Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
  News Headlines APPLE CANON FUJIFILM HTC HUAWEI LG MICROSOFT NIKON OLYMPUS PANASONIC PENTAX SAMSUNG SONY  
Lets Go Digital
 
     
Powered by True
Counted by OneStat.com
Panasonic VIERA HDTV with Skype software
Mark Peters : January 5th 2010 - 23:45 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
PanasonicSkype and Panasonic announce collaboration : Panasonic, a worldwide leader in high definition technology and built-in TV web entertainment, and skype, a leader in internet communications, announced a collaboration that will enable consumers to make voice and video calls over skype on panasonic's line of 2010 VIERA CAST-enabled HDTVs planned for launch in spring 2010. This collaboration takes skype to another platform, in addition to the computer and the mobile phone, which is the technology heart of the home, the television. Skype joins a growing list of web-based offerings on panasonic’s viera cast-enabled HDTVs including amazon video on demand, youtube, picasa web albums, bloomberg news and weather information.

Panasonic VIERA HDTV

Panasonic VIERA HDTV
“The addition of skype to our viera cast offerings truly takes HDTV connectivity to a whole new level,” said Bob Perry, vice president, panasonic consumer electronics company. “viera cast was created to offer panasonic viera HDTV owners a new level of entertainment by giving them access to some of the most popular content-driven web sites. panasonic viera HDTV owners can now not only share photos and videos online; with skype they can also talk to family and friends from the comfort of their living room.”

Skype Software features
• Free skype-to-skype voice and video calls.
• Calls to landline or mobile phone at skype’s low rates.
• The option to receive inbound calls via a user’s online skype number.
• Skype voicemail, if you have it set up.
• Being invited to participate in voice conference calls with up to 24 other parties.

Skype video calls
“Skype has made video calling easy, free and accessible. 34% of all skype-to-skype calls include video. In addition, the number one reason why skype users enjoy video calling is because it makes them feel more connected to friends and family,” said Josh Silverman, CEO of skype. “This is very exciting for us. TVs are a logical and natural platform for video communications. TVs will no longer be just the center of people’s entertainment experience, but have the potential to be the center of people’s communications experience.”

Panasonic HDTV with optional camera
To conduct a skype video call on a VIERA CAST HDTV, a specially-designed high-performance panasonic camera, which is sold as a separate accessory, is simply plugged into the television. The camera includes a special microphone system that can easily pick up sound from couch-distance. Plus, it will deliver up to 720p high definition video quality depending on the consumer’s internet bandwidth.

Panasonic VIERA CAST
Panasonic’s VIERA CAST feature has been widely acknowledged for its distinctive internet application, allowing the consumer to view targeted sites on a large HDTV, rather than a small computer screen. VIERA CAST requires no external box or PC. VIERA CAST is accessed via a single button on the television remote control and there is no fee to use the VIERA CAST functionality (some VIERA CAST services such as VOD have a separate fee structure).




   Samsung LED HDTV
   HDTV Market report
   Borderless LED TV
   Next  Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops
   Previous  Canon 70-200mm lens
   News by brand:Panasonic
   News by category:Home Entertainment
   News by brand and category:Panasonic Home Entertainment


LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest Panasonic announcements
Panasonic DC-GX800 test pictures
Panasonic GH5 offers 6K photo function
Panasonic Lumix FZ80 captures 4K Photo & 4K Video
Panasonic Lumix FZ80 superzoom camera
Panasonic DC-GX850 records 4K Video and 4K Photo
Panasonic Lumix GX850 mirrorless camera
Panasonic Ultra HD OLED TV with HDR support
Panasonic DC-FZ82 with 4K photo and video
Panasonic DC-GH5 system camera
Panasonic Lumix FZ82
Panasonic Lumix GX800
Panasonic Lumix GH5 test photos
Panasonic high-volume production scanner
Panasonic Compass Android Security and Services
Panasonic flexible Lithium-ion battery
 
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format camera
Fujinon XF50mm mid-telephoto lens
Fujifilm X100F premium compact digital camera
Fujifilm X-T20 mirrorless camera
Fujifilm X-T20 sample images
Fujifilm X100F sample photos
Are camera phones a thing of the past?
Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm lens
The most compact M-system camera Leica M10
Asus ZenFone AR smartphone
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom smartphone
Panasonic DC-GX800 test pictures
Panasonic GH5 offers 6K photo function
Panasonic Lumix FZ80 captures 4K Photo & 4K Video
Panasonic Lumix FZ80 superzoom camera
   
CanonCasioFujifilmNikonOlympusHTCSamsungSonyPanasonicNokia
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA