Comcast and Skype have announced a partnership to let Comcast customers make HD video calls on their television, reports Richard Lawler for Engadget. To make it work they’ll just need a camera, adapter and a special remote. Comcast says video will initially be limited to 720p will be upgraded to 1080p eventually. Lawler says that while Skype has already partnered with several TV manufacturers for HD calling in the living room, working through cable boxes means a much greater prospective installed base.
With Skype offered through the cable box, Comcast customers will be able to make and receive Skype video and audio calls, or send instant messages via Skype on a television while watching TV at the same time. Trials begin in the next few months.
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