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Topic # 79855 23-Mar-2011 09:20 Send private message

I'm looking for feedback from anyone who's added Panasonic's Skype camera to their TV.

1) Is it any good, say in comparison to a webcam / computer setup?
2) Is it easy to use for non-techo people?
3) Any other comments?

Many thanks!

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  Reply # 451045 23-Mar-2011 10:24 Send private message

RunningMan: I'm looking for feedback from anyone who's added Panasonic's Skype camera to their TV.

1) Is it any good, say in comparison to a webcam / computer setup?
2) Is it easy to use for non-techo people?
3) Any other comments?

Many thanks!


I have a 50" Panasonic and the HD Skype Camera. There is no setup, you simply plug it in. Works very well. Video and Audio Quality is excellent and I use it for keeping in touch with the parents. Certainly easier than firing up the laptop and the big screen is nice.

I got it free with the TV, so not sure about cost justification. 



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  Reply # 451049 23-Mar-2011 10:37 Send private message

Brilliant - thanks! Exactly what I was wanting to know Smile

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  Reply # 451058 23-Mar-2011 10:55 Send private message

RunningMan: Brilliant - thanks! Exactly what I was wanting to know Smile


I'm pleased I could help! 

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  Reply # 451308 24-Mar-2011 08:25 Send private message

+1 - simple to use, even my parents could sort it out!

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  Reply # 451376 24-Mar-2011 11:06 Send private message

Does these TVs have some kind of sleep mode with Skype still enabled so that it would wake up when you get a call?



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  Reply # 451503 24-Mar-2011 15:52 Send private message

Dunnersfella: +1 - simple to use, even my parents could sort it out!

Excellent, exactly what it needs to be if I get it!

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  Reply # 451642 24-Mar-2011 23:49 Send private message

Yup - you don't need to be in the Facebook app for someone to call you...
I think there's an auto-answer feature too?

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  Reply # 451667 25-Mar-2011 07:51 Send private message

Sweet. Thanks. :-)

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  Reply # 451681 25-Mar-2011 09:05 Send private message

grolschie: Does these TVs have some kind of sleep mode with Skype still enabled so that it would wake up when you get a call?


The TV doesn't sign into Skype when it's turned on, you need to do this each time which is a pain in the bum with the Panasonic 50" which I have. It's more designed for you to call people, rather than them calling you from what I can take from it all. 

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  Reply # 451683 25-Mar-2011 09:10 Send private message

D'oh! Thanks for that.

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  Reply # 451684 25-Mar-2011 09:12 Send private message

grolschie: D'oh! Thanks for that.


But I guess it saves being interrupted when your in the middle of a movie! - :) 

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  Reply # 451914 25-Mar-2011 22:38 Send private message

You can set your TV to 'auto answer' can you not?

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