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Panasonic switches on Skype calling for new TVs

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Tue May 18, 2010

Skype video calls come to Panasonic TVs

Panasonic on Tuesday made good on an earlier promise to bring Skype video chats onto its Internet-capable Viera HDTVs. At the same time, Panasonic's Skype-enabled TY-CC10W communication camera has gone on sale. Using the camera tied into a compatible Panasonic allows Skype to place free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls.

Users make the calls using their TV remotes, and a sufficiently fast Internet connection can handle calls up to 720p at 22 frames per second. Compatible TVs include theVT25, VT20, G25, and G20 Series. Audio-only conferencing works with up to 24 other people.

The TY-CC10W costs $170. It connects over a USB port and has four unidirectional microphones along with echo-canceling.

by MacNN Staff



  1. alterseekers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    great news!

    This is really a great new feature from Panasonic. Imagine, you can now enjoy communicating with your friends and relatives through Skype, in the comfort of your own living room . Most of these should be connected wirelessly via WiFi connection, and having a wireless rotuer in your home can really help. Anyway, speaking of wireless routers, if you're looking for a good one, I recommend you check out the Netgear Wireless Router for Video and Gaming. You can use this device to connect computers, gaming consoles, notebooks, or wireless printers, and also your networked home theater devices. You can also use this to stream video and music from a USB drive to media players and DLNA TV's, even without using a computer. Not that's one powerful wireless router for you. For more information about Netgear's Wireless Router for Video and Gaming, check out this site: Enjoy!

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