Notice that these people in the picture are actually looking at each other. How often is someone actually looking at you in a Skype conversation? Eye contact would make Skype so much nicer, but it's tough given that you can't really have a camera inside the screen very easily. I only see that getting worse if you use Skype with your TV.
Skype on the TV is a nice-to-have, but I'd need a lot of other stuff to make it work well (the camera needs to be able to zoom and pan, since I'm about 8-10 feet away, the eye contact thing, and the fact that I really don't want to be interrupted while I'm watching a movie, and I don't care to be changing my Skype status on the TV all the time, the list goes on).
I only turn on Skype for pre-planned conversations with family members. Otherwise it's disabled.
Skype on my TV? Oh Hell No!
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"I actually would sign up my Mom and Dad for this, They don't own computers and the only time we have video conference call or chat is when me or one of my brother or sister is at the house with our laptop. Like I said before, If the interface is easy, than its all worthwhile.
That's a shame, first MS buys Skype then they're pushing it towards TV? Why not fix the PC version first? I mean, it's good but there's been a plethora of issues lately.
I don't understand why they had to partner up with Comcast for this. I mean it would make more sense just to release it as a TV application since you need a webcam and not every TV has a built in webcam in it''s frame. I don't know how you're going to hook up the webcam to your Comcast cable box.
Again, while this may be cool, I don't think Comcast is the ideal partner for them or why they couldn't release the web app on their own.
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@Taylor I agree why they would partner with Comcast for this beats the heck out of me. I am sure Comcast will figure out a way to utilize the USB port on most cable boxes to hook the webcam into of course you will have to buy a specially branded webcam I am sure...
@Realneil I know what you mean there I also only turn on my Skype for pre-planned conversations and that is not very often especially since my job switched to using Microsoft Lync for all of our internal video conferencing.
Sneaky MS....branching out huh? Too bad its comcast, you'll be in the middle of a conversation with grandma and comcast will throttle your conversation.
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