Skype and Logitech have announced the TV Cam HD, a high-definition video conferencing camera said to be compatible with any HDTV that offers HDMI input. Priced at $199.99, the device comes loaded with Skype on board and also includes built-in Wi-Fi and ethernet, so you won’t need an internet-ready TV to bring the video chat experience into your living room.
You’ll need both a free HDMI port and electrical outlet
Logitech says setting up the camera is a simple affair which involves plugging in the dedicated power supply and hooking it into your HDTV via an open HDMI port. From there, Skype users sign in just as they typically would on a PC or smartphone, though doing so may be a chore judging by the barebones remote that’s included….