Re:Cuseeme / color!!!! (hmmm...lots to think about here)

Adrian Close (adrian@tracker.com.au)
Tue, 11 Jun 1996 13:24:26 +1000 (EST)


Hi Bill,

Firstly, thanks for your hard work and informative posts on this list
thus far!

> SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU PLUNK DOWN YOUR $229:
> Be aware that the Color QuickCam currently supports ONLY 24- and 16-bit
> color, and therefore is compatible ONLY with the White Pine Color CODEC. It
> is NOT compatible with the CU-SeeMe Grey CODEC, meaning you will NOT be

Ah... Doh! I hadn't realised this. I've got a CQC order in the works but
based on this latest intelligence that may not be such a great idea...
Presumably this also means that standard Cornell CU won't work with the
CQC either - or will it?

Perhaps we could motivate eager CQC users to petition Connectix to
broaden their codec support? What do you think would be the best way to
do this? Or do you think sending individual letters is a better way?

FYI, CQC's will (not yet) retail for $AUS549 here when released!
Cheapest I can get them is $AUS440... :-( Now, the exchange rate is
something like $US0.80 = $AUS1 and that don't add up to $229=$549!

Cheers.

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