With the emergence of broadband connections and DNLA, domestic living rooms become real multimedia centres in households. Besides simple visits to websites, direct communication via chat software and video conferences gets more important. After all, why not use a large format LCD or plasma display for comfortably holding video chats from your own couch?
Panasonic, presenting the TY-CC10W, provides a suitable solution for that: As an optional extension for any DNLA capable Panasonic TV, the camera provides HD resolution of 1,280 to 720 pixels, and is easily connected to the television set via USB port. With four integrated directional microphones, audio quality does not suffer under the constellation of domestic seating, thus being well suited for Skype’s free video chat service.
Panasonic TY-CC10W: Besides a built-in HD web cam Panasonic's TV attachment provides microphones for an optimal audio transmission (Photo: Panasonic).
Starting on June 11, Panasonic's TY-CC10W will be available at a converted price of 144.99 Euros in Japan. Europe and North America will have the pleasure of experiencing Panasonic's TV camera, too, though there is no information concerning release date.