Skype Enabled TVs Coming From LG And Panasonic At CES 2010

Posted: Jan 5 2010, 1:22am CST | by , in News | CES
Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:34pm CDT

 

Skype Enabled TVs Coming From LG And Panasonic At CES 2010
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Today at the CES 2010 Skype announced partnerships with LG and Panasonic to offer Skype–enabled HDTVs.
Skype software will be embedded into the Panasonic line of 2010 VIERA CAST-enabled HDTVs and in 26 new LG LCD and plasma HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment Access.

Both lines are expected to be available in mid-2010. Both LG and Panasonic will offer specially-designed HD webcams that are optimized for Skype video calls as separate accessories that can be plugged into the televisions. These webcams support 720p HD and include special microphones and optics that can pick up sound and video from a couch-distance.

Skype recommends uninterrupted high-speed broadband of at least 1 Mbps symmetrical bandwidth to achieve 720p HD-quality video calls on either a PC or television.

Skype on TVs actually makes a lot of sense. You have a big display and a comfortable seat to chat with your friends and relatives. Ideally you can continue watching TV and run Skype as PIP. The details for the Skype TVs have not been announced yet.

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