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Panasonic TY-CC10

Panasonic TY-CC10W Skype camera

Video conferencing for couch potatoes

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Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Call of confusion

Given that, in many cases, you won’t know what equipment the other caller is using, making and taking calls with the TV is going to be problematic at times. Skype suggests ‘later this year’ for Mac support and currently calls to a Mac do get a sound connection, but a mystifying absence of video.

Panasonic TY-CC10

Features a wide-angle lens and four microphones, but seems pricey given the current calling limitations

Verdict

If you have compatible equipment, the Panasonic TY-CC10W is a simple – if pricey – way to get people connected up for video calling. But given the need for broadband (and so likely computer ownership) to use it, I think you’d have be a very keen video caller to find Skype for TV worth it. ®

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Panasonic TY-CC10

Panasonic TY-CC10W Skype camera

Puts Skype in the sitting room, if you've a compatible TV.
Price: £130 RRP

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