Skype on HDTV without Smart TV
has launched its new TV Cam HD, a high-definition TV camera with built-in Skype that actually only needs HDMI in order to get Skype on your TV.
The Logitech TV Cam HD features integrated Ethernet and WiFi connections as well as built-in Skype so it just needs a TV that has HDMI input, getting rid of all the fuss about finding and buying a webcam for your TV. Spec-wise, you are looking at Carl Zeiss optics and 720p capability, built-in 802.11gn WiFi, Ethernet connection, HDMI output, built-in ringer when the TV is off, digital zoom, pan and tilt options, and four noise cancelling microphones that should provide premium audio even in large living rooms.
The Logitech TV Cam HD ships with simple remote and according to Logitech, should ship in the U.S and Europe by August and September, respectively.
The suggested retail price is set at US $199.99, which sounds rather steep. You can check out more details over at the Logitech product page here