It seems like just yesterday that we brought to your sofa with Skype-enabled HDTVs from Panasonic and Samsung. Just over a year later, we already have more ways for you to make video calls with the click of your remote control and at a great price point.
Today, Panasonic announced its expanded VIERA Cast Blu-ray disc player lineup, including the ability to make video and voice calls supported by the FREETALK Conference Camera.
Here's how it works: To access Skype through the Blu-ray Disc player, you simply click the devoted Skype button on your remote control. You can also take advantage of other Skype features including:
- Standby Mode, which allows users to personalize ring tones;
- Answering Message, which allows users to create a personalized message when away; and
- SD Voice Mail, which automatically records messages left onto an SD card.
The line's compatibility with Skype allows users to personalize their entertainment experience to fit their lifestyle and enjoy the benefits of Skype from any HDTV.
The FREETALK camera - with wide-angle lens and beam-forming microphones - will be available in March at major retailers and online for $99.
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