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The VIZIO Internet Apps® TV Video Camera Brings Skype Further Into the Living Room with Skype Video and Voice Calling

Want to enjoy free Skype to Skype video and voice calling from the comfort of your living room? Today, we’re excited to share news that VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV company, has announced that most of its VIZIO Internet App TVs* will be Skype-enabled.

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Even cooler, Skype users don’t have to choose between their favorite TV show and a Skype call, as incoming calls display on the TV and allow users to accept a Skype call while watching a show. Four built-in microphones work up to sixteen feet away ensuring superior audio quality while chatting with a loved one. Even more, VIZIO’s TVs can deliver up to 720p HD video+, so users can have crystal clear video calls with friends and family both near and far.

The Skype app will automatically drop into the app dock on VIZIO Internet App TV owners, making it easier than ever to connect face-to-face with loved ones on the big screen. To use Skype on a VIZIO TV, users must have a broadband internet connection, a VIZIO Internet Apps TV Cam available online here, as well as a free Skype account. From more information, visit www.vizio.com/tvchat. For thoughts and questions, so please feel free to visit our Skype Support Network.


*Compatible with most VIZIO HDTVs featuring VIZIO Internet Apps®. For the latest list of VIZIO HDTVs that are compatible with this VIZIO Internet Apps TV video camera, please see www.vizio.com/tvchat.

+Video up to 1280 x 720 pixels is achievable when the following system requirements are met by all participants: (1) HD capable, compatible VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV, a PC or other device running Skype along with an HD webcam or HD camera; and (2) a high speed internet connection with minimum, sustained upload and download speeds of 1.5 MBPS. Video quality may be affected by the equipment and many factors including environmental. Where HD capable system requirements are not met by all participants but still sufficient for video transmission, video quality will resolve in standard definition. Not all VIZIO Internet Apps HDTVs support HD quality video using Skype

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