Opinion on new Dell XPS m1330 webcam, poor audio, slow, overall opinion-bought June 2

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by pcumming, Jun 14, 2008.

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    Opinion on new Dell XPS m1330 webcam, poor audio, slow, overal
    opinion-bought June 2008 Vist

    Web Cam-Terrible:Better frame rates in better light though, but stil
    sub-par performance

    Audio: Also such lousy speakers in my new (June 08) XPS 1530. Like a
    old transistor radio if you are old enough to remember those. No bass
    too much treble. Tiny speakers. Saw them when tech replaced my LCD whic
    was broken on delivery. Took him 3.5 hours to replace. A lot of wire
    and tight fits

    LanTray icon: I get a red X for 60 seconds on the network icon i
    System Tray but can still surf wired or wirelessly. After 60 seconds
    red X goes away. Plugging in Ethernet makes no difference on Red X. Wh
    knows. Also records some error regarding the Broadcom mini card 1395 (
    think) adapter not being able to find a certain file specified. Bu
    others have reported this with no problem or resolution. You find thi
    error in Event Log under System

    Vista slow-have tweaked everything I know and read about. May try
    dual boot back to Windows XP and hope everything works includin
    portable small IR Remote Control for Video/Audio, webcam, etc.. Tweake
    services, paging, TCP/IP connections, write cache, advanced caching
    eliminated some tasks from the onerous task scheduler, and on an
    on..... But sure there are more...

    Media Center Direct: Supposed to press Media Center button and have i
    not boot into Vista but be able to play DVD's/CD's. Not a big issue fo
    me but it does not work. Perhaps I have an incorrect BIOS setting o
    form what I read per Dell: If you have more than one account, Guest o
    other, and an Admin account requiring a password (like I have) then i
    will boot into Vista first. Others told me this is not true, but this i
    what I have experienced on my machine and what I read
    I have all the latest drivers

    Open to comment suggestions, tweaks,etc..

    pcumming, Jun 14, 2008
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