hello, good evening to all. i consider myself a novice having played around with a technomate with softcams only. there are different versions of this diablo cam. would anyone be willing to give me some pointers as to what to buy. am i correct in saying i need the cam, programmer and a card? is this item of any use? would it be able to make available more than softcams, which is very little presently. i asked the same question on another forum and someone replied that his diablo is just gathering dust and he recommended a protek. however i am a little hesitant using that as it requires an internet connection. can this be safe? many thanks, regards.