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Why not Skype on my TV?

by norwtor / August 16, 2011 1:19 AM PDT

Have UE40B7070WWXXE and a Skype name. Ordered a camera from Skype, and they sendt me Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 for business. What is wrong?

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How odd!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 2:04 AM PDT

The only Skype cameras were those Samsung cameras. The Logitech 9000 while a fine camera is for a PC or Macintosh!

As these TVs are not PCs, we can't use such things.

I can't find any English page showing Skype on this HDTV. Hopefully you can return that Logitech.
Bob

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Why not Skype on my TV
by norwtor / August 16, 2011 6:36 AM PDT
In reply to: How odd!

Thx. I will order a new camera, but does that mean my TV will not work with Skype even with a compatible camera? The 9000 was delivered from instoreshop.com.

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Sorry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 6:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Why not Skype on my TV

I could not find this model HDTV on an English web page so I can't check if it has Skype.

Let me answer your question. Since a HDTV is not a PC it is not possible to use Skype or any web cam without a special version of Skype and camera. Since this is not cheap to implement, not all HDTVs will have this feature.

Hope this explains it for you.
Bob

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He said so .....
by norwtor / August 16, 2011 7:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

The salesman used Skype as an argument for buying Sad

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Let me clarify.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 7:32 AM PDT
In reply to: He said so .....

I can't find a web page in English showing that feature.

Let's say this model has Skype. You'll need the SAMSUNG SKYPE CAM for this model to use that feature.

HDTVs are not like PCs where we can use almost any camera.
Bob

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On the Remote: INTERNETT@
by norwtor / August 16, 2011 6:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Let me clarify.

The salesman pointed at the button INTERNETT@ and covinced me that INTERNETT=Skype. So what limits are there in the firmware in my UE40B7070WWXXE ralated to other versions?

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I fear you didn't read my reply.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 17, 2011 3:42 AM PDT

It appears you have more to discuss with that salesman and Samsung support in your country.
Bob

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He has no serious knowledge.
by norwtor / August 17, 2011 7:20 AM PDT

Thats why I try this forum. So my last question was: So what limits are there in the firmware in my UE40B7070WWXXE ralated to other versions?

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And I can't read the site about this model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 17, 2011 7:25 AM PDT

It's not in a language I understand.

This is where we have to refer you back to Samsung in your country.

But I do know that so far the Logitech 9000 is not for today's Samsung TVs. And that so far the only Skype Camera that is used on Samsung TVs is the one from Samsung.
Bob

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SkypeForTV.com
by rsgalloway / September 20, 2011 3:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Why not Skype on my TV

I'm considering developing an OEM Skype set-top-box. If you're interested, sign up here:

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