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RunningMan

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#79855 23-Mar-2011 09:20
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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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ActiveMatrix
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  #451045 23-Mar-2011 10:24
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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. 

RunningMan

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  #451049 23-Mar-2011 10:37
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Brilliant - thanks! Exactly what I was wanting to know Smile

 
 
 
 


ActiveMatrix
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  #451058 23-Mar-2011 10:55
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RunningMan: Brilliant - thanks! Exactly what I was wanting to know Smile


I'm pleased I could help! 

Dunnersfella
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  #451308 24-Mar-2011 08:25
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+1 - simple to use, even my parents could sort it out!

grolschie
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  #451376 24-Mar-2011 11:06
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Does these TVs have some kind of sleep mode with Skype still enabled so that it would wake up when you get a call?

RunningMan

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  #451503 24-Mar-2011 15:52
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Dunnersfella: +1 - simple to use, even my parents could sort it out!

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

Dunnersfella
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  #451642 24-Mar-2011 23:49
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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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  #451667 25-Mar-2011 07:51
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Sweet. Thanks. :-)

ActiveMatrix
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  #451681 25-Mar-2011 09:05
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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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  #451683 25-Mar-2011 09:10
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D'oh! Thanks for that.

ActiveMatrix
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  #451684 25-Mar-2011 09:12
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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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  #451914 25-Mar-2011 22:38
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You can set your TV to 'auto answer' can you not?

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