided to give it a try.
Don't buy if you have an HP running Windows Media center
12 June 2006
Summary: I tried the install multiple times on my new HP laptop and new HP desktop. I've upgraded many computers and have never had to return a piece of hardware because I counldn't install it. Anyway I know it wasn't me because I tried the quickcam pro 5000 and that installed in a snap. Good luck to you if you own an HP computer and you buy the creative webcam live ultra.
Summary: My USB2.0 port on my IBM T40 became USB1.1. For a long time I did not know why and I had done a lot of homework try to figure that out. The internal sound card wend bad too lately so I had to have the motherboard replaced. Everything was OK, one stone, two birds. I was happy. I reinstalled everything and this camera and here it goes. Not only my new USB2.0 became 1.1 again, the camera was not recognized any more when I first plug it in.