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dragonash
03-27-2009, 06:03 PM
I'm looking at this one (all i need is a cheap thing for simple security)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16881334003

Im not looking to spend some big bucks. I just need to focus it on one spot.

shifty
03-27-2009, 06:37 PM
Linksys has a decent one @ BestBuy for around $100, but the thing about cameras is they're not auto-focus, they're not good in low-light situations either.

dragonash
04-01-2009, 11:29 AM
wow, i forgot i posted this.

yeah, i saw the same thing about linksys. Seems to be the way to go for a quick thing.

lilith
04-01-2009, 12:52 PM
That one at linksys had a link to this one at newegg that does work in low light situations and has an autofocus. I am thinking of getting this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16881224003

dragonash
04-01-2009, 01:34 PM
hmm... i gotta find out if it can record video directly to an external drive.

Wes
04-01-2009, 02:10 PM
Did you try any of them yet? I have tried many older cheapy solutions and didn't like their quality. I ended up buying like 50ft/100ft/150ft cables and uses real CCTV cameras.

shifty
04-01-2009, 05:01 PM
hey Lil, that one you linked to has some pretty piss-poor ratings. i don't know if i'd trust it.

where is the autofocus one from Linksys? i gotta see it to believe it.

lilith
04-02-2009, 09:37 PM
It looked to me like they had some problems with the product a while ago and have been writing firmware to improve it. The reviews get better as time goes on. I guess they still say it can be loud, but the manufacturer is obviously willing to work with people! I don't know, maybe not good enough to buy yet, but definitely worth watching, especially at that price.... :)

I just noticed at Newegg that you can do a sort by highest rating.... This is the one that comes up. It is only $137.99. But even at the higest rating, less than 50% gave it a perfect score!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830137008

Went back and sorted by highest rating again and now this one comes up... I'm confuzeded... :confused:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16881102023