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Samsung HD Skype TV Camera - VG-STC3000/ZA

Abt Model: VGSTC3000 | UPC Code: 887276017853
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Samsung HD Skype TV Camera - VG-STC3000/ZA

Compatible With:EH5300, ES6100, ES6500, ES6820, ES7100, E550, and E6500 series Samsung Smart TV's
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Samsung HD Skype TV Camera
 
3.2

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (12)
  • Durable (7)
  • Inexpensive (6)
  • Realistic color (5)
  • Easy to setup (4)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (11)
  • Not high def (4)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Camera for Skype and Motion Control

I bought this to use Motion Control and Skype on my Samsung UN50HU8550 Smart TV. It got detected well and works perfectly. I tried to use 2nd USB Port (1st USB Port says...Read complete review

I bought this to use Motion Control and Skype on my Samsung UN50HU8550 Smart TV. It got detected well and works perfectly. I tried to use 2nd USB Port (1st USB Port says TV Camera) and it works in any USB Port. Video and Audio Quality in Skype is Average. My HP Laptop HD WebCam Image quality is great compared with this. In 50" TV Screen, the video looks bit grainy. Motion control control works fine. But it's hard to master. Need lot of patience and steady hand. Still I like it, because I don't need to search remote to control TV(Need adequate lighting for gesture control)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Light on features.

Instructions are marginal, so I might have missed a feature. Anyway, wanted to use Skype on my UN55JS8500 (2015 model) and the STC-5000 is the camera Samsung suggests to use. Setup...Read complete review

Instructions are marginal, so I might have missed a feature. Anyway, wanted to use Skype on my UN55JS8500 (2015 model) and the STC-5000 is the camera Samsung suggests to use. Setup is fairly painless although Skype 5 needed to be downloaded separately. (A reasonable task) This is the first time trying Skype on a Samsung Smart TV, after having used it on a 4-year-old Panasonic. I think it's reasonable to expect similar or even better functionality. However ... Setup is plug and play, but the tv has zero configuration settings for it other than how voice and gesture commands are being used. No zoom, white balance or brightness adjustment anywhere. I'm not sure who is to blame for that (capability of the Samsung device or limited support from Skype, now part of Microsoft), but it sure feels like a half-baked implementation of Skype. Further, Skype for Samsung Tv is minimalistic as well where it cannot be configured to do anything other than full screen or auto connect etc.. Again, I'm using my experience with the Panasonic Viera as a reference where all that is possible. The mentioned lack of zoom (as far as I can tell), leaves this wide angle lens to show a large part of the room and if you're more than 2 meters (6 ft) from it an adult takes a small portion of the screen, with no way to reduce the viewing angle. Overall picture quality seems good and little to complain about. Sound (microphones) is also respectable. In that regard Samsung did their homework. As far as the software support ... Not so much. (There might be a component of Skype dropping the ball too.) As it stands, I do regret buying this camera as it doesn't really work well for above reasons with my tv. (Considering that the JS8500 is near top of the line for Samsung's LCD televisions it's even somewhat baffling.) It's okay if you don't have alternatives, not sure beyond that.

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2.0

Useless

By 

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Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations

Best Uses

    Comments about Samsung HD Skype TV Camera:

    Do not purchase these anymore Skype is not going to be supporting TV apps anymore.

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    1.0

    Avoid Samsung Camera VG-STC4000

    By 

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

      Cons

      • Did not meet expectations
      • not work with pc
      • picture poor
      • Poor Quality
      • sound unintelligible

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung HD Skype TV Camera:

        Do NOT buy Samsung Camera VG-STC4000. On the Samsung Smart TV, the picture qual;ity is very poor and the sound quality is even worse. Also, it soes NOT work with a PC. The Samsung Camera VG-STC4000 is useless.

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        3.0

        Light on features.

