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Logitech to Deliver True-to-Life Skype Video Calling in the Living Room

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Today Logitech and Skype announced the new Logitech TV Cam HD, a high-definition TV camera with built in Skype capability that operates on any HDTV with HDMI input, making it easier than ever to share everyday moments through HD Skype video calls from the comfort of your own living room.

With Skype built in and using Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity with your HDTV, there is no additional software or computer required, making installation and use quick and easy. Using a simple, bundled remote controller, the Logitech TV Cam HD lets you call anyone using Skype on any platform, whether they are on their smartphone, tablet, HDTV or computer. Simply sign into Skype with your existing Skype Name, or create a new account on your HDTV, and you are a few clicks away from making a Skype video call from the comfort of your couch. You can also use Skype on the Logitech TV Cam HD to call landline or mobile numbers using your account’s Skype Credit or calling subscription. Plus, the Logitech TV Cam HD is Skype Certified, ensuring you will have the best-possible Skype calling experience.

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why make this when they need to spend more money making thier crappy headsets better... ???


this is coming from someone who owns 8 logitech products.... my mouse,KB,speakers are great... but thier headsets.... nope. mics pick up background noise too much.
 

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this is coming from someone who owns 8 logitech products.... my mouse,KB,speakers are great... but thier headsets.... nope. mics pick up background noise too much.
I have the H555 and it works very well and is very comfortable.
 

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this isnt a bad idea actually, making a webcam that is generic for all HDTV's.
 
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I like it a lot, but for $200. Ha ha ha ha no.
 

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For that price it should also include like two free years of Skype premium. :)
 
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I have the H555 and it works very well and is very comfortable.
can people hear case fans or your AC running?
 
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Great product. Albeit a bit expensive.

I just paid a nasty premium for a Samsung SMART TV to have the skype app to video-talk with family overseas. I bought this model of TV solely for skype!

But the app within the SMART TV is crap - nothing like the "real" skype we get on a PC or Mac - and also the TV's inbuilt camera quality is quite poor... and certainly not worth the premium I paid for the samsung.

In hindsight I would have much preferred the logitech system... and "always on" even when the TV is off is a great idea.