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Logitech Announces TV Cam HD for Wireless 720p Video

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Logitech is bringing Skype to a TV near you with the brand new TV Cam HD, capable of transmitting 720p wide-angle footage over a WiFi or Ethernet connection.

The Logitech TV Cam HD mounts to the top of your HDTV and requires only an HDMI connection and an available internet connection. Once you have installed the hardware, you can enter your Skype account information into the built-in application and begin making calls to any of your contacts.

“Amazing connections happen when the video calling experience moves to the TV in the living room: the most popular and comfortable place in the house,” said Joerg Tewes, vice president of Logitech's digital home business group. “Because of the size of the TV screen and the quality of the video, the new Logitech TV Cam HD with Skype brings a whole new social element to the living room, helping you feel like your family and friends are right there with you. It's a transformative experience.”

Additionally, the Logitech TV Cam HD features a Carl Zeiss optical lens, four Noise Cancelling Microphones to reduce background noise and echoes, as well as a built-in ringer to notify you of incoming calls; even when your TV is turned off.

The Logitech TV Cam HD is expected to arrive later this month, priced at $199. Visit the product page for more information.

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    scythe944 , August 8, 2012 2:27 PM
    I was hoping that they'd release an app for PS3 / Xbox, but at least this way I could use my TV to skype with, without purchasing a new TV with a camera and skype built-in.
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    radon_antila , August 9, 2012 6:53 AM
    Now, I don't own a PS3 or an XBox so I don't know how Skype would work with those, but with modern TVs: 2 HDMI ports = Game + Skype via Picture-in-Picture (PIP).
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    alcalde , August 9, 2012 11:20 PM
    This would be a lot nicer if it supported open protocols like SIP so that you could use it with the service of your choice.