The Tech-pert: TelyHD Brings Skype-Powered Video Calling to Your HDTV

In addition to basic 720p video calling, the TelyHD includes video voicemail features and can even share photos via an SD card or USB drive. A small, Roku-style remote operates a simplistic onscreen interface.

I can see this as a great way to communicate with, say, distant relatives. I’m thinking in particular of my parents, who say they miss their kids and grandkids terribly but still choose to winter over in Florida. (Kidding, Mom and Dad, kidding! Don’t blame you one bit…) A TV-size video call isn’t quite as good as being together, but it definitely beats an ordinary phone call. Read More+