Reviews and Problems with Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500
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DON'T DO IT !!!
Nicholas J. Koppy, Amazon
31 May 2012
Summary: I bought this webcam a few days ago, based on the strength of its positive reviews. Not sure if I got a defective example or if the thing is actually THIS bad. It WON'T white-balance! If I move -even slightly- while I'm on camera, the image washes completely out, and I become a faint outline on a screen that is totally blown out. I'm sitting about 2 feet away from the camera.
Summary: I purchased this webcam based on good reviews listed. I have Windows XP (SP2) and I had the same issues as another reviewer with XP who said it 'stalled' their computer and they thought maybe it was their internet service. That's what I thought because my computer kept shutting down - just on its own.
Summary: I followed the instruction to install the software and connect the webcam. But the image I got from the webcam flickered, regardless of which messenger I used (e.g., Windows Live, Gmail, and Skype). I went to Microsoft's support website and downloaded the update, which did not solve the problem. I do not recommend this webcam; the sound quality is not consistent either. Also, I bought it from a third party here, which made it impossible to return.
Summary: The reviews I read on the Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 convinced me that it was far and away the webcam to buy. In fact I bought three of them. Two for family elsewhere. After a week of trying; loading and downloading; deleting and reloading 5 times, I have yet to see the parties on the other side. I hear them fine, just cannot get a picture of them. I followed all instructions to the "t" as well. I downloaded only using Internet Explorer. Kept getting error messages.