        By 

        from Hickory, NC, USA

        Pros

        • Inexpensive
        • Realistic color

        Cons

        • Did not meet expectations
        • No zoom
        • skype app minimalistic

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung HD Skype TV Camera:

          Instructions are marginal, so I might have missed a feature. Anyway, wanted to use Skype on my UN55JS8500 (2015 model) and the STC-5000 is the camera Samsung suggests to use. Setup is fairly painless although Skype 5 needed to be downloaded separately. (A reasonable task) This is the first time trying Skype on a Samsung Smart TV, after having used it on a 4-year-old Panasonic. I think it's reasonable to expect similar or even better functionality. However ... Setup is plug and play, but the tv has zero configuration settings for it other than how voice and gesture commands are being used. No zoom, white balance or brightness adjustment anywhere. I'm not sure who is to blame for that (capability of the Samsung device or limited support from Skype, now part of Microsoft), but it sure feels like a half-baked implementation of Skype. Further, Skype for Samsung Tv is minimalistic as well where it cannot be configured to do anything other than full screen or auto connect etc.. Again, I'm using my experience with the Panasonic Viera as a reference where all that is possible. The mentioned lack of zoom (as far as I can tell), leaves this wide angle lens to show a large part of the room and if you're more than 2 meters (6 ft) from it an adult takes a small portion of the screen, with no way to reduce the viewing angle. Overall picture quality seems good and little to complain about. Sound (microphones) is also respectable. In that regard Samsung did their homework. As far as the software support ... Not so much. (There might be a component of Skype dropping the ball too.) As it stands, I do regret buying this camera as it doesn't really work well for above reasons with my tv. (Considering that the JS8500 is near top of the line for Samsung's LCD televisions it's even somewhat baffling.) It's okay if you don't have alternatives, not sure beyond that.

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          1.0

          not made for all models

          By 

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Did not meet expectations
            • Poor quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung HD Skype TV Camera:

              not made for all models I brought the most upto date model j6500 on the web site it trys to sell one for my model on the tv speck it says compactoble with skype shows a girl doing a video confrence but brought one and it is not conpackable . with promises that it should be by xmass but no news still after two months. not a happy customber at all. wo'nt belive or buy anything else from samsung

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              5.0

              Excellent TV camera for Skype

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Realistic color

              Cons

              • works only on tv - no drivers for windows availab

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung HD Skype TV Camera:

                Good quality, even at lower light conditions. Very appealing design - I also like the privacy shutter on top. The only thing I would like additionally is a driver for Windows 10, so I could use it also with my computer.

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                1.0

                Inferior Camara

                By 

                from Florida

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Did not meet expectations

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung HD Skype TV Camera:

                    Purchased this Camera for my TV PN51E550, and it wouldn't even power up. So I sent it back and received a new from CDW and still id doesn't power up. So I take it to my other TV's and other TV's and more of the same. Unfortunately I'll have to send it back if I can't find a way to make this thing work for me.

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                    4.0

                    TV Cam

                    By 

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • little on the expensive side
                    • not enough apps for use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung HD Skype TV Camera:

                      work great for Skype on smart TV not much more i say . but so far problem free Samsung need a few more apps for there camera.

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                      5.0

                      Stay Close to Family

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                      Pros

                      • Bright display
                      • Durable
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung HD Skype TV Camera:

                          This TV camera has been the best addition to my Samsung collection. I have now started utilizing skype with many family and friends that, because of distance, I was not able to visit as often as I would like. The camera is quick and clean and I am enjoying every moment I can. Thank you Samsung for another wonderful product.

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                          1.0

                          Nice thought, but no thanks

                          By 

                          from Chicago, IL, USA

                          Pros

                          • Built-In Speakers
                          • Durable
                          • Inexpensive
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Did not meet expectations
                          • Not high def

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung HD Skype TV Camera:

                            Bad fuzzy picture quality on big screen. It's not a HD camera which is better for a HD television

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                            4.0

                            Good Camera for Skype and Motion Control

                            By 

                            from Waukegan, IL, USA

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Motion control
                            • Realistic color

                            Cons

                            • can use only with samsung tv
                            • Expensive
                            • Image quality
                            • Not high def

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung HD Skype TV Camera:

                              I bought this to use Motion Control and Skype on my Samsung UN50HU8550 Smart TV. It got detected well and works perfectly. I tried to use 2nd USB Port (1st USB Port says TV Camera) and it works in any USB Port. Video and Audio Quality in Skype is Average. My HP Laptop HD WebCam Image quality is great compared with this. In 50" TV Screen, the video looks bit grainy. Motion control control works fine. But it's hard to master. Need lot of patience and steady hand. Still I like it, because I don't need to search remote to control TV(Need adequate lighting for gesture control)

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