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Poor Image Quality on Skype with Microsoft VX1000 Webcam

I am running Windows XP on a 2.93GHZ Pentium with 512 MB of RAM. I have downloaded the latest version of Skype, and am ruunning this with a Microsoft VX1000 Lifecan. The sound quality appears fine, however I cannot whatever adjustments I make to the settings get a decent picture on the Webcam. I was OK in the previous version of Skype. I have checked and I am running the latest drivers for the Webcam, and it is connected via a USB 2.0 connection. I am wondering if it could be my internet connection? I am running a Netgear wireless card at 54Mbps. Anyone help???

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  • benwhook Feb 12, 2009

    Chris



    I am connected via Cable Modem (connection via Virgin)



    Cheers



    Ben

  • benwhook Feb 12, 2009

    Chris



    It is just me on my wireless connection it is only set up that way as the Cable Point is in my daughter's bedroom and the PC is my office next door. The wireless is secured via an encrypted AES Key. I am currently running AVG Free Version 8.0, and yes I have run a full scan and came up clean.



    Thanks

  • Chris May 11, 2010

    Have you tried calling someone and doing the video chat? Do they see the same thing that you are, or is the video good?

  • Chris May 11, 2010

    Ok, how many others use your connection? Do you have your wireless secured? Do you have anti-virus installed, and have you kept it updated and run a full scan lately?



    Just trying to eliminate a few more things.

  • Chris May 11, 2010

    What is your connection to the internet? (Cable, DSL, other...)

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Do you get the same effect just viewing cam picture
have you uninstalled and reinstalled cam
you need to set up cam with skype
follow instructions

Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on
Audio Settings
and set the Microphone and Speakers
to the computer Audio Card.
Then click on the Video Settings.
The camera if installed properly
will come up and show a picture.
Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.
please let me know if this has solved

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