Now, Skype on TV

Skype will soon allow people to communicate face to face through televisions and not just computers

The voice and video call company announced this at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show this week.

It said it will enable free video calls for internet-connected high definition televisions (HDTVs) by partnering with consumer electronics giants LG and Panasonic.

The latest version of Skype for Windows can deliver up to 720p HD-quality video calling with 1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second. Skype said this translates into a better video calling experience.

To make a HD video call, users need a high-speed broadband connection, a new HD webcam, a PC with a 1.8 GHz dual-core processor and Skype 4.2 Beta for Windows.

The HD webcams can pick up sound and video from a couch-distance, Skype said.