Using the Y-Cam Knight S as a Baby Monitor

Okay, so back to the @ycamsolutions Knight S camera and how they could be used as video baby monitors.

Unboxing

The camera comes safely packaged in a box that contains

  • The camera
  • The camera mount
  • A 5.0V AC Adaptor with a nice long lead that defiantly helps with placement
  • UK, European and US plugs
  • A CAT5 Ethernet cable

Look and feel

The camera itself is approx. 10cm x 10cm, a cluster of infrared lights surrounds the main camera, ready for night-time use, and a small mic and power light (which can be turned off in the software) are visible on the front. On the rear are the connector for the mount, the Ethernet port and the power connector.

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Y-Cam Knight S

Okay I received a pair of @ycamsolutions Y-Cam Knight S cameras in the post today. Setup was a little bit more complex than a standard Video Baby Monitor but initial results are that these cameras are extremely good and as they are based on wireless IP technology range is not an issue. Fuller review in the next few days along with an easy setup guide.

3D Projector? Is now the right time?

At the moment I am thinking about buying a 3D projector. I have waited for 12 months not wanting to make the same mistake I did with HD-DVD; yes I was one of the hundred people who really thought I was backing the winner in the HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray battle. With a fresh batch of tech loaded beamers coming out this month now could be the time, I have my eye on the latest Sony, the VPL-VW95ES.  But I really wonder if this is the future for large scale 3D in the movie room. At the moment there is no alternative if you want to go big. 3D on a large plasma or LCD does not really cut it for me when trying to recreate the 3D cinema experience. That said Toshiba are about to launch a new, no glasses required, set, the Toshiba ZL2,  at a staggering 55″ which possibly makes sense for casual 3D viewing. We will have to wait and see how good it is.

So back to my dilemma. Is anything radically going to change from a projector point of view in the next two to three years, the minimum time I would want to recoup my investment. Probably not!  Anyone want to buy my existing JVC DLA-HD1 projector?