How many of you actually use iSight chat???

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by eidrunner247, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    I have iSight, and I have had it quite a while, but I very rarely use it. Don't get me wrong, I think it's an awesome thing, but, at the same time, just not very useful. Perhaps the MacBooks will change all of this by having it built in, but how many of you actually use iSight/iChat on a regular basis?
     
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  3. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Never have.

    All my Mac friends are still using G4 iBooks and they won't spend $100 on an iSight just so we can look at each other…;)
     
  4. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    On a regular basis, not really. Today I talked to my mom, aunt, and cousin who are in Toronto. I also talk to my friend as an alternative to tying up the phone line.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I rarely use it, maybe two or three times since I bought my MacBook Pro. :eek:
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

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  7. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    I acutally use it quite regularly when my cousin is at her dads which is every other week. Its fun. I love it.
     
  8. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    is it possible to have video chats with windows users when you're on an iSight?
     
  9. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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  10. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    cool. can you view the other user if theyre using a different type of camera?
     
  11. eidrunner247 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I have used it to talk to other friends who have the cheap-o web cams. That being said, talking from iSight to Macbook pro w/ built-in iSight, you can tell that there is a difference. But yes, it's possible. I have done it through iChat to other people using different cameras using PCs.
     
  12. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    so are you saying that the external or internal iSight is better?
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    According to Steve Jobs, the internal iSights are better.
     
  14. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    yeah, but that's just marketing. which is really better?
     
  15. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

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    My wife's macBook's iSight is sharper I think, but the picture is always dark. My external almost always seems to have better light sensitivity
     
  16. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    Almost never use the one I have in my MBP, none of my friends uses aol, and I dont want to use another app to video chat, until adium does video chat the isight will be a toy for me.
     
  17. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I mostly use my iSight for Photo Booth shots. I do the occassional video chat with my family on Bonjour, but that's pretty much it.
     
  18. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. I wonder if this changes when the Mac version of skype supports video.

    I'm thinking about getting an iSight when skype supports it.
     
  19. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Even then I think I'll leave the video off. The half-hour primping session is for before I go out, not before I sit in front of my Mac...
     
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    I have made a few chats but its Delicious Monster and PhotoBooth that gets most of the attention
     
  22. jamescwarren macrumors 6502

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    I use it quite a few times a month with my cousin so we can see eachother while using Nintendo WiFi connection with our DS's :p .
     
  23. mpw Guest

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    I pretend mines not working, and describe what I'm doing in graphic detail.....leave 'em wanting more:D
     
  24. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I use mine a lot. I use it to talk to my dad and my sister. My dad is only about 40 miles away, but we talk every day. My sister lives in Paris and just had her first baby, we video chat so I can see the new guy. The best is when the three of us can video chat together.

    I used to use it a lot to talk to my g/f in Connecticut ( I live in Vermont), but now we live together, so that doesn't happen anymore.
     
  25. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I go in cycles in using my iSight, some weeks I use it a lot other times I never use it at all.
     

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