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Real Bonding With Family Around the TV Via Skype

January 26, 2012



As you read these words, millions of people are conducting video chats using the popular Skype service, now owned by Microsoft. Most of these calls are low-resolution encounters between two individuals, conducted over personal computers.

This week, I tested a new device that aims to transform Skype video chats into room-size experiences, involving whole families or groups of friends on each end—seeing each other, chatting and sharing photos in high definition using TVs. It's called telyHD, and comes from a small Silicon Valley start-up called Tely Labs. In my tests, it worked well. 

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Skype Video Turns Chat Into Room Size Experience

January 25, 2012



Walt Mossberg tests a new device that aims to transform Skype video chats into room-sized experiences . telyHD lets families or groups of friends video chat using TVs instead of computers.

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Skype and Tely Labs deliver Tegra 2-powered Android videochat to your HDTV

January 5, 2012



Video calling is leaving the PC behind and increasingly looking for a home in people's living rooms. Tely Labs is just the latest company to hop on that trend, but it's scored a powerful partner in Skype. The TelyHD TV Phone system doesn't look too dissimilar from a Kinect, but underneath its glossy plastic shell is an HD webcam and a Tegra 2 pushing a customized version of Android. The company promises other apps are in the works, but the star of the show is clearly Skype, which hopes to deliver HD-quality video calls wherever there's a TV (or a phone, or a computer).

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Walt Mossberg on TelyHD: Works Quite Well

January 26, 2012

"TelyHD is not a web cam," Walt Mossberg said right off the bat.  The personal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal said the video conferencing device that works with Skype does much more than that -- and it does it all quite well.

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Video camera takes it all in

With telyHD, you can video conference via Skype on your high-def TV. Designed to work with your TV via your home network, the telyHD has a wide-angle camera that can zoom, pan and tilt to capture whatever is going on in the room. Your Skype pals can receive your telyHD video calls via their computer, tablet or smartphone. If you and another pal each have a telyHD system, you both can record video messages and share photos while chatting. The Android-based system from Tely Labs includes a wide-angle HD camera, four noise-canceling microphones, built-in Wi-Fi and a remote control. It costs $250.

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telyHD named one of the top 10 CES Gadgets!

January 23, 2012

Eliane Fiolet and Hubert Nguyen of Ubergizmo share their top 10 picks of uber-cool items from CES. Other items include the new 55” TVS from Samsung and LG using OLED (organic light-emmitting diode) technology, Sony’s new combination HD camcorder and projector, a Toshiba android table that is only 0.3 inches thick, and more!

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With telyHD, you can video conference via Skype on your high-def TV. Designed to work with your TV via your home network, the telyHD has a wide-angle camera that can zoom, pan and tilt to capture whatever is going on in the room. Your Skype pals can receive your telyHD video calls via their computer, tablet or smartphone. If you and another pal each have a telyHD system, you both can record video messages and share photos while chatting. The Android-based system from Tely Labs includes a wide-angle HD camera, four noise-canceling microphones, built-in Wi-Fi and a remote control. It costs $250.

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With telyHD, you can video conference via Skype on your high-def TV. Designed to work with your TV via your home network, the telyHD has a wide-angle camera that can zoom, pan and tilt to capture whatever is going on in the room. Your Skype pals can receive your telyHD video calls via their computer, tablet or smartphone. If you and another pal each have a telyHD system, you both can record video messages and share photos while chatting. The Android-based system from Tely Labs includes a wide-angle HD camera, four noise-canceling microphones, built-in Wi-Fi and a remote control. It costs $250. Read More+

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Gadget Review: TelyHD



The TelyHD by Tely Labs offers an affordable solution for non techy people who don’t like calling their friends from Skype on their PCs. This device lets you call your friends by using your HDTV, however, the image results are a bit unimpressive. Without any doubt, someone looking for a little video chatting would always opt for Skype as the best medium to chat with friends. But there are many webcams and PC that don’t really suit for group video chatting; this is essentially why TelyHD is designed for. This review will discuss the design and specifications of the device. Read More+

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How To Use Skype On a Plain Old HDMI-Equipped TV



Skype's an amazing way of keeping in touch with friends and family, but if there's more than one of you at either end of the conversation, using a laptop or tablet kinda sucks. Here's how to make it a more communal experience using your bog-standard TV.

Previously, there have been two main options. Your first: Samsung, Sony and Panasonic all make Skype-ready TVs. You can just plug a web cam in, plonk it down atop the TV and chat away. That does means getting a new TV, though. Read More+

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